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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Box Rocket, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    muddog67

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  2. Jul 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    Snapped a couple new pics of the fenders since I finally got a chance to respray the clearcoat yesterday. I think they turned out pretty nice considering it's 100% rattlecan. Color and clear is a pretty close match to the factory paint. Had the color custom mixed into rattle cans and used Rustoleum clear coat.

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    One more of the intake under the fender. Can just see the very bottom of the drain below the fender lip, but high enough to not worry about tires rubbing.
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  3. Jul 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    looks great! How fun was it getting them to fit?
     
  4. Jul 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM
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    Damn good solution. :cool: Does it inhibit the airflow much?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2014 at 6:53 AM
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    Nice work !!! I'm debating this approach on my roof. Got a few chips up there I never caught, and they've rusted.
    Did you spray outside ?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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    Box Rocket apologies if you don't want questions on your board.

    I've made it through about 50 pages of your build, and read quite a few OME threads. You seem like a good guy to ask specific OME questions.

    I have a 2004 tacoma TRD V6 4x4 ext cab, 6' box. Pretty much all stock in weight except sandbags on a permanent basis, and likely keep it that way for a while.

    I was originally considering a complete OME setup with 881 coils in front, dakar in back. After seeing a number of pictures, and reading about 881's, the 881's are on the lower limit of how much lift I want, and some claims of settling/sagging make me think it will be way too low.

    I noticed pre-bumper install, you were running 882's and Dakars with the D6XL AAL. In your opinion would this setup with a stock bumper, and maybe 80 lbs of sandbags in back be ok comfort wise post-settling? I mostly drive highway and logging roads. I'd also be looking for a small amount of rake but not huge. I'd also install a diff drop. Tires will be and are 265/75R16 ~31.6x10.5".

    I'm concerned about too stiff a ride, and too much CV and drive-line angles.

    Thanks and please let me know if you want me to move this question.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    No problem with questions. I suggest you look at Madjik Man's build since he just installed OME suspension with a similar goal in mind. If it were me I had your truck I would use 882 coils if you are worried the 881s will not be quite tall enough for what you want. The 882 has the same spring rate but just a little taller. I would order the Dakars as well as the extra leaf and install the leaves without the extra leaf first and see if it give you the stance you're after. The extra leaves are only $50 and a piece of cake to install so you can add those later if you think you need them. For me I found quickly that the gear I was carrying was too much for the Dakars without the extra leaf. The extra leaf did not affect ride quality at all.

    Your drivelines will be fine with that setup. If you're on the original CVs the boots are probably pretty dry already and regardless of the coils you choose it's likely that the boots will tear after the lift is installed. That's just common for all trucks after they are lifted. It's not a guarantee. I tore one boot on my truck within the first two weeks of the lift going on. The other boot lasted about a year after the lift.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    I sprayed them inside my garage.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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    Thanks Box Rocket.

    I fired Madjik some questions about his 881 setup. A buddy of mine thinks the 882 will cause me too many headaches in the long run. Which I admit I don't want. He's got a nicely lifted 2nd Gen though.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    Ok, nothing against your buddy, but how would he know what the 882s will do if he's got a 2nd Gen? Choose whichever you're most comfortable with, if that's the 881s, that's fine. All I said was if it were my truck I'd do 882s. You could also consider the 883s. They'll have the same height as the 881s but a stiffer spring rate if you even plan to add a bumper or winch. Personally I still prefer the 882s for the softer ride but with enough height that it's still a nice lift even if it sags a little from a bumper.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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    Cool. I'm still leaning towards the 882. My buddy has been pretty helpful with research as well, mostly tackling the TTORA forums, he's just looking out for my wallet too I think.

    You do much more serious offroading than myself, but do you find with the higher lift things require a bit more maintenance? I'm not always great at servicing things on schedule.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    Like I said, it's not that your buddy is wrong. The fact is that 882 coils are taller than the 881s. But they are still designed to be used on our trucks and not push components beyond their limits. The only headaches they can possibly introduce would be torn CV boots, but that can be just as likely with either of the other coils too.

    Other than that I have not had any additional maintenance as a result of the suspension.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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    I'll second all of what boxrocket said - I think you'll be happier with the taller coil. Some have really liked the 883 height, but it is gonna be a stiff ride...
     
  14. Jul 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    What type of color matched paint did you use for the fenders? They look awesome. I was thinking about this same approach for my hood. Its seen better days...
     
  15. Jul 15, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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    It's PPG paint that I had mixed at a local Auto Body supply shop.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    I started with 881s. I was not happy with the final lift height and stepped up to the 882s. The 882s had the truck sitting level with Dakars in the back (without the AAL). I had no headaches running with the stock bumper. With how the 881s/882s run, I would not suggest the 883s unless you know for sure you are going to run a bumper + winch.
     
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    Thanks Tomtom. I don't suppose you have a build thread? I'm curious as to how it looked and what you had installed at the time with the 882 and dakar setup (no AAL).

    NM. Just found it. I'll ask a question there.
     
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  18. Jul 15, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    I've ran 882s for a couple of years on my 4runner now and finally after a couple of years of hard wheeling I tore a boot....I have an ARB and winch so the 881 was not even an option for me. I have zero complaints with the OME set up and I think its a great option.

    FWIW for the people worried about tearing CVs SDHQ now sells custom cv boots similar to the porsche ones that many have merged to as a direct swap. They are awesome!
     
  19. Jul 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    I wonder if the SDHQ boots and a diff drop would bring the boot life back into the original life-span range?
     
  20. Jul 15, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    I'm not a fan of dif drops personally
     
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