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what to do,what to do with the 2002

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2002macdonald, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. 2002macdonald

    2002macdonald [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have a 2002 taco 2.7 4x4 and i went to napa autoparts and the ass hole there told me "buddie there isn't much u can do with this truck" all tho the guy did say my truck will last very long he did tell me nothing can be done to the engine i wanted to ask my good friends at tacoma world for some awesome ideas on what to do with my taco. i already have it lifted with 30's... keep in mind im a high school kid who works at shoprite makeing $8 an hour i been saveing up to do work on it but idk if i want to brake the bank so try and keep it chep but good...
     
  2. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    We can tell what to do and how to do it, just need to know what you want to do with it. And the stock tire size is a 31.
     
  3. VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    First mistake was going to Napa for modding ideas.

    Second mistake was lifting and running smaller size tires. :laughing:

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  4. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    I'm betting it's a spacer lift too. What do you have on there Ryan?
     
  5. 2002macdonald

    2002macdonald [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i think they are 31's the old owner did all that stuff to it and he didnt tell me what he did
     
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    For a starting point, I would work on getting the following done.

    Oil change
    New filters
    Differential fluid change
    Transmission and transfer case fluid change
    Inspect spark plugs and cables
    Clean throttle body and Maf sensor
    Rotate tires and inspect Psi
    Jack front and inspect tires for wobble or play indicating failing ball joints or bearings.

    Once you get the truck in a safe, maintained spec you can start really modding. You don't want your modded truck to let you down later on without money for necessary repairs. Your truck won't last long without proper maintenance and care.
     
  7. 2002macdonald

    2002macdonald [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nice i did all that and i had my dad's mechanic look it over and he put some of the best fluids in he had a hummer h1 and didnt use all the fluids so he put it into my truck and it runs great
     
  8. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    Do you know what the lift is? The actual tire size? 265/70-16?
     
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    2002macdonald [OP] Well-Known Member

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    no... how would i find this out... u guys must think im so dumb i just really like my taco and im trying to learn you guys know soo much. its my first truck/car and i dont want to drive anything else after this im going to buy a second gen when im older and have more money but what i have now it is awesome.
     
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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I don't think you're dumb.

    I just see so many people rush into their wallet and the result is an ugly, cluttered truck that rides and performances with or below a factory pick up.
     
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Leave it how it is. Black some shit out and drive it.
     
  13. 98tacoma27

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    Do your coilovers look something like this? (behind the front wheels)

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    Tire size will be on the tire itself. Looks something like this

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    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    :laughing:

    I suppose I shall whore some photos to show my progress. Perhaps you'll get some ideas?

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    oh nice i will look at the tire size when i get home and yeah im not trying to jump into anything thats why i joined tw so i can learn and do whats best for my truck.. my coilovers do not look like that
     
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    i love the black rimes and i put a big antenna on mine for my scanner(firefighter) but what year is your truck?
     
  17. 98tacoma27

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    No big spacer stuck in there? What color are the shocks? You maybe just setting at stock height.
     
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    u may be right some one had told the tacos come stock with a 3 inch lift?
     
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    Tacomas come stock, no lift. extemely hard to tell from your avatar picture, but I'd say your stock height. And the black truck is a 98-00 model
     
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    Best attitude evar. When you have some time dig through the 1st gen section, people's build threads, the vendor section, etc. look for reviews, old group buys to see what's out there. Make notes and start narrowing down what you want, need, and can afford.
     
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