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1st Gen. Lunch Table - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by NUDRAT, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Jul 21, 2023 at 3:42 AM
    FirstGenVol

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    We still idolize him here.

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  2. Jul 21, 2023 at 4:42 AM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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  3. Jul 21, 2023 at 5:12 AM
    Jack McCarthy

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    x2 on the Moogs. I did mine a while back; easy peasy; just don't twist the steering rack in the process of tightening the new tie rod onto it with a pipe wrench.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2023 at 5:44 AM
    shifty`

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    I think tie rods are one of those there's universal agreement on being OK. https://www.tundras.com/threads/corner-of-shame-oem-minus-or-plus.122591/
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2023 at 6:13 AM
    FirstGenVol

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    You have to get an alignment after doing the inner tie rods or no?
     
  6. Jul 21, 2023 at 6:24 AM
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    I never did; maybe I should have but I don't recall it having a drastic effect on my tire wear.

    I do advise getting an ultra thin crescent wrench to hold the steering rack in place while you loosen or tighten the new tie rod onto it. There's a small flat spot on the steering rack adjacent to where the inner tie rod attaches and you can hold it from there. Maybe about 1/4" thin or slightly larger. Trick is finding one where the jaws open that wide.
     
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  7. Jul 21, 2023 at 7:00 AM
    Sunnier

    Sunnier Pity the warrior that slays all his foes

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    I don't feel comfortable that they'd all do this correctly. There are 2 I had zero doubts about. But after seeing the quotes from one, I have trust issues.

    So that leaves one, or I can meet and greet 'til I find another shop with truck photos everywhere and customer ratings supporting good service.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2023 at 7:09 AM
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    Or... get some gear marking compound & hop into the deep end. I dont know how the solid bushings work, but crush bushings on a diff that comes out like ours would be easy breezy getting proper engagement on a workbench.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2023 at 8:11 AM
    Sunnier

    Sunnier Pity the warrior that slays all his foes

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    This morning I worked through pics of a gear install that Brent shared. It was pretty far outside of my "stretch" zone.

    I'm considering Rusty's suggestion that I pull out everything and deliver it to a shop off the truck. But I don't have a flat place to jack, stand, and store the truck, so probably not.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2023 at 8:41 AM
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    Luckily i've got these handy dandy inspection 'windows' it's just a little play in the rack.

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    Holding the driver tire in my legs i can feel the play. Felt tight with the wheels off, but at the tire circumference it's 1/4-3/8" play. Doesnt rattle, it'll be fine. Planned to replace steering bushings & tre's, and maybe the rag joint when i do the suspension.

    now to close the windows...
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:00 AM
    shifty`

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    Meh, just throw some black duct tape around it, it'll be fine.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:18 AM
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    I think a lot of the play comes from the rag joint or the rubber coupler plate. I get tons of bump steer while off road
     
  13. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:18 AM
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    Should i get silicon bellows?

    & cool to know the steering stays unlocked if the key is left in the ignition.
     
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  14. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:20 AM
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    Is bump steer where you can feel it in the steering wheel? I get that off-road.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:23 AM
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    Bump steer is actually a product of the tie rods and control arms not being parrallel, like the amount the tire steers through the suspension stroke. Those thing you feel in the steering wheel are just bumps. The play of the linkage while the steering wheel is locked is wear.
     
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    Good as new.
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    What the hell kinda texture paint is that thur?
     
  18. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:36 AM
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    krylon truck bed coating. I'm out of flat black.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2023 at 9:41 AM
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    I have a $25 gift card from Mobil1, pre-paid Visa card, can buy anything I want. What are some things I should spend it on?
     
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    Beer then
     
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    It's a virtual card though, so not something I can carry into a store.

    I think I might get these. I need some magnetic portable lights. Garage is dark af.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088D8DMXQ/

    EDIT: Meh, maybe not. "works well ... for a hour or so (at high) wouldn't use it for long term"
     
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    shifty`

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    I like the way you think! (But I don't know any places around here who do that)

    I'm also on Doxycycline right now.
     
  26. Jul 21, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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    Good pics and info over at gearinstalls.com

    You could always buy a spare 3rd & front diff and have those built.

    Put that $25 towards an Icon light at harbor freight. Natural white LED and it lasts like 10-12 hours on it's 'low' setting, which is plenty bright.
     
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    Lowball this guy.

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  29. Jul 21, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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    shifty` He Switched From Rum to Whiskey

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    Awesome, same light available on the 'ol fleaBay with free shipping for ~$20 less. I got it for $38.10.

    But I didn't end up using the damn card. They make you sign up for some shit with lots of legal jargon, so I passed it. I'm happy to cough up my code from Mobil1 if you or anyone else cares about their privacy from marketing folks slightly less than I do. Will cough up the link, along with a screencap of the email so you know I'm not full of shit.
     
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    Oh, and if anyone else is looking, I got the top one, but there's still a couple more in the low 40s w/free shipping...

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