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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. Jun 22, 2020 at 3:55 PM
    dblees

    dblees Well-Known Member

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    No, I already had the Amazon order in before I heard about theirs. Probably got it faster that way anyhow, and free shipping vs. $24 w/Rockauto pretty much evens it out - Thanks!
     
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  2. Jun 22, 2020 at 3:57 PM
    JKO1998

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    I would get some
     
  3. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:21 PM
    SkunkMan17

    SkunkMan17 Jerry-rigging everything

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    I may have some tail light assemblies I can sell to you of which I took off my 97. I have 01/04 taillights on it now so I have no need for them. The lenses are blacked out though don’t know if you care or mind. I think they’re a little cracked too. If you want I could just sell you the housings and not the covers. You can buy the covers online
     
  4. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:33 PM
    Bluecord

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    Finished installing the coilovers. No more stink bug for me!

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    About 1 inch higher in the rear, but may settle a little more. Only had the rear suspension installed about 2 weeks. I hear people talking about cycling their suspension after they install it. I don't have anywhere nearby to do that. Could I just drive each corner of the vehicle onto a rhino ramp individually to help it settle in? Other suggestions for how to do this? Thanks to everyone here on TW who answers my questions and/or posts videos and tutorials on DIY'ing the 1st gen. I couldn't do it without you!
     
  5. Jun 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    What suspension set up?
     
  6. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:05 PM
    Bluecord

    Bluecord Well-Known Member

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    OME Nitrochargers and Dakar leaf packs with add a leaf in the rear. OME coilovers with 881 springs in the front. Everything suspension wise on the truck was original equipment. With 270k miles on it.
     
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  7. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:16 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I have the same set up on my 98 without the AAL. Interesting that you have little, to no, rake with the AAL in the rear. With seemingly stock weight back there.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:32 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Guessing it’s just a double cab thing. They had to start making new short beds for 01 whereas they could reuse the long beds from 95-00 productions.
     
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  9. Jun 22, 2020 at 6:39 PM
    Bluecord

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    It has settled about 3/4 of an inch since I installed the rear. I do have an 80 pound floor jack in the bed plus the topper.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2020 at 8:54 PM
    Shortman5

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    So apparently you’re not supposed to reuse u-bolts. Is this news to just me?
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:00 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    yeah.

    They strech a lot and can also get worth down.

    Depending on how often you take them off and on though. I'll reuse mine for a few years but after that if im doing new leaf spring or bushing, I get new ones.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:00 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    You can and get away with it, but if you're replacing the leaf pack I would definitely put new ones in there.
    Otherwise if you're just changing bumpstops or something, it's fine to take them off and put them back on.

    edit: Monte beat me to it
     
  13. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:07 PM
    Shortman5

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    Well damn. I’ll have to make sure they’re torqued and put some new ones on order. I can’t remember if the ones I have in now are OEM or some aftermarket ones I’ve had.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:29 PM
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    When you order new ones, make sure you get the right length you need. I made that mistake once.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:43 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Yeah don't want ultra long as the threads might run out. But longer is better usually as you can just trim the bolts. Too short and well...duh.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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    Prayn4surf 20 minutes late

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    Man the Dardanelle fire sure did do some damage. That is a fun trail. Probably run it some time this week. Did you go up to the pass at all? Im curious if levitt lake trail is open. I haven't called the ranger station yet.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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    I’d love to know if levitt is open!
     
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  18. Jun 22, 2020 at 9:56 PM
    Prayn4surf

    Prayn4surf 20 minutes late

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    I still havent done it. Im up in the area a couple times every summer at the folks cabin in twain harte, and last year it was closed till september if they even opened it. Ill be up here the next two weeks cruising around.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2020 at 10:06 PM
    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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  20. Jun 23, 2020 at 5:58 AM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    It's nice, great for kayaks or trips to Home Depot for wood. I switch back and forth between camper shell and bed rack with RTT so it doesn't get used as much as I'd like. But still nice to have and looks awesome, I agree with getting other items first and just wait until they do a sale these damn things have gotten super expensive once CBI took over
     
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