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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 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    At cruising speeds it's not bad at all. maybe a slight increase in noise but definitely livable. However, when you're on the gas its a different story. At WOT at 5K RPMs it is LOUD!
     
  2. Jul 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    do you have photos of the interior install?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I knew going into this that noise was going to be a potential issue, but figured I'd try it. Now I can respond to those considering this mod with some firsthand experience.

    Today being the first day driving it I can tell that long term it's going to be too loud. Honestly the freeway isn't the issue its the around town stuff where you're constantly in and out of the throttle that is just too much noise. Just got back from picking up a couple new parts that I think will solve the issue. I'm going to pull the section out where it enters the cab and weld the hole closed. I've got a 3" elbow with a 2" branch that will work better I think. The new elbow will have a screened cap pointed up toward the top of the fender for the new air inlet location. This should be relatively protected (although not ideal for extended deep water). The 2" branch will point down and have a cap with a small drain hole at the low point so any water or condensation has a place to escape. Here's a quick photoshop of what I've got planned. I'll take care of this over the weekend and call it good.
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  4. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    Did you try it with a heavy HEPA style filter? Or maybe a couple filters in route? Or do you think too much air flow would be blocked?
     
  5. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    still too much noise at WOT
     
  6. Jul 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    Yeah, you've got me thinking how to solve this problem. I'm looking into making my truck more of an exploration vehicle so I have to think about raising that intake port.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    More intake fiddling. I think I've got a solution that is going to work well. It's more or less the same as the stock configuration but better sealed throughout, and with the upturned inlet it should make it a bit harder for water etc to make it's way into the intake. Along with the short drain section at the low point for any water to escape. I still plan to make some new inner fenders but this seems to be working well.

    Noise levels are back to stock, no discernible change in power or mpg. Intake temps were at 87* on my 30 mile commute today so they're only slightly warmer than they were in the cab.

    Here's a couple pics of the "final" setup.

    This pic shows how I had to shave one of the elbows and patch it. I little ugly in this pic before I cleaned up the JB weld but you get the idea.
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    from the side. You can see the new inlet is the upper part of the end nearest the cab. It has a pipe cap with several holes drilled and a mesh screen behind it to keep small rocks etc out. The branch in that piece pointing down is to drain out any water that might make it's way in. It has a cap as well with just a small hole large enough to drain out water but shouldn't allow much of anything to get in that way.
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  8. Jul 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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    great work Adam!!!
     
  9. Jul 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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    thnx Joe!
     
  10. Jul 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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    Now that seems like a very well done solution. I like it!
     
  11. Jul 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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  12. Jul 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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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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  13. Jul 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    looks great! How fun was it getting them to fit?
     
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    Damn good solution. :cool: Does it inhibit the airflow much?
     
  15. 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 ?
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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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.
     
  18. Jul 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I sprayed them inside my garage.
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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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.
     
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