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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. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    because_v8

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    Is that the 5.7?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    4.6 It has PLENTY of power for the Tacoma and you might even get decent mpg...but I'd take the 5.7 too...I'm flexible...:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Icon Six Speeds, 35" Toyo MTs, Bilstein 5100s, Brute Force Fab front, custom bed rack
    My 4runner has 3.0s and those are still awesome. I just hate how sharp and abrupt the step up is on the cutoff. I like the gradual step up on the 5.0.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    I had a 91 4runner with the 3.0L. Worst vehicle I've ever owned. Toyota screwed the pooch on that engine.
     
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  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Yeah the cutoff can get bothersome if you stare at it. Almost a motion sickness kind of thing.
     
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  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    We are talking about hid projectors. I'd never own a 3.0L ;)
     
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  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Looking forward to seeing how these perform with actual pictures of the beam at night rather than just pictures of a lens inside a housing.

    The lens look cool, but I want to see the things work at night for the amount of cost and labor involved.
     
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  10. Mar 13, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Washed off the salt and mud. Really spent some time water jet washing out the radiators, as I’ve never done before. Seemed like the water flowed through the fins better after finishing.

    Put on some synthetic wax. Checked fluids and crawled under to give her a check. All is well. Looking at a drain and fill on the transmission (10k miles) this weekend. Weather permitting.
     
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  11. Mar 13, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    I've seen a few output shots and they look great. I'll be comparing them to my 3.0s and my brother's 4.0s as well.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    Are your output shots on another site? Do you have a link?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    If you have Facebook, join the group Headlight Junkies. I'll see if I can go find some and screenshot them
     
  14. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    5.0sScreenshot_20190313-161523.jpg
     
  15. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    Hi beams?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Facebook has been a dick all day. This is the best I could find. Basically along the cutoff there's a beam of usable light that spans across the high beam giving you further light output down the road. I believe lightwerx has videos of it explaining that light band. Follow the cutoff on the sides along the trees straight across and you'll see that band of light.
    Screenshot_20190313-163950.jpg
     
  17. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    Found a youtubes and did a screen grab.

    5.0 looks way better. Warmer light. Better disbursement. More OEM+ looking performance wise. Skirts arising.

    upload_2019-3-13_19-59-47.jpg
     
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  18. Mar 14, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Just think if we where Toyota guys BMW,Subaru,isuzu...lol
     
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  19. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    Today I'm sourcing parts. Does anyone have feedback on Gates? They sell a kit that includes the drive belt, idler pulley, and tensioner.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Thanks! Originally from Oregon but in Utah now.
     
  21. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:58 PM
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    sakana

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    I got my truck back today from the 4.88 gear install, along with 250cc 12-hole injectors, and BAMuffler catback exhaust. Since making the decision to spruce up my '02, I have done a lot of mods in a relatively short period of time. (Mild Lift, new brakes, Hellwig rear swaybar, Load Class "E" tires). I'm not really sure how to quantify the effect of these mods yet , other than to say it feels like an entirely different truck now.

    With the regear, it pulls much harder, and feels "always on the power". Throttle response has noticeably improved, and the shift points seem to have moved around a bit. My goal was to get some more grunt for towing. I think that mission has been accomplished.

    But after nearly 17 years of sofa-like cruising around in a pretty much bone-stock truck, these changes are going to take some getting-used to. My senses are truly heightened now while driving this vehicle. I'm hearing and feeling so much more - the low rumble of the V8 - the power of the engine - the much firmer and more controlled handling - the stiff sidewalls of the tires transmit a lot more feedback from the road. It's really a big difference overall.

    So far I'd say, these changes are mostly for the good, but like all mods - there's always some give and take.

    My speedo is off by over 20%. I'm seeing a GPS Speed of 65 mph show as as 78 mph on my speedo. (I'm on 265/75/16's). Time for a Yellow Box, I guess. Anyone done an install on a 2000-2003 that can give me some pointers?

    And I'm already feeling a little warpage/vibrations from my brand new brake setup. This, after only putting about 300 miles on the Stoptech Z36 HD Truck and Tow brake kit and redoing the rear drums. Heck, I haven't even towed with it yet. That's pretty disappointing. I expected better from this kit.

    It will be interesting to see if my gas mileage improves at all. I'll be driving the truck daily for a while to get my 500 miles on these new gears as soon as possible, so I'm able to tow again. They've been properly heat-cycled multiple times, but I'm still going to follow the recommended break-in procedure.

    I'll report back with more as I put some more time in behind the wheel.
     
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  22. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:43 PM
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    because_v8

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    I wanna do the DD exhaust and injectors so bad. How big are your tires?
    :worthless:
     
  23. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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    upload_2019-3-15_7-0-29.jpg
     
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  24. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:04 AM
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    I guess while my tundra is down soon I need to talk to Keith at DD
     
  25. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:07 AM
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    Awesome report. Those 4:88 gears are tempting. Your vibrations and the speedo seem to be easy fixes. Are your brakes under warranty?



    Looking forward to more progress reports.
     
  26. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:35 AM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    Great post. I felt like I was reading an action novel. You should do a build thread. You've spent some serious coin on your truck lately. Well done!
     
  27. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    Something is wrong...there is no way you should be feeling braking vibrations like that in 300 miles if everything was installed correctly and are the right specs for your truck's current setup. If you are getting braking vibration already I would immediately look over all the brake/suspension/steering/driveline components you recently changed. Good luck.
     
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  28. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Yes, read this and feel free to PM me for more details if you need.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/yellow-box-speedo-calibrator.31996/
    Order the plug and play version and give them a note about how long of a wiring loom you need. They use metric so convert feet to meters, I think 2.5 meters would be pretty good.
     
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  29. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    Thanks for the tip. Yellow Box PNP ordered with request for 2.5 meter wiring loom.

    Oh, and I'm doing one more mod today. I am down at Wet Okole having them install front seat covers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Super comfy.

    So that's actually all the "planned" mods for my truck.
     
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  30. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Sure it is. ;)
     

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