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Old 04-18-2014, 11:48 PM   #55821
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I did it on mine and I dont have any complaints about my setup. Ill be doing the 60-20 on my mothers van tomorrow.
I will probably go with the EBC rotors. It may just be a seized caliper. I plan to do some investigating tomorrow. If it isn't pouring rain
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:19 AM   #55822
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Damn you, you're ring to make me spend money I don't have right now. How long till you think your diff skid will be ready.

The diff skid is a few weeks off or so since I didn't like the mounting system and am going a new direction. Waiting on parts and such now.

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I'm interested. Let me know when it's on sale

I will probably start a group buy tomorrow when I get the holes drilled and it is mounted. Otherwise everything fit as expected and it is good to go.

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Well f*ck me! Take my money and give me a discount since I'll be the first to buy

Group buy pricing will be the best discount I can offer.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:48 AM   #55823
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The diff skid is a few weeks off or so since I didn't like the mounting system and am going a new direction. Waiting on parts and such now.




I will probably start a group buy tomorrow when I get the holes drilled and it is mounted. Otherwise everything fit as expected and it is good to go.




Group buy pricing will be the best discount I can offer.
Definitely in the market for one. Low range has one for our trucks for 199.00. With shipping it runs about 240. How will your price compare to this. Also theirs uses the existing holes to mount. How will yours?
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:53 AM   #55824
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1994 4cyl,4X4 List of Initial Projects So Far

[X]Plug safety chain holes in back bumper
[ ]Install 12 v adapter wiring
[ ]Monitor Transfer case rear seal leak
[ ]Test trailer wiring connection
[X]Replace interior door handle
[ ]Monitor idle setting (erratic)
[X]Add AU insignia
[X]Add bench seat cup holder console
[X]Purchase extra gear oil and filler kit
[X]Get tire change kit together
[X]Get strapping and come-along in vehicle
[X]Test off road capability (Woo Hoo!)
[ ]Determine gas mileage
[ ]Get touch up paint and use
[X]Clean and paint rusty undercarriage parts and exhaust
[ ]Obtain shop manual
[X]Adjust clutch pedal
[X]Install windshield washer reservoir and motor
[X]Replace fuse box interior cover
[X]Get large tire fix a flat
[ ]Diagnose headlight switch issue
[X]Clean interior glass
[X]Paint non-body exterior surfaces that are showing bare metal
[ ]Maintain tire pressure at 26 front 29 psi rear cold
[X]Purchase tow bar with 2" ball with locking pin
[X]Place tow rope in truck
[X] Figure out how mud tires change actual speed on speedometer

Found this cool website that let's you look at the impact of several truck mods:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/bigger_tires.htm
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:49 AM   #55827
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Installed my keyless entry, with lots-o-help from Turp's writeup here:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ry-system.html
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:11 AM   #55828
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Took a couple pictures. Still need to wash it from last weekend's adventure:



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Old 04-19-2014, 11:30 AM   #55829
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Welded on creeper joints...realized my shackle angle was effed up, and cut the whole thing off to do it again
Hahahaha. You didn't think to tack it then set it on it's weight to check it? What shackle angle are you shooting for?
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:40 AM   #55830
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To me it's easier to set them with the leaf spring free from the axle and set the angle a little less than vertical. You'll get the best droop that way out of the springs.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:57 AM   #55831
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Still have to point them down



Wired the switches up
They sell nice plugs for the switch plates holes you are not using
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:59 AM   #55832
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To me it's easier to set them with the leaf spring free from the axle and set the angle a little less than vertical. You'll get the best droop that way out of the springs.
Yeah I guess you could do it that way. I plan on shooting for a 40* shackle angle at ride height.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:30 PM   #55833
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They sell nice plugs for the switch plates holes you are not using
I have them.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:54 PM   #55834
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Got the skid plate mounted. I'm happy with it. Only very minor tweaks that I would like to make. It even fits over the stock skid for ease of install.




It mounts to the cross member in front of the skid plate.

These 2 factory holes need drill thru the top with a 1/2" hole. The middle small hole is already a thru hole, but I'm not using it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #55835
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Doe it clear the elocker motor when flexed or have you checked that yet.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:12 PM   #55836
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It clears everything. It's just a hair over the stock skid length.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:12 PM   #55837
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Just a friendly suggestion but you should probably countersink the holes on the bottom cause if you're dragging the skid those bolts are going to get trashed real quick.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:47 PM   #55838
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Good thing bolts are easy to replace.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #55839
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Good thing bolts are easy to replace.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:57 PM   #55840
Probably should'nt have done that.
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Good thing bolts are easy to replace.
not when it rips the head of the bolt off and leaves the rest of the bolt in the hole, or when it rips the whole bolt of and pulls the threads with it.

countersink them and put some pan heads in them
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