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A.smo's '99 Tacoma Build + BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by a.smo, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Oct 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    Hey guys! This will be my second build log on here. Hopefully this one I keep up a bit more. The previous truck was a '00 Tacoma. That truck was totaled when I was rear-ended in January.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/a-smos-build-log.337959/

    That truck taught me a lot with working on vehicles and how to offroad/camp.

    I have stuck with the Transformers name with truck as well; meet Sentinel.

    Most recent picture, 10-28-16

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    Suspension:
    Front:
    2.5 Fox resi Coilovers
    Wheelers bump stops
    Rear:
    2.0x12" smoothies for the rear
    All pro leafs
    U bolt flip
    Ruffstuff upper and lower shock mounts
    CBI frame gussets

    Wheels:
    17" Sequoia Rims
    295/70/17 Toyo MT

    Armor:
    Avid Sliders

    Lighting:
    42" LED Roof Lightbar


    9.24 Mod day for rear suspension
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mod-day-9-24-bs.449950/page-34#post-13311675
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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  3. Oct 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    Some pictures from yesterday. Checking suspension articulation some more.

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    Still need bump stops though.
     
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    You left off the B.S. Part In Your title, that's how you bring all the girls to your yard, not your milk shake, that's a myth.

    Trucks looking good though, that weekend of hard work brought it to another level it looks like.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    We need to go run Box Canyon as a test run, or maybe Elvis, once my weekends slow down.
     
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  6. Oct 4, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    awesome truck man, hows it ride on the road with those shocks relocated?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2016 at 5:22 PM
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  8. Oct 4, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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    Forgot the bs part. Thanks for the reminder! Amd so far it's been worth it. Still have to finish up a few things though. We'll see next weekend how it handles off road next weekend.

    Most definitely need to do something. Elvis would be fun!

    It rides like a dream. Such good on road manners. My body roll was minimized immensely due to the leafs and shocks.

    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Oct 4, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    oh really? I assumed the opposite actually, Ill have to look into a relocation bracket if thats the case :D
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    Yep! I'm super impressed. Don't get me wrong though, going faster on curves there is still a bit of body roll. But slower turns it's better than my old stock leafs and shocks.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Did you use this for the relocation? http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/rear-upper-shock-mount.html

    Dosent say it fits our trucks but its the only one I could find with LROR.

    Was looking at the BAMF one but thats super expensive.... Eventually want to relocate my shocks and get some ADS rear to match the front.
     
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  12. Oct 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    Yep. That's the one I used. I ended up having to barely cut any off the way I welded it up. I can take some better pictures, but I folded and welded a piece of 1/8 steel around my frame to box that section in. From there, I welded the upper shock mount to that steel.

    I basically pieced BAMF kit together with that and ruff stuff lower shock mounts.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    I think I get it, but the more pics the better haha.

    Did you measure for shocks?
     
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    Psshhh, cycling is overrated. The just eyeballed it.
     
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  15. Oct 6, 2016 at 11:14 PM
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    I'll try and get pictures tomorrow. Forgot tonight.

    I did measure the shock travel and places everything according to that. We put the new springs on and set the truck on the ground. From there we tried to settle the springs, had one person sit on the bumper to simulate the bed being on and measured from the top of the u bolt to the frame. Then drooped one side, and measured u bolt to frame again. Then cut a leaf pack apart, took out most of the leafs and rebolt everything back together and stuff that side until leaf springs are flat.

    Check out the link in the OP.

    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2016 at 11:16 PM
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    Awesome, thanks for the info!
     
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  17. Oct 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    Sorry it took so long. Here's the pictures to show what I was talking about @Delta00

    The last picture is trying to show that I bent that metal over the top of the frame and welded it there too. I do have gussets planned.

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  18. Oct 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Awesome, thanks! That's perfect, thanks for the pictures!
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2016 at 8:01 PM
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    Not a problem dude!
     
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  20. Oct 16, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    Start of my bedrack.
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    Cad file of the gfs roofrack.

    Iso View 2.jpg Iso View.jpg
     
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