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Dirtslngr Tacoma build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by dirtslngr, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    dirtslngr

    dirtslngr [OP] Active Member

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    Just another high school build

    Okay so I figured it's time to start one of these, as I am actually starting to build it up a little bit. I got this the summer of '11, after selling my heep grand Cherokee. Needed something reliable and more stock than my last 4x4. I had always loved toyota's and was jealous of my buddies 4runner. Alright:
    Specs: saved from PA, 02 extended cab sr5 , 2.7L, 5 speed, 4x4, ADD hubs, stock 4.30 gears and 265/70 tires

    Here's a current picture : 78fc2485_264faa1f7cf7148a8e9a2c70e77f5ec54ea441e7.jpg

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    Mods to date are :
    BudBuilt front IFS skid
    ARB bumper
    4xinnovations sliders w/ kickout
    265/75/16 treadwright mt/r on GY mt/r casings D-rated
    Bilstien 5100s all around, on middle setting
    Pinch weld mod beat to hell
     
  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    dirtslngr

    dirtslngr [OP] Active Member

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    Bought the truck from a dealer up in Philadelphia, PA. Flew up with my dad and drove the 800~ miles home. I learned to drive on the road home (5spd) , I think we stopped at a church parking lot somewhere in VA along the road.

    Did a lot of wheeling stock, at Little mountain IMG_0646_99d1d262031361d2beff506d0ce249b3377e676b.jpg
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    Clearance was quickly an issue. See where the rear diff dragged
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    Also went to amicalola, old Bucktown, Dawson forest area
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    Local trails a mile from the house
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    I had a delivery job at the time so I got a lot of seat time in my truck driving that summer ( about 750 miles a week). I think my first purchase was a set of wet okole Trd seat covers, which I love. Second buy was a set of sliders about a month later, which we welded up at home in our shop. It was a good experience and coated them in rustolem bed-armor, which looks great and has held up to quite a few tree rubs on tight trails.
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  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    dirtslngr

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    Did some maintainence, full mobil one synthetic oil change and replaced gear oil in transmission, cleaned and oiled the k&n drop in filter (came with the truck), new spark plugs and coil, new master and slave cylinder.
    Also installed a ARB bumper, winch is soon to come. 78fc2485_264faa1f7cf7148a8e9a2c70e77f5ec54ea441e7.jpgit's going to take a little work to line up perfect, the drivers side tow hook will not bolt in. I did not notice a drop in ride level, looks about the same as it did before with billies set at 1.25" and stock coils. I did notice a bit more roll in the front end in turns and a bit bouncier suspension.

    I made the drive down for Durhamtown off-road park's Save The Park ride 2/25. A lot of built rigs there, I traveled down and met up with some Tacomas. A lot of buggies from pirate and jeeps attended.
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    Here's a link to all of my pictures for the weekend
    http://photobucket.com/albums/sbonnoiv/durhamtown%20save%20the%20park%202012/?sa=true

    I quickly realized I needed more clearance, a locker, and real skid plates.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Which brings me to my current state, I have had my Budbuilt installed for about 2 months now. i haven't had the chance to test it out on much other than sliding over a few logs. More to come!
     
  5. May 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    few more updates/pictures:

    bud built:
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    Wheeling at snowbird in Murphy, NC
    super crappy pics i know, oh well:D

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    LC
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    the rawk was too big:
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    Steve of Southeast Overland winching me over, good guy.
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  6. May 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    travis9287 Roll Tide!

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    looks good man.
     
  7. May 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Looks great! I would reinforce those bud builts before you dent the shit out of them. Makes it much easier when they are straight. Mine are bent to hell and its making it a lot harder.
     
  8. May 15, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    I have seen some people use angle iron, right? I was going to use 1/4 plate probably, I planned on buying a sheet of it to build a belly pan with.
    What are yalls thoughts?
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Im going to do something like this.


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    Same for the front one, except if the angle iron wont fit then ill use some plate.
     
  10. May 18, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    sweet. oh and i definately dented the gas tank skid on that last rock obstacle. i was getting winched off though, i had a steep drop off behind me so forward was the only option. also got slammed onto the frame rail, but looks like just a gouge, not bent. i have alot of ideas for a gas tank skid..:cool:
     
  11. May 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    Would you mind sharing some of those ideas? I dented my gas tank and it stops working slightly under half a tank. I figured I should reinforce it before I completely mess it up. Thanks.
     
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