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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 5, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    I’m thinking angle grinder, wire wheel and... that’s where I can’t decide. Fluid Film looks great, but it’s a yearly application sort of thing. I loath yearly application sort of things if alternatives exist. Heck, I only buy perennials for my yard as I’m too lazy to plant annuals :)
     
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    Asked Toyota for a price on alignment cams and they were well over $200, that's just murder. Ordered up a set of SPC kits from Wheelers for $70, I can live with that. I'll let everybody know how they are after install.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    What part of the assembly are these, what do they do?
     
  4. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    I think those are the ones the 4 wheel place put on mine. Guy said there was better adjustablity on these than the Toy ones. I have no idea, just repeating what was said.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    10 minutes of spraying one can of Fluid Film. That will penetrate the pores. Then do a grease rub a few weeks later. Should be golden.

    Using paint is way more labor intensive and still won’t get to the inner workings of the chasis. Paint, also, just lays up on top. Your call. I know I got tired of rattle can spraying flat black every few years.
    I’ll read the specs on your link.
     
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  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    These showed up today:
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  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    Lots of work prepping for this stuff. Also, very messy and hazardous to work with. The reviewers talked about how this stuff makes a very hard shell. Personally, I want something to penetrate and then something to lay up on top like grease that will then slowly penetrate after the initial penetratant has gotten into the capillaries.

    Keep us posted on what you do.
     
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Great progress; your truck is gonna be awesome!
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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    I can’t wait till all the parts are here and I can start the process of swapping in all the new components.

    Two of the four skid plates arrived today as well.

    I hope these tires fit after a 2” lift!
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  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    :fingerscrossed:
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    Gonna be tight. My guess is slight rubbing.


     
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    What size tire? What the backspacing on your wheels?
     
  13. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    They’re definitely going to rub especially at full lock and full stuff. Definitely a bmc and some work with the bfh.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    285/75r17 which is a little bigger than 34x11 in these st maxx’s. The wheels are 17x8.5 with 4.30 bs. These Coopers look a lot bigger than the 285/75 Nitto G2’s I had on my 4runner.
     
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    This is what I’m seeing. The Coopers seem way bigger apple to apples. Wondering if its the massive tread? Making them bigger?
     
  16. Dec 5, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    The tread depth is deeper and they are 1/4” taller but seems more. The tread design could give the illusion as well.
     
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    Yes it mentions they are capable of an extra 1.5 degree up or down than OEM. Should be nice.
    @Sunnier they hold the lower arms to the frame but also are the key to how these trucks are aligned.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    Worst case scenario. You might have to trim your front bumper which is not that big of a deal. You might have to remove the front mud flap as well. If it rubs on the mud flap side of the wheel well you can adjust your caster to move it forward. You obviously need to get an alignment though afterwards because this will probably through your toe out. If you're rubbing on the frame in full turn you might have to get some spacers.
     
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    It's a bummer that 16" wheels dont have that much variety in tire sizes. When I do eventually make the jump to 35s I'm starting to think I may move to a 17" wheel too. I found 35s in lots of different widths for 17" wheels.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    When I moved up to 35 I went with 17 inch wheels for that very reason.
     
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    Mud flaps are already gone. I anticipate trimming the front bumper which won’t be around for very long. Will probably need to do bmc on one side or both. The alignment will be the determining factor.
     
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    By the way, love the new tribute avatar pic for Connor!
     
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    Interesting! Do you just spray from outside or do you remove wheels? What about inside of the frame - do you crawl under and spray from inside too?
     
  24. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    Yessss I'm stoked to see your truck with all of the new goodies.
     
  25. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    Crawl under with the aerosol can of Fluid Film and start spraying. The can comes with a straw for more precise areas and hard to reach spots like holes for instance. Just insert the straw in there and spray around. Wheels can stay on the truck. Its pretty easy. Takes maybe 20 minutes.

    In your case its still recommended to remove some of the rust scale. If you have holes in your frame bigger than a marble, you may be a candidate for rust frame recall at Toyota.
     
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    You're gunna need to trim some plastic and metal.
     
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    I plan to do the same for that reason as well
     
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    Yeah buddy!! Coming along nicely!!

    Can’t wait to see those puppies mounted. You’ll have to get some time on those tires and let us know how they are.

    I’m leaning towards those 285/75/17 or the STT Pros in 295/70/17 (which would require spacers to keep them off the frame at full lock). But the MAXX will be a good hybrid and not terrible on road like the Pros.

    Also, my 2 skids came in. Had barely enough time to get the oil pan skid in. Should have time Friday or Saturday to get the Tranny Skid in as long as the weather cooperates. Shouldn’t be terrible. Unlike the others this one requires two drilled 3/8 holes for rear mounting.

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  30. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Did you find a good deal online for the tires?
     
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