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Boostedka's Modest 2nd Gen Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by boostedka, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Jan 1, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Looks good so far! How do you like the 6112s? Coming from the 1st gen world, how do you like the 2nd gen?
     
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  2. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Thanks. I haven’t driven it too much yet w the 6112 but so far I like them. Seem to ride about as good as the Icons I had in my 1st gen. It’s been a little getting used to driving this truck. I definitely like the power of the 1GR but backing this thing up feels like driving a boat. Lol

    I’ve been messing with the brakes since installing the fronts. They’re pretty soft still after a few bleeds so I think the rears need some attention. I’m planning on that when I do the rear Suspension. Hopefully in the next week.

    I ordered some 5160’s with the eBay 15% off the other day. Hopefully they’ll be here soon.
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Right on man. I ended up buying a co2 regulator for on board air with that 15% coupon.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Nice! Its awesome when they run those. I bought my whole Suspension that way!
     
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  5. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Smart man! I got super lucky with Amazon using keepa to monitor price changes and set alerts. Got rear 5100s for $65 and Warehouse like new for $55. Shipping to hawaii is always the limiting factor.
     
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  6. Jan 1, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Sweet build man! Loving the truck so far!
     
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  7. Jan 1, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Damn! That is a slick deal.

    Thanks man. I always love the adventure trips you post up in the NM thread. Makes me want to get out more!
     
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  8. Jan 1, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    Sweet build! Subbed!
     
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  9. Jan 2, 2019 at 7:40 AM
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    Thanks man. It's coming along little by little. This weather is making it hard to work on it, though!
     
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  10. Jan 2, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    I feel you man!
     
  11. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    I was able to get some work done to the truck over the weekend.

    Rear suspension: Icon AAL, 5160
    Wheels and tires: Procomp 8069, Cooper ST Maxx 265/75/16
    Redline Tuning hood struts
    Geartechcustoms splash guards
    Replaced DS lower shock bolt
    Greased u joints
    Trimmed front fenders a bit

    I had to use 1/4" spacers for the front wheels so they would clear the brake calipers. Apparently the backside of these wheels have trouble clearing them. I'd like to add extended length wheel studs to the front to make it easier to get the front wheels on and also to get a few more turns out of the lug nuts.

    Here are some crappy garage pics since it was raining out after driving around.

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  12. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Looks awesome man! Keep up the good work!
     
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  13. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    After spraying the undercarriage half a dozen times I finally got to start properly washing the truck. Next I’ll go over it with a Mother’s Speed Clay, re-wash it, then buff out a few scratches and wax it up. It already looks much better than before.

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  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Finished shining up the paint. Clay barred and re-washed. Then last night I used some cutting compound followed by polishing compound on some of the scratched areas on the bed and tailgate. Then I waxed it up. Looks much better than what I started with.

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  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    I’ve been looking into re-gearing the truck to get a little more torque out of it. I’ve been debating between 4.10’s and 4.30’s. I found a rear e-locker axle out of a ‘99 4runner with 4.30’s that I’m planning on using. $250 on my local Craigslist. From my research so far it seems the main difference is the pinion flange bolt pattern. And also the pinion spline count. The older diff uses a 27 spline and my current truck uses a 29 spline. So I need a 27 spline flange that has a bolt pattern of the newer rear end.
    I’m hoping this will work: https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-157223-tacoma-fj-4runner-8-reverse-ifs-clamshell.html

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  16. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    Arent the second gen axles wider?
     
  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Yeah the axles are definitely different. I’m not planning on using the whole axle, just the third member out of it. The guy just wanted to get rid of the whole thing so I just bought everything and plan on selling whatever I don’t use.

    I emailed ECGS yesterday to ask what the difference in the 3rd members are. This was the response I received:
    All elocker diffs are the same up until 2010 in the 4runner and FJ. Spline on the pinion did change from 27 to 29 in the '03-05 year range. Other than that identical.

    Thanks

    Curtis
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  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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    Ah that makes more sense. So e locker and 4.30s! That will be a great addition.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    So after talking with ECGS it will cost as much to rebuild this diff as it would be to get a new one built by ECGS, and I'd be able to pick out any gear ratio I want. So I did some calling around and found a buyer for this 4.30 diff for $400...$150 more than I paid for the entire axle assembly plus I still have the housing and axles to sell. Since I would order a built matching front diff from ECGS, I figured after selling this 4.30 3rd it would only cost me about $250 more to just order front and rear diffs from ECGS plus I'll hopefully be able to sell the axles and housing for a little extra cash as well.
    So I just said eff it and ordered two new diffs over the weekend from them. 4.56 gears with a solid spacer and front diff bushing. I should hopefully get them in a couple of weeks. I'm stoked!
     
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  20. Jan 14, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    Hell yeah man! You will enjoy it!
     
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