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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 10, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    piscespokerbrat

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    None yet - plan backup camera, led lighting, head unit, box organizer, and canopy or tonneau if one can be found local affordable.
    Electric fans to eliminate the stock clutch fan!
     
  2. Dec 10, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    Ok. These aren’t blowing your skirt up? At least, not yet?
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    Was walking out the door to work this morning and found a package from Wheelers. SPC cam bolts arrived.

    The design is different from Toyota in a few ways. These don't have a square sleeve around the bolt, instead the bolt has a flat side and a thin plastic (ehh) sleeve. Also the washers for these do not have degree marks, that may not matter to the alignment tech but if it does that won't be good.

    Here is a side by side
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    When I got home I noticed another package. I haven't had time to fight the old bushings on my LCAs, we had rain here and that means snow and that means I went snowboarding.

    Went with Beck Arnley, seemed to have positive reviews but it might be a crap shoot. They're just rebranding parts from what I learned. One control arm shipped from San Francisco, the other from Denver. Somehow the Denver arrived first, go figure.

    Made in Taiwan, heavily branded with "SH" logos. Doesn't look bad but I noted that one tab for the lower shock mount is bent to hell, maybe from shipping. Other mention is the bushings only have 2 contact points where Toyota ones have 4. I don't expect long life from them but I'm keeping my old ones for the day these go.

    Side by sides
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    Might be hard to tell but the tab on the left side is almost 1/4" inward. I'll bend it back and hope there is no fatigue, last thing I need is my coilover to rip out after spending $1400 making everything new again. Maybe I'll gusset that up or something.
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  4. Dec 10, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    Those are not my cam bolts. Mine have hash marks. At least these new ones you have have a little more adjustability.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    Part #25445
    They should work. A bit turned off on the plastic sleeves but they were much cheaper than OEM, can't ask for a lot.

    Curious if the other control arm will be the same brand at least. I tried looking them up and theres a website with 1247 car parts under the SH brand but no real way to search. SMH.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    How much were those lower control arms?
     
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  7. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Your caps painted plastic? They look like mine. I painted the caps black when they started flaking. Colored the Toy logo with red.

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  8. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    Mine ended up close to your OEM look a little whiter but not a lot, that one different bulb in the cluster is a pain.
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  9. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    Your radio blue is true to my now new instrument dash color. Wonder how I can change my OEM green radio to blue? Anybody tried it before?
     
  10. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Cheap. Autopartswarehouse had them for $120 each, I looked at Rock and they had them for $86 each. Same brand and a $68 difference, so I went with Rock.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Guessing it's not worth the hassle. The JVC I've got was $70 total from Crutchfield including all the install parts.

    I've got my stock stereo in the shed, if I get a chance I'll try to deconstruct it for you.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Yeah so far I’m happy with going with Superbumps especially with hard hits! They do compress to the size of the stocks...

    I’ve also installed them on the front mount...

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  13. Dec 10, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    I spent Saturday out chasing some Bald Eagles...just a little mud. It’s Eagle Season!!

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  14. Dec 10, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    just finished installing my RCD lift kit with Eibach pro lift coils up front and 1.5" add a leafs in the rear.

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  15. Dec 10, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    Now I don’t know if I’m going crazy or what. I have a 2000 AC sr5, and I thought I was supposed to have lighs behind the a/c controls like on your photo. But, I saw no bulbs when I took the panel off. Am I going crazy? Am I supposed to have lights on the A/C panel on a 2000 sr5 model?
     
  16. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:01 AM
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    I would assume there are. The bulbs aren't readily visible they're in some black bar looking guys. It's a 1/4 turn and pull to get them out.
     
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  17. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:08 AM
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    It's crazy how much higher thes DCs sit over the AC. I did the same rear lift and my 33s are way more inside the wheel wells.
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  18. Dec 11, 2018 at 4:17 AM
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  19. Dec 11, 2018 at 5:20 AM
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    Baby it's Cold Outside!

    The fog that rolled in before sunrise froze on my 1st Gen Tundra's LEER cap.

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  20. Dec 11, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    Thanks! I hope its just a few screws to loosen on the unit and one or two bulbs that are easily accessible. I’d rather do this than buy new. Appreciate it!
     
  21. Dec 11, 2018 at 5:59 AM
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    1/4 turn twist counter clockwise. Twist out and then once the piece is in your hand, the bulbs can be pulled OUT from the plastic seat base. Insert new bulb in base then twist the two back onto the panel in reverse of how you removed.
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  22. Dec 11, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    Apples for apples I’ve noticed the same thing. Stock to stock the DC sits higher for sure. Axle is still same distance from ground though! Thats what counts.
     
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  23. Dec 11, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    I just discovered my OEM fog lights are adjustable on my 2004. LOL
    I have been driving this truck since 2004
     
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    I’m an idiot. I kept looking under the radio when I removed the panel. Never occurred to me to check the back of the panel. You’re the best!! Thanks a bunch.
     
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    Yes, my friend who found the wheels also repainted the caps. Yours look real sharp!
     
  26. Dec 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    So the good news is it's not hard to get apart. 10 clips and 10 screws. However the lights are soldered to the board and there are 22 of them. If you had the time and a decent soldering station it's probably doable, no idea where you would source the chips though.

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  28. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Wow thanks! Looks like too much work. Wonder if I could run some blue Sharpie on each bulb? Kinda act like a filter? That might be doable!
     
  29. Dec 11, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    Better late than never!
     
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    Trying to buy a new transmission :(. Anyone install a 2004 transmission in their 2001 4x2 V8??
     

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