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Loudpedal's build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Loudpedal, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal [OP] Mind = Blown

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    Andres Devil Horns, Goodyear Duratracs, Accidental Tailgate Delete (x2), Billy 5100s, OME 881 coils, Wheeler's 5-leafs, BAMF Sliders with kickouts, Box Rocket Fab Bedrack.
    This will eventually be a build thread but right now it's going to be an introduction of my Tacoma. While I may achieve neither the reply count of jdmcq's thread nor the dollar value of mjp2's, it's a start.

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    Getting ready for a bath.

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    Washed up

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    High speed air dry down I-40

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    Before cleaning wheels and tires.

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    After

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    Stuff I used. Waited to take a pic just incase it was crap. It actually worked very well by the directions. The little brush from AutoZone was very usefull and definitely worth the couple of bucks. Directions for the Eagle 1 said to dry after cleaning. I used and old but clean cloth diaper and dried the wheel then wiped down the tire. We have a ton of them and they were pretty cheap form walmart or babies r us. they're great for cleaning about any part of the car. I used another one to do the windows. No streaks.

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    Another view. I'm debating on using the tire cleaner on the flares and bumper. I'm going to wait and see how the oversprayed areas on the flares look in a week.

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    Did the wifes truck, too. She deserves a clean ride. That brush helped a lot on those painted alloys with all the bumps and grooves.

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    Good night, trucks
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    Tsenekos

    Tsenekos Well-Known Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:best build I've seen in a longtime ;)
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal [OP] Mind = Blown

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    Yeah, I know. Gotta start some where.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    Exactly. I think you have a great foundation!
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    sandman427

    sandman427 KR FAB

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    Badazzzzz... Nice ride
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    I dream to someday build mine to your level.:D
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    ak47

    ak47 v.hey its my Avatar avatar.v

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    nice truck man. +1
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    NAYo2002

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    I especially loved this :proposetoast:
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    Sweet build Blair!
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    28ØØ3

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  11. May 13, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal [OP] Mind = Blown

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    Thanks!

    I now actually have some parts on order, so soon there may be actual knuckle busting in here.

    Parts: Alcan 5 leaf pack, OME 881 springs, rear 5100s from Wheeler's; front 5100 from Down South.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal [OP] Mind = Blown

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    So the planets aligned and not only do I have all of my parts and tools, I also have time. Now to put it together.

    Parts in question:
    from Wheeler's Off Road (Thanks, Dan!!)
    Alcan 5-leaf pack (TW Group buy thanks scocar!!)
    OME 881 front coils
    Bilstein 5100 rear shocks

    from Down South Motor Sports (Thanks, Sonny!)
    Bilstein 5100 adjustable front shocks

    Special tools required:
    Torque wrench
    Toyota FSM for torque values
    15/16 socket to operate compressor
    My wife went to NAPA and picked up the following for me:
    External coil spring compressor
    PB Blaster for pre-teardown soak
    Taller jackstands - the 6 ton ones from NAPA are perfect

    Standard tools required:
    Safety glasses
    gloves
    socket set
    Metric offset box-end wrenches (I found these useful in tight spots)
    cheater bar
    mallet
    water
    music


    I started on the front end as this appeared to be more complicated. After chocking the rear, I lifted the truck and supported it with the jackstands. Pulled off the wheels and began unbolting stuff. First I disconnected the sway bar, and then the bolt that secures the brake line to the spindle. This gave me enough slack that the line was never stretched. Next came the three top nuts on the UCA, and then the bottom nut on the strut itself. I tried disconnecting the castellated spindle nut, but it was too difficult and then proved unnecessary.

    Out came the spring/shock assembly,
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    and then I assembled the new one with the old top plate.
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    Working the spring compressor was time consuming, but I oiled the threads per the directions and that helped a lot. You can see one side of the tool at the top of this pic. This isn't my favorite style, but it was the heavy duty version that NAPA sells to pro shops.

    Installation was the reverse. My wife had to help by pushing down on the hub while I worked the bottom bolt in. Leaving the three top nuts loose is helpful here.
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    The passenger side went much faster since I didn't waste time on the spindle nut. Also on this side I was the one pushing the hub while my wife worked the bottom nut into place.
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    Lunch break. Mmmm...sammich.

    And now the rear. Supporting the axle on the jack, with my now too small jackstands under the axle tubes as a safety net, I removed the shocks, then the U-bolts. I unbolted both sides at the same time so that i could maneuver the axle easier. Then came the front spring eye followed by the shackle nuts. Between the FSM and Steve o 77's build I knew that you have to remove the nuts and then the inner shackle plate to get the spring off.

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    Installation was the reverse of removal.
    Driver side:
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    Here is a rough comparison of the height before, front only, and after:

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    Some things I learned:
    All-Thread type spring compressors are fine as long as you get a heavy duty one.
    Disconnecting the sway bar is essential.
    Disconnecting the spindle from the UCA is not.
    The stock exhaust is in the way, so I cut it off to dump just behind the axle.

    Some things I knew that proved true:
    My wife is awesome help, whenever I need it.
    PB Blaster is amazing.
    When it's hot, stay hydrated
    TacomaWorld is an outstanding resource for doing things right, and saving money!
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    :woot:
    Congratulations on a new truck!

    Welcome to the spiral of financial death. Now all you need is UCA's, skid plates, sliders, bumpers, winch, oversized tires, super charger, on-board air, front and rear lockers, cb, gps, a hi-lift, and a brand spanking new pine tree air freshener.
     
  14. Jun 11, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Nice! Thanks for the pics!
     
  15. Dec 31, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

    Slimwood Shady I love your mom!

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    Nice looking truck!!
     
  16. Mar 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    higherlux

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  17. Aug 16, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    02 TRD Tacoma

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    thanks for the compliment dude. ur truck is awesome. the lift looks amazing on ur truck. nicely done. keep us posted on other mods.
     
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