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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Mar 15, 2022 at 9:38 AM
    tokolosh

    tokolosh Serial procrastinator

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    I was just about to post up about center bearing and u-joints. Is the general consensus to go OEM as with the LBJ's or are the aftermarket options equivalent or better in this case? Big price difference lol
     
  2. Mar 15, 2022 at 9:40 AM
    rock climber

    rock climber New Member

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    Spicer is OEM on u joint and carrier bearing so you're good to go
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2022 at 10:06 AM
    CodyP

    CodyP Such a n00b

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    Is Serra the new online dealer for orders? That mean cool springs and McGregor No hood anymore? I’ve been using the dealer parts program from my local dealer recently.
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2022 at 10:31 AM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Terrible decision maker. Questionable trail fixer.

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  5. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:03 AM
    tokolosh

    tokolosh Serial procrastinator

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    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:16 AM
    Durk2

    Durk2 New Member

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    Just figured I’d post here and do a small introduction as I’m new here. I’m Colin, I live in Montana with my wife and 3 dogs. We love the outdoors and checking out new places in our Toyotas I actually drive a 05 GX 470 and my wife drives the tundra but I work on the truck so it’s kinda mine too. I look forward to being apart of the community! Here’s my tundra in question

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  7. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:20 AM
    805Tundra

    805Tundra New Member

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    Welcome! good looking truck
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:21 AM
    oscardog86

    oscardog86 New Member

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    I think you forgot to post your question? haha

    Also, welcome! I found this forum when i bought my truck 3 years ago and love the wealth of information and help everybody contributes here.

    Edit: I misread your "tundra in question" statement as having a tundra question, haha. Nevermind my first statement
     
  9. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:25 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Serra has two dealerships. I usually use Serra Toyota of Decatur, Eric has been pretty solid, but both Decatur AL and the Birmingham AL dealerships give the same discount through their parts site, offer zero tax sales, and free shipping over $75. Those are the big money-saver perks, just the lack of tax alone shaves off, what, 6-7%?

    I personally prefer the personalized attention Roman @ Cool Springs offered, but I don't think you can order from them anymore directly, I heard they moved it all to Facebook or something? I dunno, I missed that wagon. While they weren't available, I found Serra.

    McGregor or McGeorge or whatever ... they have two different parts pages, each one has different discounts, but they charge tax, and I'd heard others were paying a lot for shipping, so ... I dunno. You pick whatever you want, I'm sticking w/Serra of Decatur myself.
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:29 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Radiator cap?
    Gas cap?
    The cowl clips that tend to leak? (you really only need one, there's 6 or 8 total: 9008018055)

    Any plastics messed up around the exterior or plastic interior parts like climate control knobs, maybe your tag light assemblies?
     
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  11. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:37 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol "Fake Wrencher"

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    I ended up getting gas caps for both vehicles, air filters, oil filters and some crush washers for the Rav4. How the hell are cabin air filters way more than an engine air filter?
    Anyways, great sale and you have to love the free shipping.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2022 at 11:46 AM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    I just relocated the stock resi when I did all my front end work cuz I didn’t like seein it hangin down like that. Felt like my jewels were exposed.
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  13. Mar 15, 2022 at 12:01 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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    Um. Psst. Your, uh, username. If your nuts are rusty, I think your jewels may already be exposed.
     
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  14. Mar 15, 2022 at 12:01 PM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    Another trick you may consider that I turn to often, is to cut a slot in the bolt with a dremel or whatever works for you. Then use the largest flathead/slotted driver tip possible with a cordless impact, just make sure that you push hard into it so it doesn’t slip, and don’t use a cheap china made tip that’ll break off. Even if the bolt was snapped off flush, you can still cut into it with a small dremel disc. I’ll even overcut a bit into the casing to get a deeper slot. The deeper the better. Of course you still want to soak it with penetrant prior to this. Also, cutting the slot into the bolt heats it up for ya, (bonus) so be ready with the impact.
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2022 at 12:02 PM
    Kimosabe

    Kimosabe Slacker

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  16. Mar 15, 2022 at 12:13 PM
    Festerw

    Festerw New Member

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    There was some sort of thing with them not doing online parts ordering for awhile but @Roman has been back on the site for a little while.
     
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  17. Mar 15, 2022 at 3:07 PM
    5N0W808

    5N0W808 Master Debater

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    welcome. yall have great taste
     
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  18. Mar 15, 2022 at 6:27 PM
    KingSequioa007

    KingSequioa007 Dreaming of URD S/C

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    Current mods: AFE Cold air intake, AFE TB Spacer,JBA Long tube headers, DD full cat back race exhaust, pedal commander pedal controller, URD MAF Calibrator tuned by Mike @ Autowave, DD 12 hole 320CC injectors, R9K ECU reflash,Solid Off road mounts. Future upgrades: 4.8 gears and LSD, ,long travel kit.
    Welcome! Long live Big Sky Country!
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2022 at 6:29 PM
    KingSequioa007

    KingSequioa007 Dreaming of URD S/C

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    Current mods: AFE Cold air intake, AFE TB Spacer,JBA Long tube headers, DD full cat back race exhaust, pedal commander pedal controller, URD MAF Calibrator tuned by Mike @ Autowave, DD 12 hole 320CC injectors, R9K ECU reflash,Solid Off road mounts. Future upgrades: 4.8 gears and LSD, ,long travel kit.
    Anyone get ahold of DAP Tuning this year? Ive been calling daily and emailed 3 times and no answers at all. I'm starting to lose some hope. I'm really interested in his 4.7 tune, and have my spare ECU ready to ship to him.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2022 at 7:26 PM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    :duh::cheers::rofl:
     
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  21. Mar 15, 2022 at 7:39 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    It's good
    That reminds me - I damn near took pictures of the skid row setup that has worked for me, bushing and noise. Eventually.
     
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  22. Mar 15, 2022 at 8:09 PM
    Rheywood456

    Rheywood456 New Member

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    Time for a little refresh.

    My spray paint is going on 6 years now. Clear coat is donezo. Going to go with a wrap this time around. Will also throw a coat of paint on the rack and call it good.

    Camping weather is arriving finally!!! Got to get out a few times before baby #2 arrives end of May…

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  23. Mar 16, 2022 at 4:10 AM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    So where are we getting our LBJs from now? Coolsprings? McGregor? Serra?
     
  24. Mar 16, 2022 at 4:13 AM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    I think I got mine from Serra
     
  25. Mar 16, 2022 at 5:01 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol "Fake Wrencher"

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    If the sale is still going on, Serra had them for a great deal when I looked Monday. Free shipping over $75 too and somehow no sales tax.
     
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  26. Mar 16, 2022 at 5:16 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Jaylon Wennings

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  27. Mar 16, 2022 at 5:47 AM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    WTF is this? Where's the right one? Why do I suck at the internet?

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  28. Mar 16, 2022 at 5:55 AM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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  29. Mar 16, 2022 at 6:30 AM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Terrible decision maker. Questionable trail fixer.

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    I would try to put the items in your cart on Serra's site and go to checkout then enter your VIN. Try the $68 one first.

    Do you know what size head your LBJ bolts have?
     
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  30. Mar 16, 2022 at 6:38 AM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I don't remember. Either 14 or 17. I do however, since we like pics so much, have a pic of them laying on the ground.

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