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#341 of 547 Re: Need advice on buying 2000 Toyota Tacoma [cstahl]
Sep 05, 2005 (3:29 pm)
I've own a 1991 - 2.4 liter (22RE engine) Toyota which I bought in 1999 at 68K for about $7000. Now have 168,000 miles and still runs strong, has good compression and tows a small Skeeter bassboat OK. Never had any engine work. Timing chain replaced 142K. Friends regularly have Toyota's going 200 to 250 K with no problems other than wearable maintenance. Best most reliable truck I ever owned and I am buying another.
So 90,000 is over the 12K /per year allotted mileage. Bargin accordingly. If it's been well maintained then no problem. Have a Toyota mechanic inspect it before buying - cost about $125.
#342 of 547 Toyota D-4D 3.0 1KD-FTV Question
Sep 08, 2005 (2:29 am)
Does anyone know if the new D-4D 1KD-FTV 3.0 Turbo Diesel engine will bolt up to a 2004 U.S.A spec Toyota Tacoma 4x4 automatic trans? I can get the engine and need to know if I will need the transmission as well, Also does anyone know if it is computer controlled injection or mechanical injection?
Thanks in advance.
#343 of 547 Re: Toyota D-4D 3.0 1KD-FTV Question [redline808]
Sep 09, 2005 (8:31 pm)
Where can you get a new D4D? I would love to get one. Since tooling is so expensive I wouldn't be too surprised if the housing wasn't all that different. Even if they aren't all that similar an adaptor plate is easy to make. The new D4Ds are all computer controlled and need the original ECM and wiring harness.
#344 of 547 Re: install bucket seats and center console? [freefly]
Sep 16, 2005 (6:34 am)
i installed bucket seats in my 99 toyota tacoma and they make a console to go between them it wasnt the bad to put in. So yes they do make a center console for your toyota i would think
#345 of 547 Re: Toyota D-4D 3.0 1KD-FTV Question [redline808]
Oct 05, 2005 (1:15 pm)
Redline 808: Where can you get the D-4D engine? Have you had any luck finding info on bolting it up to a US Tacoma?
#346 of 547 multiple ?s
Oct 08, 2005 (7:35 am)
I have a 98 taco ext cab v6 4x4 with 160k, I love this truck. I do have some questions/issues however with the truck. So here goes...
If there anyway to get a child seat in the back ext cab?
Can I put 31x10.5x15 on it without lift, new rims, or other problems (loss of power, gas, stering ect.)?
I have 60/40 seat and want to put in buckets without drilling or losing the saftey of the oem seat belts. Has anyone done this and can suggest sporty seats at a fair price to get?
#347 of 547 2000 4X4 Tacoma Suspension Lifts
Oct 12, 2005 (9:37 am)
Hey all, I'm new here, but I'm sure this wont be the last of me. I am getting a suspension lift for my yota next summer, but have some questions about it. Mainly it's about shocks, and shock absorbers. I know that some kits don't come with them, therefore they're somewhat unnecessary, but I wanted to know if in the real word or long run they would be necessary. Thanks!
#348 of 547 Re: my Tacoma [gop4ever]
Oct 12, 2005 (9:43 am)
You should definintely be glad you switched!! Toyotas are the best out there. You can find the most hardcore Ford people and the most hardcore Chevy people, and not one of them will say anything bad about Toyota. Although, the Ford people are crazy anyway. Haha. I'm glad to hear of someone getting rid of a Ford to get a Toyota, music to my ears.
#349 of 547 Re: 2000 4X4 Tacoma Suspension Lifts [0otacomao0]
Oct 13, 2005 (3:15 am)
Shocks is short for "shock absorber".
The technical term for the shock absorber is "damper".
The suspension is supported on springs (coil, leaf, or other).
Any impulse (or shock) due to a bump in the road or a hole in the road (or running over parts that fell off the FORD in front of you) would cause the vehicle to bounce on the springs at the natural frequency of the system until friction would eventually dampen out the vibration. Multiple impulses (of course we don't have more than one or two bumps per 100 miles on our roads would cause some very exciting responses to the system in bouncing. Therefore, a "damper" is placed in the system to absorb the energy of the vibration (bouncing). This "shock absorber" is used to damp out the vibration, and is very much necessary for driving at over a couple mph. [shocks are generally hydraulic cylinders, a valve or orifice allows the oil to move from one side of the piston to the other as it strokes, but the higher the velocity (severity of the bounce) the higher the frictional resistance to flow and the greater the damping. Shocks may be pressurized (gas charged) and/or may have auxillary adjustable pneumatic spring action (air shocks)]
So the question is whether you must change the shocks when you add the lift kit, not whether they are necessary. That depends on the amount of lift, how it is accomplished and the stroke of the existing shocks, and how they would be mounted in the final installation.
#350 of 547 Re: Toy Tec Suspension Lift [98supercharged]
Oct 20, 2005 (1:39 pm)
I also am looking into lifts for a 1998 tacoma, although mine is 4cyl. I am curious what things you found out about lifts for "98's. I am looking into SkyJackers lifts. And also what things to look out for or make sure to include when getting one.
Thanks for the info.