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97yota's fully caged 4wd long travel build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by 97yota4wd, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    so i got a 1997 toyota tacoma 2.7l 4wd 5spd manual. i paid for half and the other half was paid from my first toyota, a 1990 2wd that my parents bought me. i paid 4500 for it so i think i got a good deal!

    as of 11/25/2012

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    How it sits today, July 30th
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    Mods:

    Performance
    flow master exhaust
    Doug Thorley headers

    Front Suspension
    Camburg ball joint long travel kit
    TC spindle gussets
    fox 2.0x2in bump stops
    kartek limit straps
    10inch c/o
    (in the process of being completed)

    Rear suspension
    sitting in my garage...
    50t baja leaf pack
    engage 13 inch shackles
    engage mounting plates
    ext brake lines
    engage hardware
    waiting on..
    2.5x16 tripple bypass
    4 in bump stops.

    Wheels/Tires
    15x8 american racing atx teflon coated aluminum wheels!
    33x12.5x15 bfg KM2s
    2 33x12.5x15 red letter grabber spares


    Interior
    renegade racing seats
    crowe 5pt harnesses
    tube

    Sound System:
    Stock

    Armor
    Front tube bumper with full skid plate Painted black
    Custom sliders for my flairs
    Rear bumper with 2 full size spares
    full skids on order

    Exterior
    front fiberwerx 4.5in flared fenders
    rear glassworks 7in Flare bedsides
    full custom Paint!
    dents scratches and things that show character

    Lighting
    5 kragen 7 inch hids
    2 kc daylighters
    soon to be led light bar or 3 4 inch kragens

    Drive train
    4.88 gears front and rear
    lock rite locker in the rear

    Misc
    1in diff drop (sitting on my headboard)
    fully caged

    Mods soon to come...
    deckplate mod
    alignment cam tabs reinforced
    reinforce lower control arm frame mounts 3
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    So this is the newest picture of my truck i could find. This picture has my 31 bfgs in it but thats about it. oh and i bought it with a campershell but i took it off.
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    Shortly after owning it i grew a pair and threw down the cash to get some tires and wheels! 31x10.5x8 bfg a/ts on american racing atx teflon coated wheels
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    i took off my fenders and front bumper so i could add my fiberglass and a custom tube bumper!
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    this is the best picture i have of it without fenders haha
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    finally finished installing my fiberglass. took alot of time i had to fit and sand quite a bit.

    the dents arent that bad. just looks like it because my door is open a little haha.
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    then i started working on my rear fiberglass.... just to get the bedsides off it took ALL day to CUT them off. yeah it sucked for sure!
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    this is how it looked without fiberglass on haha
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    i bought and installed billy 1500s with eibach coils! yes the rear is stock
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    i got my rear glass on after about 6 hours! took tons of fitting, cutting, sanding, drilling. it sucked. i hated it! but it looks sweet! oh and my truck doesnt bro lean this much i just got 2 bikes in the bed and a 1700 lb trailer on back
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    GOT MY HEADERS!!
    i just need to install these bad boys then we are all set!
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    Got my truck painted! i think it looks great!


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    Got my front bumper on! i just painted it and put my lights on it, but no pics of that yet!


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    more of my bumper and paint


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    added a AAL and bilstein 5125... no pics during the install because i installed it at night.. one side was a major pain in the ass... the AAL was hitting the C thing that holds the leafs together for some reason and i couldnt get all the bolts to line up.. so i took clamps off of the leafs and let them spring open, moved them around got the AAL in there and all lined up, bolted the leafs on that side together...THEN.. i forgot to put the over load spring in. FML. so i had to take it back apart, then i finally got the over load spring in. then the bump stop wouldnt fit because i used a slightly longer bolt. so i put it on my drill press and drilled out rubber about 1/4-1/2 inch down so it would sit flush over the bolt. The other side was really easy cause i actually knew how to do it this time. haha..
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    Sits a little stink bug right now but i think it will settle in the next day or 2 about a 1/4 inch. then more over time.

    BILLYS!
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    high lift test with my sliders!

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    finally got my doug thorley headers on! has some problems with a exhaust leak... but its all fixed now!
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    start of the back bumper!!
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    and completed!

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    it will fit 33x12.5s perfectly.
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    front of the tire basket...
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    bedside protection FTW!

    interior taken out....
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    during....

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    done! just this and 2 seats.

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    i also replaced my passenger upper ball joint! it needed to be done...

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  3. May 5, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Pics of weelin and stuff!

    these ones were of 4 peaks when it snowed a little up there. went for a morning!
    more to come when i get home tonight!



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    went to butcher jones 6/7 for a quick run after work! heres some pics.. this is also my camping spot that i go to all the time!
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    andddd the scenery shot lol

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  4. May 5, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i had to get pulled out by this guy lol

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    i know its a heap but its bad ass

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    i think this was after the jump... or right before it

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    uhhhhhhhh, there fixed it

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    trying to figure out how to get me off of this rock lol

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    brapppp
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    hellllooo smashed frame

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    made the girls get out..

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  5. May 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Unique! :p haha jk looking good.:thumbsup:
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    thanks!!

    so my custom front bumper and my custom sliders will be done from avid in about a week! trucks in paint right now, i dont have pics of this up yet, gotta wait till after work but i have my rear fiberglass on!
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Dang you must be one ballin 18 year old!:eek:


    did I seriously just use the word ballin?
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    let me check..

    oh shit. yes you did!

    haha yeah im lucky to have a great job!
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    steve o 77

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    lol, sounds good. Truck's looking good, can't wait to see some progress.
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks! trucks starting to move along real good.... got the bedsides installed like 2 weeks ago, dropped my truck off at avid so brandon could mock up a bumper and sliders, had my truck back for 3 days. i droppedm off my truck at paint on monday. gonna be about 2 weeks till i get it back ):
    hes doing it as a side job thats why its going to take so long
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    Seriously?? I can't wait to seem 'them!!! I'm getting ready to order a front bumper from avid in a few months! Great prices for good work! How different are you having yours made from the one pictured on their website? I kinda like that prototype as is, so I spoke to the owner of that taco; he said he loves it and it's held up very well.
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    yeah im stoked!!

    its going to replace the stock skid so it will like all be one piece. im not really sure how to explain it but its badass. i like it way better than the one on their sight. that is mainly for looks,lights. the one im getting has a skid and stuff so i can plow over stuff and not be worried ya know? ill text him and ask him if he could send me a picture of it and ill show you. its looking really good last time i saw it. but i told him to take his time because i dont have my truck anyways
     
  13. May 5, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    That'd be awesome, thanks!
     
  14. May 6, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    post 2 updated!

    ill get the pic of the bumper soon!
     
  15. May 6, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    sweet truck ;)
     
  16. May 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    dude. i need to work this deal with the steel yard... then lets get a cage all up in that bitch.
     
  17. May 6, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    thanks!
    im about 2 weeks its gonna be SWEET!

    hell yeah man! i just dont have the money right now..
     
  18. May 6, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    Sweet pics.
     
  19. May 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Sweet. :cool: The funny thing is... I actually e-mailed Brandon about the tube bumper on the avid website about 2 months ago... we emailed back and forth a couple times and then I asked him if he had done anything with a larger skid on the front for a little more protection.... i didn't get a reply. i didn't push it cause I know he's busy and i wont be ready to order for another few months anyway... so yeah.... I looking foward to see the one he's doing for you. :eek:
     
  20. May 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Dude... its called I can help a brother out :D
     
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