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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 24, 2019 at 8:17 AM
    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette #ropehooksmatter

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    Rope hooks and Tiregate; the ONLY mods I need
    Shower or heated water?

    I've seen some unique setups on this forum. Myself, I bought a Frontrunner 45L water jug and portable sink for all my water needs; just need to fabricate a longer hose to connect the sink to the water supply but I'm considering heating the water as well.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    For sure. The Dorman replacement is $328. Shop price was $255. Crazy expensive for a chunk of plastic made in China.
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    CS_AR Well-Known Member

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Wow.. I bought one of these from eBay back in April. It wasn't a perfect drop in because the mounting grommets were on backwards. After I flipped them to the correct side, its been ok. The old was was broken and cracking up.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/111598566344
     
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  4. Aug 24, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    If you think $255 is expensive, price an OEM one...$600+
     
  5. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    ADS coilovers, 10'' ADS shocks, All Pro Standard Leafs, TRD Supercharger, URD 7th Injector, URD 2.2'' pulley, Method NV wheels, Copper Discoverer STT Pro tires, ECGS 4:56 gears, custom steel tube bumper, custom steel skid plate, Columbia Overland dual battery kit, and many more...
    Yes, I just built a base for it that ties into the stock ABS mounting points.
     
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  6. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:13 AM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    Oh nice I have the same one put it in my tool box.
     
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  7. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    AdventureTaco
    July 25, 2019.

    ...From Avery, the IDBDR splits. Not for long - the two possible routes are separated only by the St. Joe River that runs between them - but each route has it's highlights. To the west, the road follows the old rail line through several tunnels. To the east, the road follows another rail line over several trestles.
    We chose the west - and will forever wonder if we made the right call! :D The tunnels though were cool, and I'm sure either route is equally intriguing.

    But tunnels aren't all we saw. See it all, including the moose, in IDBDR Pt. 9 - Move Over, Moose!

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    catch up on the whole story
    [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] [part 8] [part 9]​
     
  8. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    Got a few done now
    If I had more time and couldn't get it replaced under warranty, I'd go that route. I need the truck ASAP tho.

    Yeah, I know. I'd rather have gone OEM but no way in hell I was gunna pay OEM price.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    You can, but stock rims are only 7" wide so you need to run skinny tires. 255/85R16 are what you can run, basically. That's what I'm doing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Aug 24, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Got a few done now
    New FPR installed. I also replaced the rubber FI return hoses coming off it to the hard line on the fender. The FPR isn't a Denso like OEM but it's what I have for now and it has a lifetime warranty. Fortunately, they aren't that hard to get to now that I have remove the intake a couple times.

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    And this is where it sits until the replacement air box comes in this afternoon.

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  11. Aug 24, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    What kind of FPR did you get? If its Intermotor, it could very well be reboxed OEM.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    Good to know, thanks! It is Intermotor, part # PR270 from O'Rielly's. The OEM one I removed was a Denso part so I assumed they would all have been.

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  13. Aug 24, 2019 at 11:18 AM
    CS_AR

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Intermotor usually costs more than OEM from online. They are damn well worth it. I've been running Intermotor FPRs in Nissans for almost a decade without issue. Then for EGR valves, the Intermotor is the exact same Hitachi part that comes from the factory.

    Here's an example of Intermotor parts below.

    Which Denso part is the Intermotor?


    HVAC_02_zps64yz0eln_5d0984c6267e4a9ea5b2168ddb86f3b9d31b2a71.jpg
     
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  14. Aug 24, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    The FPR in the first picture is a new OEM
    The FPR in this picture is a new OEM that I bought when I did the engine swap.

    You can see the top is identical to the Intermotor that you just purchased.

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  15. Aug 24, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Yeah, it certainly looks like it.
     
  16. Aug 24, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Question...which size 02 socket do i need for a sensor on a 04?
     
  17. Aug 24, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    Installed a new carrier bearing since the old one was pretty shot, seems to have helped with some clunking while driving.9F80DCC8-B63D-4F93-ADD0-A61AA9089628.jpg 1936A916-7962-4F2F-9002-580D3AD9FB51.jpg
     
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  18. Aug 24, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Since I have the knuckles off for new ball joints, I decided to pump a little additional grease into my non-greaseable tie rod end boots.

    The grease injection needle can slide behind the boot opening and get right on the ball socket.

    Then I worked it in while moving the ball around in the socket.

    Feels as smooth as butter now.


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  19. Aug 24, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    What grease did you use??
     
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  20. Aug 24, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    CS_AR Well-Known Member

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    I use a synthetic polymer grease from Omni Lubricants that mixes with lithium and petroleum based greases. I've been using it for many years with great results on ball joints and tie rod ends. I even use it on some lowered CV axle joints that typically last only 3 years. Its still going and the joints are smooth after 4 years.

    I learned about it from some guys who use it to grease the bearings on their boat trailers that get submerged in salt water. I'm not planning on submerging the Taco in salt water anytime soon. But the grease would hold if it happened.

    If you get it on your hands or clothes, look out. It is very hard to wash out.

    http://www.omnilubricants.com/
     

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