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TacoDerek

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Redline tuning hood lift, installed. Man, why didn't I do that before?
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I just got these as well, but I haven't started it yet today. It'll be my first time using a rivet gun and first time drilling into a car. Any advice?
 

TacoDerek

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First oil change on my Tacoma today. Just hit 1000 miles. Thought I’d do one after the break in period and planning on doing it every 5k. Let’s see if I don’t get lazy :rolleyes:
Are you supposed to change it at 1000 miles? When I got mine, the dealer said first 5k, then again at 10k, and 10k every one after that.
 

Butch

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Today I spent about an hour doing what Toyota should have done at the factory, relocated the rear differential's breather. Last week I ordered a few parts from Toyota and picked up some fuel line and brass fittings from the local automotive store. Today I removed the RD breather and replaced it with part number 90404-5106. Before threading it in, I wrapped the threads with teflon tape. I drilled a 1/2" hole in a brakeline mount to thread the fuel line I was using to extend the breather through and ran in up the filler neck. I used some brass fittings to convert the fuel line from 1/4" ID to 3/8" ID fuel line. The 3/8 fuel line attached to the new breather piece, part number 90930-03136 and drilled a hole through the area behind the gas door and mounted it there. There are probably better ways to do this but this is how I did it.

(Not)Protip: Leave your gas cap on when removing the screws that hold the filler neck apparatus on. The first screw I removed fell right down the filler neck and into the gas tank :mad: I rigged up a small donut shaped magnet to some heavy duty wire and fished it out.

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Biohazard

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I just got these as well, but I haven't started it yet today. It'll be my first time using a rivet gun and first time drilling into a car. Any advice?
Read the instructions. Super easy.
 

TacoDerek

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Read the instructions. Super easy.
Everything went smooth up until I dropped a rivet under the air intake and then dropped an air intake mounting bolt trying to fish out the rivet. Found the rivet, didn't find the air intake mounting bolt, even though I spent over an hour looking. I even removed the skid plates and drove up and down the driveway hitting the brakes to see if it wiggled loose. Oh well, at least it's not in a belt or something. The hood struts are freaking awesome though!
 

Cornholio

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Santa has been delivering some goodies
I installed those leaf packs earlier this year and never had a problem with them but I don’t really do any off roading.
 

ev_santillano

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Are you supposed to change it at 1000 miles? When I got mine, the dealer said first 5k, then again at 10k, and 10k every one after that.
Are you supposed to change it at 1000 miles? When I got mine, the dealer said first 5k, then again at 10k, and 10k every one after that.
No you don’t have to. I have no science to back changing your oil after the break in period but I’ve always done it and I’ve tried to stay faithful to 5k mile oil changes on my past vehicles. I’m sure Toyota knows what they’re talking about a hell of a lot more than I do but we’re all creatures of habit. Modern oils are all pretty dam good so you’re good doing it every 10k in my opinion.
 

ev_santillano

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Nice. But, don't you have ToyotaCare for 2 years?
Lol dam do I? 😅 The dealership never mentioned it and I never bothered to look into it. I like changing my own oil anyways so I’ll save my self a drive to a dealership.
 

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I installed those leaf packs earlier this year and never had a problem with them but I don’t really do any off roading.
nice looking truck, I manly ride on the beach, and some muddy fields, nothing extreme for me either
 

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DWhite750

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I dont think i did but my wife took over my truck
did you loose your Auto light feature with yours. I lost that, and running lights, but both on when all lights are
 

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Smooth Diamondback HD Cover and Rago Bed Stiffeners
 

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3cent.Taco

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Lol dam do I? 😅 The dealership never mentioned it and I never bothered to look into it. I like changing my own oil anyways so I’ll save my self a drive to a dealership.
Yup. Every new Toyota comes with 2 years of ToyotaCare. When I bought my Taco, they scheduled me in for the first oil change. Same with the 4Runner I just bought. Also, do as you wish for your truck's maintenance, but if you go through the maintenance plan from Toyota, we get an oil change every 10k. Save yourself some money. ;)
 

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Yup. Every new Toyota comes with 2 years of Toyota Care. When I bought my Taco, they scheduled me in for the first oil change. Same with the 4Runner I just bought. Also, do as you wish for your truck's maintenance, but if you go through the maintenance plan from Toyota, we get an oil change every 10k. Save yourself some money. ;)

I am running synesthetic oil, but was told to still do oil changes at 5000 just because of truck engine. So I still go 5g for oil changes
 

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Finally got my lift and new wheels put together. Every single part that I've added to this truck has been done curbside, mostly in the cold Montana winters. Over a couple days the Icon Stage 4 lift and 285/75/17s went on the truck.
 

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Mounted my DIY waterport with quickfists on my Caliraised molle panels. The long arm quick fists barely fit around 4" PVC. Totally didn't think about the OD dimensions when I ordered the quick fists. My pressure source is on the other side panel too.
 

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