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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. May 22, 2020 at 9:17 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    It's much better than a foot peddle, buti would prefer the center console lever. makes it much easier to hold a manual.
     
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  2. May 22, 2020 at 9:33 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Swapped 4x4, Twin sticks, Tundra Brakes, Bilstein 5100s, ToyTec 620# Coils, 1.5 AAL + 5 lug leaf, Pro-Comp 17x8.5, Transgo shift kit, Dual batteries

    A Wheeler's AAL (1.5 inch lift) isn't going to make it neccesary to change bumps or brake lines. (you'll want to replace your shocks though if you haven't already done so)

    You don't have to pull the whole leaf apart. Just pull the center pin and put the AAL on the bottom and put a new (longer) center pin in.
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    esxcli Unskilled

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    Mine is zip tied so it stops turning on the light.
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 at 9:57 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    Mine does that from time to time, if I tighten it up it goes away. There's an adjustment nut for the ebrake on the ebrake bracket beside the frame rail on the driver's side (under the cab)

    http://www.lieblweb.com/ebrakeadjustment.html
     
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  5. May 22, 2020 at 10:04 PM
    Arman Bagdasarov

    Arman Bagdasarov armbag

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  6. May 22, 2020 at 10:18 PM
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    good to know. I run OME shocks so I’m good on that. Does the pin come with the AAL?
     
  7. May 22, 2020 at 10:23 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Yes, all the AALs I've ever seen come with the center pins (bolts).
     
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  8. May 22, 2020 at 10:28 PM
    Tacotruck7

    Tacotruck7 Well-Known Member

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    good to know I’ve never done it.

    I think my tie rods are done for too. Do I gotta go oem with those too? I’m at 210k Right now. Time for some suspension work.
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 10:29 PM
    Running Board Man

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    https://www.spcalignment.com/index.php?option=com_spc&task=part_description&pid=25022
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 10:31 PM
    Running Board Man

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    Sucks for hooning though
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Almost 300k! Doug Thorley headers magnaflow cats & cat-back airaid intake tube color matched grille and mirrors front icon coilovers rear icon absorbers with deaver leafs total chaos upper control arms fj trail team wheels with 265/75r16 cooper discoverer st maxx Soon to be built engine with supercharger soon to be built a340f
    Got the head off the 97 4runner engine. At 252k she’s got some sludge, but internal wise the motor looks really healthy. So passenger side head will be in the parts washer to get as clean as I can get it, then stripped to replace all the valve seals. Camry cams will go in and I’ll set clearance all set. May even put shimless buckets in for less valve train mass

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 1:30 AM
    Taco critter

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

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    Customgrilles .com and there metal
     
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  13. May 23, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    Thanks for the lead. Found it. $69? right now that seems a little high for 3 sq ft of sheet metal. But after I stew on it for a month and realize how many projects have cluttered the garage, i will order it. maybe they will sell a little but for behind the winch also? Many thanks.
    My buddy has a CNC plasma table.... maybe he needs to cut a grill for me.
     
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  14. May 23, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    Things to be aware of:

    1. Be conscious of the seat height. Even a little increase between stock and what you are putting in makes a big difference. Most make it too tall. I did BMW's, and now I sort of have to duck my head getting in, and you notice that your upward visibility is lessened. You have to tilt your head to see traffic lights.

    2. You must consider access to the area behind the seat, if you aren't a 4 door.

    3. Wiring up the power is somewhere between a bitch and virtually impossible. My passenger seat was a piece of cake. Just add some power, and it worked great. BUT, the driver was just the opposite. Because it had a memory function, it would lock up, because (I assume) it couldn't store/retrieve the settings in the central computer. I had to change out the wiring and switch to one from a passenger side to get it to work.

    Lastly, just my opinion, but that looks like a lot for those seats, IMO. I picked mine up for $220, and they were pristine. But I'm in a different market area, so......
     
  15. May 23, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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    Phessor Hiding Out!

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  16. May 23, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    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 Projector headlights HID 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
    X2?
     
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    1993 Camry 3vzFe cams. Engine was a higher Erving engine. I’ve confirmed the cams fit fine. Would move the power band up. But to make full useage of the cams you’d need a higher rev limiter closer to 7k. So you’ll also need a Camry crankshaft to handle that kind of rpm (forged, also a direct drop in)
     
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  18. May 23, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    What computer are you going to use?
     
  19. May 23, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    So you are putting in a Camry crankshaft that’s forged too?
     
  20. May 23, 2020 at 10:12 AM
    Arman Bagdasarov

    Arman Bagdasarov armbag

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    OK thanks for the info. I really don’t want to hassle of having to wire. With an access cab having a rail that slides back is super convenient. Maybe I should just pay a little bit more and get some racing with a custom bracket?

    suggestions appreciated!
     

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