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Nathan's Long Travel Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Conman117, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    My truck is a DD. It vibrates like hell at idle, but once you start moving you don't notice. They definitely keep the engine from flopping around when you're hauling ass. The transmission mount is different for the 5 speed and the automatic. Don't know why...it just is.

    Factory vs 4x innovation:
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    :gossip: He has coil bucket gussets
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    You might as well gusset the crap out of the frame while you have the cab and bed off the truck.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    I put gussets on the coil buckets and the cam tabs, boxed the rear frame, made new crossmembers, gusseted the outside rear frame and gusseting engine mounts today. Where else would I gusset?
    And I think I'll keep the stock motor and tranny mounts for now. I'll be DD'ing more than off-roading for a while, so I can wait on those.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Don't mind him, he just likes to quote random things and stir shit shit up. In fact I recommend you ignore him altogether cause he doesn't know his asshole from his earhole.

    You gusseted pretty much everything you should have. The only other thing I might recommend is to add additional plating to the front of the frame, similar to the plates you did in the rear on the outside of the frame rail. However, even though you are keeping the stock motor/tranny mounts, you should still reinforce the motor mount perches on the frame. They are weak as shit and break under normal conditions. And since your truck is down to the frame its a lot easier to add material now.

    As an example, here's what JD did:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    Yeah thats pretty much what I'm going to do right there. Do you know if that plate goes over the top too? I'll probably just put a plate on either side, like the picture.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Not sure...but better to have too much than too little! You might wanna pm JD (cr250jumper) about it. He's a good guy and very helpful...until he gets a pitcher of PBR in him then he's a completely hysterical asshole. :D

    Here's the relevant link from his build thread.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/126596-jds-02-tacoma-build-16.html#post5286162
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    K thanks. I started a thread in the long travel section for help with my leafs and he was more than helpful, giving advice and posting pics.
    I'll post some pics of the mounts when I'm done today, so you can check em out.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Aight, its not the best pic. 1/8" steel. It also comes up behind the bolt hole, but you can't really see. One on each side of the mount.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    Now for the goods.
    Top coat is on.

    [​IMG]

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    this is going to be badass i can already tell. subbed
     
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    So I finally made some progress after banging my head against a wall with my front wheel bearing. Couldn't get it out, so I took it to some shops and finally the third shop got it out with their 50 ton press. Anyway, its all painted and pretty now. WITH GUSSETS!

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    mmmmm... shiny goodness
     
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    Those spindles look really nice, what kind of paint did you use? Rusto-leum?
     
  16. Jul 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    I sandblasted them and painted them with POR 15 and then top coated with a gloss black acrylic enamel while the POR 15 was still tacky. Same with my frame.
     
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    Oh nice, they look good
     
  18. Jul 28, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    So I've made some progress. Put my front diff back in and installed my tundra axles, mounted my lower control arms and I put one side together with the spindle and UCA. If anything looks off, let me know:)

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    And I installed the limit strap to keep everything up, but ran into some problems.

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    It looks like its in a good spot but I need to move the mounting bracket up on the frame since the adjustment nut is maxed out and the uniball is still touching the collar.

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    So its coming along, slowly. Thoughts? Opinions?
     
  19. Jul 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    Should have beefed up the frame more...

    EDIT:Is your rig 4x4 or 2wd?
     
  20. Jul 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    I think getting a strap 1" shorter would be easier than moving the bracket.
    Where did you get the axles, and did you do the 930 boot mod?
    Also, what vendor did you get your coilovers from and did they put the low profile resi elbow in.

    You want a elbow that looks like this:

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    If you have one that looks like this:

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    Be careful cause it may end up like this:

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