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Carolina_Taco's v2 build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by NcTaco27, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Dec 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    THESE THINGS ARE FREAKING HUGE!!!!
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  2. Dec 12, 2019 at 11:03 PM
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    REAR SHOCKS INSTALLED!! IT WAS A PAIN BUT I GOT THEM IN, I USED AN ARCHIVE GARAGE SHOCK RELOCATION WITH ARCHIVE GARAGE SHACKLE BUSHINGS AND TOTAL CHAOS LOWER SHOCK MOUNTS.
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    I CLOCKED THE LOWER MOUNTS TO HOPEFULLY STILL FIT A 14" STROKE SHOCK OR A 14" STROKE BYPASS WHEN I GO SPRING UNDER, BUT WE WILL SEE. THEY PUT THE SHOCK 7" AWAY FROM THE AXLE HOUSING SO YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH LOWER I CAN GET THE SHOCK MOUNT.

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    CONCLUSION IS THIS THING RIDES LIKE BUTTER!! I LOVE IT. NOW IT MAKES THE FRONT FEEL PRETTY HARSH.
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    INSTALLED SOME BOOTS ON MY REAR SHOCKS THAT I PICKED UP FROM DOWN SOUTH MOTOR SPORTS. SHOULD PROTECT THE SHAFT FROM GETTING CHIPPED FOR NOW. BUT I HEAR PEOPLE SAYING THEY FILL WITH WATER AND MUD EASY SO WELL SEE.
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    ALSO INSTALLED SOME MARLIN CRAWLER FRAME BRACES. THEY ALSO SORT OF FUNCTION AS CAM TAB GUSSETS AND THEY WILL MORE IMPORTANTLY WORK FOR WHAT I AM DOING. I AM NOT DONE WELDING THEM BUT THEY ARE FINE FOR NOW UNTIL I INSTALL LONG TRAVEL AND HAVE THE ARMS OUT TO WELD THE REST.
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    ALSO TOUCHED UP MY SLIDERS AFTER GETTING IN AND OUT OF MY MALL CRAWLER MY BOOTS WERE SCUFFING THEM UP LOL.

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  4. Dec 12, 2019 at 11:09 PM
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  5. Dec 26, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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  6. Jan 17, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    IV ALSO HAD SOME TIME TO FOOL AROUND WITH MAKING SOME RAM BALL MOUNTS THAT GO UNDER THE RADIO, A LOT OF THEM TURNED OUT BAD CAUSE I WAS TRYING TO DO THEM ENTIRELY ON THE END MILL. THE BEST WAY WAS TO CUT EVERYTHING OUT ON THE BAND SAW AND SMOOTH IT OUT FROM THEIR.
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    AFTER A FEW RUNS I FINALLY GOT A STEEL TEMPLATE MADE AND I COULD MAKE HOWEVER MANY I WANT FROM THERE. IF I WERE TO PRODUCE THESE, THE BEST WAY WOULD BE TO GET A CNC PLASMA TABLE THAT CAN CUT 1/2" STEEL. BUT I AM JUST DOING THESE FOR FUN SO THIS IS THE CLEANEST ONE I MADE.
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    ALSO YOU CAN SEE HOW THE BACK IS FASTENED, IT SANDWICHES THE PLASTIC DASH. I DECIDED TO USE ALLEN CAP SCREWS AND HAVE THEM SIT ALMOST FLUSH WITH THE OUTSIDE, THIS WORKED OUT GREAT AND A REGULAR ALLEN KEY IS PERFECT FOR FASTENING CAUSE THE SHAPE OF THE ALLEN.
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  7. Jan 17, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    SINCE THE HOLIDAYS ARE NOW OVER I GOT SOME NEW TOOLS FOR CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAMILY AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!
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    ANOTHER GIFT WAS SOME TRD BAKE PADS! THE BREAK IN PROCEDURE FOR THEM WERE A LITTLE CRAZY BUT SO FAR THEY ARE A HUGE DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO STOCK IN MY OPINION. INSTALL WAS SUPER EASY AND TOOK ABOUT 30 MINS.

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    LAST THING I GOT WAS A FAKE TRD PRO INSERT. I HAD ALMOST NO PROBLEMS EXCEPT FOR ONE CLIP NOT LINING UP BUT IT STILL RE USES THE FACTORY TORQUES SCREWS IN THE BACK OF THE GRILL AND THE LETTERING IS HELD ON WITH PHILLIPS SCREWS ON THE BACK.

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    I JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CLEAN UP BEHIND THE GRILLE, I DO NOT LIKE SEEING THE ALUMINUM BRACKET FOR THE RADIATOR.
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    Loving the build, bump for another NC taco
     
  9. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks man!!
     
  10. Jan 30, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    FINALLY GOT THE CHANCE TO DO THE KILMAT BEHIND THE HEADLINER, NOT TOO HARD TO TAKE THE HEADLINER DOWN, NOW GETTING THAT THING OUT OF THE TRUCK IDK LOL. BUT I DID SOMEHOW END UP SCRATCHING MY WINDSHIELD SO ILL BE ADDING ONE OF THOSE TO THE BUY LIST.
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  11. Apr 20, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    Solid build!
     
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  12. Apr 20, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    Thanks man!
     
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  13. Apr 22, 2020 at 4:30 AM
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    RECENTLY GOT SOME PICTURES OF THE TRUCK, CAN'T WAIT FOR SOME GOODS TO COME IN!:D
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  14. Apr 22, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    GOT SOME LIGHTS IN! THESE WILL BE GOING ON THE RIG WHEN I GET BACK FROM DEPLOYMENT, ALSO GOT A MESO THRIRD BRAKE LIGHT. I ENEDED UP GOING WITH BAJA DESING BECAUSE IV HAD NOTHING BUT POSTIVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIS COMPANY EXCEPT FOR THE PRICE, BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN MOST CASES.
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    I GOT THE SQUADRON PROS WITH THE DRIVING COMBO AMBER LENSE AND A TACOMA FOG LIGHT KIT TO GO WITH IT.
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    FOR THE THIRD BREAK LIGHT I GOT SOME ROCKLIGHTS, TWO AMBER FOR CHASE LIGHTS AND A WHITE FOR WORK/ BED LIGHT. THANKFULLY THIS WORKS CAUSE ARIZONA DOES NOT REQUIRE A THIRD BRAKE LIGHT LIKE SOME OTHER STATES.
     
  15. May 6, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    if you’re going to produce these, sign me up for two!
     
  16. May 6, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    Such a clean build by the way, this is where I am wanting my truck to be soon!
     
  17. May 8, 2020 at 7:03 AM
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    Not much.
    Looking forward to seeing this build transform after your deployment. Stay safe.
     
  18. May 8, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    I don’t think I will cause they are so time consuming. But thanks man.
    thanks man! I love it so far!
    Me too man :D
     
  19. May 9, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    I RECENTLY GOT MY REGOLITH MEDICAL WAYFARER FIRST AID KIT. TIS THING IS FREAKIN AWESOME!IV NEVER BEEN SO PUMPED ABOUT MEDICAL STUFF LOL. ITS GOT EVERYTHING YOU WOULD EVER NEED FROM TYLENOL AND DAYQUIL TO LIQUID SKIN. I NOW JUST NEED TO THINK OF A GOOD HOME FOR IT. I WILL EVENTUALLY PUT ONE IN THE GO FAST AS WELL IN CASE I WERE NOT ABLE TO GET INTO THE CAB,
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    AND YES I KNOW ITS ONE THING TO HAVE IT BUT ITS A OTHER THING TO KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY USE THIS STUFF. IM UNWITTINGLY GETTING MORE INTO BEING MORE PREPARED SINCE I NOW HAVE A FIANCÉ THAT COMES WITH ME, COMPARED TO MY LAST TRUCK THAT JUST HAD A HIGH-LIFT, ONE HARBOR FREIGHT STRAP AND SOME WATER LOL.
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    IV GOT SOME MORE GEAR ON THE LIST LIKE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SOME RECOVERY GEAR, AND I HAVE A PRO-EAGLE BIG WHEEL READY TO BE INSTALLED WHEN I GET BACK. BUT I NEED TO MAKE A BASE TO HAVE THE MOUNT SIT ON SO I CAN USE THE EXISTING BOLT HOLES IN THE BED. AND PLEASE SAVE THE OVER PRICED FLOOR JACK TALK FOR ANOTHER THREAD.
     
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  20. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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    GOT SOME MORE PARTS IN! I PICKED THESE UP USED ON THE GRAM!
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    THEY ARE AN 8" STROKE KING IBP 2.5 RR WITH ADJUSTER. THEY HAVE #700LB SPRINGS ON THEM WHICH MIGHT GET CHANGED OUT FOR #650's BUT WELL SEE. FIRST TO GET THESE SPRING PLATES OFF FOR THE CORRECT ONES TO PROPERLY POSITION THE SPRING ON THE SHOCK.
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    ILL EVENTUALLY MAYBE SELL THESE AND GET A COILOVER/BYPASS BUT FOR NOW THEY WILL BE MORE THAN ENOUGH AND ONLY COST A LITTLE OVER $1400 USED. ILL BE PAIRING THESE UP WITH THE JD FAB 2.25" LONG TRAVEL WITH 934 CV's, ILL POST SOME MORE PICTURES AS MORE STUFF COMES IN!!
     

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