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2004 Long Travel Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Apr 26, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    04 Double Cab PreRunner SR5 Trd
    2004 Double Cab Toyota Tacoma
    3.4l V6
    TRD
    Lunar Mist


    Suspension:
    Front
    • Solo Motorsports Long Travel kit with Solo's fabricated Spindles
    • Solo Motorsports 1″ Lower Uniball Conversion & 7/8″ Heim Steering Upgrade
    • King 8" x 2.5 Coil Over Shocks
    • King 8" x 2.5 3 tube Bypass Shocks
    • King 2 x 2 shorty bump stop
    • Kartek Limit Traps
    • Upper Control Arm Double-Shear Kit
    https://www.solomotorsports.com/sho...uspension-kit-1st-gen-tacoma-3rd-gen-4runner/

    https://www.solomotorsports.com/sho...toyota-1-lower-uniball-heim-steering-upgrade/

    https://www.solomotorsports.com/sho...oyota-w-y-upper-control-arm-double-shear-kit/

    Rear
    • Deaver J59 Leaf Springs and Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks
    https://deaverspring.com/product/tacoma-2wd-4wd-6-lug-1998-2004-8-leaf-spring-1-1-2-inch-lift-rear/

    Wheels
    • 17 x 8 Method Double Standard wheels
    • 35" tires
    • 4.88 gears w/ TRD E-Locker
    Body
    • Advance fiberglass fenders and bedsides
    • Front and rear bumpers built by Solo Motorsports
    • Line-X the bed and bed rails
    Performance
    • Tundra brake upgrade
    • K&N CAI
    • MagnaFlow exhaust
    Lighting
    • 4 pods on bumper (Amazon Special)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y43LQC6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8
    • Headlights- Starr HID, I bought from Headlight Revolution. They are discontinued and I do not recommend them if you find them. I've had to many issues with these lights.
    • LED amber turn signals from SpeedTech Lights
    • LED turn signal relay
    https://www.speedtechlights.com/LED-strobe-hideaway-kits/flare-x-led-hideaway-surface-mount

    Future Plans
    CAB AND REAR: Cage (Done), Back-half, 4-link.


    Picture Time
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  2. Apr 26, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Looking high and tight son! Looking forward to seeing it in use!
    Really liking the angle you setup on the rear quarter.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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  4. Apr 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    ChadsPride

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    SO CLEAN!!! :bowdown: :drool:
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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    ntgm37

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    Talk about Taco goals...
     
  6. Apr 27, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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    LukeCC

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    Super clean. Sub’d
     
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  7. Apr 28, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Beater_Bimmer

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    Nice! Needs black grill surround vs. chrome!
     
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  8. Apr 28, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    j4roe

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    Solo Motorsports 3.5 with heimed tubular uppers, Total Chaos spindle gusset, King 8" CO, Glassworks 3'' front glass, tube bumper, 4 25w 1000L Bumper LED, 2 Rigid Pod lights, 35" Toyo Open Country AT, Fiberworx 3'' Bedsides, Deaver F55, Custom 9" Shackle, Bilstein 7100 14" 2.0 smooth body w/resi
    SOLO is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fucking sickkkkkkk!!! I'm SOLO 4 life dog! I want the spindles and lower uniball/heim steering upgrade so bad. Digging the upper boxed arms too. Definitely liking the look of this. Need to incorporate a few of these designs into my truck. A few questions, what is the valence made out of? ABS plastic? Do you know the gauge or thickness? Also, are those turn signal LED's in the valence? The front bumper is tight and right too. I like the approach angle. Are you using the smaller 4 cylinder radiator to get that front bumper that tight? I really like the look of the valence with the stinger... Rear bumper is clean too! Trying to do something real similar to be able to tow jet ski. Big ups on the truck. It's CLEAN MONEY. Sub'd!
     
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  9. Apr 28, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    Daddo

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    Great Job. Truck is very nice. Who did the Paint if I may ask?
     
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  10. Apr 28, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, man. Take all the ideas you want. I got a few from the guys on TW and IG.

    Solo makes some killer stuff. They just came out with their Dana 44 spindles for the first gens. They didn't have those when I bought my spindles otherwise I would have gotten them. The lower BJ's and heim steering is nice and beefy. When the time comes for a new rank and pinion, I'll see what my options are for a steering upgrade.

    To answer your questions, the valence is plastic and you can buy them from Solo. Give them a call because I do see it on their website. The gauge to the valence is 1/4" I believe.
    The turn signals on the valence are from SpeedTech Lights https://www.speedtechlights.com/LED-strobe-hideaway-kits/flare-x-led-hideaway-surface-mount. Easy to install and you will get Hyper flash but I just installed the LED turn signal relay.
    I did install a 4 cylinder radiator for a better approach angel. It's really easy, drops right in, plumb it and you're good to go. No overheating issues.
    The bumpers are built by Solo. I really dig the rear because the license plate hids the tow hitch.
     
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  11. Apr 28, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    j4roe

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    Agree with everything. Solo's work is clean and so is your truck! Thanks for the info. I agree that the 4 cylinder radiator works. I broke my radiator in Mexico a few years ago and the only radiator that Autozone in Mexico had was the 4 cylinder. I had to get home to the states so I bought it and put it in. I think I had to cut the bottom hose to fit but otherwise, direct fit. I didn't notice any difference in cooling. I actually ran it for two years until it gave out and I bought one of those Champion 3 row off of Ebay.

    Anyways. Thanks for the help. SUB'd for future SICKNESS!
     
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  12. May 21, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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    BikerinBlak909

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    JD Fab LT kit 3" lift spindles Fox 2.5 x 10" dual rate Deaver F67 SUA, 9" shackles 8.4 prerunner rear end with 4.10 33 AT3 wildpeaks McNeil Fiberglass fenders PRP comp seats Doug Thorley long tube header K&N CAI
    Subd
    Waiting see the tundy rear end
     
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  13. May 21, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Gathering parts :)
     
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  14. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    Trigo

    Trigo Because fuck you that's why...

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    Truck looks good man ! What coils are you running up front ? I just ordered my solo kit last week and I already have their spindles so your trucks giving me a good idea of where I’m gonna be sitting at !
     
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  15. Jun 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, man.
    I'll have to check when I get home but I think they're 600 lbs. I might buy 550 or 500 lbs coils. After adjusting the coilover it sits to high for my liking and it's still pretty stiff.
     
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  16. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    Godzilla619

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    This is so dope bro! I have the same leaf springs and solo spindles, just saving to buy the LT kit.
     
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  17. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, man. Solo makes some good stuff. If I can make a suggestion, I'd save for a Front and Back LT kit. The J59's are good for a mid travel kit but the are lacking in the LT department. You maybe can buy with a better shock for a better ride. I haven't tried it yet but I just spoke with Bobby at Solo and I think we're going to do a leaf under soon. I'll link it later.
     
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  18. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:54 PM
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    Godzilla619

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    SUA is a plan for me as well with using a tundra or t100 axle to match the front width. Thanks for the advice!
     
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  19. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Just picked up a Tundra axle over the weekend. I'll be adding that too. Good luck on the build! Start a build page.
     
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  20. Jun 17, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    I will soon! Can't wait to see your progress :thumbsup:
     
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