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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. May 10, 2022 at 11:54 AM
    Kimosabe

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    I think it makes sense if trails are really muddy. It can really tear them up and then they have to be closed for repair. But I think it depends on multiple factors and comes down to using good judgement. I've gone during/after rain and no risk of damage.
    What really pisses me off is the trails here that have outlawed bikes, but allow horses or the multi-use trails that allow them. Much bigger impact and way more damaging. Not to mention the horse shit that's left behind, but I'm supposed to pick up after my dog that shit 200 yards off the trail. End of rant.
     
  2. May 10, 2022 at 11:57 AM
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    To get back to truck related stuff, has anyone drilled into the side of their bed? I bought 2 of these rails and I'm looking to rivnut them to the sides of the bed but am a little worried about how big the space is in there and don't want to go through the other side.
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  3. May 10, 2022 at 12:17 PM
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    Not sure I understand that part but our beds are approx 20 ga sheet metal. Zooming in on the 04-06 bed below might help ? The right side is minus top trim which might help determine.

    04 06 tundra bed.jpg
     
  4. May 10, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    Looking to add the rails here (in red), and it sounds like there's open space here, but wasn't sure if anyone has drilled into it?

    Inked04 06 tundra bed.jpg
     
  5. May 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    Ive drilled into areas on the sides of the bed like that. Added some wire holders and used self tapping screws to drill into the bed. Its probably like 1/16th inch thick and then a bit of open space before it reaches the outer bed metal. May not have explained that the best but hope it makes sense.

    I can double check when i get home but i think the space between the inner and outer metal is atleast an inch.
     
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  6. May 10, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    I put my coopers on in July of 18, and didn't check them till February this year. The all had about 20psi. Not bad I'd say. Guess I'm good to go another 3 1/2 years.
     
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  7. May 10, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    That's helpful. I'll try a small pilot hole and maybe this will be a good time to buy one of those unnecessary (but maybe justifiable) endoscopes or borescopes. Then I could take a look around and see if there's anything I need to worry about drilling into. And cuz I want another tool.
     
  8. May 10, 2022 at 6:14 PM
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    Can't you crawl under & look up? Other than the fender liner around the wheel - I think it's all open to below.
     
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  9. May 10, 2022 at 8:24 PM
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    It's good
    There's room. You won't drill though your bedside, but you might ding it when the drill bit pushes through the inner sheet metal. Run a bit stop or a heavy hand stop. Go slow, or fast but very light pressure with a stop in mind.
     
  10. May 10, 2022 at 10:11 PM
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    to be continued...
    20 feels ‘squishy’ to me on pavement. Pump those bad boys up to to 40 and I bet you’ll get at least 2-3 more MPG. I log the majority of my miles on the freeway, and I keep the E-rated 35’s @ 45psi. That’s the only way I can squeeze 13 mpg out of the gas guzzling bee-otch
     
  11. May 10, 2022 at 10:15 PM
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    to be continued...
    Could just pop out a taillight.
     
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  12. May 10, 2022 at 11:04 PM
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    to be continued...
    In preparation for an upcoming smog test, and because I had not yet done it, I removed and cleaned throttle-body and MAF sensor today. Inside of TB was coated in gunk. A lot of it. Truck seems to start quicker, throttle response is more lively. All good, except it seems to be idling higher. Well before I did this, I had planned on using a scanner to note several values to compare before and after. I also planned on taking pics. Fail and fail. What’s the high idle about? Anybody?
     
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  13. May 10, 2022 at 11:16 PM
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    Teset the computer? Maybe the IAC compensates for the gunk over time?
     
  14. May 11, 2022 at 4:17 AM
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    I've got the new 33s on now. They're at, well, whatever discount set them at. I haven't checked.
     
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    It simply needs to relearn since you have improved metered air properties….more air, ECU compensates by giving more fuel. Your RPM should be approx 1200 until warm and settle to approx 700 at idle(FSM lists 700 +- 50 RPM)….at least mine does. You can either reset ECU as @Sirfive suggested or put it in drive for 3-4 min, then add a load(AC on high, Temp and Fan) for 3-4 min. Since you have a scanner, take a look at your Short/Long Fuel trims. You’re experiencing normal results especially if it was as dirty as you describe.
     
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  16. May 11, 2022 at 5:34 AM
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    Did you pop off neg batt cable while doing the work?

    Should return to normal within a few dozen miles, if not, then I'd be worried.
     
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  17. May 11, 2022 at 5:34 AM
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    Yeah. What @BubbaW said.
     
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    Anyone ever messed with a gm 4.3 v6 that had the baffle on the throttle plate? I wonder if the tundra computer could learn to compensate with something like that. Reduced turbulence Or increased velocity at low throttle… i need a dyno.
     
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  20. May 11, 2022 at 3:03 PM
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    I’ve been eyeing something like this for while just having got around to trying it . I meant to ask you the other day too how that tire carrier you’ve got mounts.
     
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    You can't see all the way across because where the wheel well is it's welded together.

    That's a really good idea. I didn't think of accessing it that way. I'll give that a shot. Or I might just trust @alb1k and line it up and start drilling. I just got a set of step bits.
     
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    If you're not in a rush, I can try it out and report back. I found the rails on ebay for about $40 compared to the expensive Toyota brand ones.

    The tire carrier uses tension and wedges between the floor and the bedrail. When you tighten the wheel to the carrier it pulls it inward and keeps it from popping out. You have to be careful not to overtighten it to where it bends the bedrail.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0184K1JOI?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_87P49YD68R05WEMTV69J
     
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    When I installed @daveeasa 's tag light disable harness, I swear I could see the entire backside of the tail light housing from under the underside of the truck. Not sure how much you gain popping off the housing, but That would probably work.
     
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    I have plates. An entire day lost to the fridge ($0.01 spring) and dmv (smog, attempt 1, vin verification, weight attempt 1, weight success, final paperwork).

    it’s not so terrible when you go in expecting it’ll be painful.
     
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  25. May 11, 2022 at 4:33 PM
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    Also I have fox rear shocks. Tundra is now blocked on the squat. Not sure what the next step is with Deaver, probably needs a phone call since the email exchange has me wondering what to do.
     
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    You’d be able to see over the wheel well arch wouldn’t you?
     
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    You are fairly close to the top? Can you employ your thumb and index finger as a rough caliper for the outside distance? The void will be just under. Only thing to be aware of is you could run into some random bracing, but you can drill that as well if it happens.
     
  28. May 11, 2022 at 7:45 PM
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    True you can see the taillight from underneath and now that I think about it, when I pulled mine and screwed in the relay for the DIR harness there so I probably won’t be able to see much but I’ll check it out anyways.
     
  29. May 11, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    I'll look for a pic - I don't think you can see anything.

    not the angle we were looking for.

    3CD8F6B9-BBA6-4ECE-A47A-5D580AFE0FB4.jpg
     
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    to be continued...
    I posted that when I first started the truck after cleanup. It has since dropped back down close to normal. I had thought about a reset, but it never threw any codes, so fuggit. I did however notice a bump in my MPG’s today. Shoulda done that long ago.


    negative cable comes off for electrical work but I was just unplugging stuff. And always for welding sometimes.
     
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