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My truck's not cool enough for a name build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Murphinator, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Damn didn't realize the oem shocks were for the pair and not sold individually as std non oem ones are. So there goes my price argument. Still, going 2tube bypass and bamf relocation is only about $500 more in parts, $700 more to go triples. Since you'll be getting leafs and hangars regardless.

    Performance will be better regardless, but tunability will be far superior with the bypasses obviously. All comes down to what you want the truck to do. You'll only be able to go so fast staying soa regardless.

    That being said here are a few things to mention.

    If you go with the tundra shocks, they will be valved much stiffer than the Tacoma needs. Which won't be too bad if you constantly have 500lbs in the bed, and I didn't see a rtt, rack, or swingout tire gate on your truck. So they will probably be stiff.

    Also note, that staying soa, the thicker your leaf pack, the less uptravel you will have. Uptravel is important when going fast in the desert. Droop is important for rock crawling. (At the extremes that is) So keep that in mind when ordering your super progressive 14 leaf leaf pack. It's gonna be thick = less uptravel.

    Another note when comparing the archive to bamf for both their shock relocations and their shackle hangars. Both make awesome quality products.
    Bamf: can only run a 2.0x12" shock, about $300 cheaper for the relocation/ hangar combo vs archive
    Archive: allows for a 2.5x14" shock, relocation suggests a cross bar through the usable bed space, bamf does not

    2.0x12"vs2.5x14" argument
    Running a 14" shock soa, you will never use all of the shock unless you do a shackle flip and run long shackles. And at that most of your travel will be droop. Hell I was running a shackle flip and only used about 11.5" of my 12" shocks. Your limiting factor will be the leaf springs. The soa leafs are not designed to arc that much on droop and won't allow the axle to move further down regardless of how your shock is setup.
    2.0vs2.5: yes the 2.5 will stay cooler and resist fade, but again in a soa setup, you likely aren't going to be working the shock hard enough for long enough to notice a difference. I ran the Mohave trail in August, 195 dirt miles at 110* plus and never noticed shock fade on my 2.0's

    If you want the end all be all rear soa setup, I'd return your archive hangars, order up all your stuff from bamf. 2.0x12" triple bypasses and a set of custom deavers. Gonna be about $2600 in parts, but gonna ride amazing. Next go get a labor quote from your local fab shops and give me their price. I'll charge somewhere between 60-75% of what they are gonna charge you with an initial shock tuning session. Just need to come stay with me for a week during install, during a time when school is out and I can do it.


    Lots of reading, lots of opinions based on my personal experience. But if you want to do it once, you know what I'd say.
     
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  2. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Thank you for the well thought out options here. I think when I get home I will have to ponder tgese options of a small glass of whiskey! I will get back to you on all of this soon.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Small glass of whiskey? Make it 2 large glasses. Better decisions are usually made drunk lol. I'm happy to help
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Just picked up some glass at the offroad swap meet. First set of McNeil 2” bulge bedsides... can’t wait to get these on.
     
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  5. Oct 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Here is my progress on installing my front fiberglass. The drivers side was my first time installing glass, I probably could have got it better, but again it was my first try. I am accepting that they are not going to be perfect. This is all the work I am going to put into it for this weekend, they are about 90% there. I have a few more things to button up. But for now I am bolting up the stock fenders so I can still drive the truck.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    sub'd!

    saw your post regarding your dyno tune. I have a slightly different setup (smaller pulley, long tubes, etc) but curious what #'s you were putting down. just looking to get an idea of where I would be at. wanting to snag that v2 handheld ASAP.
     
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  7. Oct 30, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    thanks man. my lazy ass...
     
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  9. Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Meh I knew they were in here somewhere since I asked about it a while ago.
     
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  10. Oct 30, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Good to see it over 300. That was my main concern .lol
     
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    Hey,

    I just posted this on your Video and on the OV tune thread. I figured maybe you can help since you truck was used for testing by the looks of it.

    I have a magnuson supercharged truck using the bully dog tuner to deliver my tune to the ECU. I find the truck to be terrible on fuel and I'm convinced my fuel ratios are off.

    From what I can understand the bully dog would get removed and the OV tune would be flashed onto the truck. My question is since I dont have the TRD tune, how will the truck perform with just the stock tune? Will I see any real performance improvements over the current magnuson tune with bully dog?

    The truck is going in to KRave automotive in Calgary on Monday to get the tune done.
    I appreciate any feedback

    thanks

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  12. Nov 22, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    The bully dog tune is terrible. And you can't get into boost with the stock tune. Get the TRD tune and ditch the bully dog and you will be happier.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    What do you mean by stock tune? As long as you are flashing the supercharger tune from OVtune it should be better than thr bullydog tune. It may need some fine tuning as every truck has different mods so it’s hard to make a one size fits all.

    I can really only speak for the tune my truck has from ovtune vs the stock trd tune. The truck runs excellent, very smooth and great power delivery. Granted mine was dyno tuned for all of my mods so it’s probably the best case scenario in terms of flashing any tune.

    Are you already flashed with the bullydog? Or is the shop you are taking your truck to going to do the ovtune? As far as I know the ovtune is something anyone could do with out a shop.

    Also any shop that has techstream shojld be able to apply the trd flash if your ecu can accept it. To apply thr trd reflash it has to be a stock ecu with no bullydog tune and no ecu updates either (I know some certain years had an option for an ecu update to stop pinging. As far as I know, if you had one of those ecu updates applied then your ecu will not be able to flash the trd tune.

    Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
     
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  14. Nov 25, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    If anyone in this thread can throw me some ideas of WTF this noise could be coming from it would be greatly appreciated. Only happens when turning.



    It seems to happen often when turning left (Driver side) I can hear this popping sound from the passenger side of truck. Sometimes when turning right (Passenger) it sounds like the popping is coming from the driver side of the truck.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    Check uniballs and suspension to make sure everything is clean, lubed and torqued down properly
     
  16. Nov 25, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    I cleaned the uniballs last week. With my torque wrench I cannot really fit it onto the UCA bolt so it's just tightened by feel. I suppose I should check my lca bolts as well.
    I also just noticed my front IFS skidplate rests on the bottom of the front diff. I am not sure that it's an issue, but still feel like there should be at least a little clearance there, right?
     
  17. Nov 25, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Yeah there should be some clearance there. As for the sound, I have heard of people with similar sounds and it is always something in the front suspension. So clean, lube, retorque everyrhing.

    Do you have stock lca's?
     
  18. Nov 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Will do on the retorques. Stock LCAs. I would love the totalchaos stock replacements.. but at that point why not long travel lol
     
  19. Nov 25, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    True. Yeah give all that a good check and hopefully you find something.
     
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