1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2002 Tacoma SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by Yia, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Bent the frame on my 2002 Toyota Tacoma so I decided to do a SAS. Found a Frame for $100 from a local guy that was rust free and straight.

    Before:

    Specs:
    2002 Tacoma Reg Cab 2.7L 5 speed

    Front suspension-
    TG 3in SAS Kit
    TG driver drop axle housing with Toyota elocker 5.29

    Rear suspension-
    Allpro Offroad 5in Tacoma lift
    TG rear axle housing with Toyota e locker 5.29

    Drivetrain-
    TG 4.7 Tacoma Dual Case

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    In progress:

    Front suspension-
    4WheelUnderground front 3 link kit with 14in Radflo Shocks
    Passenger Drop 66 wms-wms Diamond Axle housing with Toyota elocker 5.29

    Rear suspension-
    Chevy 63 leaf spring
    2005 Toyota Tacoma Rear elocker Axle 5.29

    Drivetrain-
    Toyota dual gear driven transfer case with TG adapters

    4WheelUnderGround Front 3 Link Kit
    [​IMG]


    Mocking the steering box and lower links
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Dropped the motor and transmission and welded some motor mounts.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Nice looking truck!! That 4WU kit looks beautiful, as always. Should be pretty bad ass after it's all done.

    Got any more pictures from the initial swap?
     
  4. Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    15,534
    Gender:
    Male
    Damn goood work.
     
  5. foxhead

    foxhead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Member:
    #119035
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Bay Area, Ca and Bozeman, Montana for college
    Good looking shit
     
  6. Pliny

    Pliny Offline

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Member:
    #90249
    Messages:
    10,936
    First Name:
    Leonard Mead
    Elite bumper? Truck looks good
     
  7. Gear Head

    Gear Head Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Member:
    #89921
    Messages:
    3,519
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Winston Salem, NC
    Vehicle:
    82 Pickup
    The usual toyota parts..
    Subbed!
     
  8. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Thanks.

    The 4WU 3 link design looks amazing.

    Here are some pictures from the TG kit.
    When it was first completed. Sitting on 33 BFG KM2.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    With the new wheels and 35.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Yes its the Elite bumpers.
     
  10. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    4.7 Gears
    [​IMG]
    Installed with TG twin shifter and adapter plate
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Mounted the motor on the frame and started mocking the front 3 link kit.
    [​IMG]
    Panhard Frame Mount
    [​IMG]
    Driver side bump stop
    [​IMG]
    Passenger side bump stop
    [​IMG]
    Going to install the cab, mock the coilovers and cycle the suspension checking for clearance next.
     
  12. 99nmtaco

    99nmtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Member:
    #43586
    Messages:
    297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    NM / VA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Wow! That 4WU kit looks awesome! Love your truck by the way cant wait to see the rest of the 3 link done! Did you just keep the trail gear frame plates and steering box mount to use with the 4WU kit?
     
  13. JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40461
    Messages:
    15,107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jerry
    Bay Area NorCal
    Vehicle:
    02 Extra cab SAS Linked front and rear
    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Looking good Subbed! :popcorn:
     
  14. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma

    I purchased new TG frame plates and steering box mount.
     
  15. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Got the coilovers mocked up. I need to figure a way to transfer the cab over in this garage. Any ideas?

    Driver Side
    [​IMG]
    Passenger Side
    [​IMG]
    Both
    [​IMG]
     
  16. 99nmtaco

    99nmtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Member:
    #43586
    Messages:
    297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    NM / VA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Haha dang moving that body over looks like its gonna be fun! Maybe just drop the new frame down as low as you can and slide the body over?
     
  17. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Boxed the frame and started mocking up the Chevy 63 in the rear. I decided to go with the RuffStuff Specialties 63" Chevy spring swap kit and the side mount shock brackets.
    Boxed the frame using the Trial Gear kit.
    [​IMG]
    For the Chevy 63 I moved the front hangers 7.5" forward and the rear shackle hangers in the original location.
    [​IMG]
    Chevy 63 mocked up.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Welded the RuffStuff Specialties axle shock mounts.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  18. PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Member:
    #58522
    Messages:
    19,675
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brent
    Missouri
    Vehicle:
    2003 Tacoma TRD/SR5 4x4
    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    :eek:

    How did I miss this!? Haha
     
  19. YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82254
    Messages:
    8,066
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jessie
    Panama City, FL
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner SR5
    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
  20. Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Member:
    #120178
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Bakersfield
    Vehicle:
    02 Tacoma
    Welded the rock sliders. Working on the last leg.
    [​IMG]
     
To Top