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Old 02-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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JTYE's 5lug build

Came from a 93 Ranger that completely fell apart on me, got my Tacoma with about 25,000 miles on it. Other 5 lug build threads were super helpful for me, figured I'd start one of my own.

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Day 1 (ish) - 235x75 on stock steel


Went nuts with plastidip



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Installed OEM style fog lights with OEM style switch


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Finally got a set of Cragars that actually fit


Cut up the Grill


Finally got it to fit and buttoned her back up


31's


Immediate To-Do List:
BHLM

Longer term:
Color matched front bumper cover
4.10 gears DONE
Locker?
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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BHLM is cake dude you can do it in a night and put them back on in the morning and they will look awesome. And its super easy to do, if you have black spray paint you can do it toningt.
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here you go i took a picture of mine

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Nice. I wanted to do something like that on my first tacoma but I sold it but good times with it
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BHLM is cake dude you can do it in a night and put them back on in the morning and they will look awesome. And its super easy to do, if you have black spray paint you can do it toningt.

Yeah I guess I'm just over thinking it. Something about sticking it in the oven, hahaha.
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Yeah I guess I'm just over thinking it. Something about sticking it in the oven, hahaha.
I was a bit apprehensive at first as well but I its not hot enough to melt anything or warp the plastic at all. There will be a hot plastic smell but it doesn't stink that bad lol. So turn on the oven till it preheats to about 300 degrees then turn oven off and put a light in for 5-10 mins. Any less and it will take too much force to pull apart. Take the chrome piece out and scuff it up a bit then paint it. Wait for the paint to dry over night and put it all back together. There are a few threads on here that are more detailed but that's pretty much it
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I like what you've done! Are those 30x9.5's you're running on the Cragars?
Ideally that would be my next/first real upgrade, but tires will definitely set you back some $$...

I also noticed you have a color-matched grille now. Did you paint it yourself? Also, any complaints with the Fat Bob's?
Sorry for all the questions, but I just couldn't help myself

As for the lsd, it is nice. If you're like me a locker may be overboard, but it sure is nice to have something other than open diffs! Is there a way to retrofit the 2009+ electronic lsd?
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I like what you've done! Are those 30x9.5's you're running on the Cragars?
Ideally that would be my next/first real upgrade, but tires will definitely set you back some $$...
These are just 235/75 right now. I've actually got a set of used general grabbers (31's) lined up/

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I also noticed you have a color-matched grille now. Did you paint it yourself? Also, any complaints with the Fat Bob's?
Sorry for all the questions, but I just couldn't help myself
The grill is actually just plastidip, color is pretty close. I want to get a color matched front bumper cover, the factory greyish color might look cool with it, so i'm gonna hold off painting it until i can see that together. No complaints with the FatBob's, no dramatic change with the ride quality, love sitting up a few inches. It's awesome that it comes with the longer shock too vs the readylift.

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As for the lsd, it is nice. If you're like me a locker may be overboard, but it sure is nice to have something other than open diffs! Is there a way to retrofit the 2009+ electronic lsd?
I'm pretty sure we can just get the entire 3rd member off a 2nd gen pre-runner or 2.7L 4x4 and bolt it straight in...not positive though. What kind of LSD do you have? Not ruling out the locker, but yeah, probably a bit overboard for me.
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Came from a 93 Ranger that completely fell apart on me, got my Tacoma with about 25,000 miles on it. Other 5 lug build threads were super helpful for me, figured I'd start one of my own.

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How is it going with the lift?
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Looks good. Always nice to see another 5 lugger on the forum!
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Personally I didn't like the lsd with traction control in my 5 lug I used to have. Without traction control it would probably be ok.

I know when I get the money I will have a locker atleast in the rear of mine
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How is it going with the lift?
Goin good man. How do you like yours?
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Personally I didn't like the lsd with traction control in my 5 lug I used to have. Without traction control it would probably be ok.

I know when I get the money I will have a locker atleast in the rear of mine
Oh really? Why not? My thinking was that i probably dont need a locker, not really getting myself into situations where i'd get stuck, just want a better solution for snow and the occasional off-road situation. What was your problem with the LSD?
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Looks good. Always nice to see another 5 lugger on the forum!
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I'm pretty sure we can just get the entire 3rd member off a 2nd gen pre-runner or 2.7L 4x4 and bolt it straight in...not positive though. What kind of LSD do you have? Not ruling out the locker, but yeah, probably a bit overboard for me.
Beginning in 2009, Toyota equipped the 5 lugs with an electronic limited slip system. Rather than using a clutch-type mechanical lsd, the system works by applying the brakes to the wheel with the least traction which shifts the power over to the other wheel. Granted, I'm new to all this, but that is my best understanding of how it works..
Someone mentioned not liking the traction control. There are actually 3 modes you can select: traction control, lsd, and then turning everything off which just leaves you with the open diffs.

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These are just 235/75 right now. I've actually got a set of used general grabbers (31's) lined up.
I'm actually not too far way away and make the occasional trip down to Woodbridge. I'd be interested in those 235's if they're getting replaced
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I'm actually not too far way away and make the occasional trip down to Woodbridge. I'd be interested in those 235's if they're getting replaced
Totally man. Send me a PM. They're Goodyear Wranglers, literally only have about 6,000 miles on them. Haven't even gotten offroad with them.
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Goin good man. How do you like yours?
Well, mine's awesome, although I have to fix the squeaking noise in the leaf pack, it's driving me nuts, but I really don't have much time to do it. Hopefully next week I'll get it done.
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The Cragars, they are 15x7 or 15x8? I know theyre zero offset and 4''backspace. I found some El-Cheapo steelies on Summit and probably gonna pull the trigger on em.

Truck looks good man. I like the way our trucks sit with the FB lift.

Edit: disregard I just saw the 15x7 in your icon.
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