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Baka's 1998 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Taco No Baka, May 10, 2013.

  1. Sep 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    Taco No Baka

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  2. Sep 18, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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  3. Sep 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    Taco No Baka

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    Ayup, once I found wheel studs that would work. TW FTW! :cool:
     
  4. Sep 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    TW is the best for info like that
     
  5. Sep 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Yeeaaaahhh.... I'm gonna have to go ahead and sub this thread :cool:
     
  6. Oct 5, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    Always wanted 13.50s and swampers on mine. Looks good
     
  7. Oct 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Taco No Baka

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    Thanks! :D We'll see tomorrow how it does in the mud.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    man i love that matte green
     
  9. Oct 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Taco No Baka

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    Here's some before and after pics of the wheeling trip today...

    IMG_0844.jpg

    Then I couldn't resist this hole...

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    And she got a little dirty...

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    :eek: :D :cool:
     
  10. Oct 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    How do u like the manual hubs man? I was thinkin about puttin at set on mine to where my cv axles would not turn all the time with automatic hubs. but now i think i will just keep the automatic hubs. By the way awesome pics man how did the truck do through all that?
     
  11. Oct 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    How'd the swampers do? lol
     
  12. Oct 7, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Taco No Baka

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    I love the manual hubs. If not for them, I wouldn't have been able to Lincoln lock the front diff. Sure, they take a little planning ahead, but really, unless you're locked like I am, you wouldn't have to worry about unlocking them until you're done wheeling for the day. I just didn't want to drive my locked front end on pavement.

    The Swampers did great at Richloam. Once I put it in 4 dig, the truck drove right out of that hole in the pic. I did get stuck a couple times at Citrus, but that really wasn't the tire's fault. The ruts were just a little two deep and the center hump was way too hard for the rear diff to just plow it down. That said, nobody made it through anything I didn't. :D

    The truck did well on the climbing stuff out at Citrus though.

    I also found that the steering wasn't nearly as bad as I had been expecting with the locked front diff. It never tried to yank the steering wheel out of my hands and it wasn't hard to turn the wheel. It did seem to cut into my turning radius a little at low speed with the t-case in 2WD.

    Oh, and one other thing to note...The OME suspension was awesome. It handled wash board roads without the rear end getting all squirrely and it soaked up bumps and uneven terrain much better than the old Procomp suspension did.
     
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  13. Oct 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    Geez, I just cleaned the truck from wheeling yesterday (took about 4 hours). I found out I'm pretty damn lucky I didn't have the truck catch on fire or something. I popped the hood to spray any mud out of the engine bay and discovered that the piece of sound deadening/insulation on the bottom side of the hood was just laying there on top of the engine. I guess all the mud and water it got splashed with made it too heavy to stay attached to the hood. I tossed it in the trash. Don't want that happening again.

    Also, the paint wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. There's definitely some stains, but most of them came out with some elbow grease.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2014 at 2:50 AM
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  15. Jan 6, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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  16. Jan 6, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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    More pics from the meet...

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  17. Jan 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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    Nice pictures! Looks like a great turnout.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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    Thanks! It really was a great turn out. Had 14 trucks in the group photo on Day 1 and 18 in the Day 2 group photo, but we also had a few jeep guests and other trucks that weren't in the group photo. I think we had a line of more than 20 trucks going down the trails. It was awesome.

    Seems like there are other places that have bigger turnouts, but 20+ trucks is nothing to sneeze at. We had folks from all over the state, from the pan handle to Miami. All great people. The only downside is there was only four 1st gens. Felt like we're a dying breed, lol.

    Man, it was a lot of fun though. Haven't had that much fun in a while and I can't wait to do it again. :cool:
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    Awesome pics man. Looks like you was able to put the swampers through some good tests.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2014 at 1:58 PM
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    Yup, they did great everywhere but on the sand hill climbs. They weren't liking the sugar sand too much. I know they work in sand, but I'm guessing the Odd Green Taco didn't have the power to make them work properly. In the mud and regular hill climbs, they did fantastic, especially coupled with the Lincoln locked front end. It just crawled up stuff other trucks were working to get up.
     
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