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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. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:29 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    You either heard wrong or they are a terrible shop.

    Stock UCAs are not adjustable on our trucks. If they were actually "frozen" that would mean that your suspension has ZERO travel and you would know something was wrong when you hit a pothole and immediately were thrown into a telephone pole.

    LCAs (Lower Control Arm) is likely what they meant to say (you should have heard). Best is OEM replacements, but having a shop do that will cost you over $500 as that's just about the retail price for the parts - without labor.

    The common fix a lot of us do is remove the LCA, remove the stock rubber bushing and press in Whiteline replacements (Part # W53377A). Do yourself a favor and read this thread. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/lca-bushings-oem-energy-suspension-whiteline.394935/

    Worst case, if the adjustment cams/bolts are frozen, you'll also have to buy replacements of those. OEM prices are quite expensive but they are supposedly the best quality.
     
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  2. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:44 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    I need to replace my tie rods to. Only lasted me 3 years.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:45 AM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    Just cut the wires near the socket.

    I did this and I'm not sure it helped as much as I'd hoped.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2019 at 9:56 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Has to be super red. But I'm sure it's not 100% effective
     
  5. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    Tremendous advice!!

    Which wires?
    Which sockets?

    I’m running to get my wire cutters now.


     
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  6. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:25 AM
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

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    All the wires. No wire cutters needed. Tin snips should work fine.
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:39 AM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    July 26, 2019.

    ...Our answers were of course mundane. We were from Washington, but had just traveled on dirt roads all the way from Nevada to Canada - can you believe it? We had no guns, alcohol, or tobacco...much less $10,000 in cash. And we were going to be in Canada for about five minutes.

    And that, apparently, was a problem. "You mean you're just going to turn around the office and head back to the United States?" The border service officer asked.

    "Yep." I responded.

    And with that, he held on to our passports and asked us to park the truck, letting us know that if we'd just wait a few minutes, our passports would be returned to us. Awesome.

    Read the last installment - IDBDR Pt. 10 - Where Are the Nice Canadians?

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    Hope you enjoyed our adventure on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. Now get out there and make your own adventure!
     
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  8. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:56 AM
    paposalsa

    paposalsa Active Member

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  9. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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    tried out the new kayaks

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  10. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:14 PM
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

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    Yeah as stated above they must have meant the LCAs. The bushings do tend to freeze up after a while, you can usually replace them without having to buy all new LCAs.
    Definitely recommend the Whitelines, you’ll want to get new adjusters to go with them as you’ll need to cut them apart most likely.
     
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  11. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:16 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Shared trauma forges the closest friendships haha
     
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  12. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    drr Primary Prognosticator

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    Trauma? Any day where someone lets me do this to their truck is a good day in my book

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    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    I do enjoy the 8" death wheel
     
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  14. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM
    ThunderOne

    ThunderOne Banned

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    would it be better to sell a 4.10 geared front diff (open), or a 4.56 front diff (with aussie locker)? What do you think I should sell each for?
     
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  15. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    Just scored this gibson exhaust for $155 on Amazon. It said used good Condition but it was all sealed up and brand new on arrival. IMG_20190826_164400.jpg
     
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  16. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    That thing is going to be loud.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    SellyKlater Well-Known Member

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    It's not too bad from YouTube videos I've seen. But I expect a little bit more noise
     
  18. Aug 26, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    new snorkel.

    i know, i know... i got a good deal on it though.

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  19. Aug 26, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    Is that the Wotefusi (sp?) one? If so you might want to reinforce the tubing inside the fender, I hear that one is prone to collapsing under wide open throttle and stalling out the engine. There's a guy on here that did a write up on how he reinforced his. Put some metal wire inside of it IIRC
     
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  20. Aug 26, 2019 at 2:43 PM
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    Might have a hard time finding someone with a rear 4.56 to match.
     

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