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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. Jun 15, 2022 at 3:12 AM
    5N0W808

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    I'm almost positive its the same one @alb1k has
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    i think i hate it because i cant figure it out lol. And i've used other people's gmrs radios that are much simpler and they work.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2022 at 5:09 AM
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    Holy hell, thank you for this! I think this is exactly what I needed to see. Are you running 265/70/17 or 275/70/17?

    @daveeasa I agree with Erik on this one, and I gotta say, I think this insert looks (1) way better than the other you had, (2) far better on the earlier years with the oval opening like yours versus the upside-down horseshoe shaped insert like mine, and (3) I lefitimately don't even think you need to paint the damn thing, but I'd love to see someone vinyl-wrap the outer ring, and maybe the inner stripe, just for a reversible 10ft "what it'd look like" for others to see.
     
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    Link, if helpful: https://baofengtech.com/product/gmrs-v1/
     
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    PS - @daveeasa you need to take some of this stuff to your trim. It works better than any of the other products I've tried.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2022 at 5:59 AM
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    The plastic grille is also much lighter than the IS one. It’s a keeper for sure. Trying to decide if I want to put some anti-seize on the threads or not. I could see doing the letters a different color, black on black perhaps.

    Which trim specifically?

    Front bumper is going to get tossed as soon as I can get an order in. I’ll try to call again today.

    Side moulding I may remove, not sure. Looks good with no moulding on others.

    I have bushwacker fender flares and new heated mirrors which are color matched rather than chrome, just need to install.

    Also new mud guards and inner splash liners, in the bed, waiting patiently.

    I don’t think there is much black trim to rehab? The rubber bed mat I suppose but I plan to use it as a template if I can get a single piece of mat at a trailer supply store.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2022 at 6:00 AM
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    Casper421 35’s don’t fit on Ridgeline's!!!!

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    I rub on the firewall, need more co adjustment. TC uca’s.
     
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    Ghostly.- Tragic.

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    Ehh not really. Ill try a 91 tune if I get the time and see if that makes any difference. I would hope that Unichip would throw a bit of timing at it with higher octane fuel but you never know.
     
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    That looks great!
     
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  9. Jun 15, 2022 at 10:53 AM
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    Not Tundra related, but I need some help and I'm probably overthinking things. I just bought a 2001 accord for my soon to be 16 year old and the PO must have nailed a curb really hard. The tie rod and control arm were bent so I replaced those, but still can't get alignment in spec. I took it to a frame shop and they think they can loosen the subframe and shift it over to get things lined up. My question is camber is off and so I'm wondering if the knuckle is bent also. I can wait and see what the frame shop can do ($400 estimate), replace the knuckle now and see where that gets me or buy an adjustable upper ball joint to get camber in spec.

    I guess my concern is spending the $400 at the fame shop and then still having to replace the knuckle. If I'm going to do that, I'd rather just replace the knuckle. I have mental issues with wasting money and if I could have just replaced the knuckle and not spent $400 at the frame shop I'll judge myself for years.

    Somebody want to talk me off the crazy ledge?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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    How far off?

    Probably best to replace the knuckle if you can DIY it for cheap. And if that doesn't do it then frame shop.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2022 at 11:16 AM
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    alb1k Chickens to paralyze in the back of the Ridgeline

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    That’s a baofeng 82
     
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    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    Y'all need to get on this dude's level

    nerd.jpg
     
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    Was speaking of the top bumper strip.

    But generally speaking, any of your trim that was black or dark charcoal which is now ashen. :D
     
  14. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:04 PM
    shifty`

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    Not only this, @rock climber but also, in which direction? Camber, caster, toe?

    Is it possible to compare (or measure) the knuckles on the driver and passenger side with reference points to check?
     
  15. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:04 PM
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    Yeah, calling Billy right now on the front bumper situation. That thing is not long for this world :)

    I don't know that I'll have much of any black/dark charcoal trim once I'm done. Outside of the decals that is, which are new-ish.
     
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  16. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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    When I read your question how far off? I thought you were referring to talking me off the ledge and I was thinking "all the way off duh!

    Junkyard knuckle is $85 and close by.

    Good idea.

    Here are the alignment numbers. It's in spec, but just barely.
     

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  17. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:49 PM
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    It's good
    I just got off the phone with Billy. Looks like my sliders are soon to be installed.
     
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  18. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:56 PM
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    Looks like one of the RF engineers HAM radio setup from my work.

    Those guys are like next level poindexters. :rofl:
     
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  19. Jun 15, 2022 at 12:58 PM
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    Hah, he texted me after I called and said he'd call me after he got off the phone. If I had known it was you talking to him I would have said "tell Erik to stop bugging you" or something :) :) :)

    Stoked for you and your sliders!
     
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  20. Jun 15, 2022 at 3:41 PM
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    Being that far off in caster and camber isn't a knuckle only problem. Not with a new lower control arm.

    If it drives ok, and doesn't wear tires out, leave it alone.

    If it pulls or has some other issue, then have the frame shop work on it. Knuckle may be the camber but the caster would be crossmember/chassis.
     
  21. Jun 15, 2022 at 4:23 PM
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    Nothing to see, but dropped it off with the paint guy today. Between his time and a pre-planned vacation for me, probably won’t have it back in my hands for about a month, but excited to have the end in sight.
     
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    I’m 500miles from my next oil change. $80 worth of Mobil 1 and Napa gold. I think I’ll take that excuse to do the diffs. Did the t-case 4500 ago. Drain and fill for the trans will start at 10.5k miles.
     
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  23. Jun 15, 2022 at 9:14 PM
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    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    Think that the lower ball joints on those fail relatively often. Make sure they are in good shape or replace as preventative. Probably not causing your issue at all just a heads up.
     
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    KK6PD 1 6 yr. retired . . . after 42 yrs

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    Looks like a "Field Day" rig!
    Last Field Day I participated in was in the 90's. We had two earthquakes that night! SoCal 'ay!
    So much for that camping effort!
     
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    I also have the manual for the Baofung 82 that alb1k has, also a nice rig.
    The hot ticket is the Baofung CHIRP software, it's free, works with Windows, and will fully program your radio. The cable you need is the same alb1k needs, a PC-03 Programming cable, Amazon has them $22 bucks!
    https://www.amazon.com/BTECH-PC03-Genuine-Programming-Cable/dp/B00HUB0ONK
    You could take your current radio, READ what's programmed into it, and change from there. There is a lot of things this radio can be programmed to listen to beside GMRS.
    You could send me your radio file, I'll check out what you have, if I make changes, it's easy to upload the new file into the radio!
    I like the midland GMRS, most power, not as many features as the Baofung....
    I also will be installing a Yaesu dual, or possibly QUAD Band rig!
    Toys Toys Toys...
     
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    Ha! I run chirp on a Mac. Had to get the right cable. And figure out drivers or versions or whatever. At one time, there seemed to be a magic sequence to make the radio talk to the computer. USB fist, then power radio, whatever, lol. I was fortunate to have a friend like (is it Road?) aka @KK6PD help me with cleaning up building my file/image. And then the settings, oof. But, I have an image that has VHF, UHF, including local fire, law, marine, ham, and whatever the gmrs and other things are. And added a single simplex channel for a trip that worked just fine. But, if any of you need help, do not ask me. Ask @KK6PD, I know enough to tell you he's the one to ask. And it sounds like he will help.
     
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I'm a little behind on this page and apparently missed your tag, so im not sure if you got any more answers on this, but the toytecs are 5100 shocks. Not sure about the springs though.

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    It was a little squatted at first.......

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    But it calmed down.

    20220406_115954.jpg

    And a somewhat bad before pic from years ago.

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    I'm guessing those are Eibach springs.

    Lots of people seem to like the 5100 + Eibach combo. For our AC, I think it's reco'd to run the Eibach 650# springs, but they have a 700# spring too.

    I definitely like your stance, your lift turned out well. I've always lilked the idea of coilovers, but I've nearly always hated the way they ride on vehicles I've used COs to lower. Maybe it's different with lifting. I think a static strut/spring combo is a better fit for me than a CO. That's also the reason I'm trying to get that added feedback/pics from guys like @Dave8699 ... Static is static. If I choose the wrong option of the two in front of me, I can't just crank my CO to adjust, then re-align.

    End goal on this 1st step is maybe 1" rake front to back. It's looking like the 5100/885 is going to get me near-level like your Toytecs, but I'm seeing AC/4WD trucks with this setups looking like they have up to an inch of squat, and AC/2WD with significant squate. I suspect the 5100/884 is going to give me the mild rake I'm seeking out having a AC/4WD with no armor (yet).

    One thing is certain, either option will get me 275/70/17 no-rub clearance w/o excess wheel gap in the fender, and I won't be swapping out early-fatigued parts 5-10k miles down the road, so I can't lose too much. Worst case scenario, I go 5100/884 and wind up with a little too much rake up front and strut shim for a simple no-geometry change solution, or spring swap to 885. or I go 5100/885, end up with a true level, or a tiny bit of squat, and 1" block or 1.5" AAL out back.
     
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  29. Jun 16, 2022 at 7:28 AM
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    I rub a tiny bit on the fender liner while turning left forwards or back. I'm betting a proper alignment would get rid of that.

    The ride isn't necessarily rough, but it isn't squishy.

    For the rake, we left the AAL out due to time and tool constraints, but that should put the 1" rake back in, but I'll jack the COs up to get it back level. Eventually.
     
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    I'm guessing some of that may be due to the how much tire meat you've got running those 16s, too. But would need to break out a ruler with a decent comparison to prove it. Perception of height/width is limited by photo, but the general meat I'm seeing on your 16s looks on par with what you'd get in a 285/70/17.
     

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