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Gear Head's Silver 2000 TRD Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Gear Head, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Jul 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    Gear Head

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    Thanks!


    So I got all the old suspension parts out of my bed and measured lift. Ended up with 3.5" up front and 4.5" out back.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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    Was getting some serious vibes after the lift so I picked up some washers and stacked them up to drop the carrier bearing 1/2". Made a huge difference but I'm still getting some vibes between 10-20 mph. May go get another pack and drop it a bit more, or try some axle shims.

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    And I cleaned it a little bit for the first time in over a month!

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  3. Jul 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    Dude your truck has never looked better :drool: I wish I had the money to get one right now :(
     
  4. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    Haha I would have to agree :cool: Now to decide on what comes next...
     
  5. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    Updated OP.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    Probably a bumper, that would complete it IMO
     
  7. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    I'm thinking tires then front bumper.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    Tiarrrsss
     
  9. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    Good point I didn't even notice until you mentioned it haha, you should get a light bar for above the windshield :D
     
  10. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Would be pretty sick but I want to put a 21" on the bumper I think.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    My 22" just came in today, hopefully I will get it wired up tonight

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    Take the bud deflector off... They are so ugly :eek: I had one before... And the pin stripping... The truck will look so much cleaner!
     
  13. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    I wanna put one in my bumper
     
  14. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Nice man! Be sure to put some pictures up!

    Haha yeah, everyone says that. I actually really like it on my particular truck :anonymous: Flows really well with the color scheme IMO. I might see what it looks like by taking it off just for you haha. Same thing on the pinstriping though. I've been debating on taking the black trim on the rocker panels off though..

    Originally I was wanting to mount a 30" in my stock bumper between the turn signals. It'd be all stealthy :cool:
     
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  15. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    That's where I want one!
     
  16. Jul 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    There's someone on here that has done it. Username Buzzard or something like that IIRC
     
  17. Jul 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    Picked up some 1/8" plate to box the frame and 1.5" tubing for a crossmember/upper shock mounts. Should be knocking that out tomorrow so I can get my shocks on and quit bouncing everywhere!
     
  18. Jul 27, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    hey man i was gonna ask u where about's in NC are u?
     
  19. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    I'm in Greensboro but I grew up near Hanging Rock State Park.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    Removed the spare tire carrier, boxed some of my rear frame, fabbed a crossmember/upper shock mounts with 2 mounting options, and got my 5125's on. I'm super impressed with the ride of the overall lift now that I've got it completed!

    Tape trick
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    Crossmember
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    Had to ditch the middle mounting hole to clear the shock body
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    Tacked in. Also for the lower mount I cut a spring perch in half, drilled a hole and tacked a bolt in it. I don't like how far it sticks down below the axle but we were running out of time and it will work for now.
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    Done
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