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My cheap Tacoma SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by randombob, May 4, 2012.

  1. Nov 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    hfulton1992

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    so so so so sick!
     
  2. Dec 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Some shit I got on craigslist
    I want a 1st gen DC SAS one day. Nice rig man!

    You flash many codes or have lights galore flashing on your dash? Always wondered how annoying it is getting everything stockish after a major chop.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    Bullfrog

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    Might be the only 4 door I've seen and liked.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    I have the 37" STT's and they have been great on everything I've tried them on.

    Very nice truck.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    stlstrs

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    What height TG springs did you end up putting in the rear?
     
  6. Jan 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    I just purchased this truck(cheap tacoma sas). Do you guys know how I can identify what rear springs this guys ended up putting in this?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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    Supra TT

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Too bad he sold it, it was a nice truck. Any reason why he sold it?

    Also I believe he has Alcan springs with an AAL from reading through the beginning posts.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    Not sure why he decided to sell it, but I am happy he did. I have been in the market for a doule cab sas'd. I built a jeep and lost all that money invested. Wasn't going to do it again. Although, I have already noticed that these toyotas hold their value MUCH better than a Jeep.

    He just texted me and let me know that they are trail gear 5" springs in the rear. He had changed them at some point.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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    I haven't seen this truck around in awhile. Are you from around eureka?
     
  10. Jan 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    I live in Hughson ca near Modesto ca. I purchased it in crescent city.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    sas the dog. :laugh:
     
  12. Mar 11, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    I've seen this trailered through Petaluma on Lakeville I believe. Love it.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    Don't think it has ever been on a trailer. I drive it daily in the central valley of California. I am chasing done ever increasing vibrations in the front end though. Possible wheel bearings. There is definitely some slop in one of the tie rod ends. Will start there and see if it tightens up the feel. Does anyone know if I would just purchase rod ends for an 85 pickup?
     
  14. Aug 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    If its the TG kit it uses FJ80 tie rod ends but hopefully seeing as how this thread hasn't been updated in a little while you've already gotten it situated and figured out
     
  15. Aug 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    No. I ordered some parts, bushings, rod ends, knuckle kit.

    So far I have just replaced the worst two bushings. Major improvement. I need to finish all off them though.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    :thumbsup: Love my swap!
     
  17. Aug 21, 2014 at 7:09 AM
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    Keep your old TREs as trail spares. Never know when a failure can happen. Mine seems to shit out a pair every two years.

    Nice score on the truck.
     
  18. Sep 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    Built a spare tire/hi lift/shovel/axe carrier!![​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. Sep 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Ah yea! Im planning to do something similar for mine except straight across or either bent down slightly. all I carry up there as small action packers and id just like a shelf to put the smaller ones on and a larger one up top. How did you get the tube between the softopper.. obviously its just tacked together and I haven't really looked at my soft top too much but do the frame tubes slip apart down at the point of pivot to go between the bedrack tubes?
     
  20. Sep 25, 2014 at 7:42 AM
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    motobob

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    trail gear rock assault axle, trail gear sas, 5.29's, arb's, trd supercharger, softopper
    You have to remove one screw and then the softopper frame tubes will slip apart.

    It is fully welded now. I bent mine up to clear ice chest to slide underneath. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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