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post #21 of 202 (permalink) Old 10-07-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Here is another little teaser. This is one thing I love about working on these little trucks, you get to do alot of "firsts" - First Tacoma with Lancer Evolution wheels, first 2wd Tacoma with RSX seats, who knows which other "firsts" may come along. When was the last time someone did a "first" on a Honda Civic?



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They fit quite well.



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My red and clear tails finally came this afternoon, post office "missent" them once they were already here in Miami. Big thanks to Jose/JDMHelix for the hookup





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Well, I finally installed the RSX seats today. I did all the work to install one last night and then spent today doing the drivers side. I literally mean the whole day, from 11:00 am to 11:45 PM! I still need to make an extra piece for raising the outboard side of the driver's seat, I added a half inch thick spacer and it was not enough, the seat is leaned outward. Why couldn't Toyota just use a flat bar where the front of the seat mounts like everyone else? No! They just had to do some stupid slanted bar. I did take the truck for a spin and I have to say I hate how high the seats sit, it feels as if I never dropped my truck! I may end up making my own brackets from scratch in order to lower them some. It was a huge PITA to install these seats and I simply can't believe that there is still work left to do!

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Didn't do anything with the seats today. I blocked up the outboard driver's side brackets 1/2 inch as I saw that was what VRacer did but the seat leans outward. I will have to do 1" soon, it's killing me how high the seats are. I mean, the visibility is great and I still have good head room, not bad considering I'm 6'2." Besides this, the seats are awesome. They are exponentially more comfortable than the stock seats and they really hold you in place. You feel way more connected to the truck and it really shows in the corners. Another beautiful thing is that the bolt from the seatbelt buckle matches the thread for the buckle on the RSX seat so I was able to add my stock seat belt buckle without buying more hardware.

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Finished getting my clutch and flywheel in a couple hours ago , pictures coming soon.

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Going to have to redo the clutch installation, tomorrow's going to be a long day lol.

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Well, my friend Javier came over yesterday and we took the transmission down again and re did the clutch installation. The pressure plate was warped just as Gadget said. I cleaned the holes for the dowels and we reinstalled the pressure plate, using quarter turn increments in order to tighten the pressure plate down. It was not possible to do half turns as there was not enough room under there, however quarter turns work the same- they just take twice as long to do.

Big thanks to Gadget for his awesome customer service and his willingness to help. I would have never figured it out without him. Who else do you know that will take your phone call at 8:30 PM on a Sunday night? I can't thank you enough Gadget! The truck is running great, no shaking or clutch chatter whatsoever. The new clutch is rougher at engagement than the stock, but that's to be expected.

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The old stuff


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New clutch installed (this was taken the first time I installed it)

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