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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

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

  1. May 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    Pics of rear shock relocation.

    after some tweaking I think I ended up with pretty balanced travel from the 10" stroke OME shocks. Right about 5" of travel in droop and compression. I'm using the whole shock for sure and with the position of the shocks I'm getting a bit farther drop than I was in the stock location.

    It rides a little different (not bad just different) with both shocks angled to the rear. I'm still on the search for some replacement shocks with just a bit more range of travel that are the right length. This setup will work for Moab and until I find the right one to replace the OMEs

    Welded in a new crossmember directly underneath the the upper mount on the driverside.

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    TG ubolt flip was straight forward. However, with the spring relocation plates (can see them between the spring perch and spring) the hole in the ubolt plate didn't line up so I had to expend the hole in the plate. So anyone doing the TG ubolt flip in conjunction with spring relocation plates, be prepared to modify the ubolt plates with a larger hole for the center pin. I moved my axle backward 3/4" and it seems just right. The plates allow for 3/4" or 1" of movement in either direction.

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    Few gratuitous poser shots since I was taking pics and the truck was clean. :)
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    Little bit of rake (which I like)
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  2. May 14, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    Slodgetto

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    Looks good, man!!! Clean work. :cool:
     
  3. May 14, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    very nice! :thumbsup:


    so is that the setup that limited your shock travel or is that the revised position?
     
  4. May 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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  5. May 14, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    The stock position was limiting travel for sure. The Dakars just have more flex in them than the shocks allow. Since I'm using the same shocks (for now) I've positioned them in what seems to be the best position to allow for the most travel. The upper mounts are probably 2.5" lower than the stock location and the lower mounts are about 2.5" higher than the stock lower mounts, but there is slightly more angle to the shock position.

    If you notice, I still need new bumpstops to limit compression so I don't bottom out the shock, but the new position allows the Dakars to hit almost their max droop which they couldn't do before with the stock mounts.
     
  6. May 14, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    NYCO

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    nice work

    sure you'll find a good way to finalize the design but that's a nice setup to work with what you have
     
  7. May 14, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Looks great man. You will like the || much more than the /\ I know I do.
     
  8. May 14, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    yeah i think so too. Since the shocks are more to the center now I lose a little stability but having them parrallel seems to control body roll just fine. The angled setup doesn't do that as well.
     
  9. May 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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    Hey adam, have you noticed any wheel hop issues with both shocks being on the far side of the axle like that?
     
  10. May 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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    Yeah I have buddy's that do the /\ to there trucks and they hate driving on the roads and I still have more flex then them haha.
     
  11. May 14, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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    What bump stops are you going to go with? Do you think you will get some new one's on before moab?
     
  12. May 14, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    Haven't noticed any yet. If it shows up I think it will be on the trail and I won't know that until Moab. Crossing my fingers it's not an issue. I doubt it will be because there is just as much potential for that with people doing the angled shock configuration without axle wrap issues.

    Not sure yet. I'd like to do Timbrens but don't have the cash at the moment. I probably need to do something before Moab though.
     
  13. May 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    Looks good Adam.

    curious as to why you went straight up and down like || instead of /\. You would have been able to utilize the shocks more like /\
     
  14. May 14, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Well they aren't exactly straight up and down. They are parrallel, yes, but they are angled back. If it was a trail only truck I would have considered angling them to the middle. but there is better lateral stability with a parralel setup.
     
  15. May 14, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    right i know they are back some..just can't chang that in my cool stick things lol

    fair enough i guess.
     
  16. May 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    Nice clean work, once again. Once you get your bumpstops in, I'd love to see some flex pics!
     
  17. May 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Its not the angle in and out that has me worried, its having both shocks on the backside of the axle like that, that's a lot of leverage against the front of the leaf pack when it gets loaded up. if you ask me...
     
  18. May 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Both of my old minitrucks and my old FJ40 all had both shocks on the back of the axle and I never had problems. If the springs were super soft I'd be worried about wrap but I don't think it will be bad.
     
  19. May 14, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    Right on, I am probably thinking too much again...
     
  20. May 14, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    eh. Moab will be the test. I hope I don't have to deal with axle wrap but it could happen. Guess I'll find out.
     
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