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Brett's average build thread

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

  1. Sep 26, 2017 at 6:20 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,
    No tubbing. lot's of smashing. They rub the frame slightly at full lock.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    Trim taco Just one more stupid question

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    Well, I guess that settles it. 34's for me.
    Where are your UCA's set?
     
  3. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    Got pics of your shock relocation?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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

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  5. May 7, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    Hey Brett,
    Thanks for the cool thread. Nice truck you've developed. Loves me some BestGen!

    I'm curious what problem(s) you were trying to solve with the LSPV delete.
    I've got a bit of a weak braking situation on my truck. It stops, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't lock them up in a panic braking situation. Ok it's an 04 so it has abs, but I think you know what a mean.

    In the rare panic stop attempt, the brake pedal feels a bit like stepping onto a shock absorber. It's going down slow and slushy, like thick mud, not like overboosted 70s American car power brakes, if that makes sense.

    So far I checked the front pads, plenty of material left, and I've flushed the fluid. Flushed a 32 oz bottle thru, till it ran clear from each wheel. Didn't flush the LSPV tho, nor did I do anything about the abs. I need to pop off the drums next and see what's in there for pads, and check the wear. I'm just coming up on 141k so hopefully the drums are fine still.

    Finally, it seems like I have to pull the e brake out a long way to park, and that definitely won't lock the rears, so maybe that's part of the problem?

    Thanks!
    Beez
     
  6. May 7, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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

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    Thanks! I appreciate that.
    Sounds like if your e-brake handle has to be pulled out that far that the rears may not be adjusted correctly. I would open them up and take a look, they can be manually adjusted from the backing plate as well.
    The Factory LSPV on mine was no longer working , no fluid was going to the rears.
    The valve allowed that to be adjusted manually and has been working great. Prolly one of the better mods out there that actually solves a problem without creating more.
     
  7. May 7, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Thanks man,
    So, I thought the rears were self adjusting...
     
  8. May 7, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

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

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    they are, when they actually work.
    The self adjust takes place each time you pull the E-Brake handle. Driving in reverse, and pumping the brakes will do the same thing.
    You're adjusters themselves may be frozen, or the E-brake cable may not be traveling it's full travel too.
     
  9. May 8, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    What are you running for front lift on the Tundra? I follow you on the red headed step child forum, I mean Tundra forum. Didn’t see the answer there.
     
  10. May 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    lol, I haven't been on the Tundra forum for several months now.
    But I'm running Icon's front and rear with an added leaf on the rear.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Passed ya up by Red Feather this weekend :thumbsup: Rig is looking good.
     
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  12. Aug 20, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    I thought I saw your Tundra! :cheers:
    was camping next to Roaring Creek trail head.
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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    Very entertaining thread. Just finished reading through it. Thanks to you I painted my topper gunmetal. Love how it looks on my red truck with gunmetal wheels!
     
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  14. Apr 25, 2020 at 12:36 AM
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    ARB Bumper, 3" Toytec/OME lift, 33s, Sliders, ARE Topper, Ditch Lights, Hella LEDs, Trigger controller, CB, Pioneer Radio
    Curious as to what has become of this truck. Is it still getting used, Sitting like your scout, or has it been sold? regardless, awesome build, i've used it as a reference many, many times. I also had a question about your sliders, I noticed that you aren't running sliders with a rear Kickout, have you had any times where you really wished that you had one? i am fabing up my own sliders and am debating between a kickout or not.
     
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  15. Apr 25, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    It's still a daily driver. :D
    The sliders were a low profile design, there is a mild kick out at the rear. I have never wanted them to have more, it depends on your style of wheeling.
     
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  16. Apr 25, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    Trim taco Just one more stupid question

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    All time favorite build page. I plagiarize the whole damn thing.
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    :hattip:
     
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  18. May 12, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Great looking truck!
     
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  19. May 12, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    :hattip:
     

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