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. Jun 11, 2020 at 11:13 AM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2016
    Member:
    #181186
    Messages:
    24,407
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland
    Vehicle:
    66 Mercedes, 01 Tacoma, 02 Tacoma 05 Tundra + others
    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
    Totally read wrong, my bad
     
    Running Board Man likes this.
  2. Jun 11, 2020 at 11:19 AM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Member:
    #192977
    Messages:
    4,407
    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.
    All good. I looked it up and found it. X2power is the brand
     
    Empty_Lord likes this.
  3. Jun 11, 2020 at 11:26 AM
    vonellis

    vonellis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Member:
    #181748
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    3 and 1/2 Tacoma’s 01 roll and chassis 04 DLBC x4 97 2X 04 DBLC 4X
    Some and some more
    Not doing shit just looking at it.image.jpg
     
  4. Jun 11, 2020 at 11:27 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    78,515
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    You better have sprung for the 90 degree micrometer tool to measure the back lash. Only way to do it is through the drain plug. PITA.

    Totally user error. i think if i did it again I could do it but didn't want to bother as it's such a pain and bought an ECGS one.
     
    ToyotaDriver, Empty_Lord and nagorb like this.
  5. Jun 11, 2020 at 12:32 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Member:
    #52025
    Messages:
    8,971
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2001 dbl cab 4x4
    Dealing with the carrier shims was a pain, having to wait a week cause they're special order from Toyota.

    I did the rear just to understand how it all works, the front I didn't want the hassle. Even zuk doesn't like doing the front.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2018
    Member:
    #271261
    Messages:
    620
    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
    yeah, i'm not even planning on pulling the third member. I helped a buddy out with regearing a new axle for his truck at our school shop and just the smell of the diff alone was enough to make me want to pay someone to do it for me. well worth my money, but if people can do it themselves then more power to them.
     
    Yetimetchkangmi likes this.
  7. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:22 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Member:
    #235223
    Messages:
    9,796
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt - KN6DZP
    Hughson, CA
    Vehicle:
    Impulse Red 02 DC, 5vz-fe, swapped 4wd, twin stick, F/R locked
    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Diff oil stinks... yes.

    But the money saved by pulling the 3rds yourself is WAY worth it, in my opinion. You're saving 500 minimum... at least that's what you save in this area.
     
    ToyotaDriver likes this.
  8. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:23 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue Unknown Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Member:
    #180213
    Messages:
    52,161
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Monrovia, CA
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD 3.4l 4x4 5sp manual Xtracab
    I must be the only person around that doesn't mind the smell of gear oil


    Supercharger snout oil is a different story, that shit reeks when it's time to change.
     
    osterhagen likes this.
  9. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM
    osterhagen

    osterhagen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2019
    Member:
    #301384
    Messages:
    579
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rafe
    Glendale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2003 DC v6, MTM, 4x4
    "Totally Stock"
    I don't mind diff oil either. But I grew up around diesels and grease so I think I am just used to it. Personally I think it adds nicely to the delicate potpourri that permeates my garage. Part gas, part grease, fresh rubber tire smell, diff oil, fresh cut wood and perhaps a bit of a "dank" smell :anonymous:...
     
    riskadverb, Silver02Taco and eon_blue like this.
  10. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM
    Captain Magma

    Captain Magma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2016
    Member:
    #185258
    Messages:
    1,466
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2002 4wd DblCab
    Kings and desert pinstripes
    Your missing the good ol’ Hoppes #9 musk as well haha
     
  11. Jun 11, 2020 at 1:54 PM
    osterhagen

    osterhagen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2019
    Member:
    #301384
    Messages:
    579
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rafe
    Glendale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2003 DC v6, MTM, 4x4
    "Totally Stock"
    Yeah forgot wood smoke too. My side door is down wind from my smoker on the back porch :D

    I've no joke had people comment how great my garage smells lol. First time my girlfriend walked into it she said "Now this is how a proper garage should smell"
     
  12. Jun 11, 2020 at 2:13 PM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #236721
    Messages:
    830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    I don’t particularly like the smell of gear oil, but it’s tolerable. What really smells is a differential when it’s burning up. Burnt gear oil is puke worthy.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2020 at 2:29 PM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #236721
    Messages:
    830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Yeah, I have one coming. I’ll be happy to have it done and over with!

    I ran into a wall today... apparently the pinion shims that came with my second-hand set up kit are incorrect. Could be a fluke and it’s hard to tell since I got everything second hand from a member here on TW, but I feel like it’s probably worth getting the Yukon set up kits instead of the USA standard that I got. I Had to order the pinion shims in... Now I’m just hoping to have my diffs back together and in the pickup before next Saturday when I leave for my 28 day work rotation.

    also, check out the ring gear bolts that came with this kit...D8EB3337-99A8-43D4-8E74-B9F9DB7BFDEB.jpg This stripped at 11 lbs below spec torque (71 ft lbs is spec). 3 other ones started to strip, so I am reusing my old bolts. Not too worried about reusing the old ones with the keepers that keep them from backing out.
     
    osterhagen likes this.
  14. Jun 11, 2020 at 3:12 PM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Member:
    #85507
    Messages:
    22,762
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fernando
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma DC 4x4
    Too many, See Build
    I need to do this. They been sitting on my counter for months. Lol
     
  15. Jun 11, 2020 at 3:17 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Member:
    #192977
    Messages:
    4,407
    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 how it goes for me a lot of the time. Trying to change that! Lol got these a few days ago
     
    Fernando likes this.
  16. Jun 11, 2020 at 4:12 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Member:
    #52025
    Messages:
    8,971
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2001 dbl cab 4x4
    The shims that come in the kits are useless. So basically the kits are useless. I machined my own shims and checked the pattern, when it was good I ordered the correct shims from Toyota. If I had known how useless those kits were I would've saved a bunch of money and just ordered them Toyota.
     
    ToyotaDriver likes this.
  17. Jun 11, 2020 at 4:35 PM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #236721
    Messages:
    830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Unfortunately I don’t have access to a machine shop!
     
    nagorb likes this.
  18. Jun 11, 2020 at 4:47 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    78,515
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Yeah the "washer" plates as they are called haha. Expensive too.

    Any shims that come with any master kit are stupid and worthless. They are so flimsy compared to others. But it's just expensive to buy several yourself since you have to have it torqued to measure anyways so you never really know if you need just a tiny more or tiny less or a lot more or less until you put it all back together and measure.

    You'll be fine. I've reused my OEM ring bolts twice now. Once for the regear and again for the locker install.
     
    ToyotaDriver likes this.
  19. Jun 11, 2020 at 4:48 PM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #236721
    Messages:
    830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    While I’m waiting for my shims to come in, I figured I’d get to work on a much simpler project. I’m moving my trans, tcase, and front diff to a breather up on the firewall647C0E6B-8412-4356-8E2C-73F403C71F57.jpg
    Its an IFJF kit that came off of Amazon. IFJF Differential Axle Breather... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V3C77HY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    basically the same kit as the arb, but a lot cheaper. I think they actually produce the arb kit?

    This is how I am going to do the tcase and transB3BA5C9A-1F06-48AA-8454-8B19B22CF3DD.jpg I got this idea from a google search that led me to a 4Runner forum. The guy in that post got rid of the breather in the space between the trans and tcase by blocking it with a plug. I figured that every cavity should be vented to equalize the pressure. I used a 1/4” npt tap total the existing breather holes. This could also be done with the assembly in the vehicle, but I thought I’d do it while it’s out. Debating whether or not to run my rear diff vent all the way to the fire wall or bring it up somewhere in the rear. My thought was to put another “t” in and just run one line forward from the trans that includes breathers for the trans, tcase, and rear diff. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
     
    BYJOSHCOOK, vonellis, Phessor and 2 others like this.
  20. Jun 11, 2020 at 4:49 PM
    ToyotaDriver

    ToyotaDriver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Member:
    #236721
    Messages:
    830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    ‘04 V6 5 Speed SR5 TRD downward spiraling project, ‘15 V6 6speed TRD daily
    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    Thanks for the words of reassurance. :thumbsup:
     

Products Discussed in

To Top