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Brett's average build thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Deathbysnusnu, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Aug 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Not going to happen with college tuition.

    Saw you headed down the poudre today at about 4:30. Wasn't in my truck but gave you a wave.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    I prolly wasn't paying attention. :wave:

    My speed-o-meter being way off is also racking up miles that aren't necessarily being driven.
    So on the advice of Squeaky Penguin, I pulled my speed-o-meter drive assembly to verify my tooth count, has 30. Called the dealer and ordered a 32 tooth gear to see if that will get my speed-o-meter a little closer. I don't think it will be enough but that was the largest they said they could get. I'll find out in a couple days.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2015 at 3:15 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Changed the rear diff oil today, just under 500 miles on the break in.
    Had some metal shavings/paste, as expected.


    Detroits are quieter if you use thicker oil. Synthetic and anything with friction modifiers is not recommended. I used Lucas Dino oil :)
    75w-110 hasn't quite hit the shelves yet so I mixed something that would be close.

    Very common practice, won't hurt a thing.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2015 at 3:18 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Screwing around with shocks, round 3.
    No, they are not Bilsteins.

    Rancho RS7000. Specs and install soon. They are 26" extended length.
     
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  5. Aug 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    A different set of bushings was available that fit the Tacoma stock mounts.


    How I pressed out the ones that came with it.



    One method for pressing in the new ones.



    This method works much better. A shot of WD-40 either way helps a lot.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    And some specs on them.
    Rancho part# RS7112 is what I bought.

    Extension
    OME-22 3/4"
    Rancho-26"

    Compression
    OME-14 1/4"
    Rancho-16 1/8"

    Travel
    OME-8 1/2"
    Rancho-10 1/8"

    The shaft size is somewhat smaller, but same dia. as any other Rancho shock I have ever run so I'm not concerned.




    The Yellow zip-tie was max up travel on the passenger side on the stock mounts.
    I removed the Grade 8 bolt mount I had made yesterday as I discovered the shock was bottoming out but never felt a hit, so I wanted to see how much random travel it had. I was close with what I had done but really needed a little more.

    So if this makes any sense...
    The up travel I had with the grade 8 bolt mounts I made and the OME shocks was
    Passenger side-2 1/4" and it was bottoming out but not hard.
    Driver side-3 1/2" and it came within 1/2" of bottoming out according to the tip tie.

    After removing the fruits of my labor and installing the Rancho shocks back in the stock locations I ended up with the following up travel.
    Passenger side-4 3/4"
    Driver side-4"
    Somewhat lopsided I know, the problem was I drilled the passenger side a bit too low, but no biggie, bolts are removed and holes are welded, moving forward..
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Passenger side at almost full droop, ran out of jack..

    And plenty of stretch left.

    For the record, the only reason I jacked it up, and it wasn't to get the picture of the droop, was to get that damn thing compressed enough to push it on the mount. The nitrogen charge in these is way strong and I'm no slouch. It was all I could do to bench press the bastard that last two inches.

    Ride height, 4 3/4" left of up travel so just less than half total travel available.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2015 at 5:23 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Driver side OME on the mount I made earlier. Notice the tip tie.


    Yes, I filled the holes.


    Almost full droop, ran out of jack.


    The driver side has some weird geometry, not quite as much left but satisfactory.
    Back on the stock upper mount.


    Ride height, 4" up travel left.


    Rides a little better actually, not that the OME's rode bad at all, they rode great. Maybe psychosomatic.
    Also, the driver side OME did actually lose it's charge. It still dampens but won't extend on it's own..that one never bottomed out either.
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2015 at 2:20 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    New gear came in today for the speed-o-meter, 32 tooth count.

    Still off by 5mph. :annoyed:
    So it's halfway better.
    Might need bigger tires to get it right.:D
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Although this build could still use some 35s, here's the part number for a 33 tooth speedo gear:

    33403-39415

    It's for the 4 bangers or something which is probably why your parts guy didn't find it.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    FIFY
     
  12. Aug 13, 2015 at 8:20 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Not spending any more $$$ for a bit, just gonna wheel it for now. Tired of re-calibrating the damn ultra gauge every time I make a change. :)
    My internet was down for the morning so I went up Green Ridge for entertainment.


    Holes are deep this year.

    Lower Twin Lake. I've put my canoe on here once, made my over the pads fairly easy out to the center, but coming back was a battle. Was like some kind of sci-fi freak vegetation thing.

    One lonely beaver hut, he's been there as long as I can remember.

    The beginning of Green Ridge Trough. 25 yards of the nastiest crap you could ever stick a wheel in. Your paint will change color where it touches it and never be the same again.
    A friend ran it one year with no doors and the passenger seat cover dissolved a few weeks later.

    The other end. There is a bypass now that was put in several years ago. Before that, this was what you drove through.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2015 at 8:23 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Loving the gears and locker.:D

    The bypass is to the right of me.

    First time I've ever seen water in this one.

    Spotter dog
     
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  14. Aug 13, 2015 at 11:55 PM
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    Love the build man, awesome truck.

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  15. Aug 14, 2015 at 9:11 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Thank you!
     
  16. Aug 14, 2015 at 9:38 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Ok, maybe I'll spend a few more dollars. :) I called Pedersen Toyota and had them look up the part#, they can order it and it's cheaper than the 32 tooth I just ordered. So I hope it fits...:D They could not find any reference as to the actual number of teeth on the gear.
    They said it fits a T-100, 4-runner and Tacoma. I'll know tomorrow.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Not too sure this will work out @Squeaky Penguin
    I consulted with the shop manager and parts counter guys, this is for a Tacoma. 4-runner and T-100 with the electronic sending unit. No 33 tooth for my application with a cable driven speedo.
    So, I'm going to try and press the spindle off my original gear as it is readily available if I should need it again. If it looks like gears can be reliably swapped on the spindle, I'll go that route. Otherwise they said I could return it. Worth a shot at this point
     
  18. Aug 15, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    So far, so good. As long as it stays secure. I may mix up some epoxy to make sure it stays. That gear falling off could result in a bad day.

    I first tried a simple drill press to see if it was enough push, it wasn't, so I went to the 10 ton and it actually took more pressure to pop it off than I anticipated. But the gears remained intact, I didn't see any flexing.
     
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  19. Aug 15, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    Practice first with the short shaft and 30 tooth gear. It went together fine, seems nice and snug.


    we may have a winner here.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2015 at 11:02 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Screw the epoxy, it's tight. I removed the practice gear and pressed it back on a second time, took quite a bit of force each time so fuck it.


    How can so many different diameters fit inside the same hole comfortably? 30 and 33 tooth.

    :devil:
     
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