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GOING FULL BUILD!!!

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Chadparker, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:05 PM
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    Chadparker

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    So this is going to be funny to some and others will probably feel like they went through the same thing. I had a 94 pre runner 2wd LT before and i now own a 2014 DCSB 4x4 off road trd. I now have 50,000 miles on the truck and I am looking at new tires, lol hahaha ya right ......just new tires. I wanted a little bit bigger tires and got interested in a small lift then I started looking around and decided to ditch the idea of buying a POLARiS 1000 xp4 and instead go for a full build on my taco. Right now I'm looking at different front LT setups and really like the DMZ SUA out back. i drive this truck everyday and I need it to still perform that way as well as fun on the weekends. My plan is to build it and drive everyday until about 100k miles and then turn it into a weekend toy. I would really love all of your outlooks or pointers on all this as i am sure i am heading in to a 30k + hole here. One of my main things and it is coming real soon is whether or not to go 35s with gearing or not. PS plan on supercharger also. Please point me in the right direction if this is all gone over in a previous post or anything that would be helpful. Thank you for your help guys.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM
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    taczilla

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  3. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:09 PM
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    I'd look at other builds on the site and see what you like, you're going to be spending a lot of money it seems so make sure you build it how you want your truck to look.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM
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    opinions on tire size?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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  6. Apr 6, 2015 at 2:26 PM
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    My pointer is, don't build the truck, get the rzr.
    You will be so so so much happier.

    I know because I have had both.
    The truck will end up costing you more money in the end, not be as bad ass, and wont go as many places.
    Trucks drop panties more than rzrs though. That's the only benefit.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2015 at 7:05 PM
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    unless you are mr money bags id suggest what jake said.

    building a new truck is not the smartest idea. ya it may be reliable for a long time, if you wreck it, it will cost a lot
     
  8. Apr 6, 2015 at 8:29 PM
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    You will regret this choice... buy a RZR instead. They're double the fun and half the headache.

    Too new of a truck to turn into a royal pain in the ass. Read the tacked thread "Considering Long Travel, Read Here First".
     
  9. Apr 6, 2015 at 8:53 PM
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    If "weekend toy" is truley the end result, then gear/trim/get glass for 35s or even 37s. There is no point of buying anything twice if you know the route you want to take.

    That said you seem to already know the cost of these things but also consider:

    1. You wont be able to sell it for the cost you paid, parts or labor. Which is why buying built is cheap.

    2. Your buying a 2nd car in 50k more miles, depending on how much you drive your retiring a basically brand new vehicle. Judging by your other threads about this it will take 1 more year to get to 100k.

    Edit: Good example of 1., look at the truck for sale in the LT section.
     
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  10. Apr 7, 2015 at 7:41 AM
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    That was the best response. Thank you guys so much for your input. I really think a couple guys taking a couple minutes on taco world saved me a lot of headaches. I am not totally sure yet but really leaning back towards the rzr and possibly just trading it in for a tundra, supercharge that and call it a day. You guys have been a tremendous help. Thank you again.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM
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    Hell yea man! 2016 is my year, the fiancée and I decided a RZR was the better choice while keeping my truck MT/LT and a DD. You wont regret a supercharged Tundra for towing either :D
     
  12. Apr 7, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    HAHA!
    You are welcome. You would honestly be so much happier.
    I'll tell you, my old truck took hours of work/prep every time I went out, because if I didn't, I would break tons of things.
    The Rzr, you will barely ever have to work on. So much easier to go out and have fun, and not worry about breaking stuff every other minute.

    Exactly man.
    i am doing the exact same thing basically.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2015 at 2:49 PM
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    I don't know you or your finances, but if I could go back and do it again the Tacoma would be a real low profile, mild build (mid-travel lift, hidden winch w/stock bumpers, 20'' LED light bar with stock bumper, no bigger than 33'' all terrain tires) and it would be towing a Can Am Maverick.

    I love my truck. It's bad ass. It gets attention all day, every day. It's fun when I take it offroad. I'm moving to Alaska so it is sure to see thousands of more miles of dirt as we explore the back country there.

    I'll never sell it - I have too much invested financially and emotionally. "Until death do us part" (hopefully not both of us at the same time...)

    But it's a pain in the ass. It's maintenance intensive. And for all that, it doesn't perform as well offroad as a UTV. A RZR will go faster and go places my truck can't go with ease. Pushing the truck hard offroad has a direct correlation to time spent in the garage fixing things and quite often $$$ out of pocket.

    At the end of the day, don't design the machine around your budget. Design the machine to meet the task at hand and use the savings to actually go out and enjoy it. If a mid-travel truck will do, build that.

    Over building is just expensive and frustrating.
     
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  14. Apr 7, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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    Lots of common sense going on in the responses for you, from guys who have BTDT.

    I'll package it a different way, one that applies to almost any vehicle.........

    Almost everything you do and almost every choice you make, on a vehicle, is some form of compromise. It makes one aspect improve, another degrade.

    With that in mind, you 'build' (whatever that means to you, for the particular vehicle) it to be very good at what it does 75-80% of the time. So if its your daily, you build it to not compromise your daily use in any way, yet still improve it over OE for whatever it's other use is.

    If it only does one thing, then of course you focus on that, based on your budget.

    I've seen many a great street based sports car ruined because someone when nuts with a 'build' aimed at track, HPDE or autox events. And they ruined the great pleasure of street use. Even worse, they often still got handed their butts in competition, because they didn't bother to work on the nut behind the wheel.

    Good to see you listening to the thoughts of others and showing the ability to change your mind. Flexibility is a virtue!
     
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  15. Apr 7, 2015 at 10:55 PM
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    Man what a great honest group of fellas. I really appreciate it guys. Thank you for all of your honest feedback.
     

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