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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 10, 2019 at 8:14 PM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Well-Known Member

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    The nerd in me is jealous. Mine’s in a file cabinet.
     
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  2. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:33 PM
    04doublecab

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    Anyone close to AZ or surrounding area interested in a first gen double cab shell? Mines for sale $150.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2019 at 9:04 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    post in the classifieds for 1st gens. Photos, issues, missing windows, cracks, etc. I’m assuming it is pretty beat up for $150.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2019 at 9:22 PM
    04doublecab

    04doublecab Well-Known Member

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    It's actually not in bad shape at all, just needs some love. New struts, locks if you care to lock it, I never have, and the brake light is hanging down from the top, sun faded. It's a great shell. No cracks
     
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  5. Sep 10, 2019 at 10:05 PM
    Dan8906

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    CBI sliders, Icon stage 1, Icon Tubular UCA, Alcan custom leafs, All Pro Apex bumper and skids, NWTI rear diy bumper, 295/70/17 Cooper St Maxxs and nitro 4.88s.
    So it’s been 2 days since I cleared my P0330 code. It has not kicked back on. Could it have been a faulty code?
     
  6. Sep 10, 2019 at 10:10 PM
    m3bassman

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    Faulty code, no. Faulty sensor, maybe. I get the 420 every 200 miles, and then it disappears for 2000 like now. Some codes come and go lol
     
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  7. Sep 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Hmmm

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    The computer set a code because it saw something from that sensor that it didn't like. Could be the wiring, could be the sensor. There's a tiny chance it could be the computer, but that's pretty unlikely.


    For what its worth, I get a cat converter code every time I drive down a bumpy road. Clear it and it stays away till the next bumpy road.
     
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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:43 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 97-51

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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    i am still waiting for the first cel code to ever pop up on my truck, its bound to happen at some point i would think
     
  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:03 AM
    alphabravo

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    Supercharger AntiDark Hood Light Redline Tuning Hood Struts Morimoto Projectors Grey Wire Mod Tundra 13WL Brake Conversion EBC ED Pads and GD Rotors Mean Green Starter DC Power 250A Alternator Odyssey PC2150 Battery, Artec Cage ADS shocks Total Chaos UCA ComeUp Winch, Factor 55 Splicer Relentless bumpers OTRATTW Switches, Bussman 15304-2-2-4 RTMR, Paranoid Fabrication switch brackets Jensen JHD3630BT Morimoto XB LED Fogs Deaver Custom Springs Ivan Stewart TRD Wheels, Pro Series TRD Wheels
    The system is not easy to bleed but it will become rock hard as soon as it is completely bled. Russel Speed Bleeders help a lot. There is also a valve on the BPV valve that needs to be bled in addition to the four corners. In my case (Tundra calipers) the BPV valve was bad so that it was impossible to bleed until it was replaced and water kept getting into the rear brake cylinders. I also put a speed bleeder on the BPV valve.

    Edit: I watched a video where a guy filled (and bled?) the MC before he installed it on the vehicle. It can be difficult to bleed the MC if you start completely empty.
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM
    alphabravo

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    Supercharger AntiDark Hood Light Redline Tuning Hood Struts Morimoto Projectors Grey Wire Mod Tundra 13WL Brake Conversion EBC ED Pads and GD Rotors Mean Green Starter DC Power 250A Alternator Odyssey PC2150 Battery, Artec Cage ADS shocks Total Chaos UCA ComeUp Winch, Factor 55 Splicer Relentless bumpers OTRATTW Switches, Bussman 15304-2-2-4 RTMR, Paranoid Fabrication switch brackets Jensen JHD3630BT Morimoto XB LED Fogs Deaver Custom Springs Ivan Stewart TRD Wheels, Pro Series TRD Wheels
    Here is a video on bench bleeding the MC.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:47 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 97-51

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    near a cornfield, east of omaha
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    '97 3.4 MT SR5 127k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    putting spare tire back up under there after cleaning and priming the steel wheel it came equipped with, have not yet got a salvaged alloy to replace it

    going all out here with the tire wet intense on that spare, supposed to last upto 4 weeks, will keep an eye onit
    intense shine that outperforms :hattip:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:57 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Tire wet? What is this a show car?
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:59 PM
    Taco critter

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

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    Leveling kit ,rims ,cold air intake ,hard bed cover ,4 crawler drings, 4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,many more to come
    Where did i miss one ???
     
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  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
    JKO1998

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    For the spare no less
     
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  15. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:01 PM
    Taco critter

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

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    Are the MOOG tie rods any good? 9475DFDC-405D-408C-98CA-F41184973D4F.jpg
     
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  17. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:25 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue moist

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    Anyone of you guys recommend a lesser of the evils parts store brand CV axle?

    One of my OEM ones needs a new boot, so I'm going to throw a parts store one on while I wait for the high angle CVJ boot kit to arrive. Then I'll swap that one back in.
    I have a camping trip planned this weekend so I don't want to grab the cheapest axle I can find and have to do another swap on the trail. Not planning on doing anything really technical but still.

    Basically the 2 options I have available close to me for same day pickup are Duralast Gold at about $80 or A1 Cardonne 'Remanufactured' (most expensive @ $130). Not sure if that means remanufactured OEM or not.

    Napa isn't really an option since the closest one to me is over an hour away.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue moist

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    I used Moog 555 inner tie rods when I did mine about a month ago, seems to be holding up well. I got OEM outers though, if you can I would go OEM on those.

    Make sure you get new boots for the inner tie rods too, my kit didn't come with them and I found a small hole in both when doing the job. Had to seal it up with silicone since I didn't have much other choice, but I should have ordered new boots when getting the parts.

    Oh and ignore that suggestion from Rockauto about using a pickle fork...use a pitman puller instead.
     
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  19. Sep 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    I went Moog inner and outer, showed up at the house today
     
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  20. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:14 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 97-51

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    near a cornfield, east of omaha
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    '97 3.4 MT SR5 127k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    it is all things good, ... gotta represent my area the best i can!
    not many nice old taco's left around here

    the spare tire carrier went up nice and smoothly, had the hardest time trying to lower it the week before
    i cruise the highway, wheel it in stop 'n go traffic and run the occasional muddy missouri river bed .... hills and the such are 'nil around here its all flatland!
    those forest trail scratches from Wisconsin sorta took it down a notch for it :annoyed: ...

    you cannot see the scratches but they are there
    i learned my lesson, especially if they do not buff out when i get to it i am slacking for sure

    but WOW that spare tire shines up under there now :cool:
    no pics yet of it like anyone cares, from a couple months ago

    '97 Taco 24-July-'o19.jpg

    i may have to hit PA and enter one of them shows you always have yours in

    you don't shine your spare?
    there is nothing wrong with that

    i even sprayed it all inside the treads!
     
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