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GENERAL OFFROAD's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by GENERAL OFFROAD, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    icon 2.5 coilovers, color match grill, DDM tuning 5k headlights and fogs, lower valence painted
    damn!!! lots of good stuff there

    just noticed you had a aero turbine muffler
    how you like it and the sound i was thinking bout getting one?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    Thanks man..just really hope I have time to install it this upcoming week..If i don't do it this week it could be awhile and it would be a shame to let these parts sit haha

    aero 2525 isn't bad..got it for a really good deal so I guess I can't complain, however sometimes I feel like its a bit too loud but that's just me getting old I think hehe
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    If you had a chance would you change your grill surround to black instead of chrome?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Diff drops are useless on 2nd gens, they do barely anything to solve cv angles

    search on here and you will see that quite a few members don't like them
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    GENERAL OFFROAD

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    "barely" is better then nothing..also I'm fully aware as I am on this forum a lot, just not a huge poster. Thanks anyway tho. Keep in mind I'm already lifted at 2.5 w/ billies and by looking at the current cv angles I kinda figure .5 inches won't make that big of a difference as they already look good to me. I guess I'll just be another testimony to them not working but I figured I'd get them anyway to have my own opinion

    I'll be panting it when I paint my fenders..in doing it all myself so it's worth the wait..just haven't decided whether to color match or do a matte black top w/ a bedliner bottom..decisions decisions
     
  6. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Front installed but still isn't completed as I'm waiting on a spanner wrench, then to the dealer for the alignment..for now the positive camber is awesome when cornering :D

    Didn't take to many pictures but the install was fairly simple except for the stuck parts and getting the bolt out of the UCA was kinda tricky (looked at this thread before I did it to get an idea of how it would go [http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/14507-total-chaos-uca-how-install.html] thanks 06taco and chris4x4). The install took about 3hrs on one side and 1 on the other after getting it down.

    Now for the pics:
    putting the UCAs together:
    when they came in the threaded hole for the zerks were a bit rough so I carefully smoothed them down with a dremel.
    3/4 came like this:
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    smoothed down:
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    put together:
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    old suspension: 5100s you were good to me but I'm probably not going to miss you.
    [​IMG]

    Pulled out Billies and UCA(have to slightly bend pinch weld to get the bolt out), then install C/O
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    Then put in new UCA, replace the bolt the opposite way you pulled it out (much easier!)
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    and final product for now.
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    I should be getting the alignment soon after it's lifted..I'll report back with the alignment specs and will see if I have to compromise on height to get a little more positive camber without wearing out the joints.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    WOWWWWWW, when did you get the foxs man???? Looking good bro!
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    Thanks, they came in 2 weeks ago and installed them last sunday..still sitting at stock height in the front without a spanner wrench tho. It should be here on Tuesday.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Just got done reading start to finish. Very sweet build man. I'll be lurking this for a good while. Keep us posted :thumbsup:
     
  10. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    Nice setup. I have been following the build up. Thanks for updating the page.

    One suggestion regarding the UCA-to-frame retainer bolt:

    You may have noticed that the bolt is in place at an angle that leans downward towards the back of the truck. You may also note that the nut is not a locking nut. When the bolt was facing with the nut at the back of the assembly if the nut somehow worked its way loose gravity would keep the bolt in place due to the angle. With the bolt turned backwards (I did the same on my Light Racing UCAs), if the nut somehow vibrates its way off the end the bolt will work its way out due to the angle.

    Call me paranoid, but I suggest either tapping a hole in the bolt just past the nut and adding a cotter pin, or get a Grade 8 Nylock nut. I went to Tacoma Bolt and Nut and got a Grade 8 Nylock nut to ensure the nut wont come loose (but I have my kids in the truck so am probably more paranoid than the average).

    If that bolt came out it would catostrophic.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Since I am also considering this same setup (but with my Light Racing UCAs), after you get your alignment can you report Camber and Caster? Curious if the Built Right addresses the Caster issue at full lift (I have full 3" lift on mine and caster was WAY off - kind of had a mind of it's own driving down the road).
     
  12. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    Looking good.:)
    When are you going LT?
     
  13. Nov 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Waiting for alignment results.
     
  14. Nov 28, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Thanks guys..will be updating for sure..I already have my part of my camera security system done that views the driveshaft rear and front suspension so I'll be adding all the interior mods to the page hopefully over the upcoming holidays.

    Yep. what you say is true..I have been considering flipping the bolt around or doing similar to what you have suggested..for now i just check on it and make sure it is at the proper torque.. One of the reasons i flipped it is bc it seemed logical in silver taco's post w/ chris4x4..also I can see how it would really be a pain to get it back in and didn't feel like cussing or getting anymore knuckle busters..It looks like I'll be getting more practice at taking apart the suspension soon haha

    My spanner should be here tomorrow..By thursday I will have it lifted to 3in and then next week sometime will get the alignment done at toyota. I will be sure to post my info and be ready to write a review on these UCA..so far no complaints

    Thinking at some point i want to build my own LCA with dual shock mounts or at least add to the stock one. I would still like to gusset the front suspension in the near future but I'm going to wait until we finish a welding pad/area next to the shop..I'd prefer the welding stays separated from the rest of the shop but its going to be awhile to get it planned out and set up right. If I do ever go with an LT kit I would for sure get the total chaos 2" (FJ) kit but that would mean new UCAs also and I already have the BRs

    Waiting on my spanner wrench :mad: haha..meet and greet soon bro! we need to get one planned
     
  15. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Your truck is looking awesome man. Love the new suspension! I'm so jealous! It makes me want the Icon coilovers for mine. I need to come check out this truck sometime!
     
  16. Dec 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Its been awhile but i think im ready to update this..
    Finally got my spanner in and adjusted the coil overs. At first I adjusted them too high and went into severe alignment issues as the alignment from the previous lift w/o the aftermarket UCA was off even further then what it needed to be with the proper arms. Got it aligned on a Hunter alignment machine and it rode fine but was still too tall. I want to say I was at 3.5 inches haha..brought it back down till it was just enough to clear 285s without rubbing..I will post the height from ground to fender but that will be useless as most ppl don't have fiberglass (i guess subtract 2.5inches?)..I will post my alignment results even though it was too tall the alignment guy still didn't have a problem..Very pleased with the BR UCAS, of course i need to get it realigned since i dropped it but im going to wait till I have a bumper as I'll have to readjust the coil overs with the added weight.

    Also switched to 16's instead of doing a street and offroad set, got away from the blacked out look as well..Im going for a black and aluminum color combination once I finish the bumper

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    I also added to my tire rack, still needs some work and paint but it's sturdy and I'm happy with it..after I work out a few kinks I'll post up the specs so others can build their own as well.

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  17. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Awesome build, how do those 5100s compare to the new fox setup? :D
     
  18. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Nice Build, good job man!
     
  19. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    GENERAL OFFROAD

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    Thanks man...you should go for a ride in it sometime haha

    I drove on the 5100s for about a year and I have to say those were some good shocks for the price..Had a decent lift and rode nicely. The foxes just give me more confidence. haha. In all honesty they ride great, flex more then the billies at 2.5 but I have yet to really give them a run for the money.

    Thanks man. It's missing some pieces but it'll get there eventually haha
     
  20. Dec 30, 2011 at 4:33 AM
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