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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. Apr 16, 2024 at 3:38 AM
    flipoffartist

    flipoffartist New Member

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    That's what she said
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2024 at 3:45 AM
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    I’ll be the fifth voice to say try the Ozone maker before you re upholster.

    waiting for my coupler from McGeorge so I can drive my truck, glad it’s not a daily. Did more rust mitigation yesterday since it’s on jackstands anyway. Wire wheel, primer, paint, and 2 cans of fluid film down.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2024 at 3:57 AM
    flipoffartist

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  4. Apr 16, 2024 at 5:14 AM
    VR6T

    VR6T In fealty to the God-Emperor I serve the Imperium

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    Texan.... Big suprise
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    OEM+, 6+1 bastard pack, 4.08 swapped rear end, custom spring shackles, 3 inch flat lift. This list will grow


    Bye new friend
     
  5. Apr 16, 2024 at 5:17 AM
    KNABORES

    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    2000: Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers & trim ARE topper 2019: ARE topper with full Bedrug kit and Vortex rack TRD shifter 1.25" wheel spacers (I like to live dangerously) Red tow hooks for that +15 grip bonus
    summer school, watched it 100 times as a kid

    IMG_7689.jpg
     
  6. Apr 16, 2024 at 5:19 AM
    KTM_AJ421

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    265/75r17 M/T Baja Boss AT 17x8.5 -10mm SCS Ray 10’s Bilstein 5100’s 2nd notch
    Anyone here tackled control arm bushings? I noticed after doing the steering rack bushings that my LCA bushings seem to be dry rotted and cracked. I’ve read most people recommend new control arms but that sounds much more expensive and it seems 50/50 whether new control arms come with bushings installed anyway. My LCAs have zero corrosion btw.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2024 at 5:56 AM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Truck repair enthusiast; Rust Aficionado

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    Whatever you buy, stay the F away from Mevotech. You'd be lucky if you got 2 years out of them before the bushings began to tear.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2024 at 5:57 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Brake Czar

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    I've never heard anyone say new arms don't include new bushings. Mine certainly did. When I ran the numbers it wasn't that much more to get new arms. When it comes to replacing just the bushings responses ranged from "not too bad" to "horrible". One person bent their control arm trying to push out the old bushing with a bottle jack.

    I waited until one of the sales and ordered new LCA's for 20% off. Make sure you buy the cam sleeves too.

    You can try Siberian bushings if you can find them. Some people have gone that route.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2024 at 6:16 AM
    KNABORES

    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    When the time comes, I'm buying the whole LCA with bushings. Pressing those factory bushings out appear to be a source of much frustration. I'll just do a straight swap and spend those hours somewhere else. I wish they made the front spindle with bearing available and at a reasonable price.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2024 at 6:25 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    Note they make 'em in all different colors, like, for amber turn signals, the part number ends in "A" (and also "R" for Red, "B" for Blue, no letter for white), i.e. for amber corners, it's these: https://www.sylvania-automotive.com/sylvania-3157a-amber-zevo-led-mini-2-pack/3157ALED.BP2.html

    Only the ZEVO branded ones have the lifetime warranty, though.

    Hopefully you gave the paint time to off-gas and cure before hitting it with fluid film?

    Ditto. But I completely forgot Mark Harmon played the teacher. I'm so accustomed to seeing him in NCIS. Talk about a dude who aged well...
     
  11. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:22 AM
    Arringtonpalmer

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    A little over 24 hours? I guess I’ll know if it was too soon…..
     
  12. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:37 AM
    VR6T

    VR6T In fealty to the God-Emperor I serve the Imperium

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    OEM+, 6+1 bastard pack, 4.08 swapped rear end, custom spring shackles, 3 inch flat lift. This list will grow
    Lol is that a real question? Not being rude I just find it funny lol
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:43 AM
    KTM_AJ421

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    265/75r17 M/T Baja Boss AT 17x8.5 -10mm SCS Ray 10’s Bilstein 5100’s 2nd notch
    funny because it’s not worth it to tackle them? Believe me I hate dealing with bushings but if my control arms are otherwise in perfect shape idk why I’d need new ones just because the replaceable bushings need to be changed. I know the job sucks but trying to get a feel for what others have done. Also prices vary wildly for new arms so I don’t even know what they normally run from a reputable retailer.
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:44 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    Buy new OEM ones, get Siberian bushings, install new OEM arms, install Siberian bushings in old ones, now you have a spare for next time.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2024 at 7:58 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    TX...big surprise
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    I paid a shop to install poly bushings in my 03 uppers and lowers.
     
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  16. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:05 AM
    KTM_AJ421

    KTM_AJ421 New Member

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    what did they charge you for that? I can get a bushing press kit online for about $50
     
  17. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:08 AM
    JEVE615

    JEVE615 Old Yota Enthusiast

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  18. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:08 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    I don't recall. Was a few years ago. They also reinstalled the controll arms and did the alignment.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:11 AM
    VR6T

    VR6T In fealty to the God-Emperor I serve the Imperium

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    Leave your commutics at the boarder and become one of the TX crew. San Antonio is where the most of us are
     
  20. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:13 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    TX is at capacity for CA refugees. :D
    Especially around the hill country.
    They can go to DFW, I guess.
     
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  21. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:13 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    You just need to ship to a family member and have them re-ship to you, or carry it over.

    Now prices are down as low as they are, I've been considering buying one to use with my new-to-me shell, try and get some of the funk out of the carpet. It's definitely got a funk to it, not dissimilar from old shoes, not stinky old shoes, just ... old, worn shoes.
     
  22. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:14 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    So is ATL, y'all stay on your own coast :rofl:
     
  23. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:17 AM
    VR6T

    VR6T In fealty to the God-Emperor I serve the Imperium

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    OEM+, 6+1 bastard pack, 4.08 swapped rear end, custom spring shackles, 3 inch flat lift. This list will grow
    As long as they're constitutional absolutists, I'm sure we could take a few more.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2024
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  24. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:18 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    I'm worried about the water supply and cost of living. They will ruin the best part of the state so fast. Its already in turmoil as is. Austin is out of control thanks to the rich Californians buying up houses for way too much money and further inflating the market. Texans won't be able to afford to live in their home towns in the area soon. It's already happening to millennials. Mean while Georgetown is running out of water and the rivers across the hill country are drying up, as it becomes the next desert.
     
  25. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:40 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

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    Ok back to FGT stuff ...

    I'm working on pulling my spindles still.
    Best way to remove brake rotors?
    Rubber mallet and love taps?
     
  26. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:42 AM
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    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    Mine usually just fall off without the caliper
     
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  27. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:44 AM
    Mr.bee

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    Gotta pull the spacers, too. :D
     
  28. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:55 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

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    I wish
     
  29. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:55 AM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    Those came off Sunday. Stuck on roto and tie rod right now.
     
  30. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:58 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    I had the same experience for the most part. I ended up giving the driver's side two whacks with a rubber mallet.
     

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