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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Defined, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Defined

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    Hi all,

    my name is Michael Appezzato and i am owner of Defined Engineering. i am in the process of becoming a vendor here on Tacoma World so ill wait to post links and such untill i get it figured out.

    along with my expanding line of products i offer , im here to provide valuable no BS input on questions and problems pertaining to the current generation toyota tacoma. i see a lot of misinformation on this site and hope to get some of it filtered out so we are all more knowledgeable at the end of the day

    thanks and see you in the dirt,

    mike
     
  2. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    tinker_troy

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  3. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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  4. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    I have been already checking out your greasable shackle replacements for the 2nd Gens .

    Welcome !
     
  5. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Welcome to TW! Send a PM to TcBob, as he is the site owner, and can get you set up with your vendor status.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    sweet! im actually looking to buy your rear LT kit for the first gen tacomas in about 3 weeks!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    lol i knew i heard that somewhere!
     
  12. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    just with the extended length shackles. the stock length shackles provide no lift/drop

    we dont make any products for the 1st gen tacomas just 2005-11 tacomas

    sent 2 pm's but they dont show up in my sent messages. have contacted 2 other admins via email , so it will get done here soon , thanks
     
  15. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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  16. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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  17. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    Thanks !

    Looks like I'm adding these to the Christmas list .
     
  18. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    ops always get you and giant mixed up.

    good luck on the vendor status!
     
  19. Aug 23, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    shackles look well crafted for sure...they are now on the radar as a possible future mod if no other shackle options arise...

    anyway to develop a shackle that fits in the stock mounts that will increase droop?

    like an L shaped shackle that allows the spring to come forward more? i hear an issue with these mounts is that any extended shackle will end up rubbing on the frame so maybe the L shackles will also see this issue when they are compressed...

    anyway, welcome to TW
     
  20. Aug 23, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    thanks, they are the one and only .

    there is no way to make a tension type shackle that will increase droop, keep the oem soa config and keep all the oem mounting points. the eye to eye distance is still the same no matter what the design.you would basically have to "preload" the leafspring in full droop to increase the arch. which would theoretically slow down droop travel !now rebound can be taken out to compensate but the shock length is the next limiting factor .

    what you want is a spring under axle conversion "SUA", thats the only way to get more droop with the 2nd gens. and you need more bump than droop.my kit is also the only kit that uses the oem leafspring mounting positions. if you need more droop than that you need to link the rear

    i dont know where your getting the information that my extended length shackles contact the frame but that information is false. my extended length shackles with delrin bushings will not rub the frame. if they for some extreme reason do contact the frame , it means your shackle buckets are bent. it can happen with stock shackles too, which is why my shackle bucket brace is a must for any 2nd gen tacoma owner
     
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