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Kit's Build Up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Knightryder, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    Knightryder

    Knightryder [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My front suspension is already built and done for now by Engage Off Road.
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    So this build up is going to be the start and finish of my rear suspension.
    What I have now..
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    Picked up some 16'' smooth bodies to do the trick until I can afford some trip bypasses.
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    I will be running Engage's 50T leaf pack, Install kit (which includes front and rear hangers and all hardware), Shackles, and U-bolt Eliminator Kit.
    I am interning at Engage, So I am very fortunate that Hassim is nice enough to allow me to build my truck at the shop, and help me along the way when needed.
    Welded up the hangers...
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    everything fit together bitchin.

    Tear down started yesterday morning, got mostly everything cut off and ground down, just a bit more grinding to do.. can't wait. I am boxing the frame as well, and ditching the bed alltogether.. bye bye bed:D

    Im also gunna be using a tundra axle due to width and the availability of regearing and lockers. So cutting off all the stock bs on that and installing the Eliminator kit is gunna take some time
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    unfortunatly I wont be able to work on my truck everyday, due to school and my other job, So today I didnt get shit done, tomorrow I will hit it hard, hopefully have the suspension mocked up.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Lets see some pics of the front too :D I love me some long travel
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    Knightryder

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    there you go
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    Freaking awesome build, I love it
     
  6. Nov 11, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    mreimann

    mreimann vv I think it's growing

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    thats awesome man. Does the tundra fit the stock axle?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    Knightryder

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    not sure what you mean by that, but im having a driveshaft shop make a tundra driveshaft fit into my tacoma tranny, from there the driveshaft and tundra axle fit.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    Knightryder

    Knightryder [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got a TON done today.. haha

    welded up some beefy shackles I got from Engage. all 4130 :D
    sorry im not the best welder..
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    Also picked up the Engage 50t pack, looks amazing.

    Heres the 50t pack, front and rear hangers, and shackles
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    frame is 100% clean and is boxed up the the crossmember holding all the gas tank bs.. that was a lot of fun
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    trying to figure out my drive shaft took up way to much time today, should get it back friday from the drive shaft shop

    Tundra axle is cleaned and ready for u bolt eliminator kit, just have to find the pinion angle and weld the kit up.
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    Anyone know the stock 05+tacoma Dcab short bed 2wd pinion angle by any chance? lol

    took the leaf packs apart, using main leaf for mock up and to cycle the suspension.
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    hopefully I will have the suspension tacked in and cycling by friday night, sucks having to work on it every other day.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    neslerrah

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  11. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    mreimann

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    sorry, i don't know what i meant by that either

    i tried to ask if the stock tacoma drive shaft would fit the tundra axle
    but the way ur going makes more sense:eek:
     
  12. Nov 11, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    AlexForbesR6

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  13. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    yeah, a 4x4 tundra drive shaft has a slip yoke in it and my tacomas drive shaft is solid, so when my 18'' of travel is fully drooped it wont plunge my ds into my tranny or destroy my carrier bearing.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    damn dude im gonna have to go to the bathroom after looking at this sexy truck......

    A+ on this build
     
  15. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Looks great! How much wider is that Tundra rear as compared to the Tacoma one?
     
  16. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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  17. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Sick truck! Any certain reason for all the modding? Wanting to race it or anything?
     
  18. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    GREAT job yur truck is pure secks
     
  19. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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  20. Nov 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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