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First build any pointers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dtom, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Dtom

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    Hey this is my first build I don't have and pic's yet but here's what I have.

    1998 Tacoma 2.7l sr5
    Total chaos uca
    Fox 2.5 coil over
    1 inch diff drop spacer
    Level 8 guardian wheels 16x8.5 with -6 bs
    Toyo open counrty mt 285/75r16

    I've read alot of threads on here about problems encountered with lifting a taco and tire size ect. Now I've got my self second guessing what I've bought, any feed back positive/ negative would help.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    The diff drop is meh.... They don't do anything really, silly design to get you to spend money.

    As far as the front, looks good. But you have to lift the rear, AAL or a new leafpack will do, along with longer shocks.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    I called total chaos and of course there gonna tell me I need the diff drop it but 35 bucks I might as well install it. The rear end I'm gonna get a deaver pack with some fox shocks in a couple weeks I might just roll with the bro lean for a month or so
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Tell them to keep their money and buy yourself 2 cases of beer IMO
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    Haha! Yea no joke!
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    sounds like a solid build OP
    if you wheel hard, you'll have to do some trimming but otherwise the truck should look awesome
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    So far so good. If you put like 1.5'' of preload on the front it doesn't batch the cv angles too badly to be concerned. Stay away from K&N hot stick intakes...learned that the hard way. When it comes time for engine upgrades get yourself a URD s/c, URD/LCE short shifter, LCE clutch, re gear, detroit locker, and you'll be set. Oh and a high clearance rear bumper.

    edit: just realized you are a first gen. my bad.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    That's deffinatly boosting the confidence. Thanks I'll post some pics when I get it all put together.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    oh and welcome to Tacoma World from Fort Irwin, CA :wave:
     
  10. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    Also what's a good bumper front and rear? I like the relentless fab. Stuff but cant figure out how to order one? Plus I herd there real heavy
     
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    Relentless Fab: (541) 373-0000 A heavier bumper is great for the back. I'm not a fan of strapping tons of weight to the front end, even with a 4 cyl, but that's just me. What style bumper do you want for the front? Tube, or plate? All the fab vendors on here make stout products so you can't go wrong. All-pro offroad is having a 20% off sale till the 28th.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    I'm thinking plate Cus I want a winch but tube probable has its advantages to.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    If you want to build an expedition style truck get a plate bumper. Your fox c/o's have a high enough spring rate to handle an arb w/ a winch. Tube bumpers are much lighter and can be adapted to handle a winch. Get with Brandon at Avid he can make you a tube bumper to receive a winch if he doesn't make one already.

    For the rear don't be shy with weight. I'm in the market right now for a rear plate bumper and it is between ARB and Bruteforce. If you want a little more bite in the rear end those bumpers will help and you can combine that with a spare tire carrier to add even more.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    I'll check those out I look at relentless fab. And I like the looks of there rear bumper plus it looks herky! I want the option of pulling out my buddy's or being pulled out.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Fixed :thumbsup:
     
  16. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    There cheap basterds! I'll just find some new Tacoma friends! Jk well thats why god made tacomas to Pull other rigs out and keep on going!
     
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