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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. Oct 5, 2019 at 4:57 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

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    I personally don't think there are any negatives to it other than you don't have an open diff anymore. I am able to enable/disable my ADD so I'm not truly locked all the time. This makes turning easier and isn't always binding things up. It does induce a good amount of torque steer though. I've gotten used to it now and don't mind it. You won't notice it's there at all when in 2wd. If you need 4wd while commuting I'd be careful. I've lived in the Rocky's for the last 4 years and kept it in 2wd unless I was leaving a stop going up hill. Once I got moving I'd go back to 2wd. There was 1 or 2 days I drove with it locked on my commute and never had any issues, they're weren't really any sharp turns to cause any understeer situations though.

    I drove 6 hours home without a clutch once. Fortunately there were only 3 red lights and no stop and go traffic.

    If it's resting on the clutch line I'd zip tie it somewhere else. I wore a hole in that line, hence my predicament above. Could have easily been fatal for me as it was an hour after completing Black Bear Pass.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2019 at 6:08 PM
    ThunderOne

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    What size socket is for the thing that plugs into the rear diff (not the housing) for the e locker? And does anyone know a part # for it?

    also, can I drive without it plugged in or will gear oil puke out of the hole?

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    notice the hole under the connector where said sensor or doomaflotchy goes (edit, apparently its the rear diff lock indicator switch)

    apparently according to Ih8mud the beck/arnley 201-1788 will work just fine so I'll just get a new one.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2019 at 6:48 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 670k

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Seems like it Was just yesterday that I bought my truck new.

    Where in the world has the time gone and how did these miles add up so fast!!

    Who would ever thought I would still have it too.

    What I do know is my truck runs better now than it ever has in its life somehow:)

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  4. Oct 5, 2019 at 6:51 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue I;m thinkin about thos Beans

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    damn dude, you drove 4,000 miles in 2 months (2/20/98 - 4/10/98)...that might explain why they add up so fast lol
     
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  5. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:29 PM
    Tried out my air bag set up today. It’s AMAZING how much difference it made towing. Airbags will always be my first purchase for every truck I buy from now on. Pulled my lifted cj5 with 38 15.50’s and a 360v8 about 50 miles today on curvy, mountain two lane roads. It done surprisely well for a 4 banger. I see a super charger in my near future though. 08CB8D54-F29A-4BE4-8E6B-819DB2B6084D.jpgB46A5AC6-4069-4F9D-B527-66F1061FBF70.jpg F6CC9B6D-0976-41C2-BA9D-DA73293CAF80.jpg



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  6. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
    Pyrifera

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    All nooks & crannies now upgraded with Dog Hair!
    The red and yellow wires are for an LED light bar and for the switch for the painless solenoid. The wire loom thing I cannot remember off the top of my head.
     
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  7. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:32 PM
    Pyrifera

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    All nooks & crannies now upgraded with Dog Hair!
    I'll take a look tomorrow and neaten things up. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:46 PM
    Area51Runner

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    Was thinking it was a power run to the bed of the truck.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:50 PM
    jubei

    jubei wishes he was in Moab right now.

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    Stuff. Also things.
    Nice CJ5!

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  10. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:54 PM
    You too! I’ve gotta get a spare made up and attached somehow before it bites me lol
     
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  11. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:26 PM
    malburg114

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    Anybody have a link to abs removal/delete. Not looking for the fuse and bulb removal. Looking for a write up on running new brake lines and eliminating the abs box. Thanks
     
  12. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:40 PM
    1997tacomav6

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    Had a 1970 cj5 with a Chevy 350 as my 1st vehicle at 16.

    Those were fun days, that Chevy 350 broke the transmission twice and the axle once before I sold it tho.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:44 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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  14. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:49 PM
    malburg114

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    Like my original post said. Not looking to disable temporarily. Im running new brake lines to the rear and need to remove the abs. Im adding a proportioning valve, line lock and cutting brakes which require completely new lines ran inside the cab from the master and then to the rear.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:57 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I've done it.

    Not too bad but bit of a pain just wrestling the lines in and out. Best thing to do is just find or buy oem front lines for a non abs. They aren't very expensive. You basically just have to pull everything and then replace. I didn't pull the abs rear line. Just left it hanging on the frame.

    I have lots of photos in Igor's build.
     
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  16. Oct 5, 2019 at 9:02 PM
    malburg114

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    Cool thanks ill go dig through and try to find it. I plan on using soft lines since i have to run it into the cab and back out and don't want to deal with flaring lines etc.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    I've done it as well. Like @Blackdawg said, it wasn't difficult, just time consuming and a pain. I ended up making all the new brake lines myself, but if I ever did it again I would just buy the pre-made ones from a non-abs tacoma to save time.
     
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  18. Oct 5, 2019 at 10:20 PM
    Reh5108

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    Just deleted mine in July. There's a thread on here that mentions part numbers on non abs lines and neither were correct for me. I made the shorter one work and then just reused an old line. I think it was front range offroad that sells a T and union that I needed to retain the lspv.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    Been a few days of work but bed off restoration of the bones. Grinding and getting rid of all the rust I could reach. Finished welding on the remaining Mercer Fab plates and then applied POR15 on the frame and axle. Nasty stuff but I like it and hope it holds up as expected/advertised.
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    Even threw sand paper at my shocks to revive them.
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    The frames before was... Gross.
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    Reassembly starts tomorrow.. hopefully.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2019 at 10:29 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Hydro lock?

    I pulled mine off a parts truck.
     

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