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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. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:56 PM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 3rd Jens R Proof Stupidity Is Acquired Not Genetic

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    Full time student that rents haha, LL wouldn’t have it
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Drop bracket lift and booger welds
    Weld a nut. The front axle seals let in more water than you think.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 2:54 PM
    burntkat

    burntkat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is basically what I expected. About the same as the stock IFS on the old Blazer.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:52 PM
    m3bassman

    m3bassman Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: if it was my wheeler I would be more apt to fix it as it sees gentle water crossing often enough.
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    Actually if I do address it I'll weld an Alan key into is to start. I can build a more solid weld that way.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Drop bracket lift and booger welds
    Ah forgot the runner was the DD :p
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:30 AM
    Bootselectric

    Bootselectric Well-Known Member

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    Camped out under the Softopper for the first time, Smokey Mountains Tennessee. Need to find a shorter cot, height wise...
    Temp dropped to 34 degrees last night, but with the help of a coldweather sleeping bag, my pup, and an enclosure courtesy of Softopper, slept like a baby, nice and toasty too!B07E7EBD-A708-4C25-939F-D9E0E6E9FB5C.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:21 AM
    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Well-Known Member

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    Bits and peices
    Back home from my Denver trip to see my brother. Put 1,715 miles on the Tacoma without a hitch. Well, except it not wanting to start yesterday morning after sitting in the cold for a couple days. I think I didn't depress the clutch enough is all. Need to adjust that somehow, haven't looked at the clutch safety switch yet. Also managed to grab this for fun during the last leg home last night.

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    Shortly after, the gas gauge was on E and the light came on. 23 miles from home. Probably could have made it but stopped to fill up anyhow. Had about 2.5 gallons left in the tank. Really wanting to add that second tank now to extend the range. Under 300 miles to a tank kinda really sucks. That tank lasted only 250 or so miles.
     
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  9. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:42 AM
    95 taco

    95 taco Battle Born

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    :rofl: 250 miles/tank? I fill up at 1/4 and usually see between 175 and 200 miles, it sucks.

    Now in the ‘15 expedition with the eco boost I see 500+ miles/tank, average between 19 and 21 MPG.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:52 AM
    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Well-Known Member

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    Tent is on the rack so there is some drag. And the truck has been putting on a little weight lately.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:56 AM
    Jamesboy2233

    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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    hey the exact same think happened to me

    what i did about it?: i went to walmart purchased a 3 dollar set of cold chizzels, and with a hammer spun it out than welded a nut to the plug
     
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  12. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:57 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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  13. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:59 AM
    Jamesboy2233

    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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    after today i hope to have more than one nut/bolt holding my exhaust on

    any tips on removing the broken/cross threaded studs?
     
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  14. Mar 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM
    se7enine

    se7enine MCMLXXIX

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    I'm refilling at 325 give or take on winter gas and -10% for tires/gearing.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2019 at 12:17 PM
    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    2WD to 4WD Swap Power Door Retrofit '17 TRD OR Wheels
    Did someone try to rub your VIN sticker off?
     
  16. Mar 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM
    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Well-Known Member

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    The edges tend to flake off. Mine is like that too, just not as bad.

    Actually, that looks like the edges were painted over very poorly.
     
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  17. Mar 16, 2019 at 1:17 PM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 3rd Jens R Proof Stupidity Is Acquired Not Genetic

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    When I monstalined my truck I didnt really take the time to tape that off
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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  18. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:01 PM
    westcoasttaco99

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    Pioneer in dash, 2 8inch sub kickers, fabtech 3.5 inch lift and wheels 15x10, limo tint all. Blacked out grill and bumpers
    Slapped a magna on yesterday the quiet 22inch. Very nice mellow tone

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  19. Mar 16, 2019 at 4:38 PM
    burntkat

    burntkat Well-Known Member

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    Mounted new wheels and tires, after manually mounting and balancing them. Changed out the turn signal housings as the old were faded and made intermittent contact. Ripped out half of the driver side fender liner plastic as I'm sick of hearing it rub the tire on hard turns. PO had a ball joint failure which munched the driver's fender and liner. Reorganized the toolbox, I am slowly working through the glut of chemicals that istaking up so much room
     
  20. Mar 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    kuntry09

    kuntry09 Well-Known Member

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    Took measurements for my shocks today. Drivers side is 24 5/16”, passenger is 24 3/8”. Which means means the 10” 5125s I currently have are just over 1.5” too long. Is it that big of a deal to have them 1.5” too long? Just would limit up travel and need to use a bigger bump stop?

    Since one appears to be leaking, I would like to replace them but I haven’t found anything besides the 5125 that would come in a 10” stroke...without breaking the bank.
     

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