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How-To Guides

Looking to solve some sort of problem or otherwise work on you truck? The following guides give step-by-step instructions for many of the common projects on a 1st gen Toyota Tacoma (and in many cases a 3rd Gen 4Runner) along with a complete listing of parts and tools (with links in case you need to buy them) necessary to do the job.

And of course, if you have any questions, you're more than welcome to ask a question in the comments or contact me and I'll be happy to help!

Get started by selecting a category to see the guides.

Brakes Drum brakes in the rear, disc brakes in the front, Tundra brake upgrade.(4 guides)
Bushings Replacement of rubber, sometimes with polyurethane.(3 guides)
Climate Control Heating, Air Conditioning(4 guides)
Engine and Driveline Timing belt, water pump, differentials, etc.(11 guides)
Gear (2 guides)
Interior Removing it, sound deadening, audio work.(4 guides)
Route Planning / GPS Using satelite imagery and online tools to build routes, then taking those routes offline with you on an adventure.(5 guides)
Steering From the wheel to the rack. Well, to the OTREs.(5 guides)
Suspension Leaf springs, coilovers, bump stops, relocation of rear shocks, and the largest tire you can fit on a lifted Tacoma.(10 guides)