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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. Jun 10, 2021 at 1:42 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    You have seen gas prices lately right? Big money behind that lock.
     
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  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 1:47 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    Are you sure you have clear coat? My work van white tundra came without it.

    The clear coat is a toyota problem in my opinion.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 1:57 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy New Member

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    Yes I do. I only have to look at the inside of the fuel door to see the paint without clear on it.
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:36 PM
    Azblue

    Azblue Beer is Good

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    It's the sun. I've lived in Tucson my entire life and have never had that problem. The key is just waxing (preferably with a good synthetic, not plain wax) more often. I try to do our vehicles at least quarterly. Same goes for the headlights, wax often. I've never had cloudy lights either.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:36 PM
    BubbaW

    BubbaW Saw it right off

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    T150 Fan
    McGeorge sent me some more enjoyment for next week :yes:

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  6. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:42 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy New Member

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    New wheels from energy suspension just came in for the creeper. I was concerned about it being bright red, but these actually match the cushions, so im good. Just need to buy some dremel cutting wheels to cut off the originals now.
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  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:18 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    New key fob case since the 02 taco has damn near the same key and the same key fob. Cement gray AJT should make the tundra key pop a bit eh? Might even order an black one with red screws for the tacos. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:27 PM
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    It's definitely the wax. Pretty sure mine has never been done and has been in the TX sun it's whole life.

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  9. Jun 10, 2021 at 8:56 PM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    It's really dark
    Why are my ears on fire? :bananadead:
     
  10. Jun 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM
    TRDGen

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    I ended up ordering 4 of the the desert armor spot/flood combo ambers
     
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  11. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:33 PM
    Voss

    Voss New Member

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    Today I got my truck back with the nitro 4.56 gears, nitro helix LSD and Eaton locker in front installed. Also changed the rear bearings, o ring, gaskets whatnot.

    Now to wear it in over weekend and run the switch for the locker. Pretty excited!
     
  12. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:39 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat

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    I’ve been heavily contemplating gears, I’d probably do a Elocker for the rear, still not sure what ratio id go, what size of tires you running, and any extra weight added?
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:53 PM
    Voss

    Voss New Member

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    285/75R16 KO2s. No extra weight yet but will soon have skid plates, sliders and a RTT. I’ve only driven her home and at 1st I couldn’t feel much of a difference with the 4.56 gears. Then I realized I was accelerating a lot faster than I usually would. Haven’t tested freeway driving yet.
     
  14. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    Washed the truck today. And the god damn hard water strikes again. Water spots after I drove it from the spots I wasn’t able to dry.
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:05 PM
    hammeron

    hammeron New Member

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    Question please: I'm changing out uppers and lowers and on the upper, should the top of the boot slide past the metal ring? Instructions do not say to do so, but want to do it right. The second pic is how it sits now.

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  16. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    I believe it sits just above the snap ring. Been a while
     
  17. Jun 11, 2021 at 7:15 PM
    hammeron

    hammeron New Member

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    Thank you, that's the way I will install it then.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2021 at 11:06 PM
    CodyP

    CodyP Such a n00b

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    Just did mine last week and did the same.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2021 at 8:55 AM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Zoinked

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    Brakes felt stiff during weekly drive. Bled brakes once home with new to me help. Last time I use the new found help for truck things. Brakes are worse than before, but I hope to be off tomorrow night, and can single man bleed using 1A-Auto method. Last time I allow that help to help. Sidelined.

    Good note, truck fired right up like old times without throwing some hokey multiple cylinder misfire. Think it was jealous.
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  20. Jun 12, 2021 at 10:15 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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

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    A new brake Debacle builds... :rofl:
     
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  21. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:37 AM
    jerryallday

    jerryallday New Member

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    I need to change my rear diff fluid this week, need to order two new crush washers first. The rear has the LSD sticker on the pumpkin been reading I should use 75W-90.

    was going to go with royal purple but ready negative reviews on other threads, then was going to run the Valvoline because read positive review (it also come in a bag for easy fill).

    The more I read, it looks like Lucas is the way to go. I’m lost and just need a push in the right direction.

    Truck has 166k and it’s probably never been changed. Price doesn’t matter just want the right/best.
     
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  22. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:50 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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

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    Two things I have done:

    1) Reused Crush Warsher.

    2) Used Dino Lucas 80w-90 (non-syn) in the Rear. (3.1 Quarts on 2002 with LSD 4wd).


    Success with both.
     
  23. Jun 12, 2021 at 2:07 PM
    assassin10000

    assassin10000 New Member

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    Remote start alarm Removed keyless entry piezo Qi phone charger & dash mount Subaru underseat subwoofer Hopkins Easylift Steering wheel audio controls No-tenna mod 3/4 adhesive anti-rattle shim D/S door
    Motul 90pa, correct 90 weight and proper amount of friction modifier already in the additive package. 2 jugs needed for the 3+ qts the rear diff needs, each bottle is 2L.

    I've only had to replace the crush washers once on a diff out of a late 70's Toyota, that had been clearly mushroomed out by over tightening.
     
  24. Jun 12, 2021 at 2:59 PM
    Beefnbread

    Beefnbread Electric Soup

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    Before and after pics

    Today I slapped on some aftermarket fender flares from eBay that fit pretty nicely. Had them painted by the local auto body shop for a pretty penny. Would’ve done it myself but I suck at Painting.

    Last week I installed rancho 2.5 Quicklift coilovers and a 1.5 - 2 inch aal kit. New rough country shocks in back as well. Aal really makes the ride enjoyable.

    Might put on one of the better uca brands later down the road.

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  25. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:48 PM
    Voss

    Voss New Member

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    Headers came finally.
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    @Professional Hand Model, I remember reading you used different gaskets on your install. What type of gaskets were they?
     
  26. Jun 13, 2021 at 5:52 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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

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    You can refer back to my build page for part#/pics, but for the Manifold (Percy/Taylor Cable Seal4Good) and for the collectors (Remflex DIY Sheet) cut using the JBA Gasket as Template.

    All Toyota New Studs/Nuts at Manifold and the provided JBA Bolts at collectors with Toyota Nuts.


    You live in Coolifornia so your job should go double fast and if needed you can hire a garage for half price compared to the Island. :rofl:
     
  27. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:46 AM
    Voss

    Voss New Member

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    Thank you sir
     
  28. Jun 13, 2021 at 1:59 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    Organized some of my ratchet straps and got the big ones and the choker straps into one tote with a come along and a moving blanket. Now I just need another tote for the smaller straps and I’ve got 7’ bed space left.. with easy removal of the totes for the full 8’ or the bed extended for more
     
  29. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:08 PM
    NWPirate

    NWPirate New Pirate

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    Haven't had a 8' bed since selling my Cummins in 06, miss that extra space.
     
  30. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:37 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    It’s nice. But the lack of interior space is annoying to an extent. Cap helps with that too though
     

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