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1st Gen. Lunch Table - General Discussion

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

  1. Feb 25, 2021 at 5:12 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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  2. Feb 25, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    Start with the basics.
    Welcome to Toyota Owners
    create an account & learn about your truck.

    then; lube the zerk fittings, be sure all your fluids are fresh. See if your rear diff breather is working - probably full of grit by now, & while you're working with it might as well do a relocation to higher ground. Don't forget to change your diff fluid front & rear. Is your p-brake cable tidy or drooping? Your accelerator cable probably needs a slight tightening by now to smooth out your acceleration...

    When's the last time your timing belt was changed?

    So many cool add on's - but get to a good solid base line first. Light bars & suspension upgrades are useless when your timing belt snaps.
    Save a lot of chasing your tail later on. Nice looking rig, welcome & good luck w/ it.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2021 at 6:08 AM
    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Welcome to the forum! that is a nice truck you got there. I would say these trucks with mods will compete with a stock or lightly modded XJ for sure.

    for these trucks, there are kind of 3 different stages you can go. Cheap, medium, and full on long travel race truck.


    cheaply modded is some 2" shocks and springs up front (Bilstien 5100/eibach/OME), 2" shocks and an add a leaf or a lift block in the rear, and maybe some minor armor.


    My truck is a good example of a cheap truck. Here is my build thread.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/the-1100-tundra-build.32740/


    A Mid-tier truck will have higher-end 2" or 2.5" coilers in the front, and nice AAL or Deaver/Archive increased travel leaf packs in the rear. people a lot of times start adding lockers and high-clearance bumpers and skid plates at this point.

    Good examples of a mid-tier truck would be @FirstGenVol, @imDementeD and @Casper421 @alee891

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/02-daily-driver-weekend-camping-rig.47777/

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/2003-supercharged-tundra-4x4.48525/

    06 Adventure Rig Build

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/alee891s-phantom-gray-build-on-35s.71769/

    If you wanna get crazy, pick up some ideas from these guys. they've done a lot of work to make their trucks more capable, but with this comes more money.
    @Sunnier @AL_TUNDY



    https://www.tundras.com/threads/lon...ld-papasmurf-sunnier-build-a-first-gen.44398/

    The Life and Chronicles of "AL TUNDY " 1st Gen Long Travel 4x4
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    2018 SR5 - Bolo Mark XX - Unit DNE of the Line. "Denny" 2000 SR5 - Large. Green. Battered. Powerful. Japanese. ROARS... Gojira!
    I've been trying to find a pair of straps I like but without any luck so far. My 60-year-old Mark 1 eyeballs need, alas, a separate pair of reading glasses, and sticking one ear in my t-shirt or sweatshirt is just BEGGING for them to fall out when I lean over something.

    Do you have any particular straps, or maybe a chain or "librarian" style cord you like? I don't really care how "uncool" they may look, only that they work well. (I've long since stopped worrying about anyone else's opinion (other than my wife's!) on what I wear or look like; for example, most other Gold Wing riders don't wear leather jacket or chaps but fabric riding suits and give me funny looks at my vest, jacket and chaps. Too bad for them.)
     
  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 7:10 AM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Touring the gas stations of CA/AZ via dirt trails

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    I only need glasses for the sun currently so I don't have too much experience with librarian-style products. This is what I use, I just wanted something that floats and was cheap so no big deal if I lost it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JGCJ6S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

    The strap can kind of interfere and rub against my skin with long hair and a collared shirt but it's not too bad. They've met my expectations - they float and do a great job of staying on the glasses. They are on the smaller side in length and are not adjustable. I probably look like a huge dork with them around the neck while inside but I really don't care how others view my style just like you.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 9:13 AM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    I have Spy goggles, they are polarized and on the lighter side of grey. I want to pick up a pair of amber ones, my friend let me try his on and if conditions are a little foggy they seem to help. On days like that I tend to not wear goggles unless I'm on the lift. I also need some for night runs, not sure if amber is good there or just clear.
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    chrisb scumbag

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    I like my polarized RayBan aviators for living and driving.
    I have chromapop (idk, it's forkin pink with an amber flip) lenses in my glasses for riding the MTB. They're great for the bike since I'm in and out of direct sunlight and shaded woods. Easy on the eyes in either condition and without the gnarly lag when transitioning from one to the other.
    My goggles have the same chromapop lens, but I haven't used them on any snow. Only muddy trails.
     
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  8. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    I really want to get prescription sunglasses for driving. That would be sick.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:37 AM
    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    In the woods
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    Amber for cloudy low light, clear for night.
     
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  10. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:54 AM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    Thats what I figured, I'll be on the lookout for off season deals this year. Missed the last two seasons because my wife couldn't go.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2021 at 11:57 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    My "professional grade" master cylinder has arrived. Made in Taiwan.

    0225211455_HDR.jpg
     
  12. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    Pucks18 Panic mode

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    Been about a year and two months since I figured out I have a bad pinion bearing in my rear axle. All is still well, I've driven the truck about 11,000 miles and the sound hasn't gotten worse or better obviously. I guess I'm just gonna keep dealing with it! Haha
     
  13. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    2018 SR5 - Bolo Mark XX - Unit DNE of the Line. "Denny" 2000 SR5 - Large. Green. Battered. Powerful. Japanese. ROARS... Gojira!
    Good grief. I've been planning on selling my 2000 Access Cab, so I finally got around to looking at KBB. 222K and I can only call it fair condition - and it's between $2600 and $5K??? Now... factor in that it's got a RediPlow mounted and has both new off-road tires AND a new set of Blizzaks with 2000 miles on them... Good grief.
     
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  14. Feb 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    I have a story about Chaps that had Holes in the Rears that I’ll save for another day. Costa makes a good glasses wire that attach via rubber tubing into the ear arm.
     
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  15. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Here's a discount code for cover craft.

    Not sure if they make anything for our FGTs because I can't get the website to load. :rolleyes:

    Figured I'd share anyways. Thanks to @HBTundra
     
  16. Feb 25, 2021 at 2:11 PM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat

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    I’ve had good luck with “chums” holders
     
  17. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:39 PM
    Darkness

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    Not quite Chinese I guess, it will work though. From my experience Raybestos usually has decent parts.
     
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  18. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:49 PM
    Darkness

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    Hi new guy, nice truck!

    You can't do a lift spindle with 4wd, we can cross that out.

    If you want to run a bigger tire, the biggest without major headaches will be a 33. Either the skinny 255/85/16 (roughly 33x10) or the chubby 285/75/16 (roughly 33x11.25). If you are gonna run the 285 series you might want to run 1.25 or 1.5 spacers, or buy wheels with 4" backspace and 8" width.

    You'll probably want a little bit of lift up front. With 4wd the general consensus is don't go more than +2" so your cv joints stay happy. This can be done with shocks that move your coil further up the shock or with fancy coilovers. You may also want aftermarket upper arms to go with those.

    Moat other vehicles leave some good horsepower on the table that can be unlocked with a few mods and a tune. These trucks are not that way, there isn't a lot to gain for power. Leave it alone or get headers and a muffler you like.

    As far as brakes go, get yours in tip top working order before you start looking to upgrade. Most who experience weak brakes either need fluid bled, need new pads, or need the rears adjusted, or need all 3. There are brake upgrades out there but if any of these things are out of whack its not money well spent.

    Check out the threads posted, you'll see a lot there. Welcome.
     
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    bmc02 New Member

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    came across this post from few months back. I'm doing the wheelers progressive AAL kit soon. Did you have to cut off the rear factory spring clip? seems to be a fairly common issue from Tacoma world. Just doing a quick look it appears I will have to as well.

    Also do you know how much lift you got? I don't see how it will lift anywhere near 1.5". Thinking I'll leave my overload leaf in. Just trying to go into it as prepared as possible.
     
  21. Feb 25, 2021 at 6:12 PM
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    My 2006 Turned 60 today . . . :muscleflexing:
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  22. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    Sirfive Bellerophon

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    Thanks! I really enjoy the forum. To the interested, the timing belt, tires, and paint are pretty fresh.

    i loaded about 1000 lbs of lumber, the 4 speed likes to hold gears, and i experienced speed wobble, which i believed to be a solid axle trait. But its only happened once and quit after stopping and shifting to park. Bushings?

    when i get home next week i have some fresh newer bilsteins and leafsprings, and ive got the equivilent of an ‘04 2wd sequoia to rob some parts from. I’ll do the fluids and hunt an oil leak, but the rear axle posi fluid is less than a year old.

    Another thought is a plate bumper. Do 100 lb bumpers sag? 200 lb bumpers? Is the chassis comfortable with a winch? For all intents and purposes it looks like its a tacoma xl.
     
  23. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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    2000 Tundra. What are the options here? Can it be temporarily fixed with a clamp? Can it be welded (again?) or does it need all new pipes?

    My younger brother got this truck from our grandfather and I'm trying to help :confused:

    Thanks a bunch,
    Milton


     
  24. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:24 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    you know you did good when the light color interior isnt dirty and there were no leftover bolts.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  25. Feb 25, 2021 at 10:25 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    proper fix that will last a long while is probably $!00 at an exhaust shop to weld a new y pipe in
     
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  27. Feb 26, 2021 at 1:50 AM
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    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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  29. Feb 26, 2021 at 3:53 AM
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    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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  30. Feb 26, 2021 at 3:57 AM
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    We’ve already been invaded. They got inside the wire without a shot. Nothing to see here so move along and continue to talk about your guns. Your boy Turtle has to go.
     

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