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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 21, 2022 at 10:11 PM
    daveeasa

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    Yeah but f him for telling me my squatty truck is below zero :)
     
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  2. May 21, 2022 at 10:14 PM
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    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    That's fine. I'll just pick you up. I have time because I'm lucky, and I'm also working my way into retirement. May has been especially productive as I've had two ear surgeries, which make me feel like I'm underwater, but I'll probably be working again next week.
     
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  3. May 21, 2022 at 10:26 PM
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    Technically if you came solo we could all fit in your ridge line, but the wife won’t allow the dog to travel without a shell and I wouldn’t want a bunch of fur all over your sweet ride. Plus I want to bring bikes.

    The Tacoma will suffice unless the wife wants in and forces the minivan. We shall see. The Tacoma is capable, but I really should have shell lighting for camping. Very doable though as the Switch-Pros is begging to be used and if there is one thing I have in spades it’s wire.
     
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  4. May 21, 2022 at 10:27 PM
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    I’d rather bring the Tundra because it’d be more fun to learn about it and maybe even have you guys drive it and tell me what else to do.
     
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  5. May 21, 2022 at 10:33 PM
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    Ok, since I have several dozen items on my list, now that I’ve tackled a few security issues, I have two options:

    1. Continue focusing on stuff that’s already on the truck but not finished / not complete.
    2. Focus on clearing big parts to make room.

    I’m split on what makes the most sense. Technically the biggest box right now is the bushwhacked fender flares. Then the side mirrors.

    However, the passenger headlight keeps popping out of its retaining rod and that’s a legit concern. Plus I think I’m ready to retire the clear corners for good and install the OEM ones. So focusing on the headlights could make sense.

    Alternatively, the Gentex harness would be a nice functional gain, temp would be welcome and hopefully I can retire the garage opener.

    Usability-wise, the front camera would be really nice to have. But I suspect I’ll wait until we know for sure what’s happening with the teq grilles.

    So, yeah, hmm. What to do, what to do.
     
  6. May 21, 2022 at 10:38 PM
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    It's stressful to have parts on and not finished to me. I lost a light and also moved my rack back and need to clean up the wiring. I'm on that tomorrow - easy stuff. Big stuff needs mindset and time.
     
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  7. May 21, 2022 at 10:47 PM
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    Functionality wise, alignment, leaf arch and front bumper are probably the big items. But for stuff I can do myself it’s tough to pick the best ROI.

    maybe door sill protectors? Lol :)
     
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  8. May 22, 2022 at 3:48 AM
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    Hi, is that mat still available at Amazon, I couldn't find anything similar...
     
  9. May 22, 2022 at 10:54 AM
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    There's an app for that, actually lots. right now, I've got 11 of 26 satellites. talk about triangulation.
     
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  10. May 22, 2022 at 11:26 AM
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    is what to do.
     
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  11. May 22, 2022 at 11:41 AM
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    You guys have favorites? I checked with waze to see it reading 5-10 high which doesn't bother me too much b/c I'm good with driving this truck on the road grampa style, especially before alignment.

    My yellowbox is one of the items lost due to fraudulent mail forwarding, haven't yet ponied up for a 2nd purchase yet, clinging to some hope that maybe I get it back somehow but USPS said consider it gone.
     
  12. May 22, 2022 at 5:18 PM
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    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    Shit wasn't easy. A lesser man would have thrown away the "out" light after bench testing. I did not believe the LED quit. Morimoto sucks with QC and design. But I fixed it, after hours of work...
     
  13. May 22, 2022 at 5:20 PM
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    I play with several, the one I'm using now has a simple speedo. Or I use that drag race one which is cool, told me my top speed in the desert when I could not be looking.
     
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  14. May 22, 2022 at 5:21 PM
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    Finished the passenger side O2 sensors today. I did the driver side a couple of weeks ago because that side was throwing a code.

    A few tips for anyone who hasn’t done it. The passenger side front is the hardest. Getting that stupid plug unplugged took me 2 hrs. Please don’t laugh. Driver side rear I was able to hammer on a smaller wrong size socket to get the rusted nut off. No bueno on the passenger side rear. No socket size would grab or it was too small to hammer on. So I cut into the nut with a dremel cutting disc to create a barb. Then the socket grabbed and it came off. Took me 2 hrs for driver and 4 hrs passenger. Again please don’t laugh. I have a history of breaking stuff when I lose patience so I was glad I just kept trying and finally got it. Here is a pic of all the tools it finally took for the job.

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  15. May 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM
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    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    Nice and no laughing here. I've lost hours on the stupidest shit you can imagine. Yesterday I lost an hour just finding my parts.
     
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  16. May 22, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    Bought the tundra a daily driver, my wife’s not as thrilled about it as I am :rofl:. Funny thing is the tundra was suppose to be the dd in place of the Cummins.

    anyways 04 Jetta tdi, 5-speed manual. I have a serious problem with modifying cars. Already checked on tunes and a few other go fast goodies :bananadead:
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  17. May 22, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    Yea, that's going to be awesome....
     
  18. May 22, 2022 at 5:35 PM
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    and how does buying a diesel save any money in these times? :bananadead: :rofl:
     
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  19. May 22, 2022 at 5:44 PM
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    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    touché :spending: it’s gonna be cheaper than anything else I’ve got in the driveway though :rofl:

    should be a fun commuter, I looked at a couple of built ones that were pretty quick but questionable reliability wise
     
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  20. May 22, 2022 at 6:11 PM
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    The ‘05 is my designated commuter. Love I4 for that.
     
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  21. May 22, 2022 at 6:16 PM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Miss my 2.7l taco
     
  22. May 22, 2022 at 6:45 PM
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    Had a lot planned, per normal finished 1/3rd of it. I recently pushed the rack back, needed to re-wire side lights for the new distance. That went swimmingly. I just lost one of 4 marker lights on a run. I figured I blew the wringing, but it was the build quality of the lights harness that Fed me. Finally fixed that.

    My rack is a Frontrunner, modded for my use. They are great, but if you want to run hard and also have 100 or whatever pounds up high, make sure you are locked in like a cage. I'm far from that and working to get close-er. Shit hasn't tossed yet - but the evidence is there that it could if I don't address it.



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  23. May 22, 2022 at 6:51 PM
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    my 2.7l Taco is my daily. but after my time in the Tundra, the Taco is feeling like tin foil over a roll cage. Keep wondering what the roof would do if I rolled.
     
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  24. May 22, 2022 at 7:17 PM
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    I kind heart the short wheelbase pickup truck.
     
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  25. May 22, 2022 at 8:29 PM
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    Went out and tossed the spacer on the drive's side. Saw how close I have been to bottom out per zip-tie gauge.

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  26. May 22, 2022 at 8:31 PM
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    Sun chips are a good crush gauge as well
     
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  27. May 22, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    It's good
    Hard to eat though. I’m a Doritos man.
     
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  28. May 22, 2022 at 8:35 PM
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    Haha I’ve never heard that before. I like the flavor over Doritos but I won’t turn them down either
     
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  29. May 22, 2022 at 10:56 PM
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  30. May 23, 2022 at 5:47 AM
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    Up until a few years ago when my previous truck's deck ate it, I had the cassette single for One that had The Prince as the B-side which I don't think came out on a full album until much later, too lazy to look it up. I flat wore that tape out.

    Gotta be honest, though. I didn't love the AJFA full album as much as albums that came before it, it felt like a turning point towards an over-polished sound I didn't like.

    scAmazon has some great boxed kits for e-clips that are worthwhile. Offer is on the table though, if I can dig mine up, I'm happy to snail mail you a variety.

    I'd hope you'd tell me if I had a booger in my nostril also. It sucks to see those things later and realize everyone else couldn't be arsed to say something ;)

    This hits home, mostly because I haven't finished wiring for the Homelite mirror. It's installed and everything is lined up to get power. Yet I'm letting my OCD on finishing the job most-cleanly the first time wrt the 12v ACC wire prevent me from using it. I need to just bite the bullet and add-a-fuse for now, it's either that or pull the gauge cluster to probe the IC harness for an ACC circuit I can plug-and-play off of, but I dunno if it exists in our access or regular cab trucks. Meh.

    I'd split. Do the one large part that would free up space but take the least time, then do one smaller thing that would add functionality. Maybe that's the ticket?

    Keep up the good work, pops! You must be super stoked, a lot of us who start out with girls 1st end up with ... more girls!

    The more my son started to grow up, I came to realize that little bastard is so much like me when I was his age. I often find myself more annoyed with him than anything, "Gah, I did the same thing... what the hell would I tell myself back then?" and none of it works. I actually need to mention that to my dad next time I see him, see what his response is.

    I share a lot of these sentiments you just wrote, strangely. Or maybe you're just doing a great job of putting into words what being a dad is like...

    MKIV crew represent :D

    Stay away from VW Vortex, it's a madhouse and will have you spending more than you should on it.
     
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