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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

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

  1. Aug 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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    Silver1stgentaco

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    Are you still running the wheel spacers? And if so have you noticed much more than average wear on the stearing?
     
  2. Aug 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    adam did you ever install those light racing ucas?
     
  3. Aug 11, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Cool. Just paypal me at boxrocket@msn.com when you can.

    Probably not. Sorry. There are quite a few good options out there for skids. Check out the RAT Products skids here on TW. They seem like a decent set. Of course you could always get BudBuilts or Skidrow skids too. I really doubt I could do them any cheaper than those options.

    Yes, still running the wheel spacers. I haven't noticed any extra steering wear as a result of the spacers.

    Not yet, but I'm trying to tackle it this week if I can find the time. I leave Wednesday to chase for Canguro Racing for the Vegas to Reno race so it might have to wait until next week if I can't get to it before Wednesday.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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    Thanks for the help,and how much lift did you get with the 882's,nitro chargers,and 10mm trim packers up front?
     
  5. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    Hey, hows the side protection with the Tg bumper and those flares?
     
  6. Aug 16, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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    Good question ^^

    Edit..looks like it fits just fine....doesnt even interfere with the lines
     
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  7. Aug 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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    But I've been in situations where that little bit of the Tg bumper sticking out past the fenders is what saved them
     
  8. Aug 17, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    My favorite west coast 1st gen! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Aug 17, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    just about 3", but it's probably settled to somewhere closer to 2.75". I also have a 1" body lift.

    the protection seems to be just fine. the bumper still sticks out farther than the front part of the new fenders so I think it will work well.
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    Thanks Chris! If I ever get a 2nd gen I'll be looking to yours and a couple others for inspiration.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    I just got back from Nevada where I have been working with Canguro Racing as part of their Chase Crew. We just raced the Best in the Desert - Vegas to Reno race, which is the longest offroad race in the US. Canguro Racing has moved up from their Class 5 race car (an unlimited air cooled VW based buggy) and this was our first race in the new race vehicle....a new model 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser with 5.7L V8. We race in Class 8 (Stock Fullsize) but for this race we raced in the Sportsman class since it was the first race in the new car. We finished 2nd in Sportman but would have also finished 2nd in Class 8. What an incredible week and a totally successful race. We had a 2hr lead with approx 120 miles to go and had some suspension failure that took a while to get fixed and we got passed in the process. We still finished and came in 2nd in class. This Land Cruiser is LOTS faster than the class 5 car we've been racing. I'll share more later but here's a few photos of the new truck from the race.
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    If you have been following the Toyota TRD Pro Series trucks you might now that Toyota is prepping a TRD Pro Series Tundra to race the Baja 1000 in November. They will also race in the Stock Fullsize class and we'll be racing head to head against them in Baja. We're looking forward to beating the Toyota Factory Race team :p Here is a photo of the Toyota TRD Pro Tundra that was just recently completed to begin testing for Baja.
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  11. Aug 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM
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    Looks like fun man! I bet it was hot there!
     
  12. Aug 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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    That's awesome, looks fun!
     
  13. Aug 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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    Hey man, did you do the BL yourself? I'm contemplating going this route... Any tips? I read good things about 4crawler so I'll probably go with them.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Yep did it myself. Wasn't hard, just took some time. Only thing to remember is to disconnect the fuel filler neck too. That's an easy one to forget.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    Gotcha, thanks. So I guess I'll need an extension for that and steering too. Any other notes? Btw might be emailing you about rtt's sooner than i thought, wifey is getting on board with that! Just need to build me a lil rack.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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    No need for a fuel filler extension. There is room to stretch it. Just need to undo the bracket inside the wheel well. You will need the spacer for the steering though.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    Light Racing UCAs finally installed after months of sitting in the garage.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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    How was the install i just got some all pro uniball ucas and im wondering if i can do it or i need to get them installed.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    It's not bad. If you have a ball joint tool to press the new joint in it might be easier. It's also a good idea to just buy new bolts that go through the eyes. You either have to bend your fenderwell a little or cut the old bolts to get them out. They're cheap so it was just easier to buy new bolts.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    I've used bending the sheet metal twice now with other folks and it wasn't too bad - super long bolt though it keeps going and going.

    Also for the total chaos uniball kit we installed, the first side took way too long, lots of hammering and clamping and swearing. The second side, we put the parts in freezer, and it went super easy, 10 mins of coaxing as opposed to hours on the other side.
     
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