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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 6, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Rheywood456

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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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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Rheywood456

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    Did you find a good deal online for the tires?
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
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  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Did a test jump on the map light assy. Pictured is what I need to do to bypass the bad pass side switch I fried with foil tape. Actually, this is an upgrade for me as the existing drivers side switch will now operate BOTH map lights with one push. A new mod!


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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 3:37 PM
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Discount tire direct had them a little cheaper for cyber Monday but theyre still under $1k for a set.
     
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  6. Dec 7, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    because_v8

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    Delivered a chicken coup with it.
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  7. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:18 PM
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    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Towed for the first time since installing the rear sway bar last month. Way better handling now. Like there is nothing back there.
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    because_v8

    because_v8 TTC #036

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    So much easier to haul with the tundra than either of my first gen tacos lol
    It's like there's nothing behind me.
     
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  9. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Yeah. Had couple buddies buy used Tacos and got rid of them both in less than a year. Too small and under powered. They were jealous of the 02’ V8.
     
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  10. Dec 7, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    because_v8

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    Top one I found in a box today
    Bottom one just came in the mail today, but it's been raining.
    Thanks @Bob @tcbob

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  11. Dec 7, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    potoghi

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    A much-needed air filter change today.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    Whew wee! How many miles on that dirt sponge?
     
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  13. Dec 8, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    TX-TRD1stGEN

    TX-TRD1stGEN ...

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    Your truck looks so good now! I guess all those overtime hours paid off. Nice work!!
     
  14. Dec 8, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    because_v8

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    Thank you very much! :) She coming along nicely.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    potoghi

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    Well, I bought this truck a little more than a year ago at 151k miles and I put on around 20k+ miles so far. When I bought it I never inspected the air filter. So with my 20k+ miles and who knows how long of the previous owner's miles creates this dirt beauty.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Rex Kramer

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    Never seen one that bad.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:01 PM
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    Executed the jump mod. Now BOTH map lights turn ON simultaneously with tapping the drivers side switch. The white wire is the jumper that makes it all happen.

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  18. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Removed the drivers instrument panel to inspect the bulb situation. Ended up just removing the green rubbers from the existing OEM main bulbs (5) that light up the backround. Wanted to see how it looks before investing in more LED bulbs as they are pricey.

    The look has significantly brightened by 40% and the color that was once a white (with slight green) has gone to a light orange/peach. Very happy with the brightness. The green rubbers seem to have tarnished to a flat patina which was blocking much light from passing.

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  19. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    Opened up the steering column. Was going to install shifter bushing to potentially stop loose shifter arm. Discovered that is NOT the problem. The cast metal body is inherently a bad design. Tried to tighten up any loose screws/nuts and they are all set in locktight. The play is in the wide tolerances at the joinery of shifter arm and assy base. Nothing can be done here from what I can see. Spent way too much time analyzing this to no avail.

    I did, however, grease up the shift slots and the ball slide (pictured). The OEM grease had all been pushed aside from years of use. Now shes lubed up. Much smoother shifting now. Still has play at the arm!

    Went under the chasis and greased the transmission cable link at the housing.

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  20. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    Did the rubber butyl and closed cell foam sound enhancement install on the driver side front door. Lots of work and ran out of daylight which prevented doing the pass side. A test of the stereo with balance on full upfront and you can hear a noticable difference between each side.
     
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  21. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    because_v8 TTC #036

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    Couldn't you just hit the on switch to do that? Mine has a door/on switch.
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    Edit: NVM it's a door/off switch lol

    Very cool
     
  22. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    Yep. Instead of pushing both lights (individually) to turn ON. Now, only the drivers side light needs to be pushed and BOTH lights turn ON.

    Also, remember I removed the metal backing on those light lens and now FULL unencumbered light pours through. Loving it on these winter evenings.
     
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  23. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    You do anything cool with the garage door opener console?
     
  24. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    Mine is just an eye glass holder. I did, however, years ago velcro an opener up in there. Your console differs from mine as it has that little box inset on the eye glass holder.
     
  25. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    I wish mine held glasses. Now it doesn't nothing because my garage opener just clips in my vizor
     
  26. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    The darkest
    It's really dark
    Your exhaust was probably cleaner than the air in your intake
    :eek:
     
  27. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    During the painting portion of my retrofit project I found out that TRS sent me two different shrouds, so now completion will be on hault till the correct one arrives. :annoyed:
     
  28. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    It's really dark
    Bummer. What shrouds are you gonna use?
     
  29. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    They sent me one Apollo 2.0 and one 3.0. I’m gonna have them overnight me the black Apollo 3.0’s so I don’t have to waste time painting them.
     
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  30. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    Nice. I went with the 2.0, they didn't have 3.0 back then.
     
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