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Building out the new truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by abunch, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Tacoma in November of 2011. The lady and I had a 1990 4 runner, but the tranny started slipping alot and it was already full of rust.

    The Tacoma just turned over on 100k. I recently replaced the timing belt along with all the other scheduled maintenance at 100k the previous owner ignored.


    MODS COMPLETE
    bilstein 5100 all around…icons in the mail!
    883 springs
    diff drop
    Deavers
    255-85-16 km2s
    Rigid 20" e series
    Baja mule basket w/ Camper (currently removed)
    Wagan Power Inverter 1000w
    ARB bull bar
    8k warn winch with synthetic line
    231 tundra brakes

    FUTURE:

    Trail Gear sliders are sitting in the shop , just need to paint them

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  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    Valkryn

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    Good looking truck! I like the topper. No input on what to do next from me as I think it looks pretty good as is.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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    Gleason05

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    good lookin truck, i like the way it sits
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got my D2s in the mail today. Best designed light I have ever seen. So small and so precise. Now I just need Baja to finish and ship my rack out. I should have it next week....
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On the floor of the shop I now have a VL 8000 -S winch, new 883 springs and arb bull bar. Gonna take a couple weeks to get it all together.
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    chaz834

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    Nice pickup man looks clean :cool:
     
  7. May 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    that will be beautiful!
     
  8. May 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Great truck !
     
  9. May 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    Taco Dan

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    sweet build! but im sure you can think of more to do
     
  10. May 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    09slvrtaco

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    Looking good keep up the good work.
     
  11. May 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my trip to moab in a month should fix that!
     
  12. May 30, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    abunch

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    Put my 883s on today. The front end went from 37.5" off the ground to 38.75". Once the winch and arb on it should settle back to level or close.

    The 883s are huge improvement from the stock springs I had preloaded. I was
    aiming for potholes and curbs on the way home tonight and never felt them with the 883s.

    Saturday we are doing the end cap mod and installing the arb and winch.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    abunch

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    Got held up on the end cap mod b/c of work, but that gave me more time to get the bumper prepped. Mounted the winch, lights and other parts tonight. I think I am going to swap out the big shiny warn fairlead for a black viking one.

    End cap mod and mounting should happen in a few days.

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  14. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    End cap mod done.

    Bumper and winch installed. Total install was about 7 hours, including taking off the old bumper. ARB instructions were pretty bad, but Expeditions West has a great write on the install, which was a huge help.

    I have about 3 weeks left before we leave for our 30 day cross country trip. We are hitting alot of the national parks, pretty much camping the entire way. I still have some small things to pick up, but I think the truck is pretty well prepped and ready.

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  15. Aug 5, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    So I just got back from our extended vacation across the country. Highlights were Moab, Hagerman pass, death valley and grand staircase-escalante.

    My only truck issues were a ripped tire bead/tire faliure and it appears I blew some seals on my power steering motor. The blown seals did not show themselves until I got back.

    Mods I think I need after the trip: bigger tires and new rear leaf springs. I just want more clearance and my leaf springs are showing age. The camper is also coming off. I banged my head on the inside of it some many times I don't want to see it for a while.

    After giving the truck a good work out I need to fit is with some 285s. I have done a bit of searching but cannot figure out if they will fit without some more lift. Currently running 5100s all around, OME springs up front and 1.5 al in back. My tires now are geolander mud terrains at 265-75-16.

    Anyone fitted the 285s before?

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  16. Aug 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    power steering pump is gone. getting new one today.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    ohh teakettle junction. such a neat place out there. did you check out the racetrack too?
     
  18. Aug 9, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    abunch

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    we made it to the race track. It was an awesome sight. There was no one around for miles. We found and abounded trailer out there with 2 flat tires.

    Race track road was pretty rough. It was nothing technical, but it had a horrible washboard. On top of that there was a flash flood the day before, which had turned the road into a creek and had strewn rocks everywhere. Half way thru I heard some rattling. I got out and checked my truck. The constant washboard vibrations had rattled all the bolts in my roof rack loose! A couple of ratchet straps fixed it and we were on our way.

    We wanted to continue on past the racetrack up over the mountain range and back down to the highway. The ranger talked me out of it though. He said no one had gone back there since the flooding and there could be some very large washouts. Oh well maybe next time!
     
  19. Sep 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    abunch

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    255s get here tomorrow!
     
  20. Oct 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered my Deaver J59 8 leaf pack!
     
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