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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. Jan 20, 2023 at 4:18 PM
    mcharfauros

    mcharfauros Hafa Adai

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    Dropped the spare on the truck. :eek2:Look at the date code on that bad boy:rofl:

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  2. Jan 20, 2023 at 4:30 PM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Got the winch and fair lead bolted on. Still haven’t found a great place for the relay box……. CD93D523-8691-4EDB-A6F5-FE727C6829DF.jpg
     
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    NickB_01TRD

    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    I just have one of the multi-drawer organizer deals. Has a bunch of tiny drawers in it. I haven't accumulated a whole awful lot of stuff yet so it works for now.
    Similar to this. download.jpg

    Good ol maypop tire
    My original spare was on my truck on the front right when I bought it and it had been there a little while. Didn't blowout somehow.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2023 at 7:15 PM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Ridgeline with a 4-speed

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    I've got a peanut jar that says "Metric" and another peanut jar that says "Standard"
     
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  5. Jan 20, 2023 at 9:46 PM
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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    You mean ‘chunky’ and ‘creamy’ right?
     
  6. Jan 21, 2023 at 2:40 AM
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    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    I just got some Stanley organizers at Home Depot for bicycle parts which I had kept in separate pegboard screw in plastic containers. Since I don’t have pegboard in the new garage. And those things were 20 years old by now.

    then stackable w handles for the fasteners.

    @FrenchToasty I haven’t gotten to my winch install yet but there is a bracket I bought to mount the controller to. It looks nice. I can dig up a link if you want it’s for 3rd Gen Tacoma though so it might only work there. I had planned to only do a winch in the tundra for now but we will see once I get my slimline front in place on the 2016.
     
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  7. Jan 21, 2023 at 4:57 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Yeah let’s see the link. I’ve also found a few sites that will make custom length relocation kits; I might try to do a bracket near the battery or master cylinder if I don’t find any other viable option
     
  8. Jan 21, 2023 at 7:36 AM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    https://shop.tandemoffroad.com/collections/mounts-and-brackets

    So I only have the 3G Tacoma manner mount. Looks like they make a 2G Tundra one and a 2G Tacoma one. I should try one or both of those. I’ll ask if they have any idea which might fit better.
    they also have some RedArc brackets it seems. Cool.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2023 at 7:44 AM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Yeah I don’t know if any of those options will work, our trans cooler is in the way on the left, and my aux fan is in the way on the right side of the radiator.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2023 at 7:56 AM
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    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    Remind me which radiator you are running? The fan was for heat, yeah? Would not having that fan help with mounting spots?

    I haven't looked over the bumper or grille for this enough yet. Figured I'd get the winch mounted and then see. Perhaps that is a dumb plan though.

    Also need to figure out how to mount up the switch bracket since it's for a 3G Tacoma as well.

    https://www.lambtekinnovations.com/products/05-current-toyota-tacoma-winch-switch-bracket-kit
     
  11. Jan 21, 2023 at 8:08 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    I just have the oem radiator with oem trans cooler. Yeah if the fan wasn’t there, I bet I would have more luck finding a spot on the right side.
    I like that disco switch bracket, but damnit our coolant overflow tank is right there!
     
  12. Jan 21, 2023 at 8:34 AM
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    FirstGenVol ABS light OG

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    Looking good. Post a few more pictures when you get a chance. What winch did you go with?
     
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  13. Jan 21, 2023 at 8:39 AM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Thanks, it’s the smittybilt x20, the 10 or 12k? I’ve had it for a few years in the 4runner with zero hours of operation.
    I’ve got plans for an old coil isolator as a thimble stop, which I’m just going to make my own eye and weave it back into the main line; less chances for failure.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2023 at 9:15 AM
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    I owe a closer look at my engine bay. Need to get a Switch-Pros 9100, my aux battery kit, RedArc bcdc, winch switch, midi fuse block, winch control and a headlight harness installed. I remember some space last I looked but the aux battery is going to chew up a lot of that.

    Oh and looky there, RedArc has a really nice dual battery meter. Where to stuff it though.

    My Tundra might be done by 2035? Maybe that’s too ambitious.
     
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  15. Jan 21, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    Notice a little shake on the the drive to Lowes this morning. Couple of clicks and pops too many for my taste. Got it home and checked front end and found some play on the outer tie rods, and on the driver side lower ball joint. Don’t know if that where the noises are comes from, but glad I checked. Stopped by the Toyota parts counter, they didn’t have any lower ball joints on hand, service guy said they just get em from Napa:rofl:. Ordered up some parts, and standing by for delivery.

    Dusted off the old Camry, got the oil changed and ready to assume daily driver duties until the truck is ready.

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  16. Jan 21, 2023 at 4:17 PM
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    NUDRAT 6 lug life

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    I too used the Griots. Worked great, lasted long, took a few reapplications.
    Let me find a 'year later picture'. Mine started pale gray like yours.
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  17. Jan 21, 2023 at 4:37 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Navigating the luminiferous ether to see the light

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    Griots, you say? I could use it for my bumper trim.
     
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  18. Jan 21, 2023 at 4:59 PM
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    NUDRAT 6 lug life

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    I did the back bumper - just 1 coat & left under the tailgate undone to compare/contrast. Griot's for the win.
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  19. Jan 21, 2023 at 5:01 PM
    Jack McCarthy

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    So it continually stays that dark? That’s great!
     
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  20. Jan 21, 2023 at 6:09 PM
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    shifty` I was early to finish, I was late to start

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    It worked legitimately that good for me. Really, the Meguair's product was a total letdown. The Griot's product worked very well. Does what it says, and quickly.

    Mine was (still is) the original tire also, actually. Found out the hard way last year. https://www.tundras.com/threads/1st-gen-lunch-table-general-discussion.60450/page-911#post-2617667

    Yeah, I definitely have waaaay more hardware than would remotely fit in that. It'll take me at least 1-2 hours just to sort the hardware into steel vs. wood fasteners so I can spend another 2-3 hours breaking out into metric vs. standard. I'll hafta take a pic of what I've got right now, but I've got a handful of 10yo boys partying it up right now and can't open the shop.

    Yeah, you're not alone there. I've noticed a wobble in my steering wheel at low speeds recently, steering wheel kicking left and right like I'm driving slowly across washboard roads. Probably need to check my rears and inflate my tires. Also noticed my driver side tire is wearing more than the others. More toward the outside. Just another reason to get the new UCA and COs in.
     
  21. Jan 21, 2023 at 10:00 PM
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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    Napa LBJ?!? Yikes. Remind me never to go to that dealer for service.
     
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    It’s a well known fact on 1Gen Tundras only use OEM LBJs. Just as Shifty
     
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    Right, which is why it’s nuts that a Toyota dealer service dept would use aftermarket ones…
     
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    Not a lot of parts on hand for 15+year old models I'd guess and probably if you'd ask a customer they'll want it back the same day rather than wait 3 to use OEM parts.
     
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    Not the first time i've experienced it, had them do rear brakes on my boy's 100 Series Land Cruiser, all part numbers they used were from Napa.

    Middle of nowhere Missouri dealer out here at the wood, cant get the parts in time, they go with napa for on the spot fixes is what i was told, or wait for the parts to come in. I decided to order my stuff myself. I cant speak to how other delerships handle their business, just my experience with the small town toyota at the wood.
     
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    Man, what happens when OEM LBJs go obsolete? Oh, that’s right, I need a new vehicle anyway. :burp:
     
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  27. Jan 22, 2023 at 2:01 PM
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    Casper421 35’s don’t fit on Ridgeline's!!!!

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    Made some first tracks today while letting the boys run.
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    Got into what I thought was a fender bender. Crunched up my fender, no damage to the door or hood. Not much damage as I was only sliding at ~15mph. Turns out that instead of only being a couple hundred bucks in damage, it ripped my steering rack mount from the crossmember. Full on tore the steel apart. The truck is in alignment when in the air, but when on the ground the passenger side wheel tilts about 20 degrees out. The steering rack is now at an angle, and the right side is a few inches behind the right. Thinking it might be totaled. I don't think I've ever seen such a small crash do so much structural damage. Anyways I think I'm going to start looking into an 07-09 that originally had a 4.7, probably mix the two motors and put my blower on it. Might end up with a VVTi, 5 spd auto, cammed, supercharged 4.7 2nd gen if I can find the right donor body. I limped the truck up to a spot I can keep it but I'll grab pics when I have time.
     
  29. Jan 22, 2023 at 5:33 PM
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    shifty` I was early to finish, I was late to start

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    I'm sorry about the 1st half but I'm loving the 2nd half of this post.
     
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