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2005 Bulletproof Taco: 1 Ton SAC

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by NwiTACO, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Thanks...guess what I finally had built and am picking up today :D
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    When wheeling at CTJ'09 I managed to break my mirror. Just the black plastic "triangle" part that mounts to the truck, so I decided to rebuil the missing portions with fiberglass:

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    Can't even tell!

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  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Next I decided to regear to 4.56's. I wasn't about to pay what shops want to do this so I decided to do it myself. Disclaimer: This is in no way a job for the average Joe to tackle. I have a vast knowledge of mechanics including a ME bachelors degree so I know how to properly set-up gears.

    Apparently I didnt take a whole lot of pictures during this, lol but here are the two I took of the rear set-up I ended with:

    Pattern:

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    Backlash:

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    Now if anyone is thinking about doing this themselves here are a few tips:

    1. Try the rear first, if you can't do the rear, you will not have a chance at getting the front right.

    2. Don't bother withcrush sleeves, go solid pinion spacers all the way.

    3. Refer to this website, chances are you will find a write-up on the exact install you are doing...I did. http://www.gearinstalls.com/ Thanks Zuk!

    4. After swapping the gears, start with the shims as they were installed for a starting point. Adjust from there.


    The front is a different story, refer to the FSM for procedure, and you absolutely must have a dial indicator with a right hand attachment to measure the backlash.

    Current (to this point in the build) picture:

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  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Got a bedcage for a 2001 Tundra given to me so I figured I would make it work...with a few minor modifications I was able to mount it in the bed using the stock bedbolts.

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    Combined it with some Bilstein 7100's and this was the result:

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  5. Jun 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    A few random photos from this era in my photobucket account:

    Cab Mount chop:

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    Twisted rear d-shaft:

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  6. Jun 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Well by this time I was getting tired of my All-Pro front bumper and the tube look was growing on me so I decided to build 'me one of my own!

    No bumper:

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    Sold my AP and my skids to no mods.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Oh this is getting good. Man your truck was so clean back in the day... Just like mine..... that's okay though because we wheel THE FUCK out of our trucks now :cool:
     
  8. Jun 15, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    and then???
     
  9. Jun 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    ^
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Next mod was All-Pro LT and Front and Rear ARB locker. Dont have alot of pictures but heres what I do have:

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    Mounted the airtank under the mini-cage in the bed:

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    Then threw the high-lift on as well:

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    Then upgraded to the Foxes and added Total Chaos Coil Bucket gussets as well:

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  11. Jul 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    Then this happened:

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    So a major change was in order...
     
  12. Jul 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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  13. Jul 5, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    that's a good one!
     
  14. Jul 8, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    And then...
     
  15. Jul 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    Then I started my bed cage:

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    Tail light arrangement:

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    A few more tube addittions:

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  16. Jul 17, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    So was this:

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    :(
     
  17. Jul 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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  18. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Oury Texas Taco

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    nice rig, i like how you wheel it. Thanks for the ato shackle flip kit. it's been working wonders
     
  19. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    NwiTACO [OP] Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Thanks glad it found a good home :D

    Finally (and slowly) working on this build thread, but I would rather be wheeling. Maybe I will take a break from the build progress and post some current pics after the trip this weekend!

    Stay tuned!
     
  20. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    just post a couple blank posts to reserve some spots in the timeline and fill them in later..
     
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