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    Mobile and Monitoring's 1st Gen Tundra

    I'm not a pilot unfortunately, but I work for a company that fuels all of the commercial flights in and out of Fairbanks, provides heating oil to customers all throughout the borough, and specifically, I maintain the entire Fairbanks fleet of UPS package cars. It was too bad we missed an...
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    Mobile and Monitoring's 1st Gen Tundra

    So, small world. I just saw your rig at the Proflight in Fairbanks, Alaska several weeks back. I work just down the way from there. I'll be honest, I stopped and took pictures. Your rig is awesome and it's exactly how I want to set up my first gen. Props.
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    T-100 head gasket

    If the rest of the truck is in good enough shape, go for it, but beware that "head gasket" can turn into possible cylinder head/motor quickly once its torn down.
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    2003 Tundra/ 89 Skamper 080S inbed popup. questions about transmission fluid flush

    It wouldn't hurt anything, and honestly it will let you know if anything else is going wrong in the Trans.. I.e. Larger particles stuck to the magnet. I would install the OEM pickup screen as I don't know if the aftermarket ones from NAPA or otherwise are at the same micron equivalent. I would...
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    2003 Tundra/ 89 Skamper 080S inbed popup. questions about transmission fluid flush

    I've always been a fan of the full flush. Get fluid to Normal Operating Temp, check level. Remove the outgoing line from the cooler into a bucket with ability to measure the amount coming out. Turn truck on at idle until fluid pours out. After 4ish qts come out it will begin to spit, turn truck...
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    front end refresh on 2004 AC tundra question.

    1500 miles on my SPC's over mixed pavement and gravel/trails and I've been happy so far. I've read that the uniballs take a bit more maintenance simply because they're unsealed and exposed to the elements which if I were to use those here in Alaska, not long and they'd be toast from all the...
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    Help, grinding noise!

    How do the tires look?
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    Help, grinding noise!

    Sounds can resonate through the chassis. Even though it sounds like it is coming from one corner, it can actually be a different one. Replacing parts without finding the source of the problem is a substantial waste of money and time. Put the truck on four jack stands and put it in 4H and in...
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    Yes, it's a basket case. No, I was not on drugs when I built it... (2001 Toyota Tundra 2->4WD Build)

    Tires generally vibrate the faster you go given that they're not separated. Especially, if braking/throttle make no difference, then alignment/tires will probably be the source. If the tires are cupped on the inside tread and you have negative camber it will only make the vibes worse as speed...
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    First Gen Tundra Build "Big Blue"

    So, over this past weekend I embarked on replacing the suspension with the above listed parts. Needless to say, I ran into a few snags. Now although I didn't take any before or during pictures of the process, I'll say these few things and then post some pictures of the after. Number 1 - If...
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    AdventureTaco - turbodb's build and adventures

    You're welcome. The stuff is also known as marine board and HDPE sheeting. We have it on a few of our shop trucks here in Alaska and looks and works great. I'll take a few pictures of it this coming week to show you and example. I recently removed the small non-TRD "flares" on my '01 Tundra and...
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    AdventureTaco - turbodb's build and adventures

    If you're looking to kick your wheel wells out, look into some ptex sheets. Same base material that line snowboards etc. you can buy it in square meters and cut it to the shape you need. Much cheaper than new fender flares and they're flexible when you rub against something on the trails.
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    Switch to LED head lamps or No

    If you live in Alaska or rural areas, it's worth it. Perhaps it's not necessary in urban areas
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    Switch to LED head lamps or No

    I found your source for the test of the multiple Lux Meters, but it's only one person doing one test. No one can just go off of one persons research, verification through replication. GTR lighting is not the house brand of HR. HR is a distributor. I was also unable to find anywhere on...
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