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Old 09-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Back from the dead build

Hey guys I got my Taco a few weeks ago at an insurance auction and wanted to share my build with you guys

Here she is just like I got her


Started tearing her apart and build my need to buy list


Had a small engine fire in it that needed repaired
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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I will be uploading a few pictures later today of the rest of the progress. It took my just under a week to get her road worth
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What direction are you going with the build? Nice im sure you got a steal on it!
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Looks like a lot Of work coming your way! Good luck!

Thats one nice hood scoop!
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What direction are you going with the build? Nice im sure you got a steal on it!
Im thinking along a stormtrooper gonna stay with a simple 3" lift. It's my farm truck for work so just enough lift and tire to get over a few ditches

I got it for under just 8000 and put in about 4000 into it, I had to replace the motor pics coming soon
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Looks like a lot Of work coming your way! Good luck!

Thats one nice hood scoop!
Thanks man the work actually wasn't that bad on it
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Original motor had to come out because the pervious owner thru a rod out the side of the block



Once the motor was in I welded in the new core support



Hood and lights getting aligned



She is all done with the FJ TRD wheels I got a 3" lift in box to put on but it's a spacer lift.. Are these lifts really that bad for easy driving? I don't hit trails or anything just go thru a few rough places when I go fishing but reading reviews has me a little worried on it
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4000 with the lift? that looks a good deal! congrats!
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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The lift isnt bad as long as you dont wheel it that hard, but the ride quality of them is terrible. Its gunna drive like a brick. I had a 3" rough country on my old taco and i hated it.
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Ya I got the pro comp lift gonna try it out and see how it goes.... If I would have known about this site before I got it I would have gone with the 5100's and aal. I have a friend that owns a body shop so I got all the parts for about 1500 included the lift and FJ wheels, the engine ran me 2500 and the rest is all little stuff that adds up
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Ya it's the nitro level lift kit... The biggest tire size I would do is 33's and this should clear it with the correct backspacing I believe.

I did a little research and found out the FJ wheels are 4.5 backspacing can anyone confirm this.... I got the wheels with tires on it so I didn't measure it
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I have 4.5" BS on my wheels and am able to run a 285/75/16. Almost a 33. There is some rubbing tho. I am going to cut out the buckets in the bottom of the front fender well as well as the rear fender flare and do the cab mount chop. They rub if i am turned and cycle the suspension at all. They are tight.
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wow, brought that truck back! nice work!
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that lift will ride great! you shouldn't notice any change, as it is a top plate spacer, not an in coil spacer.
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wow, brought that truck back! nice work!
Thanks it feels great to have brought it back to life
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that lift will ride great! you shouldn't notice any change, as it is a top plate spacer, not an in coil spacer.
Only question I have really is my rear shock still good? I mean it's only a 1" block thinking of going with a 2" block just cause I do pull trailers and haul stuff, don't want the Cali lean lol
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that's what i'm running and it works good, no problems.

my friend had a 2011 with a 2'' block, stock shocks and they worked fine too.
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you could put in a progressive add a leaf for a nice ride, and better towing/payload
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