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dieseldan
02-20-2012, 05:44 AM
First post on a forum I've long followed through links from my Landcruiser club site (ih8mud).

I've just sold an 08 Tundra and wanted to downsize but I'm not ready to shell out big bucks on a new taco - really holding out for a diesel engine option or a donor truck to do a transplant.

So I stumbled across a T100 in nice condition (170k km's) and the price was right. I'm not planning a full expo rig but a reliable functional fsr truck for camping with the family and daily driver. I'd love to find a part # for the TJM bumper though if I can't find one then a custom job.

First up:

Suspension upgrade
33"s
Exhaust needs replacing so upgrade
Bumper w/winch mount
Sliders
Bottom protection
Light Force lamps
Air bags
Flip Pac or 4wd pop top

I've read about the superchargers but unsure of costs..

87322



Looking forward to digging in and getting to know a new ride and a new forum.

mtnbike28
02-20-2012, 01:31 PM
I have always liked the T100 size.

PoindexterS
02-20-2012, 02:27 PM
I can build you some sliders like the ones I build. Look at my album and if you are interested we can talk about prices and logistics. I have made the same basic design for a couple of 4Runners and a couple of FJ's and Dodge pick-ups and many on Jeeps. You can set a HiLift under them and lift one side of truck off the ground. They are welded to frame so you would need to have them welded onto your frame. They make excellent steps and rocker protection. All out of 1 1/2" x 3/16" square tubing and 1 1/4" sch 40 pipe. Pipe is bent on a hydraulic bender, nice smooth bends with no crushing or flat spots in bends. Cost is $350.00 plus shipping. shipped ready to finish (cleaned up ready to paint or finish as desired). I can provide pics of other rigs if you want. Building these would be easy as I can use the measurements from mine.

BT100
02-20-2012, 05:48 PM
Hi
Congrats on the new T100. The part # for the TJM steel T17 (without hoop) is:070SB17N90A. Steel T15 (with hoop) is: 070SB15N90A. Aluminum T17 is: 070AP17N90A. Aluminum T15 is: 070AP15N90A. I have the T17 in steel and from what I was told it was just about the last new one in the US. I don't think TJM even makes any of the variations anymore. I have a '96 T100 4x4 xtracab with a moderate number of mods, If you have any questions let me know!
Good luck with your new T.
BT100

haven
02-20-2012, 06:45 PM
The T100 has a surprisingly large payload, 2150 lbs in several of the versions. That's 50% more than the typical Tacoma of the era, very useful for carrying a camper and gear.

dieseldan
02-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Thanks PoindexterS - logistically it wouldn't make much sense though - I do have a few great builders locally who have helped me with Cruiser builds. I appreciate your reply though!

dieseldan
02-20-2012, 07:45 PM
I figured they would be very difficult to get hold of - thanks for the part numbers - they will certainly help in the search. I've read up on the need to beef up the mounts also.

Cheers!


Hi
Congrats on the new T100. The part # for the TJM steel T17 (without hoop) is:070SB17N90A. Steel T15 (with hoop) is: 070SB15N90A. Aluminum T17 is: 070AP17N90A. Aluminum T15 is: 070AP15N90A. I have the T17 in steel and from what I was told it was just about the last new one in the US. I don't think TJM even makes any of the variations anymore. I have a '96 T100 4x4 xtracab with a moderate number of mods, If you have any questions let me know!
Good luck with your new T.
BT100

dieseldan
02-20-2012, 07:46 PM
I followed KC's pop top camper thread and just learned about the payload the other day - adding the airbags seems pretty slick and will be on the short list asap.


The T100 has a surprisingly large payload, 2150 lbs in several of the versions. That's 50% more than the typical Tacoma of the era, very useful for carrying a camper and gear.

dorton
02-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Nice choice. I loved the one I had. the T100's were just about the perfect truck for my usage.

CYi5
02-21-2012, 04:57 PM
Yesss, another T100 build! Looking forward to seeing your upgrades. Are there gearing options available on these trucks?

dieseldan
02-21-2012, 05:02 PM
I've read that there are - and a surprising amount of parts on ebay motors still around - the local dealership where its always been serviced mentioned that they have no issue with most parts - wondering which rare items I might stock up on - planning to have this truck passed down to our son in a couple years.

dorton
02-21-2012, 06:29 PM
There isn't much that goes wrong on them. When we sold mine at 300k miles, it needed very little. Toyota is is good at not using planned obsolescence. Most parts are still easily ordered right from the dealer.

G100
02-22-2012, 04:42 AM
Love seeing T100 builds, there aren't enough. I must admit if you find a TJM bumper I am going to be a little mad and a lot jealous, for the first six months I had mine I was actively searching on the internet daily for one, I have now just given up, they don't exist. There is definately a lack of aftermarket product support, but I like it, it forces you to be creative. Can't wait to see what you come up with and look forward to sharing ideas with you in the future.

BT100 - lets see your rig

CYi5
02-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Love seeing T100 builds, there aren't enough. I must admit if you find a TJM bumper I am going to be a little mad and a lot jealous, for the first six months I had mine I was actively searching on the internet daily for one, I have now just given up, they don't exist. There is definately a lack of aftermarket product support, but I like it, it forces you to be creative. Can't wait to see what you come up with and look forward to sharing ideas with you in the future.

BT100 - lets see your rig

Not true, this guy (http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/2834379028.html) has one on his T100 in Thousand Oaks. Might want to throw him an offer for the bumper if you are somewhat close.

G100
02-22-2012, 08:17 AM
Oh! My! God!, how did you find that? Calling tomorrow, and if I get it, CYi5 I owe you a beer or three at the BBC. (I am from the LB, also)

PoindexterS
02-22-2012, 08:21 PM
I had no intentions of using the forum for personal gain. I am NOT a business owner nor do I want to be one. I am just a welding instructor and fellow enthusiast. I was only trying to offer up what I had built for my T100 as an option since I had just built mine for my T100. Thank you and now I know and have sternly slapped myself on the hand for not following forum rules!

aknightinak
02-29-2012, 02:00 AM
Unless TJM did another run, their last bumper for a T100 sold in...1999 iirc. I bought it, spent about three hours arranging shipping (they would only get it to Seattle), then got a call the next day telling me it had been sold and mis-inventoried earlier the same day, with no plans to make any more. FWIW a lot of the TJM owners I've "met" on forums experienced structural issues actually trying to use their T100 winch bumper as a winch bumper. They supplied a fix-it gusset kit, but not before several guys bent them at the mounts.

I used a Warn Trans4mer for a long time and, despite the rock-anchor effect of the mounting system, never had strength issues with it. The carrier ended up incorporated into a tube bumper I had built locally.

89s rule
09-04-2012, 08:28 PM
Any updates?