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95 taco's build

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by 95 taco, Sep 16, 2012.

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should i go long travel?

Poll closed Feb 24, 2013.
  1. yes

    47.1%
  2. no

    23.5%
  3. maybe

    11.8%
  4. yes and swap a 3.4 in

    17.6%
  5. yes and swap in a vortec

    5.9%
  6. yes and turbo and rebuild the 2.4

    5.9%
  1. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    Truck is for sale, see sig for ad
    year:95
    cab: AC
    engine:2.4
    tranny: 5spd

    lift
    front: doetch 3.5 spindle
    rear: 3 inch shackle

    mods
    cb under pass seat not hooked up
    wrinkled bumper mod
    stealth mode (the switch for the cab light on the driver door is busted)

    future mods
    SAS or diesel :spy:
    OMD leaf pack
    roll bar with lights and speakers connected to radio
    maglight mount on drivers seat
    deck plate mod
    sockmonkey decals
    csjumper2003 led lights
    aux fuse block http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...-25gq?itemIdentifier=32322&_requestid=6947829
    12v plug under rear pass. seat
    inverter wired to batt.
    bed box
    boxless sub
    new door speakers
    winch
    this: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/re...less-fab-96-04-tacoma-front-plate-bumper.html

    http://www.auburngear.com/aftermark...category=8946f7ff-e4b5-4b07-b738-c6f9d7f93179


    Mods for my future truck:
    2lo mod
    grey wire mod
    Cheap/free mods

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  2. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    HA! Broke or not Jake, always wise to take your time & not only do it right, but to think it thru with the MODS that YOU want to incorporate....

    I think you're off to a good start.....:thumbsup::thumbsup:


    We'll get you dialed in when you're ready for springs....:cool:
     
  3. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    good advice thanks

    :cool:
     
  4. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    looks good! and i agree take your time and do everything right the first time. may take a little longer and spend a little more, but you will be happier with it. i been kinda broke my self. just been doing odd jobs past few years. and been fine till i got the truck and got on here. now i don’t have enough money. lol.
     
  5. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    thanks, yeah, if i go LT it'll definitely be $$$$$$. i might turn this into a pre runner truck and get a 4x4 chevy or taco or ford and make it into something of a EXPO rig. what type of jobs you been doing? last year over summer i worked for a friend keeping a apartment complex up to code and looking good, now im working for another friend gardening.
    i bet i could easily spend 10k on this truck in a month if someone handed me the money.
     
  6. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    mowing. dog/ house sitting. that kinda shit. my idea is, turn the ’07 into kinda expo truck. just because it will tow nice and all. i know most do a high clearance rear but i’m not going to. just a bolt on with tire swing. if i can get a real job, i may over this guy right down the road 1800 for an early 80’s pic up. has SFA and a flat bed on it. i think it runs ok. not 100% sure it’s 4x4. but would ask and see what milage is and all. and just have it as a weekend beater and end up building a full exo cage and all. would trailer it most places.
     
  7. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    poll added.
     
  8. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    did the BPV.
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    all done, adjusted for about2 3/4 lift. and i still have room to go up.
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  9. Joels98taco

    Joels98taco Well-Known Member

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    fabtech 3" spindles, icon aal, 10" bilstein 7100 rear shocks, daystar coil spacers, AFE Pro Dry-s drop in filter, sony head unit, 2 12" pioneer subs, pioneer 6.5s all around, custom 1.25 lift shackles, custom lower ball joint brackets fabbed by me
    notice any difference?
     
  10. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    yep, in the dirt if i brake hard the front will lock up now, before it didn't.
     
  11. Joels98taco

    Joels98taco Well-Known Member

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    the front?? did you get new brakes or something? proporting valve only affects the rear brakes
     
  12. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    yep, nope.
    i think how i adjusted it it's not giving enough braking force to the rear making the front brakes to much for the grip in dirt.

    it probably doesn't help that the last owner pulled the ABS fuse.
     
  13. Joels98taco

    Joels98taco Well-Known Member

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    with the bracket the rear brakes should work better. i think you may have gone up too high for the amount of rear lift though only looks like 1.5. and i dont think your truck had abs. mines a 98 and doesnt have it
     
  14. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    ooohhhh yeah, sorry i'm a little tired. once i rebuild the leafs it should be about right.

    good to know, come to think of it i didn't see any abs sensors when we swapped the spindles, i only saw the empty spot in the fuse block.
     
  15. Joels98taco

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    Forsure lol and yeah i think abs came in 01
     
  16. Offroadtaco

    Offroadtaco Active Member

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    Cobra 29 LTD Classic CB Radio, Fire Stick 4ft antenna, A.R.E. Campershell, 12in sub with JBL amp, Rear bumper tow loops.
    Think twice before you get rid of your campershell man. they might not be the coolest thing on the market, but they at weight on your back tires, and if it rains you have a place to dry place to stay for as long as needed.

    This is mine[​IMG]
     
  17. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    i took mine off but i'm gonna keep it just incase i need it, i do like the weight of it, right now i have a sheet of 1/4'' steel in the bed to give it some weight.
    i like your setup, does the carpet make it any more comfortable?
     
  18. Offroadtaco

    Offroadtaco Active Member

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    Actually yeah it does. I have slept in the back of my truck a few times. it beats sleeping in a tent. dont have to worry about setting it up and in the morning the sides arnt wet with dew. the carpet also helps trap in heat.
     
  19. battlescars

    battlescars Professionull

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    Coilovers, bypasses & bumps on all 4-corners. +6 over front suspension, 4-link rear
    If you add a spacer lift, your UCA's are going to max out and you will break balljoints unless you add a spacer for them as well.

    Don't do a 3.4 swap, if you're going to do the transition jump to a v8.

    On the BPV, the higher up the rod is set, the braking power to the rear will be increased which is good. I cut mine off and zip tied it up as if my truck was under a full bed load.

    Shoot man if you want to sell that camper shell I may buy it if I don't run my spares in the TT style.
     
  20. 95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Cornfed

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    Bilsteins front and rear, front set to 1'' and rear are 9'' 5125's, OMD springs in the rear, CSJumper LED's inside, hard wired inverter.
    i decided not to do the spacer unless i can't find some fenders.

    i'm not sure what i'm gonna do, i might just rebuild the 2.4 and turbo it when we move.

    i still need to fiddle with that but i haven't driven my truck enough to figure out where i need to adjust it.

    i don't think i'm gonna sell it,if we move i think i'm gonna throw it on there so i don't have to worry about tarps.
    if i did sell it you wouldn't want it, it's pretty ratty from getting used like a work truck.
     
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