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1st Gen. Lunch Table - General Discussion

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

  1. May 3, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    Festerw

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    I had 4 XJs in the family and honestly if they didn't rust all to hell here I'd probably still be driving one. My 98 was looking at its 4th set of rockers when I sold it. My parents 99 had a little over 300k on it when they traded it.
     
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    I also had a couple XJs when I was younger. Straight six was bomb proof and I got plenty of use/abuse out of both before I moved on.
     
  3. May 3, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    The one I currently have will be my 2nd. I think my love for them was either broken by current engine issues or it was mostly nostalgia. There are just other vehicles that do what they do, but better in many ways. I didn't want an ifs vehicle so I wouldn't be tempted to build another suspension. I think I'd rather build 1 4wd front suspension than build two jeep strokers. Lesson learned. Ish.
     
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  4. May 3, 2021 at 6:01 PM
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    Understandable. Worst I ever had to do was the AW4 NSS switch. What a pain in the ass that was.
     
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  5. May 3, 2021 at 6:52 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    Taking the doors off the tj only takes about 30 seconds. I have to give it to the jeep because of that. I only want that about 3 days a year though. In real life I want my double cab. Much more versatile.
     
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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    and safer if you get T-boned
     
  7. May 3, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    KarmaKannon

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    I remember it being easy, but I was young and dumb. When our gx threw a code for the range sensor I was thinking I hope it isn't a pain.


    I need to wax my truck with the mcguire's ceramic wax again. I did it last fall and it needs it again. I did the gx460 last weekend and it looks nice. It sprinkled today and the water beaded like a boss on the hood. I gently wiped the drops off and it still looks clean. Smells good too.

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  8. May 3, 2021 at 7:16 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    My top choices for an off road vehicle other than a jeep would be a 3rd gen 4runner or a first gen taco with 33s or so and a locker. That would do most of our trails. I would also consider an 80 series. It is straight up jumanji around here so paint on any off road vehicle looks terrible.
     
  9. May 3, 2021 at 7:23 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    Have you tried any other ceramic products? I'm 8n the market for something new and I can't decide. I
     
  10. May 3, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    No just that one. I used some other waxes before that, but the mcguire's ceramic seems to last pretty well. My truck still looks like it has wax on it from 6 months ago. It doesn't look amazing, but it seems to still have some wax on there. It had goods reviews on big gurl and wasn't too expensive. That was why I tried it.
     
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  11. May 3, 2021 at 9:09 PM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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  12. May 4, 2021 at 3:41 AM
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    I'm sure it's easier in Utah :rofl: 15 years of dirt and rust is what made it difficult. Couple that with the fact it's plastic so you can't pry on it made it unpleasant.
     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 4:06 AM
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    Does anybody think something like this would be good for a pink milkshake mitigation effort? I'm thinking using a heat transfer like this and running an external cooler. Thought? https://www.ebay.com/itm/3x7-5-Braz...Brackets-MPT-BSP-FPT-Ports-/233571922990?var=


    True. Then again that was 10 or so years ago and today that same jeep would be hard to change. We have salt, but we are fortunate enough to not have every winter actually be a winter. Some years we just get little storms and some years you drive in the muck for months. Last season was light and barely rusted my sliders that had chipped and exposed bare metal. As long as the mountains do good, we are alright.
     
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  14. May 4, 2021 at 5:28 AM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    I vote you build a truck shower instead. I have one setting here waiting for me to get it done.

    Is pink milk shake an issue for the 4.7? I feel like the issue was overblown in the 3.4, but maybe not.
     
  15. May 4, 2021 at 5:29 AM
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  16. May 4, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    Looks similar to the one I got off big gurl. Good price though. Just wish someone made a tap signal relay that's under $40. It's a tough sell for me to buy a $55-60 smarttap.
    I would do a shower if I had a bumper mounted tire carrier. I think the factory spare tire area looks good for a water tank.
     
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  17. May 4, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    I honestly love the smart tap my man. Forgetting to turn off the signal after a Lan change is a thing of the past.

    If you watch any of my videos ever then you know I change lanes frequently.
     
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  18. May 4, 2021 at 5:40 AM
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    chrisb scumbag

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    I have that little grey money sponge...I try to keep the truck/suv reasonable.
    Try being the operative in that sentence.

    Little grey car beats on a body pretty well. The long wheelbase of the Tundra is very nice for freeway use.

    Yeah, I feel you on the big engine build gone awry. I once built a big dollar stroker M20 for a BMW e30...and never even installed it. I included it in a deal that traded that car for a different one. To say it was a poor financial decision would be a sizable understatement.
     
  19. May 4, 2021 at 5:48 AM
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    Following up on this post from yesterday.

    I looked at the white TJ. It was about $5k rougher than pictured/priced. I didn't bother starting it or driving it. Hard pass in ~60 seconds.
    Next to it was a white 2dr JK with ~53k miles. Super clean, 35s, bumpers, full size spare, bunch of lights on it, leather(esque?) interior. I drove that.

    Here's what I learned. I don't want to daily drive any Jeep. I have had 3 XJs in the past and I hated them all. I had a 3rd gen T4R that I loved, but it was slow as a MFer...and I hated that.
    The Tundra is pretty close to perfect, save it being a bit larger than I prefer my vehicles.
    So I talked with my beautiful wife and at this time, I'm just going to double-down on the Tundra and actually start modifying it to my taste/needs.

    So if anyone has any SCS F5s in 17x9 (3.5BS) let a guy know.
     
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    It does look awesome. Luckily for me the tundra signal arm doesn't need to be pushed all the way to make the lights work. I usually do my own smart tap by just holding it for 2-5 signals.
     
  21. May 4, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Yeah. I’ve become so used to this Lane Change Technique that a Smaht Tap would mess me up.
     
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    BubbaW FAA Tweaker

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    Used Tundra for appliance store run in hopes of fixing boss ladies fridge. Freezer fine, Fridge not so much. Evap fan not running.

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    so I just sold my old tire/wheel setup and noticed after the buyer pointed it out some serious tire cupping issues on two of the tires. I know that my alignment was checked a while back and good to go but I'm worried about my new tires and don't wanna mess them up. I don't think it had to due with two bent rims so I'm assuming my lower/upper controls arm bushings are to blame as I have new strut tops and shocks within the last 10K miles. These tires only had 9,000 miles on them and were rotated once already but the shop didn't say anything to me then. 209K miles on the truck so I think lower/upper arms are a good idea anyways? Any other advice techs?

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    oh and I have new inner/outer tie rods
     
  24. May 4, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    Yeah. My tired front end was gnar gnar on tires. Rebuild and tires are wearing smooovv.
     
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    @empty_lord, I'm assembling my overhaul components list for the Tundra.
    I intend to replace the bushings in the LCAs.
    How awful of a job am I setting myself up for?
    I have a press and a welder and a whole host of tools. I feel like I've read somewhere that it's nearly impossible, but I have a long list and need to spend carefully.
    Any input/advice here?
     
  26. May 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Agony or Pleasure?

    Agony is pressing the bushings plus $$$ for them.

    Pleasure is buying new LCA and plug and play after Agony to cut off the old ones. :rofl:
     
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  27. May 4, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Some guys do it with the bottle jack in the truck.. I’ll have to find the post


    Personally I went with arms from Napa... they’ve been fine. Granted the old ones were bent
     
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  28. May 4, 2021 at 2:43 PM
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    Agony is having to cut out the old frozen alignment bolt hardware with a sawzall and the wrong cutting blades only to switch over to diamond coated blades because you’re making no progress. Been there, done that.
     
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