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Building out the new truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by abunch, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I am getting this hollow clunk out of my drivers side wheel area whenever I hit a pothole. It sounds like a blown shock, ca-thud. I inspected everything today, looked for any play in the linkage, looked for oil and no obvious cause showed itself.

    Has anyone had a billy 5100 break without any exterior visual signs?

    My mechanic agrees it is the strut without me telling him what I thought it was.

    This kind of gives me an excuse to buy some coil overs I saw in the 1st gen market place...
     
  2. Feb 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    MAndzach...

    See this link for Speedys Garage

    http://www.speedysgarage.net/sportrunner/

    He did it on a four Runner, but it's the same for a first gen Taco. I did my upgrade exactly like Speedy instructs, right down to the red paint and custom Trd decals. My Taco stops like wife's BMW now.

    He is also a great source for supercharging a 3.4
     
  3. Apr 28, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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    abunch

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    found a deal on jba long tube headers. not really a motor building guy, but the price is nice and they are brand new in the box. anyone every use these? use to have a set on my honda years ago and they seemed to add a little bump.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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    abunch

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    sliders, icons, and new tail gate done. couple more items ti button up before the trip west in about a week….and i am closing on house before we leave….gonna be a very busy week.

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  5. Jun 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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    shipps braaAAAP

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    Awesome truck man! Those F5's look great on your ride.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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    abunch

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    Thanks! I am headed to your neck of the woods in about a 2 weeks, badlands to the bighorns, to Yellowstone, then over to portland. Any recommendations on must see places would be awesome!
     
  7. Jun 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    :popcorn: Solid build man.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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    Did you clearance the top corners of the tailgate reinforcement to clear the topper or is that how it came? I just ordered mine and the prototype pic they have on their website looks different. Just wondering if they made that change.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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    shipps

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    Right on man! The big horns are right out my back door. 14 through Dayton is a really nice drive and has a lot of little trail systems inbetween to check out.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2014 at 6:06 AM
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    I had had to get it to fit with the camper shell so I used a grinder to cut back the top corners.



     
  11. Jun 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    abunch

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    thanks. yea headed west on 14. Need to camp there over night. Seems like lots of FR to camp off of. Any recommendations on some camp spots with good scenery?
     
  12. Jun 22, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    shipps

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    There's a pretty cool spot I believe it's trail head #10. I camped out there this weekend for the first time and it had a nice view and isn't far off of 14. Other than that I haven't done a whole lot of camping further up 14 besides hitting trails on Red Grade and Black Mountain Road.
     
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