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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Box Rocket, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Definitely. Been watching for a deal while I save up to paid full retail.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Has Glassworks got their act back together? Last I heard, they had poor customer service and even worse turn around time. :notsure:
     
  3. Jan 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    Very well said Adam. Love the knowledge you provide. Thank you!
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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    I have found that a locker helps make up for the lesser articulation to a certain extent. After reflecting on past experiences and that it is getting to house buying time, I've decided the truck is good enough and plenty of projects I want to do to it still. I miss the articulation of my old XJ but a money pit can be as deep as you want it with lesser and lesser return.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    tomtom

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    PS: Hey Adam, not sure you saw my post about the CV axle nut socket. Can you verify you used a 36mm? Mine uses a 35mm and trying to figure out the difference. Going to measure the socket here to verify.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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    johnboyTRD

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    My 03 has a 36mm if it helps... :)
    Original cv from factory.as far as I know.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Neighborhood Know-it-all

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    Positive that I used a 36mm socket
     
  8. Jan 12, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    Whitecloud

    Whitecloud Cloudy-fabricator of things

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    Thanks for the info. Will probably put the tent on the truck and see how it goes. You planning any trips that way? I'll keep you informed as to what we're doing and maybe you guys would want to come with?
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 at 5:43 AM
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    tomtom

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    interesting. I'll have to measure the nut on the next CV job. Wonder if it is a double cab difference.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    Yeah let me know. I don't currently have anything on the calendar.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    This was exactly what I needed to hear/read.
    A group of us from PNW are planning Rubicon this year.
    My Tacoma is an 03 DCSB with e-locker and ARB air locker up front (purchased that way from prior owner) and pizza cutter KM2's. I "think" all I need is a BR expedition rack and an ARB fridge. I have added skids, spare tire, and Hi Lift.

    I think I should be fine but I can always appreciate words of advice from others that have done it.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    jberry813

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    My tacoma, tundra, and the wife's 4th gen runner are all 35mm.
    There was a long standing rumor on TW that it was a 36mm axle nut...because a 6 point 36mm socket will still work. But every truck I've worked on the 35mm fits perfect.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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    Whitecloud

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    Will do.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    bulhas

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    adam I dont think these are birfs hahahaha

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    when christo seen the picture and than my number popped up he said he was prepared for an earful..... I was like meh, ill pay for these and ship me some fronts now please hahaha
     
  15. Jan 13, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    agree 35mm is the correct one, but the 36 mm will work to remove, ive never personally tightened with the 36mm
     
  16. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    WTH? did you order birfs and they sent you rear shafts?
     
  17. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:39 PM
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    bulhas

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    yah small slip up lol....

    its all good, I worked out they are sending me the right ones now, working on a price for me to keep the rears at a discount, seeing as they would need to pay 100ish in shipping just to get it back now lol
     
  18. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Awesome. Guess it worked out ok. Nice to have some spare rears. I have never broken a rear shaft but was lucky when I was changing diff fluid one time. Found that I had twisted splines on both rears. Was glad I caught it before it broke. Replaced them and now have a set of spares too.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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    bulhas

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    i think you should just read my build thread ......
    yah pretty much, im like well Ill through the chromo's in the rear when i regear and make my factories trail spares... but I break a chromo I may have to ask myself was it worth it hahahaha
     
  20. Jan 13, 2014 at 3:26 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    I highly doubt you'll ever break a chromo in the rear. Christo was running factory axles in his "shortbus" cruiser on 42's and didn't break rears. He broke lots of birfs and the occasional front inner axle but I never heard of a rear braking.
     
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