1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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. May 21, 2020 at 6:36 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Member:
    #235223
    Messages:
    9,144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt - KN6DZP
    Hughson, CA
    Vehicle:
    Impulse Red 02 TRD Tacoma Prerunner "now it's 4x4 muthafukas" DC 5vz-fe
    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    tenor.jpg
     
    razhick4x4 likes this.
  2. May 21, 2020 at 6:49 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    that's kind of what i was figuring. as long as i can get a proper allignment with the truck and get full travel out of them then i will be happy.
     
  3. May 21, 2020 at 6:53 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    are these the one's y'all are talking about? hell, for $400 i could almost afford them now:D!
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinf...ujHsy4f6qGIl/agIzZbokt1eWarUjRWsbO+zDmBXfxC9o
    and
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinf...ujHsy4f6qGIl/agIzZbokt1eWarUjRWsbO+zDmBXfxC9o
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 6:54 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Member:
    #180213
    Messages:
    49,297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Monrovia, CA
    Vehicle:
    Supercharged 2004 3.4l TRD 4x4 Tacoma XtraCab w/5 speed
  5. May 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Member:
    #235223
    Messages:
    9,144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt - KN6DZP
    Hughson, CA
    Vehicle:
    Impulse Red 02 TRD Tacoma Prerunner "now it's 4x4 muthafukas" DC 5vz-fe
    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
  6. May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    sweet! they're going on the list!. they'll be in line after new canopy windows and timing belt funds. the added downtravel might even make my ride a bit better too! although i'm not holding my breath since i'm running springs that are stiff as hell. hopefully i'll be able to get them before i have to move in august.
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 7:03 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    haha! they've even got the SPC branding still on them! those should work great! like i said, i've got some other stuff on tap first but those are deff on the list. i'll need new boots though soon so idk, but maybe i'll just get my old ones resoled, spray a can of waterproofing on them, and call it a day:notsure:
     
    esxcli and osterhagen like this.
  8. May 21, 2020 at 7:17 PM
    HarborSeal

    HarborSeal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2019
    Member:
    #298779
    Messages:
    53
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 taco, 84 4 runner
    lce headers, ome suspension,
    replaced the radiator cap. stock cap was weeping coolant everywhere
    upload_2020-5-21_19-16-18.jpg







    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 21, 2020 at 7:19 PM
    Phessor

    Phessor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Member:
    #123156
    Messages:
    2,489
    Smallville, AZ
    I have been running JBA's and they have been great. The selling point for me was the ability to do a trail repair from ANY parts store if I needed to. But if you never break parts, then this is a mute point.
     
    razhick4x4 and osterhagen like this.
  10. May 21, 2020 at 7:47 PM
    Reh5108

    Reh5108 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Member:
    #97832
    Messages:
    4,779
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 4X4 2.7L Extra Cab
    OME lift, 4x sliders, Demello rear bumper, custom front bumper, Engo 9000lb winch
    Rubber bushings?
     
  11. May 21, 2020 at 7:57 PM
    Running Board Man

    Running Board Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Member:
    #211024
    Messages:
    6,123
    The ones i got were cuttent style spcs even had the new flexi joint thing instead of a bushing setup
     
  12. May 21, 2020 at 7:59 PM
    Running Board Man

    Running Board Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2017
    Member:
    #211024
    Messages:
    6,123
    Spc calls them x-axis joints

    I like em they dont transmit as much vibration as poly bushings like in my buddies t4r and dads frontier I dont feel like they deflect under load
     
    esxcli and Reh5108 like this.
  13. May 21, 2020 at 8:05 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Member:
    #235223
    Messages:
    9,144
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt - KN6DZP
    Hughson, CA
    Vehicle:
    Impulse Red 02 TRD Tacoma Prerunner "now it's 4x4 muthafukas" DC 5vz-fe
    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, FOX Resi, AllPro leafs, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries
    They seemed like black poly bushing to me.
     
    Reh5108 likes this.
  14. May 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Member:
    #192977
    Messages:
    4,250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Concord, California
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma ext cab TRD 4x4
    CBI sliders, ADS extend travel with compression adjuster coil overs, 9” Bilstein 5125 rear shocks, 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.
    That’s a a lot of stuff! For 2 people?
     
  15. May 21, 2020 at 9:08 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    looking good. my setup is similar, but a little bit different. I usually try and camp in the bed of my truck, under the canopy that i have. i generally condense my stuff a little bit more, and then leave half the bed to sleep in. anything that doesn't fit goes in the back seat. most of the time i end up filling that part of the bed on the way out to wherever i'm camping, but i make sure to only put stuff there that won't stay in the bed when i'm sleeping (food, pots and pans/ smellable cooking gear, camp chairs, wood for fires, etc.). i probably don't need to be as careful as i am with the smellables, the only wildlife that would pose an issue that i've seen on my trips (at least near where i've camped) are mini bears (chipmunks). i'll need to be more careful next year but where i live now isn't exactly grizzly country. even black bears are somewhat uncommon along forest roads. however, most of my camping experience when i was younger was with the Boy Scouts, so i've had the practices and principals of bear bags and LNT fully drilled into my head, including keeping food and smellables out of the tent/ sleeping area at all costs. :rolleyes:
     
    Winkle99 likes this.
  16. May 21, 2020 at 9:18 PM
    esxcli

    esxcli Keyboard Warrior

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2018
    Member:
    #257452
    Messages:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Reno NV
    Installed hydraulic assist ram.

    IMG_20200521_210313.jpg
     
  17. May 21, 2020 at 9:19 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Bozeman MT
    Vehicle:
    2004, Tacoma SR5 Xtracab TRD, 4x4, Red, 5spd. V6
    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    I am not particularly prone to breaking parts, but with that said i do like the abilty to make repairs like that. IMO simpler is better most of the time, and i think that most people on here will agree with me. plus i do like the red:p. matches my truck well! we'll see, they aren't too much more expensive than the SPCs, and are still significantly less than the All-pros, let alone the TC or Icon ones.
     
  18. May 21, 2020 at 9:20 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    78,047
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Its' all fun an games until you hit the mud spots...


    [​IMG]DeTour-85.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr


    yeah 315's.

    Those look just like the rubber bushings i just had to sawzall out of my SPC arms. What a fucking bitch. I bet that is why they are cheaper. The Poly bushing that SPC runs does not have that metal lip and the ridges.

    This is the poly bushing:

    76C5YeQDoAAGYbsOO0ZcJogzzdtE5d3ttqRmHDYA_77097d5274fcfb55f73645c372f3d6d13401b99c.jpg
    ET7MaoB94tbw7qQiu4G2_ChIHfRnHRXGRjB6D-73_2558b049ee4dc2c947d7fedf59fc831e870950b5.jpg

    Nothing else goes on it. Just presses into the arm and a metal sleeve into the bushings.
     
  19. May 21, 2020 at 9:28 PM
    esxcli

    esxcli Keyboard Warrior

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2018
    Member:
    #257452
    Messages:
    1,023
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Reno NV
    I ran the hell out of the Freedom Off-road ones because I had so many Amazon points from business travel. They made it through the Rubicon, so meh, get the ones that color match and be a happy camper... I figure I went the least expensive route for a decent UCA and I beat the hell out of my toys, anything you choose will be better than stock.
     
    Fernando and razhick4x4 like this.
  20. May 21, 2020 at 10:11 PM
    Winkle99

    Winkle99 Don't Look Back

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Member:
    #224477
    Messages:
    541
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    CO
    Vehicle:
    99 XCab 3.4 Manual 4x4 TRD SR5
    Just me. There is enough room in the containers for another person’s stuff and little room between the containers so they stay put when I play on the trails.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top