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What Year is Your 1st Gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, May 19, 2013.

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What year is your 1st gen?

  1. 1995.5

    6.9%
  2. 1996

    7.5%
  3. 1997

    4.0%
  4. 1998

    7.7%
  5. 1999

    9.1%
  6. 2000

    7.9%
  7. 2001

    15.6%
  8. 2002

    13.6%
  9. 2003

    15.6%
  10. 2004

    17.2%
  1. May 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Lumpskie

    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    You could always make a tube bumper. Mine was $250 in materials and weighs under 50 lbs without the winch. I understand what your saying, though
     
  2. May 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Matt Starr

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  3. May 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    Taylor

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    Hell yeah. 2003's represent! Should be able to vote twice because I've got a 96 in the driveway as well :D
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM
    #44
    Trusso24

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  5. May 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    You can select multiple years ;)
     
  6. May 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    Taylor

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    Wish I had realized before I voted... :/
     
  7. May 21, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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    LukeBo4x4

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  8. May 21, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    RMAN808

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  9. May 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM
    #49
    BamaToy1997

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    I love my 97. I like the differences of the other trucks through the 1st generation, but hey, I got my 96 for a hell of a deal, and I wouldn't change a thing at this point. One thing I read that I wanted to mention, if you have a 1998 or newer, with the different style headlights, you cant just change out the grille and headlights to make it look like the 95-96, and 97 4x4. (the 97 2wd has the same style headlights and grille as the 98) The radiator core support is different as well, to allow for the different type of headlight. So you would also have to change it out as well. I don't remember the guy here on TW who did it, but he wanted to do this as well. He had a donor truck, or something similar, and changed out all of the parts. he had a REALLY good write up about it all.

    Those who are not familiar with the 97 don't know that the 97 was the first "transition" year where if you had a 2wd the front end looks like the newer style with the composite headlights, but the 4wd models still retained the sealed beam headlights and grille of the 95-96 model.
     
  10. May 21, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    STLHarry and Virginabound both did it.

    STHarry put a 95-97 grille/etc on his 01-04 (somewhat intensive)

    VB put a 95-97 grille/etc on his 98-00 and had to drill one hole in order to mount the driver headlight properly.
     
  11. May 21, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    I'm curious how VB got everything to properly line up and all for the grille and headlights since there is such a big difference. I will have to go see if I can find his thread for that.
     
  12. May 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Here's the thread where he was first doing it.

    Seems like his pics are missing though
     
  13. May 21, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    I just did some looking up on a few of the threads myself. Seems like a reverse switchover is pretty direct. The ones I had seen were those who wanted to take the older models (all 95-2wd 97) and put the newer style grille and lights. I can't find the specific thread, but there were some major hurdles the guy ran into. Perhaps retrofitting one way works easier than the other way? Not sure.
     
  14. May 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Yeah, you're probably thinking of STLHarry's swap.

    Converting from/to 95-97 to/from 01-04 is a lot more intensive and requires more parts for the swap.
     
  15. May 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    I gotta 01 but come on guys all first gens are better than second gens :D
     
  16. May 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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  17. May 21, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    Everyone's posting a year....but no PICS!?
     
  18. May 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    Bullshit. You poor fuckers all have ABS. 01 FTMFW.

    Edit: and a pic
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  19. May 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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    bpkrules

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    04 is best because its newer.
     
  20. May 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    You can keep your ABS and electronic throttle crapola...
     
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