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Old 11-26-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Talking TacomaChris's PreRunner Build :-)

Nov/Dec 11 build pics







The day I brought her home:


I put the following on my truck (2 days of install time):
- Camburg spindles w/swaybar provision
- 5100's up front set at .85
- All Pro expo leafs
- 5125's in the rear w/loop to stem adapters
- Extended brake lines both front and rear
- Black 16x8 KMC Enduro wheels
- General Grabber AT2 - 285/75/16

I had never done this before so I took my time to make sure I didn't miss anything. I will say this - ideally you need 2 or more people for a project like this. Installing the expo springs by myself was a huge pain in the ass so I had to get creative and use storage boxes to hold one end of the spring up while installing the other end. Lot's of cussing and I think I pulled a groin muscle installing the rear end. Spindles took just a tad bit of grinding near the weld where the calipers fit on. Brake lines in the rear are a major pain unless you have Inspector Gadget arms and baby hands.

Here she is after I brought her home from the wheel/tire install and the alignment







Things I still need to do:
- Re-install Tacoma badges (painted them black)
- Paint the rusty front hubs black (or may cut my center caps and shove them in, they are waaay too long)
- Trim my antenna because I almost broke it off pulling into my garage
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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Very nice job. What part of NC are you in?

I say just paint the hubs black. Thats what I did and looks better IMO
Thanks man - I'm in Linden just north of Fayetteville
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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Very nice job. What part of NC are you in?

I say just paint the hubs black. Thats what I did and looks better IMO
I looked at your build page and noticed you had the nfabs on and then took them off...did you not like them? I may need some steps because my wife and daughter can't get into my truck now LOL
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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^ Yea I took them off and sold them to a member here. I got the 2" bar cab length on sale but I didn't like the way they looked.

Its sad and funny watching my mom trying to get in my truck though, so I ordered a set of the black toyota running boards today. IMO they look the best besides a set of sliders but sliders cost more and I don't need them.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #6
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^ Yea I took them off and sold them to a member here. I got the 2" bar cab length on sale but I didn't like the way they looked.

Its sad and funny watching my mom trying to get in my truck though, so I ordered a set of the black toyota running boards today. IMO they look the best besides a set of sliders but sliders cost more and I don't need them.
Please post pics when you get them on - I was thinking about about those or the nfabs
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
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The stance of your truck looks exactly how i want mine to look, great job!
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What a difference!
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:11 PM   #10
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The stance of your truck looks exactly how i want mine to look, great job!
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Thanks - I appreciate the comments!
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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I love your stance. I've always wanted to do the spindles mod but just haven't done it. Your truck makes me want to do it now. Looks great.
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Nice looking truck man I want to get the expo's. I would like to see some more side shots of your stance.
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Nice looking truck man I want to get the expo's. I would like to see some more side shots of your stance.
Thanks man - yeah I'll get some photos up tomorrow so you can get a better idea of what the expos look like from the side
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Thanks man - yeah I'll get some photos up tomorrow so you can get a better idea of what the expos look like from the side
Right on man thanks. That would be awesome.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #15
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #16
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Looks awesome!

Quick question... So your sitting at almost 5 inches of lift yah? 4 inch spindle and .85 from 5100's?

Thanks!
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Looks real good man!
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Looks awesome!

Quick question... So your sitting at almost 5 inches of lift yah? 4 inch spindle and .85 from 5100's?

Thanks!
That is correct for the front...just 4 in the rear. Thanks
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:33 PM   #20
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Your truck looks damn good!

Damn, I want spindles...
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