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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. Sep 6, 2019 at 8:29 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF This statement is false.

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  2. Sep 6, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    God damn. That van is sick
     
  3. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:16 AM
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    jp59inh Well-Known Member

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    Ordered an AllPro off road Apex front bumper and skid plates for my Taco today ! Cant wait.
     
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  4. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:19 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    last day for air compressor rental
    going to get back on the safety gear since the humidity went away and sandblast away the spare tire with steel wheel and paint chassis black, wish they woulda equipped me with a spare the same as the alloys i ride on and it may have not gotten so weathered!
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:21 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Ome 3inch ,rims ,cold air intake ,,4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,spare tire mount in hitch ,rago fabrication parts, winch bumper ,winch ,285s on wagon wheels ,traction boards ,hi lift jack,wet oaklies,smittybilt ,bamf bedrack,loads more,TOO MUCH SHIT TO LIST
    Pics ???
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:23 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    pics of what, the compressor?
    i can furnish that right now
    anything else i will have to contract my cameraman, i am a dinosaur
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:23 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter Mall crawler proud , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    All this paint and work
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:26 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT or bust @ 157k ...
    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    there it is, very heavy used
    the rental place told me this is a $4k machine, not sure i believe that though


    air compressor for sandBlast job.jpg
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:35 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT or bust @ 157k ...
    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i should do a better job, i did not get very far into it, woke up one day not breathing well and sand and glass in my mouth!
    but this blaster was extremely effective for getting rid of the defective paint and surface crusty rusty in various spots so that i could acid zinc coat some naked Toyota steel
    the salt monster will not turn my truck into this poor one (that is/was (its dead now) only a month older than mine is) if I have anything to say about it!



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    and I think I have diagnosed that this picture right here below is a very major part of the frame collapse situation
    and Toyota motor corp has NO FRIGGN Clue that this is what is happening from my many dealings with the local dealers and 1-800 customer service

    thumbnail  19 plugged drain hole.jpg
     
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  10. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:40 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    for everyone in CA, AZ, CO, TX etc. that is how real it gets
    and that truck was on the roads here a couple months ago
    there was a state patrol tag onit to please remove your vehicle from the road

    ....

    and the thing that makes me most angry and frustrated is that i do not recall getting any kind of official notice about 10 years ago that this problem was developing in certain parts of the country and that I should look into better proper frame maintenance than I already had been doing.
    Toyota says that my state and surrounding states do not have a problem, the closest state that does is Minnesota.
    I had the most hellish time in early 2o11 to get the local dealer to check mine when I first learned from another Tacoma guy in Indiana via a paltalk chat room that his Tacoma failed and needed a new frame (early 2000 model iirc)
    and the dealers here are still clueless i think about how this progresses and how to properly stop and/or limit it!
     
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  11. Sep 7, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    I got some free coffee and pink lemonade B3C2E4C8-5A3B-4D5B-84D6-9DCBCE205CA1.jpg
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    Yea I'm gonna do a build thread. Just haven't got around to it. I promise I'll do it when I get back from Kings Canyon. I spend too much time reading about everyone else's build I need to put my own up.
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:37 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    Kings Canyon is amazing, was up there earlier this year just after they opened up the highway in the spring. We were going to camp right alongside the river at the bottom but it was roaring so loud we ended up moving camp further into the forested area. Lot of little fire roads off Kings Canyon highway that lead to some pretty cool dispersed camping areas.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    So I installed my new master cylinder and stainless lines and for some reason the pedal is pretty soft and it doesn't exactly stop on a dime, its not awful but I think its a downgrade from before honestly, is it possible the new master cylinder is lower quality or is there another issue? There is no air in the lines. Im thinking maybe something to do with the brake booster? Theres a weird sloshing noise when pressing the brake coming from the brake booster/MC area that I don't think Ive heard before, maybe brake fluid got into the booster when the seals in the MC failed?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    Just keep bleedin'. Do it every night for a week, 6 pumps per brake atleast. Its how I got my pedal rock hard.
     
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  16. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:09 PM
    Lux

    Lux @jamesgrouss

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    alright Ill try that thanks
     
  17. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    eon_blue 8" third member

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    Read about this is another thread today and the consensus was to bench bleed the master cylinder followed by bleeding all 4 corners.

    Bench bleeding usually involves taking the MC off but I've read you can do it while it's on the truck, never done it myself though.
     
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  18. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    Blue92

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    I would just bleed all 4 and the load valve every night for a week before I would tear the MC back off. Its what I do after every brake job Ive done.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:20 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    I remember you had an issue awhile back I think where you had to bleed the brakes a bunch before the pedal firmness returned to normal.
     
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  20. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:24 PM
    Blue92

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    Yup. Just had to keep bleeding. Now my pedal is almost too hard. Anytime someone else drives, our heads about go through the windshield when they go to stop at first. Takes hardly any pedal travel to stop and not much more to engage abs. I imagine part of that is from Ceramic pads and a real tight adjustment in the back.
     
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