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Frankenstein Build: Stock -> 37's on IFS -> SAS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by ForestRunnerFrank99, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Aug 10, 2022 at 6:13 PM
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    ForestRunnerFrank99

    ForestRunnerFrank99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'm so glad I tubed it last year, looking at you fight with the core support and inner fenders hurts haha.
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2022 at 6:16 PM
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    Yota X Some say dresser, I say dryer.

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    Yeah, good call, especially when you go into it not wanting to cut it. I totally thought I could save 90% of core support. Now, its how much fender well can I save. You basically can't have any of the front.
     
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    I'm a Toyota guy, I know jack shit about motors. I just bolt other Toyota parts to it and it works.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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    Yota X Some say dresser, I say dryer.

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    93 octane, roof rack, tint, TRD license plate frame thing. 20" ditch lights, RTT, and headliner badges coming soon.
    I fucking love that answer!!! Well said!!!
     
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    I went on rock auto and went off the sizes, I'm guessing so if the 2.4 is the smallest motor they put in Tacomas.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2022 at 6:43 PM
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    I wish I knew more too. The closest I've ever come to working on Chevy motors is pulling the motor from a9 89' GMC Jimmy. All I know was it ran fine with the OEM radiator. I'd get whatever the biggest rad you can fit is and cross your fingers.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:09 PM
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    @slander couldn’t even keep a 4.0 YJ or an LM7 Sierra together so he bought a Tacoma and never looked back :)
     
  8. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    2.4, 2wd Tacoma radiator is the ticket, smallest radiator put in a Tacoma. I bought mine at advanced 8 years ago and has survived Moab in July with the AC blasting
     
  9. Aug 10, 2022 at 9:26 PM
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    Heres what I used. Still using the mechanical fan and a hacked plastic fan shroud and haven’t had issues in 100+ crawling and dunes. I do have an electric fan I need to swap in but been lazy

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gri-1-26182-ts
     
  10. Aug 11, 2022 at 4:48 AM
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    0 engine problems with both of those....
     
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  11. Aug 24, 2022 at 1:14 PM
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    Regear/locker install is starting! 1st step was getting the axle off the ground so I didnt break my back. I rigged up a VERY sketchy system using a chain hoist, the rafters, and some galvanized pipe to lift the axle about 4' in to the air to set it on my pipe jacks:
    20220823_161639.jpg

    Gonna watch a few videos/read some articles on regearing the 10.5 and then get to it!
     
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  12. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:39 PM
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    Got my parts fresh from the laser! Frame plates and engine mounts. The KPO plate will be used to mount my motor while all the other pieces are for my frame. I also found a stainless steel tube on McMaster that works perfect for making the sleeves for my leaf spring bushings.
    20220911_171135.jpg

    Here is how the plates will sit on my frame. Should be pretty solid!
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    Also started getting the gears/locker in the 10.5. Man these parts are heavy!
    20220912_165721.jpg

    Hoping it starts to cool down so I can get back to working on this guy. 100° is where I draw the line!
     

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