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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. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:02 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i need to change the front shock absorbers on my old SR5 for once in its life
    local Toyota mechanic is bunk not letting me use my own supplied OEM parts i can save probably $100+ buying wholesale and not paying list+ from his source
    and i am not even sure about the quoted labor time i got from him to do the work if its out of whack or anything
     
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  2. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:25 AM
    Running Board Man

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    Im at the point where i can do both sides in like 3 hours
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:34 AM
    GQ7227

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    well if i just cannot find any local/regional TW persons (basic 3rd gen nonsense around here) that may know how to fix these good with no fcks how much interest do you have in toiling on an old SR5 if you have done this front suspension stuff before
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:35 AM
    Running Board Man

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    I do it for fun on buddies trucks
     
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  5. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    You don't need a spring compressor. There's a video on how to do it with just the weight of the truck and a floor jack.
     
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  6. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:48 AM
    Running Board Man

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    That only works assuming there isnt any rust
     
  7. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    How does rust interfere?
     
  8. Mar 8, 2020 at 8:55 AM
    Running Board Man

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    I had to cut the strut mount off my buddies set of shocks and when they did mine they had to cut it off too

    Not even an impact... so if theres rust chances are he has to take the assembly off try impacting the mount nut off the shock than try cutting it
     
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    Looking at Home Depot website. Do you know what's the difference between the friction ring and pin detent?

    Which one is better?

    I have the basic M18 battery pack. Would I need a bigger battery pack like the 5.0 ah battery pack?
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    You want the friction ring, NOT the pin detent. And the bigger amp hour battery is nice but not mandatory
     
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    El Taco Diablo

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    @Venom

    @cruiserguy is right :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Not yet. For now I will keep the dakar leafs with OME's AAL. Eventually, when I figure out what high(er) end shocks I want in the rear (these Icon's are placeholders) I'll look closer into getting custom Alcans most likely
     
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    Friction ring like @cruiserguy mentioned and @Uphillshunter validated, I'm just double validating :rofl:

    I've chucked off several leaf spring bolts, multiple wheels on a few trucks, as well as doing a pick n pull run on an old truck. Finally went through the small battery it came with.

    Can't imagine how long the bigger 5AH battery will last which I have 2 of but have yet to use.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    I learned that apparently the bigger battery gives also a bigger peak torque as well. I had always thought it was just length of run time that was extended.
    Something to do with the lithium cells they used in the newer batts or something? Dude smarter than me explained it on here lol:D
     
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  15. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:31 AM
    GQ7227

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    i have FF sprayed all over to counter any of that
     
  16. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    that sounds dangerous AF
     
  17. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    Higher draw provided by the larger cells/higher discharge rate?

    Good example, my Nitecore flash light (only cause I was using it last night).

    It has this turbo mode that's brighter than a mother fucker. Anyway, my rechargeable 18650 has the ability to discharge much faster than two CR123 batteries which allows me to run turbo mode. Turbo mode draws a lot of power, and rapidly, and causes the glass to get over 150 deg.
     
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  18. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:37 AM
    GQ7227

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    i would also be replacing the strut mounts, i can save some good coin buying those parts wholesale vs the mechanic list price + markUp
    i don't think they are real crusty, i try to hose them off routinely of winter slop and don't let it sit and cook, but i am sure some has found its way into tight spots around there
     
  19. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    I’ve done it that way. But I just use my OTC strut tamer these days.
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2020 at 10:46 AM
    GQ7227

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    that tool looks to cost roughly $750 for a one time use
     

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