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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. Jan 23, 2020 at 6:19 PM
    Biged_72455

    Biged_72455 Active Member

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    especially since I don’t have the money for a wrecker bill!!

    but don’t worry, there is a VERY VERY strong likelihood of it getting an LS swap this coming winter. Which means the 2.4 and automatic trans and rear end will be up for sale when I get ready to do start the tear down.

    it still runs good and trans shifts perfectly. After all, they only have 306,900 miles on them!!
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2020 at 6:26 PM
    Sebz13

    Sebz13 Coconut Expert

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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    Oh yeah! nikki showed me.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 600k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 610,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 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
    Thanks for that info, ordered a set today
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:04 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    Check Out My Build
    It was a definte squeal, sounded similar to when the idler pulley is going. Except I don't have my AC belt connected, so I took off all of my belts and the noise went away. Installed the new bracket and the noise is gone.

    It is similar to that but a little less "scratchy" and more of a whirring noise?? And it was constant, I could hear it all the time until the engine got around 3k RPM (engine noise hid the other noise)

    Edit: You do have to remove the timing cover (well I did) but you just have to loosen that clamp on the radiator hose and move it down a little. You'll lose a little bit of coolant but it's possible, just takes some things to get out of the way

    Wait there is a rockauto TW coupon? I'll be needing that
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2020 at 8:25 AM
    turbodb

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    AdventureTaco
    ...We had three stops planned here, but our first stop along this route was not for a cinder cone at all - rather, it was for a lava tube that's been made accessible for exploration with the installation of a metal ladder that ushers curious hikers down into the depths of the earth...

    Read the whole story, and see all the photos in Mojave Redemption #3 - Cinder Cones and Sand Dunes

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  6. Jan 24, 2020 at 9:49 AM
    Balockay

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    Hopefully the last piece to the puzzle20200123_181206.jpg
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2020 at 10:07 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    Mojave Rd is a great trip, done it twice now (3 days each time), so much to see out there.
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2020 at 11:27 AM
    cruiserguy

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    The bottom picture, right click - save. That needs to be submitted for the calendar next year:cool:
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2020 at 4:45 PM
    Running Board Man

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    Ok guys heres what i did, took the heads off my old tacoma to get rebuilt before we put them on my buddies 4 runner

    Heres the problem, the 10mm bolt you put in the cam gears to keep the cams aligned bent under the torsion of the spring in there... is that going to be a major problem
     
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  10. Jan 24, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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    Ive only got one night there in a couple weeks. Probably gonna regret not having more time :frusty:
     
  11. Jan 24, 2020 at 5:55 PM
    eon_blue

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    Most definitely lol, both times we've gone the 3 days felt like we were rushing through. Had to be selective with what we stopped to look at, but we were doing the whole 150 mile stretch of the Mojave Rd both times. You can blast through it in a day but stopping to camp and sight see along the trail is the best way if at all possible.

    There are tons of abandoned mining operations and homes/ranches from the early 20th century, couple old military forts along the way too. The salt flat/dry lake bed portion is definitely worth checking out as long as it hasn't rained recently. The lava tubes of course are really cool too, thats probably the most touristy landmark of the trail though since its closer to the highway. The mines and old homes/ranches are much more remote.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    We've got a loaded schedule. Lots of hiking, and a lot of miles in the truck. 2300 miles in 9 days, dvnp, Mojave, jtnp, and of course hammers. Gonna be a whirlwind I'm sure.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2020 at 6:03 PM
    eon_blue

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    Sounds like an awesome trip, DVNP is something I haven't done yet and really want to. Definitely more scenic than Mojave. Joshua Tree is incredible, the best wheeling around there is on the outskirts of the park in the vast BLM land area
     
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  14. Jan 24, 2020 at 6:12 PM
    Robmonster117

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    When you re-install the cams it should relieve enough pressure to get it out. I would not attempt to take it out before then
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2020 at 6:14 PM
    Robmonster117

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    Ill look for you out at Hammers, haven’t really decided where we are going to setup and spectate yet
     
  16. Jan 24, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    Oh man I have the issue with the "thud" when shifting up through 3rd and letting off the throttle at low speeds. Definitely thought I needed to replace the entire driveshaft or do some transmission work. Gonna try this out.


    I love your front grill, did you custom cut the mesh with a toyota logo from another truck? Really reminds me of the old FJs.


    Also finally got around to installing red LEDs in my "new" housing. I feel lucky that I got a truck with the door switch wiring included in my model, and that the old 4Runner dome lights fit in our trucks.

    Had a couple spare parts laying around at work. Namely a festoon adapter that doesn't work in the 3rd gen trucks, some extra diode bridges so I don't have to guess on the bulb direction, and a few red LED boards.

    Soldered up pretty quickly, if I were to do it right again I would probably make a custom board so I could be sure the components won't get over stressed.

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    Factory on left vs red board on right. So much brighter.

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    Suuuper bright now.

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    Still retains the left and right light functions.

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    Can't wait to use it more.

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  17. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM
    FLBAdrian

    FLBAdrian A Pretty Sizeable Onion

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    yeah I made it.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/95-97-satoshi-build.202201/
     
  18. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:44 PM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    so much want (in white though)
     
  19. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Check your carrier bearing too...if it's bad or the bushing around it is torn up then it'll cause all kinds of clunky and vibrating driveshaft play
     
  20. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:48 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando ! GIT-SUM !

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    I wanna switch to red. Get me back in military mode. Lol. I dont normally read maps at night but its still dope. Got a write up and part #s?
     

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