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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. Oct 9, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    I'd get it welded if I was concerned with it, even high temp epoxy would break down.

    I wouldn't worry about it though once the pipes heat together a few times they aren't coming apart easily. Exhaust is one of the things I'll let somebody else do because it's a pain in the ass.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    I think that's the next thing I'm going to mess with. It really feels like my truck is stopping very nose heavy if that makes any sense.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    Still not great. Going to make a 3” bracket or so to lift it up even higher to compensate for the increased ride height. Hopefully it helps
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    Exact same thing here. I even had the abs go off in the front coming to a stop on a wet road.

    Do you have any lift in the rear?
     
  5. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    No, just the standard height Bilstein 5100s. I haven't had the abs go off at all. It's mostly a gut feeling thing. The truck really seems to go heavy up front when braking. I've been wondering about it for awhile now, even before I did the Blisteins all around.
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    That dude in the vid you posted had a 7”lift. That bracket help him until his ‘landscaping project’. Thats when he replaced the valve completely as it wasn’t functioning. As much reading as I’ve done, never heard of this valve or the ability to adjust it. Still blown by this simple fix.

    Seems like alot of the braking problems threads everywhere on these 1st gens over could have been fixed by a simple adjustment. Never once heard of this valve until the other night.
     
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  7. Oct 9, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    Makes complete sense. Mine wasn’t tipping over or alarming. It just that now the adjustment has been made now that its a better ‘stop’.
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    The BPV bracket is a popular mod among lifted Tacomas. I want to say a handful of companies make them.

    Edit: a quick Google search yielded this gem
    https://www.yotamasters.com/shop/br...e-proportioning-valve-relocation-bracket-kit/
     
  9. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Looks sharp.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Installed this little upgrade/safety measure. Those people that are selling kits with 6’ of hose aren’t selling you enough. I picked up 7’ and it works, but I would have liked anouther 6”.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:10 AM
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    How’d that nut look when you pulled it out? You run the line up to the bed rail height?
     
  13. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:13 AM
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    TRD bar? Hows those Billys compared with the Kokico that came with the T3? Read MotorTrend to understand the T3.

    Tell us how she rides. You still have a front bar on?
     
  14. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    I must have been mistaken. I assumed it was TRD bar since the truck came with the TRD sport package. Rides good, I can actually notice significantly less body roll through corners with it on. I do have the stock 28mm front bar on.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Airaid cold air kit, Airaid throttle body spacer, shorty headers (unknown make), Magnaflow catback, Toughcountry lift (2.5" front 1.5" rear), Bilstein 5100 front & rear, Tokico 23mm rear sway bar, poly sway bar bushings front & rear, Hella Supertone horns, Morimoto 6000k HID projectors, clear corner lights, Inno roof rack system, Leer color-matched cap.
    And I couldn’t find a motor trend article on the truck. I’ve has the T3 for 5 years now and have read many articles about it. Unfortunately everyone gives different information about it... how many were made, parts packages, etc.
     
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  16. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    I think I used about 8ft for mine. I routed it up to behind the driver side tail light.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Yep same spot for me. Up behind drivers taillight

    A4DC2AEE-CA62-4F13-8B39-FDBC5F6887EC.jpg
     
  18. Oct 10, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    What size/thread/pitch etc. is that new brass nut?

    Looks like the old nut/breather can be re-used on the top end of the new hose?
     
  19. Oct 10, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    m18x1.5mm


    90% sure
     
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    https://www.motortrend.com/news/news-030618-t3/

    Its a 2003 article.

    I looked up T3 because I’d never heard of that model before. The write up decribes it as an SR5 package with bigger 17” rims, special interior, and the badging.

    I’m just curious how is your ride with two sway bars as mine is an SR5(came with front sway) and I may do a rear Hellwig sway.

    Recently just reconnected my front sway as the links had rusted out a few years back. Liking the firmness with it reconnected.
     
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  21. Oct 10, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    That 10% can and will always come back and be an ass biter.

    I’m assuming the one end is threaded (obvious) and the other end is ribbed that goes into the hose?
     
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  23. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    Beast mode!!
     
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    I ran my vent hose under the inside edge of my bed rail. I’ve found to much mud and dirt packed behind my tail lights to trust it there.
     
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    Some tire alignment print out from back in the summer when all the front end work was done. The truck has a tighter turning radius after whatever the did. Never spent this much on an alignment either ($150? when they are usually $99). Thankfully skipped the alignment on the new tires install the other day.

    The front end is solid and steering still perfect. Zero wobbles like I’ve had in the past (especially when braking at high speed).

    Towed today and the Rear Bias was highly noticeable on the brakes due to the added weight. She was squealing a bit. High pitch brake squeal.
     
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    After doing my LCA Bushings I did a 3yr unlimited alignments with a local shop for $180! Now, to take advantage of it.

    But it’s definitely not a bad idea to get an alignment every once in a while to help keep those cam bolts from getting seized up...
     
  29. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:08 PM
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    Looks good! That’s a score! I wish I would move up to 35s...

    I had help from @KevinK removing the pinch weld before I moved from AZ. Would love to get some 315/70/17s stuffed under the truck one day...
     
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  30. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    I think that was the problem going in the first time to have new shocks and alignment. They said the cam bolts were seized and they’d have to do a bunch of other work. Told them to forget about it as its not worth it (at that time with old tires and possibly buying new truck).

    Told them to cancel everything. Still brought it back a year later when the money was right.
     
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