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JAKE's 06 SOLID AXLE SWAPPED DCLB EAF & BS build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by 3378jakesr5, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 [OP] Owner of Adventure off road fabrication

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    2006 DCLB silver taco. Soild axle swapped, Bumpers, armor, expo..... Money pit. Yata yata yata
    Better to ask what I have not done.
    Build page has not gotten as much attention as it needs so mods, and what the truck looks like are not current. Look at last few pages sparingly for curent info.


    hey guys i guess i am going to start a build thread for my truck an possibly the expo trailer just to keep things on one page. the trailer has its own build page and should be more in depth in that build.

    I am a mechanical engineering major and have always loved building things so i picked up fabrication. all my bumpers are built by me and the armor unless specified will be from me as well. i will not review my own products but will do a write up on them and answer any questions about them. i will also build you something if you like it that much!



    the truck now

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    reason why i bought the

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    then this happened....

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    mods to the truck.



    when i bought the truck.

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    • bought the truck with 170,000 miles on it
    • had the 285/75 r 17 bfg all terrains
    • toytec coil overs in the front
    • add a leaf in the rear.
    • cut front fenders and inner fenders

    exterior mods.

    • AOF front bumper
    • AOF high clearance rear bumper with dual swing out carriers
    • AOF sliders with bump outs
    • AOF HD 1/4 inch ifs skid plate
    • CBI hood light mounts
    • AOF roof rack with LED side lights
    • RCI lower control arm skids
    • DIY Front soshi grill with TOYOTA
    • SOLID AXLE SWAPPED FRONT END!!!

    interior mods.

    • RAM GPS mount
    • mob town phone mount
    • Shok sound deadening in doors, floor and ceiling.
    • switches and more switches!!
    • OVER HEAD SWITCH PANEL
    • kenwood single din stereo with blue tooth
    • illuminated 4 wheel drive switch
    • wet okole seat covers front and rear, heated front with switch moved to over head console
    • carbon fiber wrap on shifter and stereo bezel
    • center console led light mod
    • center console divider
    • glove box divider
    • weather tech floor liners
    • cb radio
    • Dash lights changed to white and blue
    • AOF behind the seat 10" sub box with pioneer class D mono 500rws ammp.
    • 1000wat inverter installed behind driver back seat with plug in center console and bed.
    • New rear view mirror with back up camera.
    • flyzeye halo light red primary and white secondary
    • abs on off anytime mod
    suspension mods.

    brakes

    • front 25inch long steel braided brake lines
    • rear +7 steel braided brake lines
    • EBC slotted and dimpled disk brakes
    • EBC yellow stuff brake pads.

    front suspension

    • Solid axle swapped
    • Ford high pinion dana 44 with 1/2 wall tubes and chevy milled high steer knuckles
    • 3/4 hiem steering
    • 3 link front
    • Engine cage and remote resi mount
    rear suspension

    • Dakar leaf spring pack
    • AOF shackle flip kit and 2 inch + longer shackles
    • toytec u bolt flip
    • 4 inch blue steel extended break lines
    • AOF shock tower relocation
    • bilstein 5125 12 inch travel shocks part # 33-230382

    shoes.

    • stock aluminum wheels powder coated grey
    • 285/75 r 17 BFG all terrains
    • spider wheel spacers 1.5
    electrical.

    • Dual battery set up!!
    • rigid dually on hood mounts
    • Remote start.
    • 40" light bar in roof rack.
    • led light pods in front bumper
    • flush mount duallys in rear bumper with angle wedges
    • 4 led single row bars in cab roof rack
    • engine bay light strip
    • light strips in topper
    • light strip on topper rear glass
    • vision-x rock lights
    • 12 bank fuse block behind driver rear seat
    • 1000w inverter
    • lots of otrattw switches
    • tons of wires pre ran through the truck for future electrical (600+feet:rolleyes:)
    • winch control plug relocated to grill
    • led center console with tilt switch
    • flyzeye halo light
    • LED lights in dome lights
    accessories.


    • 4 gallon rotopax water and gas
    • 20 lb co2 tank
    • frog 150 psi regulator
    • power tank co2 handle and cover
    • axe
    • shovel
    • plano gun case on rack to hold recovery straps
    • AOF drawer system to hold more sh!t!!!!
    • fire extinguisher in back seats
    • large first aid kit
    • large socket set
    • added box end wrenches
    • pliers and wrenches
    • multiple hammers
    • bottle jack
    • dewalt 20 volt impact, drill, mini impact, angle grinder
    • jumper cables
    • tent
    • 7018 welding rod
    • welding goggles
    • carhart jacket
    • miscellaneous wire crimps,wire and electrical fuses
    • mini and regular fuses
    • seal and bearing race drivers
    • wire lug crimps
    • flares
    • winch line extension
    • fenix flash lights
    • trasharoo
    • 20 foot air hose
    • hi lift extreme 48
    recovery

    • warn zeon 8000-s winch
    • factor 55 flat link E
    • 5 or more d rings
    • arb 10 foot tree strap
    • arb 30 foot kinetic strap
    • warn kinetic strap
    • warn tree strap
    • warn pulley
    • smitty built pully
    • high lift winch conversion
    • high lift extreme 48
    • shovel
    • axe
    • 4 tred pro recovery boards ( coming some day )
     

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  2. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    3378jakesr5

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    trails the truck and or trailer have been on and truck pics

    wheeler lake September 2015
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    rock and roll car show 2015

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    Illinois gulch night run and BBQ

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    heading down to moab Utah for grand slam west for the first time with the trailer!!!

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    brewery meet up pre run with
    @odomandr, @CO Ryan, @mountainmonkey
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  3. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 [OP] Owner of Adventure off road fabrication

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    future mods for the truck
    Mods to the truck are not current. Trying to clean up thread and update every thing.

    power train

    • URD super charger??
    • some sort of exhaust
    • arb lockers (may not happen tell SAS and larger axles)
    • FJ t-case
    • doubler
    • Upgraded alternator
    • Dual OBA With 5 gal tank
    suspension

    • alcan spring under custom leafs in the back or linked

    exterior

    • new hybrid front bumper
    • roof rack for topper
    • custom aluminium modular bed rack for summer use
    • glass fenders in the front

    interior

    • Touch sreen dash
    • Molle panneling on rear back panel
    • Upgraded speakers
    • Patches give me patches!!

    accesories

    • viair compressor
    • water tank and pump in back of bed (thanks @aero3685 )
    • bed slide

    electrical

    • possibly light bars around rear bed rack
    • rear third break light on roof rack and duallys around roof rack
    • upgraded alternator
    • power ran to back of truck for trailer power
    recovery

    • master pull winch line
    • some one to recover me when ever i need it :D

    shoes

    • 35 inch tall tires on SAS (BFG all-terrain KO2
     
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  4. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 [OP] Owner of Adventure off road fabrication

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    SOLID AXLE SWAP!!!

    I chose a 79 ford high pinion HD dana 44 for the axle of choice for the SAS

    Why?

    1. The axle is the perfect axle for the truck and tucks up in between the frame and the oil pan very very very well
    2. The tubes on this thing is 1/2 inch thick so not worrying about braking anything
    3. The width of this axle is perfect for the truck
    4. Dana 44s are the most comon thing in the world to find parts for and so it works with the truck being expo.
    5. I do not plan on going over 35s for this truck so i do not need huge over kill.
    Links

    • 3 link with track bar
    • Lowers are 2 inch diameter by 0.250 wall DOM tubing
    • Upper, track bar, tie rod, and drag link are all 1.5 diameter by 0.250 wall DOM tubing.
    • Lower rod ends are 1.25 hiems with 3/4 inch grade 8 bolts.
    • Upper, and track bar rod ends are 7/8 hiems with 5/8 grade 8 bolts
    • Tie rod, and drag link rod ends are 3/4 hiems with 3/4 inch bolts.

    Suspension

    • Profender 2.5 inch, adjustable remote resi coil overs with 12 inches of travel
    • 225lb Primary spring
    • 300lb secondary spring
    • 6 ply limit straps
    • 4inch travel daystar stingers bump stops
    • 3 link suspention
    • Cage over engine connecting shock towers.


    More to be added.
     
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  5. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    3378jakesr5

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    write ups and reviews part 2
     
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  6. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    Write ups
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:07 AM
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    trailer build and specs (short hand)
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:08 AM
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    garage sale stuff
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:18 AM
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    Wouldn't You Like To Know! The stuff I "think" I need!! ICONS Front & extended Rears DAKARS LR UCAS Wheelers Super Bumps F/R Homersoshi & Bumper insert, Ultra Gauge, Wet Okole seat covers, AFE air filter, Truxedo tonneau cover, LED White Cluster swap by yosh2000, Audio upgrade, ECGS Bushing, rcbs204 Lighted 4x4switch, Bullaculla trailer harness relocate bracket SOS Concepts IFS skid & sliders Anti- Dark RedLine Hood Struts Matt Gecko Bed Lights BHLM Depo Tailights Fog light anytime mod ABS cancel mod Rear diff breather mod Brake light 35watt mod Relentless u bolt flip Mobtown Recovery Bar Sound deadener doors rear wall Modified bed extender
  10. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:20 AM
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    hahaha thats why im doing this is becuase of all the "creeps" fallowing me around.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2015 at 6:23 AM
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    Wouldn't You Like To Know! The stuff I "think" I need!! ICONS Front & extended Rears DAKARS LR UCAS Wheelers Super Bumps F/R Homersoshi & Bumper insert, Ultra Gauge, Wet Okole seat covers, AFE air filter, Truxedo tonneau cover, LED White Cluster swap by yosh2000, Audio upgrade, ECGS Bushing, rcbs204 Lighted 4x4switch, Bullaculla trailer harness relocate bracket SOS Concepts IFS skid & sliders Anti- Dark RedLine Hood Struts Matt Gecko Bed Lights BHLM Depo Tailights Fog light anytime mod ABS cancel mod Rear diff breather mod Brake light 35watt mod Relentless u bolt flip Mobtown Recovery Bar Sound deadener doors rear wall Modified bed extender
    Hahaha!!!!:anonymous:
     
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    3378jakesr5

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    Got the tracking number for the wet okole's!!
     
  14. Nov 27, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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    how was every ones turkey day!!
     
  15. Nov 28, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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  16. Nov 29, 2015 at 6:44 PM
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    Well sense it was to cold out today to do out side things I did inside things. And thanks to @Tacoma SS idesided I wanted my bass again. And so I built a box to Put it behind the passenger seat and have a pioneer class d amp on its way to replace my five Chanel. image.jpgimage.jpg Got to test fit things! image.jpgFits like a glove!!image.jpgimage.jpg This is as close to a rapper as I will ever get :)
    image.jpg Sounds so good to have my bass back and it does not rattle at all!!! @Tacoma SS im going to have to hit you for making me want to buy some of that shok stuff now!!!!
     
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  17. Nov 29, 2015 at 8:06 PM
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    Box looks great, did you get instructions from somewhere or just do it yourself?
     
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  18. Nov 29, 2015 at 8:20 PM
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    3378jakesr5

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    Just built it my self. Not that bad it's like the 4th sub box I have built. The drawer system we built for my buddy's grand was harder.
     
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  19. Nov 30, 2015 at 5:58 AM
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    3378jakesr5

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    Well it looks like I will see my iluminated 4 wheel drive switch today! Thanks @rcbs204 for it and thanks for doing more of these!

    And I should see some LED's for the dash today!
     
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