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Calling all Virginians (Tidewater area)

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by Alaskaflyer, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:07 AM
    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO ...because who buys hard tacos

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    We try to keep it active. There is also a local group on Facebook. We may never get back to the old days or the NOVA group but that's how this area rolls with the beach around the next corner
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:47 AM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Intake, exhaust, lift. Typical stuff.
    If you guys are up for 19 Jan, i can host. PM me if interested and I'll send you my address.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:17 PM
    DaveEli

    DaveEli Well- Known Member

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    2011 Tacoma Sport 4X4
    Icon Extended Travel Coilovers, King 700lb springs, All-Pro Expo leaf springs, All-pro U-Bolt flip kit, Icon 2.0 Series custom length rear shocks, Wheelers Superbump Bumpstops, All-Pro extended rear brake lines, Warn 86255 VR10000 10,000 lb winch, Warn 90287 wireless remote, Redline Hood Struts, AVS Bugflector II, Pelfreybilt front bumper with Rigid 92031 SR- Series White 20" Spot/Flood lightbar, Brute Force rear bumper with short swingarm, Famous Fabrication Rock Sliders, Pelfreybilt Skid Plates, Rigid 50231 D2 Driving Lights, Rigid 20221 Dually Spotlights, Rigid 98000 SR-M backup lights, ARB CKMTA12 "12V"on-board twin high performance air compressor, Dick Cepek DC-2 17x9" wheels, 285/70R17 Goodyear MTRs with Kevlar tires, Wet Okole seat covers,Airflow snorkle, ARE CX HD cap, Front Runner Slimline II cap rack, TRD cat back exhaust, AVS in channel window vents, Toyota door sill protectors, Pop & Lock tailgate lock, Husky Rear floorliners, WeatherTech Front Floorliners, DeeZee bed mat, Window tint, TRD drop in air filter, Plasmaglow led bed lights, Hi-Lift jack mounted on bed rail, IMMRYO Rear View Mirror Relocate, ARB 63 Quart fridge freezer, Arb ARB209 Snatch Block, ARB ARB730US 3" x 10' Tree saver, ARB ARB705US 2-3/8" x 30' recovery strap, Bubba Rope 7/8" x 30' original rope 28600 lbs, Bubba Rope Gator Jaw soft shackle 7/16.
    I’d like to come see what’s going on.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:31 PM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Replied to your PM.

    So far for 19 Jan Mod day:
    1: DaveEi
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  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:35 PM
    Airborne22

    Airborne22 Keep your booger hook off the bang switch

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    Coming soon!!
    I MIGHT be able to come by and hang out and learn...not sure what is happening tomorrow, let alone in 10 days...lol
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM
    DaveEli

    DaveEli Well- Known Member

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    Icon Extended Travel Coilovers, King 700lb springs, All-Pro Expo leaf springs, All-pro U-Bolt flip kit, Icon 2.0 Series custom length rear shocks, Wheelers Superbump Bumpstops, All-Pro extended rear brake lines, Warn 86255 VR10000 10,000 lb winch, Warn 90287 wireless remote, Redline Hood Struts, AVS Bugflector II, Pelfreybilt front bumper with Rigid 92031 SR- Series White 20" Spot/Flood lightbar, Brute Force rear bumper with short swingarm, Famous Fabrication Rock Sliders, Pelfreybilt Skid Plates, Rigid 50231 D2 Driving Lights, Rigid 20221 Dually Spotlights, Rigid 98000 SR-M backup lights, ARB CKMTA12 "12V"on-board twin high performance air compressor, Dick Cepek DC-2 17x9" wheels, 285/70R17 Goodyear MTRs with Kevlar tires, Wet Okole seat covers,Airflow snorkle, ARE CX HD cap, Front Runner Slimline II cap rack, TRD cat back exhaust, AVS in channel window vents, Toyota door sill protectors, Pop & Lock tailgate lock, Husky Rear floorliners, WeatherTech Front Floorliners, DeeZee bed mat, Window tint, TRD drop in air filter, Plasmaglow led bed lights, Hi-Lift jack mounted on bed rail, IMMRYO Rear View Mirror Relocate, ARB 63 Quart fridge freezer, Arb ARB209 Snatch Block, ARB ARB730US 3" x 10' Tree saver, ARB ARB705US 2-3/8" x 30' recovery strap, Bubba Rope 7/8" x 30' original rope 28600 lbs, Bubba Rope Gator Jaw soft shackle 7/16.
    Ain’t that the truth.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM
    famof5taco

    famof5taco Well-Known Member

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    pro grille, raised vinyl "TACOMA" letters on tailgate, de-badged, tint, ARE truck cap, BFG KO2s waterport, vinyl Tacoma inserts in dash, red "TRD Engine"push button start, MTF!!!
    75% yes. I got nothing to mod myself, but I'd love to be there with wrenches, learning, helpingand paying forward before I buy my stuff soon.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM
    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO ...because who buys hard tacos

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    If I don't get my hub assemblies replaced tomorrow or Saturday we will have a good project to do. Sign me up
     
  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:02 AM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Intake, exhaust, lift. Typical stuff.
    So far for 19 Jan Mod day:
    1: DaveEi - Helping
    2: Airborne2 (Maybe)
    3: Famof5taco (Maybe)
    4: VA Softaco (Maybe) - Hub assemblies
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  10. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:04 AM
    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Unless someone is an exhaust welder and wants to do a reroute on the cross pipe for me. Haha
     
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  11. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:06 AM
    Klierslc

    Klierslc Well-Known Member

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    I have a small exhaust project also if there is anybody that can do that...
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    I welded my brothers exhaust after it dropped on the highway. It was crap but no leaks :D

    I'm always willing to practice on other ppls vehicles ;)
     
  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 3:39 PM
    slowyellow

    slowyellow Active Member

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    Just curious if anyone knows a good shop to have this done? I know the big names, pungo Offroad and eastern truck. Just haven’t talked to anyone who has had it done? I appreciate the replies in advance. Thankyou. Also, didn’t realize that there was a tidewater page. I’m Geoff,I’ve got a 17 DCSB QS taco. I’m getting ready to put an icon S4 with method 701’s and BFG KO2 285/70r17’s on it. And last minute advice would be awesome. Thanks guys.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:12 PM
    famof5taco

    famof5taco Well-Known Member

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    pro grille, raised vinyl "TACOMA" letters on tailgate, de-badged, tint, ARE truck cap, BFG KO2s waterport, vinyl Tacoma inserts in dash, red "TRD Engine"push button start, MTF!!!
    Last minute advice. Take time to read here before any pulled triggers, make some friends and you won't have to pay (besides a case of beer) to do the lift .Plus you'll learn in the process. Welcome to the family. Even more, welcome to the 17 DCSB QS Virgina family. Sport or off-road?
     
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  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:17 PM
    slowyellow

    slowyellow Active Member

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    It’s a sport. And thank you for the welcome. I’ve done quite a bit of reading here and just ran across this deal on offer up that I couldn’t turn down. I’m confident that I will be able to do the lift in my driveway, but... if anyone happens to have somewhere indoors to do it, I’ll bring the beer and pizza, lol. I’ve read the instructions multiple times and am ready. Let me know, and thanks for the welcome.
     
  16. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:29 PM
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

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    TC 3.5 LT, RCV axles, Demello sliders, BD light bar/fogs, LP6, DMZ rear, SOS skids, custom bumper, King 16" triples, Locked-on hydro rear bumps...
    If you are doing new leafs, the stock bottle jack will be needed with your floor jack for an easier install. We didn’t realize that for a while the first time I helped do an install.
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:02 PM
    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO ...because who buys hard tacos

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    We are having a mod day next Saturday at @StAndrew place
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:04 PM
    slowyellow

    slowyellow Active Member

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    I’d like to try and get it knocked out pretty soon. It looks like the toughest part of the install is the pivot bolt for the upper control arm. My plan is to just cut it off and replace the bolts from the opposite direction. My kit has the billet control arms. Other than that, pretty straight forward from what it looks like. I also read to remove the overload leaf from the pack. Has anyone else here done that? I have a fairly high lift jack and a bottle jack. I have a decent amount of mechanical experience, I’ve been a MM in the navy for the last 14 years, and I’ve had mustangs forever. Probably the most notable upgrades include full supercharger installation, full fuel systems, and full suspension in the rears for those cars. Along with a lot of other small stuff. My current car is running a little over 1200 RWHP, I’m trying to not go as nuts with this truck. But the mod bug bites hard. The truck suspension stuff is new to me. Normally I’m trying to go lower and faster not taller and slower lol. Any truck specific guidance that you guys have for me would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:47 AM
    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Not sure about the 3Gen UCA pivot bolts but on my 2Gen there were easy to deal with and I didn't cut them off. Just had to undo the wheel well plastics a bit and pull the battery on the driver side one. Installing them backwards was the easier way to do it.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:00 AM
    dead.fm13

    dead.fm13 Well-Known Member

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    5100/888's front, JBA UCA's, 5160's/Dakar's rear, Ray 10 MDB 17", 285/70/17 Ridge Grapplers, Hondo Garage Radio Knobs, MESOJDM Ultimate Turn Signals, MESOJDM Ultimate Combo Maps/Dome, MESO Total Tail Stage II, MESO Puddles
    UCA's for my 3rd gen were a bitch. Didn't cut them (probably should've). I bent the sheet metal, pulled the battery and some wire looms to get them out. Put the bolts in correctly in mine and it sucked.
     
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