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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2013 at 12:47 AM
    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    figured it was your truck lol.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2013 at 6:22 AM
    Mxpatriot

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    Money pit.
    You're talking like a Howe rack or something right?

    What's the deal with putting pressure to that rack? Do they make pumps that can be made to fit onto any engine?
     
  3. Aug 31, 2013 at 6:54 AM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    I actually just replaced my rack and pump last night.
    ;).



    But yeah, I was looking into racks and pumps but didn't have money to throw down on a custom setup.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2013 at 6:57 AM
    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Arctic Prerunner

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    How bad was the rack? I've replaced the pump before, the rack looks like a PITA to get in there and disconnect the lines.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:17 AM
    PLC721

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    My rack was a PITA!
     
  6. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:18 AM
    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Arctic Prerunner

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    Any specific tools or techniques that would make it easier?

    I spent the last two weeks on the road enjoying the truck, but the two weeks prior to that busting my knuckles on it. I don't feel like working on it, but I need to get in there and fix it.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:21 AM
    PLC721

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    Be careful with all the high pressure lines obviously, the skids had to come off, and i know the steering shaft was a tight fit. i actually didnt do mine, my buddy did but he was texting me while working on it saying it was a pain. He's a chrysler tech so it was his first Tacoma rack to replace


    How are you liking the defined kit?
     
  8. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:25 AM
    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot Arctic Prerunner

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    I like it a lot, I just need to add the extra leaves to get some ride height back. It handled great though. I had a lot of weight though so I could see how the guys who run around with empty beds would say it is stiff.

    The lightest I had the bed was 15 gallons of fuel / water (120 pounds), plus the plate bumper and full size spare at the very end of the truck. Handled very well at that weight.

    Heaviest I had it was all that, plus another 300-400 pounds in roof top tent, ice chest, rock climbing gear, etc. Had some bro lean going on but still handled well.

    It carries weight pretty well, doesn't sag as much as stock would.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2013 at 7:31 AM
    PLC721

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    Yeah mine has 3 extra leafs in it now, un loaded its stiff, but tool box, and spare and gear it doesnt lose much height and rides good. i'm glad that kit worked out for you.
     
  10. Aug 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    Mxpatriot

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    You buy defined's leaves to add in or did you go elsewhere?
     
  11. Aug 31, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    No it was the HD pack and a company out here rebuilt them
     
  12. Aug 31, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    Haha, the pranks you can play on your.little brother when you have a powdercoat oven.

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    That's great lol!!! What if he likes it :eek:
     
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    that is awesome haha
     
  16. Aug 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM
    killianeric

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  17. Aug 31, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    Mxpatriot

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    Yuck.

    Although it wouldn't be too hard to fix assuming the links are set up correctly. Remove the DB lift, reposition the bumps, put an appropriate spring on that coil and it would be a drastic improvement.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2013 at 4:30 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    rack really wasnt bad at all.. that i thought was the easiest part. just un bolted my bumper and had all the room in the world to work on it. just took a 17mm to removed the driver and passanger side bolts, along with a 17mm for the lines, 12mm for the colt that attaches it to the column and then a little bit of luck sliding the rack out.

    rack its self took me about 2 hours, the pump i got is where i found all my problems.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM
    Mxpatriot

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    That's good to hear, I've done the pump before so I could probably knock out the whole thing in 5 hours or so. NAPA is ordering my replacement pump, covering it under warranty.

    Thanks for the wrench sizes too, will pick up some flare wrenches for the lines.

    edit - ah shoot I keep forgetting that you're a 2WD 4 cylinder. I bet it will be much more of a battle for me to get mine out.
     
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  20. Aug 31, 2013 at 9:38 PM
    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    check this out. pretty much what i followed. i had enough room so i didnt have to cut the driver side bolt 1/4 shorter. other than that, its pretty damn easy. most annoying part was having to unscrew the pressure lines an 8th turn at a time


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...tacoma-steering-rack-bushing-replacement.html


    edit: and i only went to step 5. my new rack came with bushings.
     
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