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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 30, 2020 at 10:39 AM
    yourrealdad

    yourrealdad Well-Known Member

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    Plan on it. Also thank you so much for all your help with the steering rebuild. Helped keep the cussing to a minimum
     
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  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:40 AM
    1997tacomav6

    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
    You can do the mod if you want but more important just make sure it’s working, it a 10.00 item to replace and will save not blowing out your axle seals =800.00 job per side Times two
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:55 AM
    yote

    yote Washington State University

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    o_O Wut?
     
  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:58 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    He was asking if the white strips were Delrin for the drawers.

    But I'd bet money they are UHMW which would be the better choice.
     
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  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:01 PM
    JoeyWales

    JoeyWales Active Member

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    Replaced rear shoes and cylinders (due to shearing a bleed valve, very rusty)

    Shoes were a bit thin...

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  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:06 PM
    Dan8906

    Dan8906 Well-Known Member

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    Geezus I messed that up hahah
     
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  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 1:27 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    What's the best way to check the diff breather's functionality? Just push on it and see if it moves up and down easily?
     
  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 1:36 PM
    High Noon

    High Noon Monkeys and footballs

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    It's easy to unscrew it, clean it up, blow through. If you can't blow through it with the cap up, chuck it and get new. They usually don't go bad though, just need a little cleaning.

    When I had my transmission out yesterday, both were completely seized closed. Glad I checked.
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:31 PM
    Wsidr1

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    Just for you man I went out in the rain and got this picture!

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  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:33 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    how are you supposed to know if that is clogged up and not working properly?
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:36 PM
    Wsidr1

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    Same as the other one. Feel it and see if the cap moves freely. You can grab it in one hand and still feel it.

    5 mins later and you would have had to wait for that pic. My house is just under the "v" in Evansville.

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  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:50 PM
    Wsidr1

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    BTW, if you do replaCE IT, PROBABL
    Just heavy rain. We had 5 inches Sunday, almost 2 yesterday, and now close to 2 more inches today. That's about an entire Summers worth of rain in 3 days.
     
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  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 3:18 PM
    bkerr

    bkerr New Member

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    Looking to swap out bench seat for bucket seats so I can ride when my wife is driving
    Looking for advice, new to this forum. I am swapping out bench seat for bucket seat in our 2002 std cab Tacoma. What is best method for removing the plugs or covers from mounting holes in the floor that the bench seat did not use and the bucket seats need for the rear inside mount? If I drill them out are there threads behind them I need to protect? Same issue in order to mount the center console.
     
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  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 3:29 PM
    Taco critter

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

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    Welcome, and its all bolt in
     
  15. Jun 30, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    bkerr New Member

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    Looking to swap out bench seat for bucket seats so I can ride when my wife is driving
    Not totally clear on what you are saying. By bolt in do you mean I need to drill it out and use a bolt, washer, and nut to secure the mounting? Or are you saying there are threads and once I remove the plug I just screw in a bolt?

    Thank you for the welcome and quick reply
     
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  16. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:04 PM
    razhick4x4

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    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    just talked to a guy at Big Sky Toppers in Bozeman MT and he's getting a quote written up for me on a new ARE topper. Planning on going with a sliding front window, vented windoors on both sides, a single T-handle lock in the rear, A charcoal gray carpet headliner, and Roof tracks. I might also splurge and get a Yakima Roof Rack right off the bat, but i think i'll save the 250 dollars and wait. what do y'all think? am i being too cheap?
     
  17. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:05 PM
    Taco critter

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

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    Bolt in ,just remove carpet areas
     
  18. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:21 PM
    Phessor

    Phessor Hiding Out!

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    Wanna Be Expedition Rig...
    Went exploring...
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  19. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:39 PM
    lukester78

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    the inside rear mount will need to be drilled. I welded on a couple nuts underneath the truck
     
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  20. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM
    razhick4x4

    razhick4x4 Well-Known Member

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    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    changed the oil today. A complete pain in the ass as usual. that oil filter's location is just downright stupid. i seem to have found the perfect way to get to it though with my Flex head ratchet, a 9" extension (3" stacked onto a 6"), and a U-joint adapter connected to a filter socket. made it as painless as it couldve been. I changed it at exactly 3k and the oil still had a lot left to go. not brand new by any means, but it looked like it could've gone another 1,000 miles. i think i'll do the next one in 4k.
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    in other news... this came in today, along with the stubby cap for the antenna. it's not ideal but it seems like the best option for the time being. I can't even remember the last time i actually used the radio. I was going to put this on the canopy, but seeing as it's getting sold as soon as someone will make an offer i'm just going to put it in the glove box and wait till i get my new cap.
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    and the new "antenna" cap
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