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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:06 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Lol...no
     
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  2. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:15 PM
    Blue92

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    I only ever check my mileage every few months, as I can tell by the gauge if Im in the right ball park. I had my factory skid off for a few months, after I put it on I noticed I was averaging 1mpg higher. Didnt change my routine, or my driving style, or anything else on the truck, just put the skid back on. :notsure:
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:26 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    ... contemplating getting one of the custom fabs skids for sale on TW somewhere, would those change anything with mileage if they are heavier than the stock?
    I believe @1997tacomav6 has one of these on his truck
     
  4. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:31 PM
    Shortman5

    Shortman5 Well-Known Member

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    I am as well. I’ve read on a few other forums guys we’re getting ~1.5MPG more.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:32 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    better mileage with the custom skids?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:36 PM
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

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    Weight of a heavier front skid wont matter much, its nowhere near as heavy as having another adult in the cab with you. Its the air deflection/aerodynamics that matter.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:57 PM
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

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    Above the shifter, what is the Samsquatch switch for? And the cock n balls switch for?
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2019 at 8:58 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Seems a little personal
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:00 PM
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

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  10. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:11 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Most Improved Member

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    I have the 3/16 Budbilt steel IFS skid, weighs maybe 50lbs give or take. I sometimes leave it off inbetween trail runs...never noticed a difference in mpgs.
     
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  11. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:16 PM
    greengaint97

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    Installed some Rago Fab bed channel stiffeners this evening. Was a touch uneasy at first in drilling holes in places (especially behind the rear tail lights) though all the holes worked out fine. Only had to use the grinder once to make a washer fit in flush. They are a bit pricey, though they certainly tightened up my rear (that's what she said??). If you know someone who fabs you could probably save some $. If not, these work great on the 1st gens. Hadn't seen much when I searched to see if peeps were installing these. Seem worth it IMHO.
    0626192102_2.jpg 0626192103_3.jpg
     
  12. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:32 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Nice, few of us were just talking about these and how we hadn't seen anyone running them. Cool to see in person.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:49 PM
    eon_blue

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    Awesome, I was looking for bed stiffeners awhile ago but didn't see anything for 1st gens. Good to know
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2019 at 9:53 PM
    Digiratus

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    These are press bent are they not? Does 3/16" material seem like enough?
     
  15. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:24 PM
    Lux

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    So the rail that holds the fiberglass of my cap to the bed kinda fell off. will I be ok just jb welding the fiberglass edge back onto the aluminum rail or is there a special adhesive I should use.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2019 at 10:56 PM
    turbodb

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    3/16" on edge like that seems pretty tough. Seems like you'll still get more flex out of the bed panels, than out of the bracket. :notsure:
     
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  17. Jun 27, 2019 at 6:56 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I feel a lot of us forget our frames our made of metal thinner than 1/8". I know I did till I dug into mine.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:10 AM
    CS_AR

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    I've been told by more than one source that the factory skid plates improve aerodynamics and provide better mileage.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:23 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    Samsquatch are for my ditch lights, and the cock n ball are for my rock lights. 2FC24DF7-DDD2-4245-99CB-34E5B2379187.jpg
     
  20. Jun 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM
    greengaint97

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    I couldn't' tell you 100% that answer - they seem burly. They feel well designed and seem to be pretty dang solid.
     

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