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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. Apr 24, 2021 at 3:02 PM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    You'll want to talk yo somebody at tuff country. I believe a guy tried running spc upper arms with tuff country and learned they are not compatible.

    It could be clocking the coil, but even if clocked to avoid this it will slap the coil when you lift the truck. If you can ne careful driving over bumps and dips you're probably okay. Those spindles completely change the geometry so comparing to others doesn't tell you anything.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM
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    I have a feeling you all aren’t going to like this but I do and that’s all that matters.

    edit; I had to make my own bracket to fit the grill and modify the screws for the bracket to make this work. Just in case someone tries in future... you gotta shorten the screws that come with this badge or else they’ll tear your driver side horn off when you open the hood.

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  3. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:16 PM
    jImmegart

    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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    Ya, i didn't think about the gap until today. Thanks anyways!
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    My exhaust guy kept warning me about the gap cause I wanted it closer to body to avoid issues on the trails.

    maybe with the tip it’ll be better?..
     
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  5. Apr 24, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    FrenchToasty Desert rat

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    Got the side window in the shell! Not to bad of a job, a corner gave us a little fight but I just had to stretch some metal, no biggie. I’ll need to trim or Massage the window molding, not letting it slide completely closed
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  6. Apr 24, 2021 at 5:49 PM
    peanut

    peanut making uneconomical choices about my truck

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    The Other Guy on youtube talks about the problem with the SPC arms and this lift and then found the adapter that fixes it.

    I do plan to talk to Tuff Country and emailed them Thursday and called Friday but their tech guys were out. Evidently they'll call me back. In the mean time, because of @KNABORES suggestion, I took the coil/strut apart after seeing that the isolator had squished some and gotten caddywompus:

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    The bushings holding the top mount I think were also on the wrong sides of where they should've been.

    After fixing that the spindle still got into the coil, at full droop on the jackstand, but it would pop back out.

    I also listened to @RUSTYNUTS and torqued the LCA bolts with them in the "close enough while jacked up" position and also Josh at 1stgenoffroad.com suggested attaching the sway bar links prior to dropping the wheel.


    The combination of those three things got me to this spot when on the ground:


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    The isolator is still wonky but at least its wonkiness is working for me for now. I'll see if it lasts.

    I drove it around the block and over some speed bumps then took it to get aligned.

    Drives good. Hit some speed bumps at 20 on the way home and didn't hear anything get bound up.

    Thanks all for your help
     
  7. Apr 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM
    Darkness

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    Yup, thats the guy I was referring to but couldn't recall his name. Nice to see there is an adapter, last video I had seen he was SOL.

    Your swaybar should limit the droop by close to 2" and that might keep the contact from happening, assuming it was not connected while you experienced the problem.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2021 at 6:28 PM
    jImmegart

    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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    Not sure, I just dont want it to hit my bed or anything. Not in a big hurry but Might cut it like @Darkness to clean up the sides. Still haven't decided though.

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  9. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:05 PM
    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Installed my Mishimoto radiator, 170degree thermostat, and a new MAF sensor. I’ve only taken 1 drive so far, and so far, a 5 degree improvement. We’ll see if the temps stay down while towing.
     
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  10. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Nice!
     
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  11. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    KarmaKannon Master of None

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    What's not to like? Have a link? In case someone wants to copy you.
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    I think that’s an access I have a DC, did yours come with the fog lights? I need to do some research, lol
     
  13. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:06 PM
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    912 Mountain lover stuck in a sandbox

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  14. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:08 PM
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  15. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:17 PM
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    912 Mountain lover stuck in a sandbox

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    Lol the funny thing is, I'd consider it if they didnt say Darrell Waltrip on them. I hate NASCAR #cantturnrright
     
  16. Apr 24, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    Buhaaaaaaaaaafffff!!!!
     
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    Here’s the link but at the moment it doesn’t have the red, orange, yellow option...

    Haitzu TRD Grille Emblem Badge Fit for Toyota 4Runner Tacoma Tundra, Decoration Accessories for Truck Sequoia Rav4 Highlander White/Grey/Dark Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K8QWJMY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Q75DZM3JNQDJ1RTF5J57?_encoding=UTF8
     
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  18. Apr 24, 2021 at 11:33 PM
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    Just a simple car wash and vacuum.

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  19. Apr 25, 2021 at 12:26 AM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    If you do and there are extras, I’m interested in a set
     
  21. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:33 AM
    Sirfive

    Sirfive The missing link

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    Anyone think i borked it myself by using dot4 instead of dot3? Almost everything ive read says theyre interchangable, but dot4 might be a touch thinner?
     
  22. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    theblurry1 ~

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    Aight guys I'm ordering the fuel pump stuff. Denso did have the lowest price at $109 (vs $350 at Stevenson Toyota) and it even comes with the little hose and clips, so thank you @Professional Hand Model. Getting the strainer, cushion, and tank gasket shipped from McGeorge for like $35.

    Should I get the entire fuel pump hanger (sender gauge and suction plate) assembly? You know, the rest of the stuff attached to the pump? In my opinion I bet I don't need to, but while it's out and accessible, could be a thought.
     
  23. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:39 AM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Your call. I’m taking the risk of not doing the sender based on others not doing them and not having a problem. Its not a normal problem that pops up here that I’ve seen. Just take care of the removal of the assy that you do not Mangle the unit. The sender adds another $85? Iirc.
     
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  24. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:53 AM
    theblurry1

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    That's just what I was hoping to hear. And yes it's about that much additional cost, probably overkill. Thank you. Are you doing this job as well?
     
  25. Apr 25, 2021 at 7:56 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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    The best brake fluid out there for daily drivers is the Bosch DOT5.1

    Not sure what you borked but hope you can get it fixed soon.
     
  26. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    Dude, you stole my truck! Lol. Sweet all around!
     
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  27. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:01 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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    Yes as soon as time and weather allows. Had about 4 windows of opportunity to do this job since mkd March that got closed due to things beyond my control. Maybe another chance this mid week? Been driving on empty and refilling in 3 gallons increments for a month and a half now to keep the tank light as possible. :annoyed:
     
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  28. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Too many
    You should be fine.

    Are DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid compatible?
    Yes, DOT 3 brake fluid is compatible with DOT 4 brake fluid. However, DOT 4 offers a higher boiling point.

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  29. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:26 AM
    theblurry1

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    Dang I wish I could help you or vise versa, I bet by the second pump replacement we could half the time required.
     
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  30. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:58 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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    Yeah. Like stated in that other post, the electrical clip removal was the time consumer. The hoses/etc are easy to remove. I watched a youtubess vid with a guy that dropped his tank at his house. His little daughter was in the back round the entire time. She said, ‘Daddy can I light this match?’ :rofl:
     
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