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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 29, 2020 at 10:36 PM
    QMEDJoe

    QMEDJoe Proverbs 3:5-6

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    2003 black DLX Tacoma,5VZ-FE,5 speed,4x4.
    Fox 2.0 Coilovers in the front and Fox 2.0’s in the rear, Total Chaos UCA’s, Allpro expo leafs, K&N cold air intake, TRD headers,Magnaflow catback exhaust,URD short throw shifter, switched out my 60/40 bench seat for some Tacoma Limited seats, Replaced the vinyl shift boot for a leather one, completely soundproofed the cab w/ Frost King. Replaced stock radio with a Pioneer AVH series head unit. Focal component system w/a 10" sub powered by 2 Alpine amps. Weathertech floor mats. Line-X'd the bed. SCS Ray 10’s, Installed an A.R.E MX series camper shell.
    I finally had my All-Pro ifs/transmission skid plates get delivered. Installed those.
     
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  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:53 PM
    nagorb

    nagorb Should be a dang perma mod

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    That's one awesome mom! Mine would just laugh and tell me to wait.
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2020 at 11:03 PM
    High Noon

    High Noon Inebriated Clown Puncher

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    Yeah, no kidding... I'm not sure I'd even sell one to mine.;)

    Finally got back to the clutch today. Had to drop the trans to get the 02 connecter to finally give up. Getting those top two bolts back in was good times. Driveline and lots of line bleeding tomorrow.:)
     
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  4. Jun 29, 2020 at 11:06 PM
    High Noon

    High Noon Inebriated Clown Puncher

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    More jigglin un wiggun. Mine took some good persuasion before they gave it up.
     
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  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:10 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando ! GIT-SUM !

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    Too many, See Build
    My mom wouldn't do shit. But the wife would tell our son to SAS it. Lol.

    Heal up brotha! Good on you
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:28 AM
    andnyleswillriot

    andnyleswillriot Well-Known Member

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    kmc wheels w/duratracs. snugtop topper with bed insert for camping. Bilstein 5100's.
    installed some front bolt-on torklift camper tiedows for a slide in camper I'm picking up next week. Have the rears too but apparently my hitch isn't stock like I thought it was and it won't work so I'm going the Happijac bumper mount route now.

    Will be selling the rear tie downs (if anyone is interested) once I have 50 posts and am allowed to sell things haha
     
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  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:09 AM
    yote

    yote Washington State University

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    I made a sleeping platform/drawer storage solution for the past few days. Check out the build for more pictures. I'm very satisfied!






     
  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:33 AM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    CBI sliders, Icon stage 1, 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.
    Are to Delrin strips?
     
  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:54 AM
    Pyrifera

    Pyrifera Well-Known Member

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    All nooks & crannies now upgraded with Dog Hair!
    Was time to rotate the tires and decided to really rotate them off the wheels and flipped to show the white lettering. I've heard both yes and no, pro and con about changing a tire's rotation but these are KO2s, non-directional and I decided what the hell.

    Used to look like this:
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    Now they look like this:
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    Dog tax paid by my girl hanging out in the shade under the Taco.

    I think it gives the girl a bit of an old-school vibe and at 16 years young she is kinda old-school.
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    Looking at those pics I've just decided that my next project will be taking off the fender plastic and painting it. Done the heat gun thing twice and it worked but seemed to revert back to faded quicker each time. Happy Tuesday BTW.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:14 AM
    Taco critter

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

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    Leveling kit ,rims ,cold air intake ,hard bed cover ,4 crawler drings, 4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,spare tire mount in hitch ,rago fabrication parts, winch bumper ,winch ,285s on wagon wheels ,traction boards ,hi lift jack,wet oaklies,smittybilt ,bamf bedrack,loads more
    Looks good
     
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  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    My leaf dun cracked

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    Gonna get some leafs from the junkyard to fix er up for a bit.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:36 AM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT or bust @ 154k ...
    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    this was easier than expected to replace after ~278 months (as far as i know its original equipment and not ever replaced during the old 15k, 30k, 60k, 90k maintenance schedule)
    used a ratchet with longish 9/16s deep and contorted my elbow above side of spare tire on ground non-lifted level concrete and it came out like smooth butter, ...was quite worried it was gonna be seized and stuck, but no problemo!
    this old one had a hard time jiggling and the top part would not twist as easily as the new part installed did, probably getting clogged up

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    the new one
    finger tight then a couple ratchet turn to snug it up
    rear diff vent plug ~ 11 kropped.jpg
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:40 AM
    Taco critter

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

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    Leveling kit ,rims ,cold air intake ,hard bed cover ,4 crawler drings, 4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,spare tire mount in hitch ,rago fabrication parts, winch bumper ,winch ,285s on wagon wheels ,traction boards ,hi lift jack,wet oaklies,smittybilt ,bamf bedrack,loads more
    :eek:
     
  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:41 AM
    Taco critter

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

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    Leveling kit ,rims ,cold air intake ,hard bed cover ,4 crawler drings, 4 crawler body lift ,cb in ashtray mod,leds, jet maf,Satoshi grille,led roof bar,yakama roof basket ,smittybilt parts,spare tire mount in hitch ,rago fabrication parts, winch bumper ,winch ,285s on wagon wheels ,traction boards ,hi lift jack,wet oaklies,smittybilt ,bamf bedrack,loads more
    drove mine to work ,first time in a month
     
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  15. Jun 30, 2020 at 9:42 AM
    Wsidr1

    Wsidr1 Well-Known Member

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    Jay, you know there is one for the front diff also. They are already on a piece of tubing and are up closer to the engine. I can look a little later and take a pic if you need.
     
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  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:20 AM
    yourrealdad

    yourrealdad Well-Known Member

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    Not today, but over the course of last week I accomplished the following thanks much to help from TW members and my pops.
    Truck is 2003 DC 3.4 4x new to me at 210k

    -Replaced rear shocks (5100)
    -Herculined the bed
    -Greased drive shaft
    -Changed differential and TC oil
    -Changed engine oil
    -Low pressure flushed the transmission all new oil
    -Installed inline transmission filter
    -Installed new radiator with new hoses
    -Installed new thermostat jiggle valve down
    -Changed air filter (worst one I have ever seen)
    -New PCV valve
    -Cleaned MAF
    -Cleaned the throttle body
    -Ran a compression test
    -New spark plugs
    -New spark plug wires (wires were original 2003)
    -New coil packs
    -Cleaned the valve cover really well and tightened the loose cover bolts hoping this will stop the leak. Fingers crossed
    -Sealed leaking sunroof
    -Reconditioned the headrests by filling with Great Stuff
    -Pounded out dents in rear bumper
    -Replaced DS seat fairing? cover
    -Installed new front speakers
    -Fixed non-functioning DS outside and semi-functioning inside door handle
    -Replaced CV axles both sides
    -Replaced front differential axle seals
    -Replaced upper and lower ball joints
    -Replaced inner and outer tie rods
    -Replaced steering rack bushings
    -Replaced sway bar end links and bushings
    -Cussed a bunch and drew only minor blood

    -Got an alignment done yesterday and numbers are all in the green even with a 3" lift
    -Carrier bearing hopefully gets installed tomorrow
    -New tires are ordered

    I just need to flush the PS and clean the reservoir and I think I will be good to go.
     
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  17. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:24 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 625,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    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
    Excellent, get a new fuel filter and check or replace that rear diff breather valve and all your front belts.
     
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  18. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:35 AM
    yourrealdad

    yourrealdad Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about the diff breather. Is the go to still to do a mod and run it up to the gas cap? I used to do that on my 4runners.

    Belts look good and guy said he replaced timing at 200k. I do get a whine at full lock so hoping the flush takes care of that otherwise look at the belt and pump.

    Discount just called right after posting. Falken Wildpeak AT3W 265/75/R16 going on today at 3pm
     
  19. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:37 AM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    be sure to clean the screen at the bottom of the reservoir, a lot of times it gets clogged and causes the whine you hear when the steering wheel turns.
     
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  20. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:38 AM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    2001 Tacoma, 2005 Tundra, 2006 Corolla and Avalon
    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
    Way to go
     

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