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Let the mods begin

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by jmarquez808, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Aug 31, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    **Afe cold air intake w/pro dry filter, Yellow tint fogs, Daytime running lights, led dome light, led license plate lights, Led tail lights, 3 inch carbon antenna, spec d projector headlights, carbon fiber look interior trim pieces, Djm control arms, Djm notch, 4x4 leaf springs, beefed taco 2 inch blocks with offset pin, Rear Qa1 Shocks, Sittin sic stock height coils, x runner bilstein front shocks, weathertech digital fit floor mats, debadged.
    4x4 leafs installed dropped me.about an inch hard to see my measurments but its a full inch in the back

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  2. Sep 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    The parts pile in my apartment living room that exists while i mod this taco.

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  3. Sep 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    **Afe cold air intake w/pro dry filter, Yellow tint fogs, Daytime running lights, led dome light, led license plate lights, Led tail lights, 3 inch carbon antenna, spec d projector headlights, carbon fiber look interior trim pieces, Djm control arms, Djm notch, 4x4 leaf springs, beefed taco 2 inch blocks with offset pin, Rear Qa1 Shocks, Sittin sic stock height coils, x runner bilstein front shocks, weathertech digital fit floor mats, debadged.
    Lol a whopping total of 1 inch lol ive yet to install the djm control arms and my 2 inch blocks from streetacos are on the way
     
  4. Sep 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    **Afe cold air intake w/pro dry filter, Yellow tint fogs, Daytime running lights, led dome light, led license plate lights, Led tail lights, 3 inch carbon antenna, spec d projector headlights, carbon fiber look interior trim pieces, Djm control arms, Djm notch, 4x4 leaf springs, beefed taco 2 inch blocks with offset pin, Rear Qa1 Shocks, Sittin sic stock height coils, x runner bilstein front shocks, weathertech digital fit floor mats, debadged.
    I can notice the inch but its not a big difference rides a little better i think

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  5. Sep 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    Ha ha shit i know i wish i ha everything ready. It was about 19-1/2 in the back now 18-1/2 from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the wheel well. Cant waot to conplete this damn thing lol
     
  6. Sep 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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  7. Sep 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    They are here now that the beef is here i can start cookin.

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  8. Sep 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/227832-my-never-end-build.html
    whats that?
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    2 inch steel blocks, u bolts and bump stops to bring my truck down 2 more inches in the back :D rear lowering kit from brian at streetacos.com
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 at 2:19 AM
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    Screwed!

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  11. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    as long as it's within the treading and NOT on the side wall you can patch that up easy. I've caught one a couple months back in right fronts, lucky me I didn't have to patch it though. :p
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Lol yah i just patched it but its the worst when you come out in the morningand your truck got its lean on. Tottally flat haha
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    VERY true. I find it's usually when you are having a GREAT day, on top of things, etc. and then all of a sudden ... ... ... :confused: ... ...:eek: ..........:mad: :rant:
     
  14. Sep 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    Ha ha ha yup thats the exact emotion i had in the exact order. Did you do any carbon accents yet?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    LMAO been there man, been there. Not yet, since I dropped the rear, trying to get in the rest of what I need to air up the back. Got brand new bags, just need wiring for my switch and compressor along with some mounting brackets and little things here and there before I move back onto the interior. Wanting to carbon some of the pieces that I dipped (I keep scratching them up but it's the little scratches that are noticeable and irritate the hell out of me), then wrap the rest of the interior - rear seat fabric, headliner, and redo the center console cover in suede.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Daaaaaayum you got some plans. Man id love to get some helper bags on the rear too. but im not even there yet. Still gotta finish my drop. Got the parts just finding the time. Plus i never did control arms before so im sweatin that job a little. plus i been way over my budget lately so i gotta get finances back in order lol. Wish i was in cali like you! No recon!!!
     
  17. Sep 8, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    same thing happened to me! except on the inside wall. good thing i still had my old tires...
     
  18. Sep 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Boooooo to da screw!
     
  19. Sep 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    lol, I get bored of static fairly easily. Trying to find some UAS strut bags for the front and I'll be set on suspension. But all that in due time, not trying to put a rush on this build. lol, very true, time to do all the stuff is sometimes hard to get to, at times I do want to hit up a shop to get it done, but ... eh for me, it's no fun that way.

    As far as a arms, not sure if your going to use your OE bj's from your OE arms, but I would get some new OE ones (or spec'd) and have a shop put them in. After that it's easy as all hell. The uppers come out CLEAN.

    when I was taking out the strut so I could cut the springs, I didn't have to take much off really. First I took off the upper arm brake line bracket bolt. next was the sway bar bolt (was in the way), after that I went to the upper arm bolts. when I go the bolts off, I just rotated it some so that it wasn't in the way then got the lower brake line bracket bolt off. I put a floor jack on the bottom of the lower arm and lifted it a little so that the spring wouldn't pop on me, and started to take the upper bolt off, last was the lower bolt. Let the floor jack drop slowly and you should be able to pop off the strut. For the lower arm, you will need to make a mark on those things that look like spark plug gauges or something so that when you re install, you will know where it is supposed to line up at. hope this makes sense.

    Imo it's not that hard, but it might seem that way since there's several steps you will need to take as well as redo/and check that you did them before letting the tires touch the ground and getting it out for alignment.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    No it all makes sense. I have brand new moog bj's and im using a good condition set of ucas for the uppers. I wanna do it myself to.avoid labor costs and so far ive done everything myself. Otherwise it wouldnt really be a build i suppose heh heh so control.arms and struts all at the same time. Install coming this month wish me luck!
     
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