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post #1 of 26 Old 01-06-2017, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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New to Me T100

I always thought they were neat when they first came out, but I just wasn't really in the market back then, but years down the road, I think I found a nice one... 1996 SR5 3.4L 4WD
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Welcome! Nice truck for sure. Have a look around and let us know if you have any questions...this forum is definitely the best source on the net for T100 information. If you can think of it, it's probably be addressed or discussed here. Also, there are a number of items the 4x4s can benefit from for little money and some elbow grease to get them riding like new. These include new shocks, new steering stabilizer, rebuilding the idler arm, and replacing the sway bar bushings and end links. This can all be done for around $250, and essentially has the truck riding like new provided everything else is in good shape (i.e. ball joints, etc.).
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Welcome to the forums!

The blacked out grill makes yer T-100 look kinda like a 4Runner front.
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I don't know if the grill was painted when they painted the rest of the truck or not. Nice clean interior, needs some new tires, although I live in north central Florida, where sugar sand is the predominant condition out in the woods, and the tires on there work for that.
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Welcome to TN Capt.Cobb

If the engine runs as good as it looks you will have a nice ride for a long time.
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a bit of work ahead

After getting underneath on a creeper and poking and prodding around, (and getting the Carfax), discovered original shocks and steering stabilizer, very tired ball joints, front rotors are sketchy, and unfortunately, the lower control arms are a little "hole-y". Truck was in Pennsylvania for its first five years, so we went hunting for rust. Truck was undercoated, so actually not as bad as might be. Frame is good, no rust on the body panels, rear bumper is good. Engine is real strong, and the guy before me replaced the CV joints, both sides, along with a new radiator and A/C compressor.
So.., getting quite a pile of parts stacked up to start the suspension re-hab.
Rancho shocks and stabilizer, Moog ball joints, sure stop rotors and pads, lower control arms, and since I've already lost my mind, Aisin free wheel hubs. Added a few cosmetic upgrades, a brush guard and some bed rail caps, which are kinda few a far between for the T100. Is there a "Twelve Step" group around that can save me from my madness?

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Looks good, and you'll definitely feel a difference once the front end is sorted. I'd recommend checking the sway bar bushings and end links as well. Energy Suspension has a kit that fits the 4x4s and tightens up the front end some. And don't forget to check your idler arm as well...it might need a rebuild, and it's not much extra work of you're doing all of that anyway.

The madness never ends...the 12-step program is this forum. It's just 12 more steps you can take to do more things for your truck!
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Welcome to the forums and dang nice truck you got there.

Thing looks clean and with some aftermarket parts will look mean.
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Don't git the Moog ball joints. Take a peek at the Raybestos Pro Grade ball joints instead. If anything, you might want to consider gitting OEM parts over the Moog ones.
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4WD Upper ball joint, Raybestos Pro Grade 500-1065 fer about $77 each.
https://www.amazon.com/Raybestos-500...oint+raybestos

4WD Lower ball joint, Raybestos Pro Grade 505-1169 fer about $73 each.
https://www.amazon.com/Raybestos-505...oint+raybestos

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Comparison of Moog ball joints...

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OEM part numbers

43350
JOINT ASSY, FRONT UPPER BALL, RH
43350-39085
About $56 online
https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/...350-39085.html

43360
JOINT ASSY, FRONT UPPER BALL, LH
43360-39085
About $56 online
https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/...360-39085.html

43330K
JOINT ASSY, LOWER BALL, FRONT RH
43330-39315
About $64 online
https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/...330-39315.html

43340A
JOINT ASSY, LOWER BALL, FRONT LH
43340-39245
About $56 online
https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/oem/...340-39245.html
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OEM parts are definitely the way to go to keep 'our' T's running at their best! If you think about it we all want to KEEP our trucks ( I DO FOR SURE!), so why not maintain it the proper way and it's actually lower in cost to use OEM parts in the long run!
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That is a great looking truck! How many miles are on it and how much did you pay for it?


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