1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Joining the Imperials Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bridge4, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Mar 21, 2020 at 3:50 PM
    #81
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Good to know, I've read hours of stuff on here and other places and still can't seem to get straight answers on certain things. I'll probably get these on next week after every dries and cures a little.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2020 at 4:18 PM
    #82
    HardTaco03

    HardTaco03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Member:
    #318066
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2003 Ext Cab 4wd 5 speed 3RZ
    It's mainly the offset that can mess you up on tire fitment but as long as the wheels have stock back spacing you will be good to go no worries.
     
    Bridge4 [OP] likes this.
  3. Mar 21, 2020 at 6:04 PM
    #83
    ontarioyota

    ontarioyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Member:
    #44122
    Messages:
    665
    Gender:
    Male
    SW Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    01 reg cab 4x4
    Blacked out badges-rims OME lift with 881's & dakar pacs, summer tires=BFG 31x10.5x15 on 93 4runner rims,winter= 265 75 16 DURATRACS on stock steelies,Flowmaster exhaust, deck plate mod, ARB front bumper
    Those wheels look like they're in excellent condition. You got a really good deal especially with the Center caps. I have the same set that I run in the winter. I only have three centre caps because that's all I got when I bought the truck almost 10 years ago.
    IMG_1712.jpg
     
    Taco critter and Bridge4 [OP] like this.
  4. Mar 21, 2020 at 6:56 PM
    #84
    lmhp1985

    lmhp1985 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Member:
    #232478
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    Boston MA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma Silver
    Here is my choices of wheels when I decide buy wheels for my xtracab

    E4D72449-38CF-4872-9449-2749556408C6.jpg
    4E1B277A-1428-47CC-AA96-2772D9D41139.jpg
    BA08F73C-EAA4-445B-BA64-4359C1866153.jpg
     
  5. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:15 PM
    #85
    MedicMutt

    MedicMutt Purveyor of Useless Information

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2013
    Member:
    #113680
    Messages:
    736
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Vehicle:
    '03 DC PreRunner TRD OR
    OME suspension, Whiteline bushings, Line-X'd Jason topper, GoRhino "Grille Guard", many more...
    Whoa there. Nobody said anything about my little monster going away. Long range goal: toss the keys to my son when he's of age. Only got 15 years to go... :rofl:
     
    Bridge4 [OP] and cruiserguy like this.
  6. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:21 PM
    #86
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Member:
    #193416
    Messages:
    18,065
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Elijah
    SLC
    Vehicle:
    2000 ext cab, 2.7L, auto, 4x4
    Oooooo those wheels on the bottom there sure are purdy. What are the specs and what vehicles did they come on originally, do you know off hand?
     
    Bridge4 [OP] and ontarioyota like this.
  7. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:22 PM
    #87
    lmhp1985

    lmhp1985 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Member:
    #232478
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    Boston MA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Tacoma Silver

    They are 18inch 4runner limited
     
  8. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:24 PM
    #88
    cruiserguy

    cruiserguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Member:
    #193416
    Messages:
    18,065
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Elijah
    SLC
    Vehicle:
    2000 ext cab, 2.7L, auto, 4x4
    Grassyass amigo
     
    ontarioyota likes this.
  9. Mar 22, 2020 at 3:03 AM
    #89
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    @lmhp1985 I agree with @cruiserguy those 4runner limited wheels look nice! I like the older "chrome" era style for these trucks. The aftermarket wheels I've considered have all been chrome or "polished" as they call it.
     
    cruiserguy and lmhp1985 like this.
  10. Mar 23, 2020 at 3:53 AM
    #90
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Just wanted to check with you guys, I am ordering some 16x8 wheels with a 4.5 back spacing (0mm) and wanted to make sure they would be fine. From what I have read before they should be, but now tire rack says "aggresive fitment" and has me a little concerned. I plan on doing a little suspension lift eventually so a little rub would be fine, but would cancel order if gonna be real bad.

    matching with some 265/75/16s.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM
    #91
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Alright, well made some choices.

    6112's up front
    5100's in the rear
    Deaver Leaf Springs full replacement

    American Racing AR23 16x8
    Toyo Open Country AT2's 265/75/16

    Wanted the at3's but tire rack isn't selling them yet. :angrygirl:

    Anyways, all ordered. Non-shipped.

    Will also replace my UCA's with OEM. Mine are rusted to heck and the bushings are basically not there anymore.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
    cruiserguy likes this.
  12. Mar 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM
    #92
    HardTaco03

    HardTaco03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Member:
    #318066
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2003 Ext Cab 4wd 5 speed 3RZ
    Cant wait to see it and I take it you meant 265/75s?
     
    Bridge4 [OP] likes this.
  13. Mar 23, 2020 at 4:34 PM
    #93
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Yes,corrected it, thanks :hattip:

    Yeah I am excited for it. Will certainly be posting up some pics!
     
    HardTaco03 likes this.
  14. Mar 27, 2020 at 2:56 PM
    #94
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Wheels and tires come Tuesday. Called the local dealer and have UCA's and UBJ's coming for Tuesdays as well. Suspension/leafs have shipped, added an extended rear brake line in, I know its probably not needed, but I'd rather just not have any worry in my mind.

    Not sure when I will get it all put on there, but hoping next week, or week after at the latest. Should drive like a whole new truck :thumbsup:
     
    ontarioyota and HardTaco03 like this.
  15. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    #95
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    UCA's and UBJ's came in to dealer today so I grabbed those. Wheels and tires were just dropped off. Suspension is supposed to be here Friday. Dropping off to someone I know who has a lift to do the install. I know I know, I should do it myself...but I'm not gonna! I don't have a lift and my driveway is muddy right now.

    Anyways, pretty excited, should have it back Saturday most likely, and will have to get an alignment scheduled. Going to try to find a different center cap, I thought I would like it, but its maybe too much. I will have to see.


    tire.jpg

    tireinfrontoftruck.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    cruiserguy and ontarioyota like this.
  16. Mar 31, 2020 at 3:45 PM
    #96
    HardTaco03

    HardTaco03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Member:
    #318066
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2003 Ext Cab 4wd 5 speed 3RZ
    See if you can find a flush sitting style center cap that fits it,I think that be the ticket
     
    Bridge4 [OP] likes this.
  17. Mar 31, 2020 at 4:21 PM
    #97
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    That's what I want, I'd like a trd based one, but only see AR ones. Any ideas?
     
  18. Mar 31, 2020 at 8:10 PM
    #98
    HardTaco03

    HardTaco03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Member:
    #318066
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2003 Ext Cab 4wd 5 speed 3RZ
    Not sure somebody prolly knows lot more about wheels and stuff than me
     
    Bridge4 [OP] likes this.
  19. Apr 4, 2020 at 4:40 PM
    #99
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Still need to clean the blue off the wheels,and will take some under shots. But 20 min ride home was nice, even with the extra weight with the old wheels and springs in the bed. The deavers feel real nice and smooth. The billies and toyos are keeping me much firmer, but in a great way. The new UBJs and UCA's have the wheel feeling much tighter as well.:thumbsup:

    Needs a wash, and an alignment (monday at 8am.) and she'll be in a real good place. Very happy. Love this truck, finally feel confident ripping it a little with these parts replaced :D:D:burnrubber:
    Loaded at the station going home, buddy installed everything these overnight for $350. Not bad IMO
    60772011914__DB651645-30DD-4F8A-BE3C-6F6A0B137D6B.jpg
    Unloaded. The springs say 1.5, guy thinks it was more 2 inches. Coils came set at like 1.8, will probably settle to 1.5 leaving me with slight rake for towing in future.

    IMG_1915.jpg
    Next to the wifes 4runner. She has fox 2.0's all around, was surprised how close in height I ended up.
    60772195141__5C80753E-B7F6-4D49-9AF0-F5AA907819CC.jpg
     
  20. Apr 6, 2020 at 1:46 PM
    #100
    Bridge4

    Bridge4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Member:
    #241694
    Messages:
    3,700
    Did some towing today. 4wheeler with everything is around maybe 850lbs? Mower around 1k and the trailer is maybe around 1k too. At most this was 4k.

    A few observations.

    1) I need a drop receiver for this truck asap, the angle of the trailer crunched the shit out of my license plate on the trailer multiple times.

    2) The springs, and suspension can take a decent load no issues there.

    3)The engine really struggled with this amount of weight on a hill, and honestly on the flats getting up to speed as well.

    4)The center of this load was not correct, but the only way it would fit. I got some wobbles and had to slow down a few times. Will not do this combo again.

    2003towing.jpg
     
    ontarioyota and HardTaco03 like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top