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BPV (Brake Prop. Valve) Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pyroskier, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    pyroskier

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    Alright guys, so I got my lift all installed (5100's up front, Expo's in the rear), and I need a longer BPV for sure. I got about 4" inches in the rear of lift. So will I need a longer BPV kit than toytec offers? I know BeefedTaco makes some, but I'm not sure which one to get. And no, I don't have tools to make my own.
    Thanks all.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    The Toytec one looks flimsy that's why I didn't buy one and made my own. I haven't seen the BEEFED yet but all of his stuff is BEEF so out of the two I would go BEEF it's what's for dinner :D or I can just make you one if you want to but one from me ;)
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    that's a bit high...

    if you are running 3" up front, you typically want 1.5" to 1.75" in rear to sit level...

    4" rear lift usually levels out with a 6" front lift...

    only reason i bring that up, is if you ever need to swap out shocks, and give that kind of measurement to the vendor, they may send you shocks that will end having too much travel and thus be too long for your application...

    plus, for the BPV, you don't want to put one that is designed for a 4" lift when you only have 1.5" to 1.75" more travel... that rear brake is going to slam on you if you so much as blow air on it... haha...
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    What do you mean? I have the same setup as JLee, 5150's in the rear... I don't see what's wrong with it, I actually haul shit and needed leafs that can hold it... I don't care if it's not level... I'm sure JLee can chime in on it too, and he's a very distinguished TW member, I wouldn't go bashing his setup.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    And yeah I'll buy one from you for sure! Just tell me where to send PayPal!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    whoa, no need to get defensive...

    just trying to help out in case you really were not running a 4" lift leaf pack in rear...

    i wasn't bashing anyone...

    i guess im not distinguished... what do i know, right?

    :D:D:D
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    Don't get your panties in a bunch, I'm still pulling mine out of my ass :D.

    I know you are "distinguished", and I'd trust your opinion. I should have told you that I had 5150's in the rear.

    But why no BPV for 4"? I was told to have as much extended BPV as you do lift, makes sense, right? Huh...
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    im just messin with ya...

    i didn't mean you don't need the BPV, i just wanted to make sure you didn't get one that would end up too long... i know someone who got a leaf pack that was a 1.75" but sold as a 3" total lift package with the front end, so when he went and got a BPV, he told them his rear leaf packs were a 3" lift and not 1.75"

    so we installed it, and when he came to his first stop sign, it was... an interesting stop which the car behind us did NOT appreciate too much... hahahah

    but if you are getting the same one that Jerry is already using, then you should be good to go...
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Ok cool, makes sense, Thanks a bunch!
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    no prob...

    ya know, this reminds me... i need to make a longer BPV for my truck...
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    On it thanks Mike :D
     
  12. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    no prob babe!!!
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    aaaaah hell... thought i was replying on a facebook post...

    damn phone...

    :cool:
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    :eek: Mike I didn't think we were at that point in our relationship yet.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    well, you know...

    ;)

    good thing i wasn't surfing porn or a sex chat

    damn...
     
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