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Old 08-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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My 98 Taquito build

Ive had this 98 single cab 2.4l truck since 04 its gone through a few different routes. I don't have pics of everything but ill post what I can. I got the truck with a 28" bfg all-terrains, stock gears a Fabtech kit front and rear. UCAs, coils, shocks, aal and rear shocks. I cant say much at all about that kit except it will lift your truck, my ride was crap and I destroyed it just putting around. not happy so I wanted something more...LT!
here it was as I bought it in 04


here is was a few hours later... tweaked the driver crossshaft, steering tie rod, uca and smashed my fender.


here's where i need to find some old build pic builds sorry. I pushed the order button on the total chaos LT kit after that fiasco.



with the front done and front fenders installed things were missing... bigger tires, gears and locker, engine bolt on's and rear suspension. I went with the deaver J59 prerunner pack not really knowing where I wanted to go with it. I pulled my besides and did a simple shock through the bed mount. it was a huge plus over the fabtech crap. I eventually bought rear glass. this whole time I built my truck and lived in Seattle, WA and got looks everywhere I went. there arnt many prerunners in the Pacific North West.
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off-road shops up there i felt were "installers" so I did the task of building it all myself with the help of my friends and much pizza and beer. I built a rear dual spare carrier with some free time.



and a front bumper(skid plate coming)

I was fortunate enough to recently move down here to San Diego where the flood gates open yet again on a portion of the build. the first week here I headed to Ocotillo with a few TW members, i had a blast! but my rear just wasnt keeping up with the front, I wanted more!
heres that day.

a few days later I found a member on TW selling a complete rear bedcage, shocks and F67 deavers. I jumped on it, but this time due to time constraints for the upcoming desert trip and not having my garage setup yet I had Brian at American Motorsports do my install. He knocked it out in 2.5 days..insane! I was able to hit the desert again that weekend and test it out. here's a link to my 1st test run, its not much but i wanted to slowly come up to its potential.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEvrRGpxqI0







truck ran awesome!


I have a bolt on's, gauges, VHF radio, aux lights, HID conversion kit, the usual stuff..



Im addicted now! though I think i was when i first got my truck just didnt know it. heres some links to videos of my last Plaster City/ Ocotillo trip with the guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km7TBXVyM0k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXdQgbjxonI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNbdWY76aYk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOIutE5Tw1g
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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nice truck bro!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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Best 5 lug I've seen!!!!!!!!! I'm jelly
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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Ya I finally got Internet at my place to post pics. Eddie for sure im already itching. When Matt gets back I'm going to give him a call.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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A list of everything on it as it sits

Front suspension-Total Chaos LT kit
Fox CO resi's
Eibach 550lb coils
Fabtech spindle
limit straps
over then engine removable shock bar
extended brake lines
Rear suspension- Deaver F67 long travel springs
12" over the frame mounted rear shackles at 52.5"
King resi shocks
limit straps
extended brake lines
frame- front tube bumper
rear bedcage
engine/drivetrain- 2.4l 2rz 5spd
short ram aem intake
dual electric fans
pacesetter tube headers
magnaflow exhaust
optima blue battery
HID headlight conversion
gauge cluster in cab
tach
4.56 yukon gears
loc-rit locker
body- glass all around
misc- Rockford fosgate 600w amp
sony cd/mp3/bt head
RF 8" sub
sony speakers
Kenwood VHF radio modded
Hella black magic aux lights
wheels/tires- 33x10.5 BFG KM2's
machined Aluminum 15" rims not sure the brand
31x10.5 BFG all terrain dual spares

Im pretty sure thats it....
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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Nice!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #13
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your truck looks clean! I eventually want to get bucket seats then build a custom box in the middle for my baby sub.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
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Wow, your off to a great start on your thread bro'.... very nice !!..

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Tell that bald headed fucker to use some tint on his mellon , too much glare.....
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
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Tell that bald headed fucker to use some tint on his mellon , too much glare.....
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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threw my rear suspension on jack today...my jacks couldn't go any higher.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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love that reg cab
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
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love that reg cab
thanks, I wont lie though a little more space in the cab would be nice.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:08 AM   #19
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with those 550 coils, hows the ride ? what psi are you running in them ? im running 600lb coils, and they ride rough.
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Rides great offroad! Not too soft where it bottoms out constantly and not too stiff where your slamming hard all the time. My shocks are at 180psi. I had 450s but they were way to soft and I had over 2" of preload to get some ride height which made them rock hard. With the 550s I have about 1/4" of preload and its butter. All really depends on your truck setup, bumpers, extra weight, ride height etc... I'm sure you know but on and off road driving will be different, you might think its a tad stiff on road but offroad at speed it soaks up the bumps.
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