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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 9, 2019 at 10:02 AM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Not sure I mentioned this before, but you should extend your exhaust past your shocks. That passenger side shock will rust/corrode way faster with the exhaust dumped like that.






    Oh, and 1st gen in the banner again. :cool:
     
  2. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:03 AM
    JKO1998

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    Whose is on the top of the screen?
     
  3. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    You know that's a clickable link right lol

    I'm glad they finally changed it, I got really tired of always going to that blue 2nd gens build thread by accident
     
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    Hmm I may try going with POR15 then and applying a top coat of some other frame paint then as recommended by them.

    Then maybe next year coat it with fluid film before I am going somewhere with road salt, if it even comes to that.
     
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    Apparently not when I hold my phone vertically
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  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    Weird, it is on mine
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    Wait.... what? Deets please...

    I am currently that setup and was soooo close to getting Deavers instead of Dakars/AAL but time was critical ( I was rushing to get ready for Death Valley with new RTT on the back and I was hitting bump stops without the RTT on ).

    I am considering taking the AAL out...
     
  9. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    That’s only temporary, the whole exhaust needs to be replaced. It split from being forced upwards thanks to the raised crossmember.

    Ideally it will probably be side exit out the bed.
     
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    I used Corroseal over rust and top coated with Rust-Oleum gloss black. Sprayed Corroseal inside frame with 360 wand extension on undercoating gun then Fluid Film inside and out.IMG_20191008_145233266.jpg
     
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  11. Oct 9, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    They do not hold up to the weight I have fully loaded. You can see in that picture that without the bed on the shocks are in a pretty good spot.

    This was after the bed and co2 was back on:

    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Still no tools in the tool box, no spare tire, and no jerry cans.

    This was with my standard carrying load (all those mentioned above):

    [​IMG]Untitled by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Fully loaded for a trip I am even worse. Basically almost on my bumps all the time.
     
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    OK that helps with visualizing it.
    I am currently ok for the moment
    There is a bit of a rake from the rear that, when empty, places more load on the front.
    When loaded, the rake reduces but then is closer to the bumps.

    :annoyed:
     
  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Phessor Hiding Out!

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    I do have them on the sides as well.
     
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I'm definitely squatting fully loaded.

    You can see that here:

    [​IMG]IMG_3953-2 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Honestly haven't paid much attention to squat/rake though.
     
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Wow those bumps are tall now haha Id box the stock...bump pads or whatever. They will fold flat.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM
    cynicalrider

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    Not a bad idea, happened on my old frame.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:12 PM
    Phessor

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    I'm running Dakars with ICON three leaf AAL and I like them a lot. I do have air bags as well, but I only use those when I am out getting a load of fire wood.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:16 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Yeah.. are you really utilizing all of the uptravel in the Dakar leaves if you extended the stock bumpstop that far? Why are your shocks almost all the way compressed at ride height? Couldn't you easily solve this with longer shackles to put your ride height at the right spot?
     
  19. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:20 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Thats just his choice and more limited likely by how he mounted the shocks. Not the leafs really.

    Because the leafs don't hold the weight.
    No exactly no
     
  20. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:32 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    So you're saying that my leaves are junk (Dakar w/AAL)? This is with ~350 lb of camper + 50 lbs spare tire + 20 lbs tools in the bed.

    IMG_5090.jpg

    IMG_5091.jpg
     
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