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99PreRunner build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 99PreRunner., Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    99PreRunner.

    99PreRunner. [OP] ^ I no longer have a Tacoma

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    This is my 1999 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner. 3.4L V6 with 230k miles. This is how she sat as of 10/1/11

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    This is how she sits as of 10/2/11
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    THIS IS THE THREAD I POSTED AFTER THE WRECK

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/180575-im-depressed-rip-tacoma.html

    SO THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL BUILD

    This is how it went:

    I ordered some Bilstein 5100s and 5125s and Eibach coils
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    Got new tires and wheels
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    285/75/16 BFG KM2 with 16x8 Moto Metal 951 in black
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    All Pro Off-Road leaf springs
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    Strut and coil removed
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    Installing the leaf springs
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    The old leaf springs
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    Fresh off the jack stands
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    AFTER SHOTS
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    So here is BEFORE and AFTER. Which looks better?

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  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Got Taco?

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    Looks clean..... thumbs up :thumbsup:
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    chaz834

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    Really clean looks good. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    JLee

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    Looks good man how was the leaf replacement i had to cut off the front leaf bolts and beat the shackle bolts out with a sledge hammer.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    99PreRunner.

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    Thank y'all, I'm in love all over again :D
    JLee: It went a whole lot easier than I was planning, they bolted up with no problems besides having to disconnect the break hose (no biggy)
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    Yeah the bolting up wasn't my problem it was taking off the stock ones. So you didn't get the extended brake lines?
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    99PreRunner.

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    They came off as easy as they went on... :eek: No not yet, I couldn't find any around here (didn't really look hard). I'm going to order them today or tomorrow. And I used the factory U-bolts, I bought some longer ones from AutoZone, but my stock ones fit so I returned them.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    Yeah i would get those break lines ASAP you could really do some damage to your hard brake lines just going over a speed bump.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    well we adjusted it to were it should be good until I get my lines in... hopefully
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Sweet truck! How does your truck ride with those shocks and coils?
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    99PreRunner.

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    It's a little stiffer than I thought it would be, but on the road, it feels really good. I haven't got to take it off road, seeing how I just put the lift on 2 days go. I love how the leaf springs ride!
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    i recently replaced my leaf springs with ones with 2.25 inches of lift. what happens if i dont replace the brake lines? and would it be possible to install myself?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    I would like to know also
     
  14. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Yea, you can install yourself. You don't have to replace ALL your brake lines. Just the back one. It's nothing to it.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    how are the eibach coils riding? I'm looking to have the same setup
     
  16. Mar 2, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Sick! Where did you purchase the 5100s?
     
  17. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    The were a little stiff at first but have gotten smoother. Rides real good on the street. I haven't tested them off road yet.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    I got the 5100s and 5125s from Down South Motorsports
     
  19. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    What size are your mud terrains? I am going to put a 6" lift on my Tacoma and am debating between mud terrains and all terrains.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    Hey man did you get the regular 3" all pro leafs? or the expedition leafs? if they're the regular, how well do they hold up to a lot of weight? does it squat a bunch?
     
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