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Betterbuckleup's 2000 taco build & BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by betterbuckleup, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Nov 15, 2023 at 5:58 PM
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    asmr



    almost
     
  2. Nov 16, 2023 at 9:14 AM
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    The best kind of asmr :p
     
  3. Nov 17, 2023 at 5:26 PM
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    I got around to fixing the wiring for my water meth setup to where it doesn't dump fluid into my intake with the key off ignition.
    Which means it's finally time to clean the filter since it was consistently moist from the water meth running down into it. Makes a good dust magnet.

    This is the bottom side of the filter
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  4. Nov 18, 2023 at 1:40 AM
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    What was the issue?
     
  5. Nov 19, 2023 at 11:03 AM
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    The relay was just wired wrong. Could have sworn I tried wiring it that way when I initially set it up, but guess not.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2023 at 2:43 PM
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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    I've thought about doing something like that. The Long Travel arms are a pain in the ass. The only way you can get the tire to lift with them is to be under the LBJ, but then you're too close to the tire.

    BUT... judging by how tore up the bottom of my LCAs are already. Those things probably wouldn't end up staying attached for the entire wheeling season. Cool idea though.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2023 at 7:37 PM
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    Did some drop testing with the forklift to see if I have any travel left on the table in the rear.

    Need to shorten my bumpstop spacers a little bit to take up the last little bit of travel on the shocks before they hit the rubber bumper

     
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  8. Nov 21, 2023 at 12:54 AM
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    Another idea I had toyed about with was doing a big scab plate to the bottom with a nut welded on the inside for a 9/16-5/8 bolt that I could thread a similar jack point onto.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2023 at 1:22 PM
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    Installed a fiberglass under hood insulation mat. Hopefully helps cut down on engine noise and insulate for winter temps a little.

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  10. Dec 3, 2023 at 7:02 PM
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    Have you done any in-cab sound deadening yet?

    and is your firewall blurple?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2023 at 8:42 PM
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    No I haven't yet. One of these day I plan to gut the interior and sound deaden everything with butyl matt and some MLV. Already have it in some places, but need to do the firewall, roof and floor pan for full coverage.

    Yea that's actually the original color of the truck. I wish it was still that OEM blurple color. PO repainted it to some kind of red that looked almost pink at times (see pg 1). Didn't know when I bought it because I wasn't paying attention.
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2024 at 6:22 AM
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    finally got to the end big fan of your build! Someday I will wheel my truck out west.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2024 at 4:42 PM
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    Thanks Joe! The terrain and scenery are beautiful and definitely makes for some great wheeling over here.
     
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    Question why are you so against a swing out spare tire carrier? I am in the same boat my current spare is a 255/85/16 because that’s the biggest I can fit under the bed but I need a 35x 10.5.
     
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    Currently the cons outweigh the pros for me.
    1. I think trucks look better without them
    2. It adds to the overall truck length which can make a difference on the trail in tight spots, parking lots, etc.
    3. One more thing to have to open & swing out of the way when I want to get into the bed from the tailgate.
    4. With a single pivot swingout, it takes up a lot of space when you swing it out of the way. So you have to account for that where you setup for camp, etc.
    5. Common for them to rattle and make a lot of noise while offroad.
    6. Adds a lot of weight out back which creates more of a moment on the frame: contributes to overall frame flex on hard hits.
    Currently I've just been rolling the dice on most trips and not carrying a spare since I can't fit it in the bed with all my gear.
    I carry a lot of plugs and a sidewall patch kit though. Worst case there's always AAA premiere to tow me home.
     
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    I like my swingout :D and it carry a full size spare :notsure:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2024 at 9:04 AM
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    Ya, to each their own. Maybe I'll change my mind one day.
     
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    Yep. Each to their own. Some like chrome, some don't. Some like Kings, others prefer Fox.
     
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    Ran into a no start issue after parking the truck. Determined it wasn't getting fuel since I didn't hear the pump priming with key on. Started right up for a little bit with some starter fluid.

    At first thought it was the fuel pump so I ordered a spare.

    Found that the connector under the driver side seat was the culprit. Both pins were fried for the fuel pump power wire. I guess at least I have a spare fuel pump now.

    I temporarily bypassed the connector for now.
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    Tint, DK ucas, Big Billies with Icon springs, SCS S6 wheels wrapped in Duratracs, an iKamper, a Smartcap, martin OR RR, roam boxes sometimes and a ski rack other times
    that coulda been a real hot heated seat :bananadead:
     
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