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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. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    Driver side only. Passenger side doesn’t have the issue since it uses a nice big roller bearing.
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    I’m going with the trans go kit. It’s ment for restoring shift to factory. I might mess with it a wee bit and allow a slightly harder shift just for longevities sake. A firm shift is a good ship, less slippage of the clutches. Should help combat wear when towing
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Keep us posted on that one. I wouldn't mind a bit firmer shift for the same reasons.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    Plastic slide in bedliner? Dude, get that crap out of there and have Linex sprayed in. Those slide in liners are a recipe for rust. Every one I've pulled out has rubbed paint off the bed and trapped moisture, leading to major rust problems.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Will do for sure. Not sure if I feel like doing the shift kit or just have my trans guy do it. It’s not hard just time consuming
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    Yep. Reasons for the plastic bed liner are they are way more durable and protect way better than crappy Line-X junk that allows your bed to ding/dent while getting scratched up.

    While its true the plastic does rub the clear coat, as in my already admitted case, it didn’t lead to major rust. Some light surface spotted rust and mulch was all I experienced after 17 years removed for the first time as pictured below. Those areas along with the clear coat were primed and the Rustoleum Bed Liner sprayed over.

    My personal experience, and eyes on this site, is that the major rust problems bubbles UP from underneath the chassis where salts and contaminants collect between the bed supports and bed bottom. Not from the plastic bed ‘myths’.

    If given the choice between two, I’ll take the plastic liner any day over Line-X type coatings for the bed. Been saying this for quite a while so its nothing new. Reason I did the Rustoleum is for protecting the worn off clear coat and an added bonus layer of strengthening paint film.

    Lots of beach driving and salty air on the truck proves my point. Maybe its different in Canada?

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  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    Must be climate differences with regard to the slide in bed liners. Snow and water often gets trapped under the liner and sits there. Plastic bed liners almost never pop up on for sale sites as people rip them out and throw them away. Most new trucks here aren't even sold with then from what I've seen.

    Interesting that you don't like Linex. All the trucks I have experiences with that use Linex still look new. Most are heavily used in the oil and gas industry too. Linex is a fantastic product in my experience. My truck came with Armorthane and I'm unimpressed. If it was cost effective, I'd strip it out and have Linex sprayed in.
     
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  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Project Zzzzzztttt!!! Coming soon.

    Fun fact: Rear door bezels will fit in the front a bit funkily. Fronts don’t fit in back doors nicely at all.

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  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    #1 Reason I like the plastic is the dent/ding protection. The amount of various bed hauling done with this truck and the condition of the bed speaks for itself. Without it, she’d be beat up.

    Now if she was a grocery princess and I wanted to blow $600, then Line-X would be a good call.

    Just my opinion on how my truck is used. Not knocking anyones Line-X job.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Fair enough. I've dropped 100lb+ valves and steel parts on Linex with nary a mark. Maybe we use a different compound up here. LOL

    Anyway, slide in liner or not your truck looks great.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    Thank you. And yours looks great, as well. Glad you did the paint restoration back in spring and hope you got a wax coat on before the winter set in. I think the twice yearly waxing is why my paint still looks good compared to others around here.
     
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  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Thanks! I didnt get a wax coat on this fall. 60 hour work weeks tanked that idea. I'll be doing an IronX and wax treatment in spring though.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    They are basically giving it away.

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  14. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    Got the 5100’s on and about to get the 285’s mounted. Top notch front and 1” rear, rides so nice and sits perfectly level. It’s sporty feeling versus the squishy feel.



     
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    Depends on how heavy and more importantly, how it's loaded as to whether or not it dings your bed.

    I have the thick rubber liner and have some dings. Can't imagine that thin plastic doing better than the thick rubber but also have tossed some heavy stuff without care back there.

    Either way, I plan to line-x since some paint is missing and want to just coat the bed.

    I also plan to put a decked storage system and they recommend line x first.

     
  16. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Another episode of good news, good news, because bad news, and more bad news.
    Good- I got the ecgs bushing ordered.
    Good- I am pretty sure at least the needle bearing is the issue.
    Because (bad news)- the driver's side CV has a lot of play and is leaking.
    More bad- I paid for the slow boat and the bushing should be here next week.

    Even with a relatively small issue, I found a way to screw it up royally.
     
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    How often does everyone feel it's necessary to do the front diff and transfer case fluids?
    How are you gonna pull off a Decked system? They don't make them for our trucks.
     
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    Pulled trigger on this just now. Bare tool only.



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  19. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    285 KO2’s are on with no rubbing and I was able to leave the mud flaps on which is a plus. Had to shine ‘em up when I got home :cheers:

     
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    I have one you will find more uses for that than you think..
     
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    My skirts been slipping for this thing.
     
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    The 04 f150 is very close to our bed size. Going to buy it and start cutting until it fits :)

     
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    Front diff every 20-30k miles. Transfer longer due to not as mush use.

    The front only takes 1.1 quarts? Double check your manual.
     
  25. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    FWIW this is what @DECKEDUSA had to contribute to a 1st Gen fitment

     
  26. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    I just did the diffs and transfer. The front is 1.1 qts. Honda does the same thing with their dirtbikes. I get frustrated with have to buy extra fluid and measure small amounts to fill to spec.
     
  27. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    The excessive play is a good sign it’s just the bearing. Typically you’ll get a slight but if play. But enough to cause a leak will cause what your experiencing
     
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    Now that's a damn good looking truck.
     
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    https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/evergreen-toyota-tundra-bedliner/7014437420.html
     
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