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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 11, 2019 at 8:11 PM
    Phessor

    Phessor Well-Known Member

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    This is the third NEW champion radiator. I went ahead and through the 170° F thermostat back in from my S/C days, it warmed up to 181° F after about 30 minutes. I will give it another drive tomorrow and see how it does. Honestly, if it wasn't for their lifetime guaranty I would dump them all together. But I keep a stock radiator handy.
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:14 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    In past experiences I've found that less weight is better, and little things add up.


    That's why I'm on a diet. :laughing:
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:18 PM
    JKO1998

    JKO1998 Well-Known Member

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    I guess 20# is 20#
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    You've past the point of no return! Congratulations! Now get to looking for other cracks.

    The rear of your bed was cracking too I think.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:44 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build
    Lol. I know. It was wierd. I was just helping the guy out

    I wanna get mine detailed. Inside only. Shes pretty clean, but i have ocd


    Pretty. Looks familiar

    123_1.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:50 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    I don't care about pin stripes, but the plan is to paint it at some point due to oxidation. But the day it's dry is the day I add new character to it.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:54 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    My aunt went out"Wheeling"with me and in the attempt to scare her the small branches blocking the side of the trail hid a large branch...

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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM
    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    A BIG branch.
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Oh yeah, that too.

    I'm getting pretty tired of fixing my truck.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:42 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Mines doing that horribly
     
  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:06 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

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    Put in the new CV tonight, went really smoothly. Didn't even have to hammer it in, just took a little muscle by hand and popped right in place. Usually I have to fight the damn thing

    20190911_190840_2.jpg

    Gonna re-boot the OEM one and then swap it back in, since the new CV is just a cheap Pep Boys one
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:07 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

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    I know the feeling
     
  13. Sep 12, 2019 at 12:58 AM
    chrslefty

    chrslefty Well-Known Member

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    How is your winch controller mounted?
     
  14. Sep 12, 2019 at 1:19 AM
    chrslefty

    chrslefty Well-Known Member

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    Were did you get the cigarette lighter flashlight?
     
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  15. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:33 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I see why people end up going SAS with super beefy parts. IFS is a lot to maintain with weak parts for what we do compared to what it was built for. Granted that only applies to parts of your problems and not all your problems though since it wouldn’t help your motor issues. But maybe it’s time to swap in an FJ80 rear and long travel the front if you don’t want to slow down? I’m sure the extra travel might help soften shit up on the abuse you are throwing down?
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:49 AM
    Phessor

    Phessor Well-Known Member

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    I picked it up at a local parts house. I have them in all our families vehicles. Very handy little flashlights.
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  17. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:40 AM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Possibly. If I did an axle swap and LT'd the front, the rear would need to get LT'd too, and that would be an expensive project. Don't even want to add up the price of a new axle with gears and a locker.

    I can fix a lot of parts for that price, but there is value in not having to fix my pile all the time.




    I would really like LT though, and it might result in me driving faster and breaking even more parts. :anonymous:
     
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  18. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:04 AM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    Installing a winch, directions are vague.

    Does anyone know where the connector goes here? Is it nut-connector-crush washer-washer or nut-crush washer-connector-washer?

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  20. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:12 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    It would. Trust me. The difference is freaking huge on how much faster you can go.
     

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