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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vwwrench, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    vwwrench

    vwwrench [OP] New Member

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    Adjustable Bilstien coil overs from Downey Offroad (RIP) in front to level it out, JBA Titanium headers, K&N fresh air intake system, Bilstien shocks in the rear, Air Ride load control on rear leaf springs.
    I've been a Toyota owner for a long time. I am a Certified wrench on just about anything with tires or tracks. The issue with the lower ball joints is real concern, I haven't had any symptoms or popping or squeaking but it's time to change the lowers. 126000 miles with no problems but I have actually witnessed a guy pulling out of a driveway and BANG, I heard the noise and looked just as it hit the ground on the left front. Also another truck on the side of the road listing to one side. I just happened to search some info on Ball Joint Issues and ended up here. I'm at the age where if I break it I have to pay for so I'm not hard on my vehicles. Right after I bought it new in 02 I purchased some Adjustable Bilstiens to level it out on the front. Haven't had any problems. I won a complete Fresh Air intake system from K&N, so that's on there along with some JBA Titanium replacement headers (great quality). I just ordered new lower B joints and will put them on when they show up. I bought MOOG, I have used a lot parts in my career and always found their quality second to none. Thanks for listening, glad I found the site. By the way, I'm really surprised at the difficulty people are having with the recalls and such lousy dealer response. Toyota (used to) pride themselves on taking care of any problems. I guess not so much now days.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome!
     
  3. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Yes you do see alot of those 1st gen Tundras with a front wheel sideways on the ground. Saw one myself in the middle of a parking lot about a month ago or so.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    vwwrench

    vwwrench [OP] New Member

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    Adjustable Bilstien coil overs from Downey Offroad (RIP) in front to level it out, JBA Titanium headers, K&N fresh air intake system, Bilstien shocks in the rear, Air Ride load control on rear leaf springs.
    Thanks to you all for creating such an informative site for Tundra owners
     
  5. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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    vwwrench

    vwwrench [OP] New Member

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    Adjustable Bilstien coil overs from Downey Offroad (RIP) in front to level it out, JBA Titanium headers, K&N fresh air intake system, Bilstien shocks in the rear, Air Ride load control on rear leaf springs.
    I've kept the issue in mind for sometime, I have to go out of town to San Diego Friday and after reading all of the horror stories you can bet I'll ready to grab the wheel and hit the brakes in a hurry. Can't wait for the new ones, Whew!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    Welcome to the fourm from W Va congrats
     
  9. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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  10. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:59 PM
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  11. Jan 11, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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  12. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Sushi, and Teslas Staff Member

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  13. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    831Tun

    831Tun heartless Bastrd

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    Welcome Bill.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    thumper7799 Bad Girls Drive Bad Toys!

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    Welcome from San Antonio, Texas!
     
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    welcome !
     
  16. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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  17. Jan 11, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY No Complaints

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    Hey Bill......welcome from San Diego.
     

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