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Your unique mod on the 1st Gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Desiel, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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    Installed a few more dash and shifter with superbright LED's. Also replaced my reverse bulbs with some bright ass LED's. [​IMG]$15 LUYED 2 X 1550 Lumens Extremely Bright Error Free 921 912 W16W 3030 24-EX Chipsets LED Bulbs Used For Backup Reverse Lights, Xenon White(Brightest backup light on the market)Reverse LED's on Amazon
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    Backup LEDs[​IMG]
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    The A/C control panel used 3x NEO4 from SuperBright Leds. The switches I used the same NEO4 bulbs x3 but modified them, write up here. On the dash I replaced all the red warning indicators except low fuel with[​IMG]$10 CCIYU 10 Pack Red T5/T4.7 Neo Wedge 3 SMD A/C Climate Control LED Light Bulbs 12V these from Amazon and the actual instrument cluster lights I used [​IMG]$11 194 LED Light bulb, Yorkim 2015 Newest, 5th Generation, Interior Lights for W5W 194 168 2825 T10 Wedge 5-smd 5050, Replacement and Reverse T10 White Bulbs(Pack of 10)-Redthese from Amazon they also work in the third brake light. For the shifter I used this one from Superbright.

    For the cup holders I drilled a 1/16 inch hole then glued a small white plastic spacer with an 1/8 hole in the center to the backside of cup holder. like this one, I picked them up at ACE hardware.

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    2 12volt [​IMG]$7 Honbay 50pcs Mixed Colour 5mm LEDs Pre Wired Light 12V 20cm Bulbred LED's like these from Amazon drilled the spacer just a little so bulbs fit snug. Wired them into the shifter light.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    2stroketrush

    2stroketrush Well-Known Member

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    This was @Mobtown Offroad first skid for a first Gen, but obviously made to fit with my ARB.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    Dunn_26

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    I wanna know the lift and tire size on this bad boy
     
  4. Mar 2, 2018 at 6:50 AM
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    ThatguyNick

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    3” toytec front Lite racing uppers Dakar’s 5100s Blah, blah
    3” toytec adjustables with light racing uca’s, Dakar leafs. 255/85/16”
     
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  5. Mar 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    tony2018

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    Man the rest of the background makes the red look so damn good...
     
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  6. Mar 5, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Skeletoy

    Skeletoy ARB Wanna-be

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    I installed my new OME rear springs today, and realized the shocks I was planning on using were not going to work....so, in order to have shocks on my truck today I scoured the the Monroe catalog in search of something that would work in the short term...

    FYI, Monroe PN 31131 will fit the rear of a first gen tacoma with 2-3" lift. Yes, they're cheap dogsh*t shocks but they fit for the most part. The worst bit was the undersized ID on the bushings (11/16th's instead of 3/4 or 19mm). I was able to grease em up and reef them onto the stock mounts though. One of the three O'Reilly's in town had two of them for $27.99 a pop. DONE!
     
  7. Mar 5, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    04doublecab

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    Btw Nick, I love your synthetic line on the winch..invisible.
     
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  8. Mar 10, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    D-ring tow hitch insert (red)
    Any chance you've done a write up on the steering wheel controls wiring? I've got all the controls, the steering wheel harness and clock spring and figured out which are the tx+ and tx- wires. Wired it up to the toy-lex adapter and pioneer radio and they are not talking for some reason. Maybe I need the harness between the clock spring and the factory radio? Would appreciate any help. (this is Dave again... sorry to nag but really stuck here.)
     
  9. Mar 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    vonellis

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    Some and some more
    Try this thread they might be able to help.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/steering-wheel-conversion-with-radio-controls.531152/
     
  10. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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    What brand of wheel control interface are you rumning? Does it plug into back of stereo with a tiny head phone jack?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    mechanicjon

    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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  12. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks for the tip on the backup LED lights. Damn, what a difference!!
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    mechanicjon

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    Like daylight now right?
     
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  14. Mar 13, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    Taco Addiction

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    Yeah man! Now you just need to invent the "back up light on when not backing up" mod so I can hook up my boat! LOL!

    No pressure my man!!
     
  15. Mar 13, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    plamore

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    Yes it has the mini jack... it is the Metra aswc-toy-lex. It's supposed to work with 99-03 sienna.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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    Thats friggen SWEET!!!!!
     
  17. Mar 15, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    Thank you!
     
  18. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Hey, Skeletoy, I'm in the same boat. The Bilstein F4-BE5-D559/560-TO's that came with my new OME CS019R springs aren't long enough by a good inch, before accounting for any drop. Right now I put the old Skyjackers back on. I sent pics but the vendor hasn't got back to me on why I'm so special. I think I've got all stock shock mount locations. Does this sound like your situation?
     
  19. Mar 20, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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    Skeletoy

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    I guess so. I didn't want to spend the $$ on the matching OME Nitrochargers for my taco's rear, so I scoured a Monroe catalog looking for shocks that were as close as possible in compressed and extended length, with bushings that were also close. The PN I give in my post above is the closest I could come up with (I think the application was 70's/80's/early 90's dodge fullsize 4x4 truck front shocks). The bushings were a little tough to jam on the stock mounts since they're 11/16ths ID instead of 3/4".

    They ride good enough for me. My opinion has always been to spend money on springs instead of shocks...i figure good $$ springs will ride well regardless of what shocks are on them. Really $$ shocks won't make up for cheap, stiff, low quality springs.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    did this a week or so ago, but I swapped out my 97s 60/40 hard as a rock bench seat setup for a 2002 bucket seat setup, even scored a center console with real cupholders!

    Before:


    After:


     
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