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2002 Tacoma SAS

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

  1. Jan 8, 2014 at 4:41 PM
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    Yia

    Yia [OP] Member

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    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

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    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
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    Mocking the steering box and lower links
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  2. Jan 17, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    Yia

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    Dropped the motor and transmission and welded some motor mounts.
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  3. Jan 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    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. Jan 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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    Damn goood work.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    Good looking shit
     
  6. Jan 17, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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    Subbed!
     
  7. Jan 17, 2014 at 9:19 PM
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    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.
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    With the new wheels and 35.
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  8. Jan 17, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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    Yia

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    Yes its the Elite bumpers.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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    4.7 Gears
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    Installed with TG twin shifter and adapter plate
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  10. Jan 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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    Mounted the motor on the frame and started mocking the front 3 link kit.
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    Panhard Frame Mount
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    Driver side bump stop
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    Passenger side bump stop
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    Going to install the cab, mock the coilovers and cycle the suspension checking for clearance next.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    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?
     
  12. Jan 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    Looking good Subbed! :popcorn:
     
  13. Jan 27, 2014 at 8:21 AM
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    I purchased new TG frame plates and steering box mount.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    Got the coilovers mocked up. I need to figure a way to transfer the cab over in this garage. Any ideas?

    Driver Side
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    Passenger Side
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    Both
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  15. Jan 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    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?
     
  16. Feb 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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    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.
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    For the Chevy 63 I moved the front hangers 7.5" forward and the rear shackle hangers in the original location.
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    Chevy 63 mocked up.
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    Welded the RuffStuff Specialties axle shock mounts.
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  17. Feb 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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    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
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    How did I miss this!? Haha
     
  18. Feb 9, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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    YotaOverAll

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  19. Mar 2, 2014 at 12:02 AM
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    Yia

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    Welded the rock sliders. Working on the last leg.
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  20. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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    Yia

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    Old bent frame.
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    I decided to plate the inside and outside of the frame with 3/16 steel to prevent the above from happening again.
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