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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 23, 2022 at 12:05 AM
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    when i bought the 06 4x4, i picked up a friend because he lived like a mile from the used car lot i got it from. i hopped on the highway with a right turn and gave it about 50% throttle and proceeded to burn the tires and slide the truck around the corner and into the next lane before letting my foot off the gas. He was freaked out and i was laughing because, while i meant to show off a little bit of the 2uz torque, i had no idea the tires were bald, because i had tunnel vision when i made the purchase lol
     
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  2. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:08 AM
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    And a drifter was born. Did you counter a little bit while laughing, or scare him more with a fish tail?
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:12 AM
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    i cant drift... yet. some day maybe.
    I just took my foot off the gas and made a minor correction to stay in the right lane. i was a little freaked out because i didnt mean to roast em that good and i had no idea the truck has LSD at that time. But i was having a ball with my new toy. i had just traded in my 03 DC taco with 3.4L for the Tundra. So i was experiencing my first v8. i had driven customer cars with bigger engines, but that was on a lot and didnt really count
     
  4. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:22 AM
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    Awesome. And you can drift. I remember running a baja bug at 16 in the rain. Ran the same course a couple of dozen times. Stay on the gas and let the rear determine the turn, steer into it (outside of the turn) and back off the gas as the rear comes around and you straighten the front out. Some better driver will tell me what's wrong here.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:28 AM
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    I should mention, it's a great way to roll your truck off-road. Drifting relies on a reasonably smooth surface or very rad suspension with a reasonable surface..
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:37 AM
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    if im going to drift, it'll be on pavement with the lowered 03 NASTruck, not the lifted 06 Apocalypse Truck :boink:
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:38 AM
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    I support the plan!
     
  8. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:39 AM
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    the 03 has front and rear sway bars. the 06 is probably ditching the front sway bar this weekend. I just need to figure out where to buy replacement bushings for the rear TRD sway bar, or check if they're identical to the front sway bar bushings. I've already replaced the front bushings and front and rear links.
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:49 AM
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    I dont know what that is. i keep seeing mention of it
     
  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:54 AM
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    Hell I may never leave Texas if gas doesn't go back to normal prices
     
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  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:57 AM
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    I saw that you were likely ditching the front sway. I really like the feel with mine disconnected - but it's different and less stable for sure. Stable might be the wrong word, mine feels looser, but in a good way. Independent. I'll likely pull the bar for a while but I'll keep it until I decide for sure. It's a fat bar - might just change it for something with less diameter. I may work quick disconnects, put it back, or not at all.
    Are you talking about the bushings that hold the bar? Seems like you mic the bar for the mm size and get the corresponding Energy Suspension bushings?
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:59 AM
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    San G is a trip to San Gabriel Mountains near Big Bear, CA. Late September. I'll try to find the thread.
     
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    That's my plan. I have a site, just have to massage my work schedule.
     
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    On the topic of the sway- (i read thru it all, no need to quote right?) I removed my front sway bar when I did my suspension, and left it off for a good month. Then i got the maxx links and put it back on. I drive pretty aggressive and rarely under the speed limit. I understand the point of removing the sway for trail/desert running, but on pavement, much more stability with it on. It's easy enough to just remove 1 link when tires hit dirt. I've pondered some type of quick release but havent acted on it. Like a heavy duty bicycle hub skewer or similar
     
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    yeah i'm referring to the bushings that hold the bar to the axle.

    i'll compare em when i pull the front sway bar
     
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    Then I saw @alb1k post with the same idea.....
     
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    I've never been to the West Coast. I haven't even left Texas in the last 20 years. From Houston to Amarillo is the farthest I've ever driven. I sure would like to do something like San G someday. It would cross a lot of items off my bucket list.
     
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    No argument there. And removing a link on one side does it. My brake lines like to get intimate with my sway links, so I think about that as well. Of course, I can try to better route them. I'm of the opinion that the front sway bar is an asset almost all of the time. I'm still on the fence however, with where to go with it.
     
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    now there's an idea
     
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    Well, I might have offered my 2nd spot up already. I think I did and he'll be pissed I don't remember. But, I bet if you want to make it happen, there is a way.
     
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    Funny thing is, I had it off and as loosey goosey as it was, I thought it was manageable. I didnt notice what a difference it made until i put it back on after driving a month without it. The loop around fwy onramps and offramps....
     
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    Which says a lot.
     
  24. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:14 AM
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    I wont be going anytime soon. I need a better job first. Been thinking about going to the local community college to get a certified in cyber security or something with computers either this fall or next spring.
     
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    I don't have a spot either:notsure:
     
  26. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:21 AM
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    I embarrass myself sometimes. @FrenchToasty and I have a spot together. Funny, because I talk to him quite a bit. All-timers - I've been diagnosed.
     
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    Check out the local job market first. My degree is in IT, made more money as a Union janitor here than any every level jobs here.

    Now I work in building maintenance but still Union.
     
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    unions arent really big in TX. Many don't exist here
     

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