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MMyota's 01 Dcab Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by MMyota, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    MMyota

    MMyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD cat back, TRD headers, Airaid CAI, poweraid throttle body spacer, Saw 2.0s, toytec AAL, RG 1" body lift, 4x4/5-speed swap, aussie locker front
    MMyotas 01 Doublecab
    Mods:
    Saw 2.0s
    Downey shackle and AAL
    RC 2.2 shocks in rear
    5 speed swap
    4x4 swap
    315/75-16 MTR kevlar
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB spacer
    TRD catback
    TRD headers
    4.88 yukons
    locked front via aussie/ locked rear via trd e-locker
    Dakota Digital speedo calculator
    Tubbed firewall and trimmed fenders
    BTF diff skid
    1" RG body lift
    Relocated washer reservoir
    Badland Bumpers rear bumper
    Engo 9000lb winch
    trail gear sliders
    wheelers ext brake line

    To do list:
    full skids
    frame plating
    TG low profile front bumper
    e-locker skid
    u-bolt flip
    triangulate rear shocks
    dual cases or lefty 4.7

    Current pic:
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    Well i reckon its bout time i start one of these things. I love build threads had one for my wj and its a great place to get feedback,input, and keep a track record.To introduce myself, name is brandon, been into wheeling since i picked up my first offroad magazine when i was 12yrs old. Had some 4x4s through the years. Got into the "looks" wheeling when i thought the biggest lift and tires was the coolest rig. Spent a ton of money having someone else build my first tacoma while i spent a LONG time in iraq. Came back and was so excited to drive it didnt get some proper rest and jet lag got the best of me and i flipped it the same day i got back never even really got to enjoy it. Bought it back from the insurance fixed it and wheeled it occasionally. Got into diesels and really pushed the tacoma to the side and let it sit for years. Started a family and decided i wanted to get back into a DD style expedition style rig. Sold my dually and bought a 04 WJ built it up past its "friendly DD limits" and traded it for a 01 dcab trd prerunner 3.4 193k, auto(i always wanted a 4 door since i wrecked my old one but man are they pricey). Found a ok deal on this one but it was a prerunner but i had plans for this thing. Truck came with some mods already: poweraid tb spacer, airaid CAI, some leaky trd headers, trd cat back, spacer/aal lift. Well this is where my build thread begins sorry for all the talking here is some pics i know thats what people want to see anyways.

    My old 00 ext cab on 37s
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    My 06 dually on 37s
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    My 04 WJ i build (before{before pic is after i installed phase 1 lift} and after)
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    And the new ride when i first got it
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  2. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    MMyota

    MMyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD cat back, TRD headers, Airaid CAI, poweraid throttle body spacer, Saw 2.0s, toytec AAL, RG 1" body lift, 4x4/5-speed swap, aussie locker front
    First thing when anyone buys a used vehicle should be maintenance. So off to work i went: replaced spark plugs and wires with NGKs, new IAC, seafoamed, new fuel filter, flushed cooling system, new PCV, replaced all those crappy trd gaskets, new headlights, pulled entire insides and cleaned the whole inside.

    Next thing was to make this 4x4: Like i said it may have been a prerunner but i had plans for it. I love the ability to choose which gear i want to be in so 5-speed was also in the works. Started researching and compiling data and parts(used my old tacoma as the donor) .Swapped in some manual hubs, 4.88 front diff, also regeared the rear to 4.88s to match the front, and 5 -speed here is some pics from the process. Also swapped in my saw 2.0s.
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  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    nice what are you planning on doing with your tacoma ? cant really rig it out for moab status, are you going desert status or is it just going to be your commute vehicle????
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    MMyota

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    Now this is where my mods start and the real build begins:
    I didnt like how the rear of my truck sat low so i put on some downey shackles with some 2.2 RC shocks i had left over from my Jeep. Also put on a downey tonneu cover to keep my gear out of the weather when i go camping. Picked up a BTF rear axle guard and going to pick up a ARB bumper thursday for my birthday present to myself pics to come.
    Here is a current pic of the truck(cranked my coilovers a couple threads since this pic.
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  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    MMyota

    MMyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My plans are gonna be a fairly capable DD. Gonna try to squeeze some MT/R kevlar 35s on it. Also gonna either fab some skids or buy some. Thinking bout picking up a front locker as well. I ran a aussie in the front of my jeep and it was awesome.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    You won't fit 35's without major trimming, and/or tubbing the firewall. I wouldn't recommend an Aussie (or auto locker of any kind) for the front. Nothing against the Aussie, I have one in my Land Cruiser and love it, but the CV's in the Tacoma won't like the auto locker since you'll be fully locked anytime you're in 4wd. A selectable locker like an ARB would be a much better choice.

    Good looking truck though. I love the white.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    MMyota

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    so why selectable i know that ADD rigs should stay away from auto lockers but hadnt seen any negative posts about a auto locker and manual hubs. I plan on tubbing the firewalls. I plan on trying to keep my COG as low as possible.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Should be fine to run a spartan or aussie with the manual hubs. When in snow if you feel yourself side tracking just unlock a hub.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    MMyota

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    Yeah thats what i read. SHouldnt have to worry to much bout snow is south alabama though. By the time i put in the front locker winter will be over. Got a list of things to do first.
    U bolts flip
    35" Tires and tub firewall
    winch
    sliders
    skids
    something with the rear(bobtail, bed bob, bumper?)
     
  10. Nov 3, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    Yeah the auto locker will work better with manual hubs, but I hate the hassle of having to get out an unlock a hub every time I don't want the front end fully locked. That's just me. If that doesn't bother you, then have at it.

    Search on TTORA for the user sixstringsteve. He has some information on tubbing the firewall to fit 35's. Overall a pretty nice job of it.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Yeah i read his and many other threads on tubbing i consider myself pretty handy with a welder and cutoff wheel i should be able to handle it. Also plan on either dovetailing or bobbing the bed. Just a small update just got back from picking this bad boy up, this is my bday present to myself.
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  12. Nov 6, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    pictures of the bumper installed going wheeling next weekend for veterans day.
    how are the cv angles?
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  13. Nov 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    That's a nice taco you got there, keep up the good work
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    thanks as soon as i sell my 9in ill be doing some more upgrades
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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  16. Nov 9, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Welcome from Bama also!
     
  17. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    bought some plate and welding wire today for my tubbing project also just ordered a dakota digital so i can fix my speedo. Right now it says 83 when im running 70. something i cant stand is the speedo to be higher than what your going. All your doing is racking up undriven mileage on your vehicle. Also tryin to decide on what im getting next heres my big 3 let me know what you would get if you were me:
    XRC comp8 winch
    sliders,u bolt flip, xtended brake line, and frame boxing
    skids
     
  18. Nov 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    Fuck the yota,I wanna see more of the dually
     
  19. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    MMyota

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    well just a little update been in the garage all day install a aussie locker in my front diff, rebuilding manual hubs, and changing a cv boot. For any of you thinking bout changing cv boots do yourself a favor and just buy a whole cv what a PITA. Also got some 315/75-16 Mt/r kevlars on the way.
     
  20. Nov 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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