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45acp’s DIVORCED build!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 45acp, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    As of 8/15/15

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    As of 03/15/15

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    The basic direction I'm currently taking the build (subject to change based on ADD or a whim... or both... or f#$k-ups... :anonymous: )

    CHASSIS

    - 122"-123" Wheelbase
    - Fully tubed/caged front to back
    ------ 2" x .120" wall DOM main cage
    ------ Various other sizes used throughout, primarily 1.625" and 1.75" x .120" wall DOM
    - Building to Ultra4 4500 Modified Stock class specifications
    ------ U4 Rulebook
    - Removable bedsides
    - Corbeau Baja XP suspension seats

    DRIVETRAIN

    - Original 2.7L 3RZ-FE engine
    ------ Fully rebuilt and upgraded by LC Engineering
    ------ Forged rods/pistons with 9:1 compression
    ------ Stage 2 turbo cams
    ------ Stage 5 master valve train kit
    ------ Intake port/polish job by yours truly :luvya:
    ------ Borg Warner EFR 6758 turbocharger
    ------ Paradise Racing intake manifold
    ------ Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
    - Haltech Sprint 500 ECU w/ E85 sensor
    - Original Toyota W59 5-Speed transmission
    - Inchworm fully clockable 2.28 reduction crawlbox
    - Original Tacoma driver drop, chain-driven transfer case with dual 67mm output flanges to accept modified Toyota double cardan joint driveshafts
    - Triple-stick setup
    - Jaz 32-gallon fuel cell
    - Mishimoto J-line intercooler
    - Mishimoto Race-ready aluminum radiator
    - Dual 12" Derale puller fans
    - Derale remote oil cooler

    SUSPENSION

    - 3-Link front suspension
    ------ 2" x .25" wall DOM lower links (47.75" long)
    ------ Barnes 1.25" Enduro joints
    ------ 1.50" x .25" wall DOM upper link (50" long)
    ------ Ruffstuff 7/8" heims
    ------ 1.50" x .25" wall DOM panhard (43.5" long)
    ------ Toyota IFS steering box drilled/tapped for hydro assist
    ------ 1.50" x .25" wall DOM drag link (43.5" long)
    ------ 1.50" x .25" wall DOM tie rod sleeved with 1" solid round 1144 stressproof steel
    - 1978 Ford F-350 Dana 60 front axle
    ------ Modified/reinforced knuckles w/ double shear high steer setup
    ------ 5.38 gear ratio
    ------ ARB locker
    ------ Yukon 4340 30-spline axle shafts
    ------ Nitro Excalibur 300m u-joints
    ------ Yukon Hardcore locking hubs

    - 4-Link rear suspension
    ------ 2.25" x .375" wall DOM lower links (56" long)
    ------ Barnes 1.25" Enduro joints
    ------ 1.50" x .25" wall DOM upper links (46.5" long)
    ------ Ruffstuff 7/8" heims
    - 2001 Chevy 2500HD AAM 1050 (14 Bolt) rear axle
    ------ 5.38 gear ratio
    ------ ARB locker
    ------ e-brake removed and substituted with cutting brake system
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    - King racing shocks
    ------ 2.5" body
    ------ 14" travel (all 4 corners)
    ------ Remote reservoirs
    ------ 200/250 front spring rate
    ------ 150/200 rear spring rate
    ------ 2.5" Triple bypasses on all 4 corners at a later point

    - 40" Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar tires (for general use)
    ------ 37" tars on 17" Trail Ready beadlocks (If by some miracle the truck is raced)
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Turned around and immediately bought a set of 5 Wheeler’s Offroad 15x8 Type B wheels and 33x12.50x15 KM2s!

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    Some before & after pics…

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    Soon after that I picked up a Craftsman toolbox off a buddy’s S-10 (it was free!) and refinished it. Also installed a CBI tire carrier and did the deck plate mod.

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    Found out there was a recall on my truck for the lower ball joints so I wasted no time getting it to a dealer for some free ball joints and an alignment.

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    In May 2011 right before heading down to Greeley, CO for some goodies from Addicted Offroad. :woot:

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    While in Greeley, I had an Addicted Offroad bumper and Trail-Gear sliders installed, and a Trail-Gear Hi-Lift mount welded to the CBI tire carrier. Scotty does fantastic work!

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  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Over the next two months I had several other mods completed.
    My brake pads were shot, so I picked up some new ones from Wheeler’s Offroad and decided to get some drilled/slotted rotors while I was at it.

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    I relocated the rear diff breather. SO easy.

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    Installed a Uniden 510. PERFECT fit in the ashtray location.

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    And Budbuilts!

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    I bent the belly pan on my first trail run with them. Belly pan definitely needs to be reinforced before any serious wheeling.:facepalm:
    The front skid holds up great though.

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    Sustained some hail damage so I replaced the windshield. The hail hit hard enough that it cracked the paint on the hood. Between the hail and wind damage, I figured it was time to refinish the hood, but expecting it to happen again… I decided to herculine it FTW. :D

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    I then installed a Smittybilt XRC8 winch with a 5/16” synthetic line from Viking Offroad. (Best pic I have, sorry.) :facepalm:

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    I decided to get a Trail-Gear rear bumper next. I didn’t want the license plate to get caught on anything, so I relocated it to the tailgate with some LEDs. I bought the LEDs off Amazon without realizing they were for motorcycle plates but I modified it to make it work.

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    Picked up the Trail-Gear rear bumper from Addicted Offroad.

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    Installed a Tomtom OneXL

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    Had an 18” Magnaflow installed and dumped before the axle. The exhaust was too close to the axle and actually melted the ABS wiring. I got the wiring replaced and the Magnaflow relocated closer to the cab and dumped straight to the ground. The video was made right after it was installed, it actually sounds better after being relocated.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POQy3FdtCGg

    Got JLee’s BAMF BPV bracket installed.

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  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Did some snow wheeling with pyroskier and he got us both stuck. :rolleyes: :p :D

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    SAR got us off the mountain that night, we came back the next day with a guy that brought a snowcat all the way from Cheyenne for us.

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    Some random shots…

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    With my uncle’s ‘95.5 (original owner!) The guy that convinced me to get a Tacoma in the first place. :D

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    With WYOTAC

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    Got a lot of plans for it in the near future!

    35x12.50x15 Wrangler MT/R Kevlars
    Tub the firewall
    Glassworks fiberglass front fenders w/Bushwacker rear fenders(?)
    Regear to 5.29s and with luck, an ARB locker
    Bobbed bed
    Fabricate custom rear bumper
    Relocate rear shocks and replace OMEs with Bilstien 5125s
     
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  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Thanks man, lots more to come!

    Haha yeah, I figured I'd be wasting money to repaint it if the hood is just gonna most likely get damaged again.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    fuck dude! awesome build man.... great pics of your build and thanks for posting.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Jonyd182

    Jonyd182 What do you mean I can't go up there...Watch this!

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    Its about time you did a build :yay:....One of my favorites.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Thanks guys. Yeah this is my DD. :D
     
  9. Jan 15, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I'm currently working at a daycare/preschool, so yeah it stands out haha
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Bo 159 Well-Known Member

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    Bilstien 5100s with Eibach coils, 2" toytec aal, K&N CAI, window tint, 32" bigorns, "toy" third brake light cover, rain gards, trail gear shackles
    sweet truck im diggin that front bumper, looks good. how do you plan on fitting the 35s in the future? a body lift or a hell of a lot of trimming?
     
  11. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    There would be a helluva lot of trimming so I'm probably gonna end up with some fiberglass fenders so I can trim a lot and still keep the tires under the fenders (temporarily moving to WI, where it's required) and I'm going to tub the firewall. That should work I hope!
     
  12. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    Love it man, especially that front bumper :cool:
    cant wait to see the "future mods"
     
  13. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Awesome!!! This has always been one of my favorite trucks on here!! I love things that look like pieces were found on the side of the road and thrown on. This is a beast! You switch between tires, don't you?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    pyroskier

    pyroskier A country boy can survive

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    Oh sure... :rolleyes: ...Maybe if someones winch wouldn't have broke, we could have gotten out... :p. I like how we both put this event in our build threads... Haha.

    Glad you finally got one of these going, I was going to ask.

    Oh, and you forgot to mention the mod you did by giving me your toolbox :D
     
  15. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I suppose I do. :D I'm running stock size Bridgestone Blizzaks as a dedicated winter set. I like to try out different tires for the 'experience'.

    I was wondering when you'd show up and point that out haha!:D

    I think there's a few things I forgot to mention... like the AFE filter and the 1 1/4" greaseable lift shackles.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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  17. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    pyroskier

    pyroskier A country boy can survive

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    I could post a quote of the text message you sent me at 11 pm that night saying you can't get your new shackles in and your old ones were damaged beyond repair, and you were stranded in another town :D
     
  18. Jan 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    lmao... how could I forget :facepalm: I was ready to start freaking out because I had to be back for class in the morning.

    12 friggin hours to get them on and as soon as I start greasing them a zerk breaks off. :mad:

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  19. Jan 16, 2012 at 2:14 AM
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    well hopefully it works!! those are some big ass tires haha. definitely gonna have to tub the firewalls. ever think of the body lift? im sure it would help
     
  20. Jan 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

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    mighty fine truck you got there sir..
     
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