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Run to the Hills! - Jason's Colorado GTFO Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by jubei, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Apr 17, 2016 at 12:17 AM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    WARNING! Lots of words in the first post here. Don't give a shit about the backstory? Then skip to the good stuff here.


    CURRENT CONFIGURATION - As of May 2017

    65,000 miles


    IMG_3959.jpg

    BACKSTORY

    Alright. So it's after midnight, I can't sleep, and I've been putting off starting my build thread for weeks now. Might as well get this thing going, right?

    So... here's what got me into this whole Tacoma thing. After a turbulent couple of years which saw the end of my 11 year marriage, I decided that, in looking back, I had gotten away from many of the things that were important to me. One of those things is a love for the outdoors, and an appreciation of solitude. For the last ten years or so, I had basically neglected that aspect of who I am. So here I am, single but stable, and slowly getting back to that type of life.

    That's great and shit, but the fact of the matter was that I had no means of getting the hell out of the Greater Denver-Boulder Metro and up into the jaw-dropping country that is so tantalizingly close by. A few years ago, we had a nice Chevy Silverado 4x4, but that got traded in on a new ride for the now ex-wife. I have a pretty sweet '71 CJ5, but it's in Utah, slowly dry-rotting in a storage unit until I can get it out here. Say hello:

    IMG_0569.jpg

    Anyway, after much rumination, I came to the inevitable conclusion that a Tacoma was the perfect Adventure Facilitator (obviously). I took my time looking, and found a 2002 TRD Off Road with 55,000 miles on it. The thing is damn near brand new, and it's exactly the foundation I wanted to get me to the places I want to go.

    Here she is the day I bought her. Ain't she purdy?

    IMG_1736.jpg

    Which leads me to Mod #1: Yank the fucking nerfs and sell those shits on CL. I never have liked nerfs...

    For the next few months, she sat pretty much in that condition, while I started brainstorming which direction I wanted to go with her, and also assessed how it was all going to be financed. What I came up with was that I wanted to make this truck a capable expo rig first, and crawler second. This will likely never be a badass LT desert speedster, or a fucking awesome SAS rig. For now, she exists to get me to the mountains and the deserts. Maybe even out to the plains, who knows? Oh, and unless something goes horribly wrong, she'll never be my daily driver, either. Although, in a pinch, she should still be able to handle that just fine.

    So, being my usual OCD self, I started a spreadsheet with all of the stuff that I want to do with the truck, and then prioritized those things accordingly. Little did I know just how far down the rabbit hole I would go...

    I did manage to get my essentially stock proto-EAF rig up to the mountains a few times before it got too fucking cold. Check it out:






    Anyway, I want to use this thread to document how all of this goes, to brainstorm, and to get input from people that know a helluva lot more about this stuff than I do. So if any of y'all want to chime in, please do. I welcome any input, and we all know what a wealth of knowledge this place is. Tomorrow, I'll throw down with a list of mods that I've done, that I'm in the process of doing (or procrastinating on), and of course the list of things I have yet to do, but reeeeally want to do.

    Stay tuned, and thanks for reading. I promise there will be more pictures and fewer words the rest of the way.

    ETA 8/14/16: It was brought to my attention that there was a glaring lack of Iron Maiden in this build thread. Sadly, I somehow dropped the ball on that. My apologies to TW, Iron Maiden, America, my band mates, and my mother. Absolutely inexcusable. H/T to @Wolftaco0503 for bringing this offense to light.



    BASELINE - July 2015
    • 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Xtracab 4x4 SR5
    • 55,000 miles at purchase
    • Three previous owners. The guy I bought it from rarely drove it. The first two owners were cousins of his that were both in the military, and were both deployed quite often.
    • White exterior
    • Gray interior
    • Nearly stock except for
      • 2015 TRD wheels
      • BFG Rugged Terrain P265/70R16 tires
      • In-dash DVD
      • Lame ass nerf bars (removed immediately and sold for whiskey money)
      • Goofy trim on the dash applied by one of the previous owners. Ended up with a fucked up dash in some areas, but it's WAY better than that crap. Wish I had pictures of that abomination...
    So there ya go. Now it's time to get this party started!
     

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  2. Apr 17, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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  3. Apr 17, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    Nice truck :)
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    BUILD SEQUENCE & MOTIVATION

    Happening now or very soon
    1 - Basic Upgrades, Tools, and (maybe) Comms:
    Mostly tools at this point, then hopefully a HAM setup later. CB stuff is on the way for starters.

    2 - Mid-Travel Suspension, Wheels & 'Dirty Fives':
    COMPLETED. Uh, except for my liners and flares on my bedsides. But the front tubbing, sealing and liners are done, thank God.

    3 - Bumpers, Sliders and Skids:
    COMPLETED. Bumpers are good to go and the sliders are finally welded on. Skids are painted and mounted. Armor achieved.

    4 - Bed Rack and Roof Top Tent:
    COMPLETED. Well, except for the hundred or so little mods I want to do to the rack and tent. Whatever. I do have some things drawn up in Solidworks that I'd like to do to improve my current setup...


    Going to happen (i.e. paid for and on its way)

    5 - Crawler Box and HD Clutch:
    Last September, I was within spitting distance of getting up to Mosquito Pass near Leadville, Colorado. But as soon as I got up to the old London Mine and I started up that final stretch in my stocktastic Taco, I realized very quickly that if I was going to get to the top, I'd have to beat the fuck out of my pretty new truck to do it. Even in 4LO, with the E-locker engaged, I found myself either going faster than I felt comfortable going and banging the shit out of the truck, or riding the damn clutch to slow down my ascent. After about 100 yards of that, I decided that I liked having an intact vehicle to safely convey me back to Denver, my job, and my home, and so I reversed my way back down to the mine. Thankfully, there weren't any vehicles trying to come up while my dumb ass was beating a retreat back down... Backwards.

    TL;DR:

    Crawler box ->

    more sane crawl speeds both on ascents and descents ->

    IMG_3159.jpg


    Likely to happen (i.e. no budget, but doable)
    6 - Winch, and Recovery Gear:
    IN PROGRESS. Sucked it up and shelled out the dollars for a good winch and some basic recovery gear. Winch is not mounted yet, as I am trying to figure out where to remote mount my contactor. Hoping to have that done SOON.


    Could happen, but not for a while
    7 - Mild Performance Upgrades:
    This would be mostly stuff like headers and exhaust. Snorkel has been purchased, but I'm still pulling together stock air box parts.

    8 - Electrical Upgrades:
    Dual battery system, high output alternator, and electrical stuff for the RTT and future expo goodies, lights, etc.

    9 - OBA/CO2, OBHW, Solar, and other #EAF bling:
    Gotta get my ARB compressor mounted up, wired and plumbed. I also really dig the idea of a hot shower out in the boonies.


    Might as well ask for a unicorn as well
    10 - Supercharger:
    After loading up the truck with armor, and all the rest of my crap, it would be oh so sweet to get some power back; maybe even be able to bomb up the passes out here. I can dream, I suppose...

    11 - Solid Axle Swap or Long Travel:
    Since the extremes of the suspension spectrum for these trucks seem to have Long Travel on one end and SAS on the other, I see myself leaning toward long travel. I have a Jeep already, and if I'm buying badass axles, it'll be for that. But a well thought out LT/SUA setup that is geared toward load carrying would be pretty awesome too...

    12 - Expo Trailer:
    If this ever happens, it's gonna be a LOOOOOOONG way down the road from here.


    Anyway, there it is. Next up is the running list of mods! What's been done (not much yet), what is in progress, and what I'm still waiting on.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    RUNNING MOD LIST


    Completed Mods:

    SUSPENSION

    - All-Pro Off Road UCAs (July 2016)
    - King Extended Travel Coilovers (July 2016)
    - All-Pro Off Road Expo Leaf Springs (July 2016)
    - Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks, INTERIM (July 2016)
    - Polyurethane Shackle and Hanger Bushings (July 2016)


    WHEELS & TIRES

    - SCS F5 16x8 3.5BS Matte Gunmetal Wheels, 5x (June 2016)
    - Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx 315/75R16 Tires, 5x (June 2016)
    - BORA 1" Wheel Spacers, 2.5" total BS (August 2016)


    BRAKES

    - Callahan Rotors and 13WL Calipers, Tundra Brake Upgrade (May 2016)
    - Wheeler's Off Road Extended Front Brake Lines (May 2016)
    - All-Pro Off Road Extended Rear Brake Line (May 2016)
    - New Rotor and Pad Bed-In Procedure (May 2016)

    INTERIOR
    - WeatherTech DigitalFit Floor Mats (April 2016)
    - 2003 WRX Bucket seats (May 2016)

    EXTERIOR
    - Line-X Bedliner (August 2015)
    - All-Pro Off Road Pack Rack Bed Rack (July 2016)
    - All-Pro Off Road Gear Rack (October 2016)
    - Daystar 1" Body Lift (April 2017)

    ENGINE

    - Fumoto F-103N Engine Oil Drain Valve (October 2016)
    - Fumoto LC-10 Lever Clip For Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve (October 2016)
    - Redline Hood Struts (January 2017)

    DRIVETRAIN
    - URD Short Throw Shifter (October 2015)
    - ECGS 5.29 7.5" Clamshell Assembly w/ARB Locker (August 2016)
    - ECGS 5.29 8" 3rd Member Assembly (August 2016)


    ARMOR

    - Addicted Off Road Tube Front Bumper (April 2017)
    - Trail Gear Tube Rear Bumper (December 2016)
    - Adventure Off Road Weld-On Rock Sliders, courtesy of @3378jakesr5 (April 2017)
    - RAT Products IFS Skid Plate (November 2016)
    - RAT Products Transmission Skid Plate (November 2016)

    RECOVERY
    - Rhino 3"x30' Tow Strap 10,000lb Working Load, 30,000lb Breaking Strength (July 2017)
    - ARB 705LB 2-3/8"x30' Snatch Strap 17,500lb Breaking Strength (July 2017)
    - Hi-Lift 3"x15' Tow/Tree Strap 30,000lb Breaking Strength (July 2017)
    - Vault Axle Strap 10,000lb Breaking Strength (July 2017)
    - Driver Heavy Duty 20,000lb Snatch Block (July 2017)
    - RETECK 3/4" 9500lb D-Ring Shackles (July 2017)
    - Boulder Tools Heavy Duty Tire Repair Kit (July 2017)
    - ARB 220 Recovery Damper (July 2017)
    - Hi-Lift X-Treme 48" Jack, mounted on forward side of gear rack (October 2016)

    ELECTRICAL

    ...

    LIGHTS

    ...

    NAVIGATION

    - DeLorme InReach Explorer AG-008727-201 Two Way Satellite Communicator with Built in Navigation (November 2016)

    AUDIO

    - Pioneer MVH-X370BT In-Dash Digital Media Receiver (August 2015)

    CAR CAMPING/EXPO/OVERLAND/YADA YADA YADA

    - Tepui Gran Sabana Ruggedized Roof Top Tent (October 2016)
    - Indel B 45qt fridge (October 2016)
    - Partner 2-burner Camp Stove (October 2016)
    - Teton Sports Mammoth Queen Size 0° Sleeping Bag (September 2015)
    - Camco Olympian Wave 3 3000btu Catalytic Heater (September 2015)
    - Fan-Tastic 01100WH 12V Fan (September 2015)
    - 2x 3 gal Rotopax Fuel Containers, mounted on aft side of gear rack (February 2017)

    BUG OUT/ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE/SHTF

    ...


    In-Process Mods (work is being done, I swear!)
    - ComeUp Seal Gen2 9.5rs Winch 9500lb, 3/8"x100' Synthetic Line
    - LCA skids (prep, paint and install)



    On-Deck Mods (on its way or on a shelf in the garage)

    - Rear frame plating and boxing
    - BAMF Rear Shock Relocation Kit
    - King 2.5 10" Smoothie Rear Shocks, RR, Comp Adjusters
    - BAMF LCA Skids
    - BAMF Rear Diff Skid

    - Marlin Crawler TacoBox 4.70:1 Crawler Box
    - RADesigns Triple Stick Shifters
    - Crossmember/skid and mount for crawler box
    - Daystar Greaseable Polyurethane Main Eye Bolt and Bushing Set
    - Energy Suspension Hyperflex Master Urethane Bushing Kit
    - Odyssey 35-PC1400 Battery (2x)
    - Blue Sea Systems ML-ACR 7622 Automatic Charging Relay
    - Home Brew Spare Tire Hoist across bed rails
    - Breather Enclosure and Remote Breathers
    - Upgrade to Cam Straps on RTT


    Obsolete and/or Reversed Mods (plans change)

    - 4Crawler 2" Body Lift
    • installed May 2016
    • removed July 2016
    • Installed to reduce tubbing, removed to lower CG.
    - Bestop EZ Fold Tonneau Cover
    • installed August 2015
    • removed July 2016
    • Can't use it with a bed rack.
    - Napier Sportz 6' Bed Tent
    • bought August 2015
    • removed July 2016
    • Bought an RTT.
    - Air Bedz Compact Truck Tent Mattress
    • bought August 2015
    • removed July 2016
    • Bought an RTT.
    - Wheeler's Off Road Front Super Bump Stops
    • bought July 2016
    • removed August 2016
    • Didn't like the fact that they were so tall. Not much suspension travel before they made contact.
    - All-Pro Off Road E-Locker Motor Skid
    • bought April 2016
    • removed August 2016
    • Pulled it when I swapped my 3rd member. Being replaced by a BAMF rear diff skid.
    - Energy Suspension Hyperflex Urethane Body Mounts
    • bought May 2016
    • removed April 2017
    • Removed and replaced by Daystar 1" body lift.
    • Daystar BL had the lift built in to the body Mounts.
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    USEFUL LINKS

    SUSPENSION & STEERING
    1. Alignment Numbers (h/t Brett @BDN)
    2. Alignment Numbers (h/t Brett @Squeaky Penguin)
    3. LBJ, TRE, Rack Bushings (h/t Monte @Blackdawg)
    4. Tack Weld Mod (h/t Monte @Blackdawg)
    5. LBJ/Bolt/Nut (h/t Brett @Star-Lord)
    6. Rear Suspension Setup (h/t Jason @jberry813)
    7. Spindle Gussets (h/t @MonkeyProof)
    8. Spindle Gusset Metallurgy (h/t @drr)
    9. Supplemental Spindle Gusseting (h/t @glorifiedwelder)
    10. 4-link Info (h/t Ray @SilverGhost)
    11. Anti-Squat & Anti-Dive (h/t Ray @SilverGhost)
    12. Shock Tuning (h/t Jason @jberry813)
    13. Leaf Spring Shackle Geometry (h/t Jason @jberry813 and Brett @Squeaky Penguin)
    WHEELS & TIRES

    BRAKES

    INTERIOR

    1. Sound Deadener Materials (h/t @GHOST SHIP)
    EXTERIOR

    ENGINE

    1. LS Motor Swap Stuff (h/t Monte @Blackdawg)

    DRIVETRAIN

    ARMOR

    RECOVERY

    TOOLS

    1. Basic Tool Loadout (h/t Jake @3378jakesr5)
    2. Tool Storage (h/t Wes @BadBrains)
    3. Oh Shit Kit (h/t @Digiratus)

    ELECTRICAL

    1. 100W Renogy Solar Panel and Wanderer Controller (h/t Brandon @aero3685)
    2. 140A GM Alternator Upgrade (h/t Mike @cynicalrider and Monte @Blackdawg)

    LIGHTS

    1. Baja Designs 8" HID Driving Lights (h/t @Gramps)
    2. Clear Side Marker Lights (h/t @rngr)
    NAVIGATION

    AUDIO & COMMS

    1. APRS AND General HAM Info (h/t @Animus313)
    2. More APRS Info (h/t Monte @Blackdawg & Ben @m3bassman)
    3. Amateur Radio Repeater Directory (h/t Al @GPLarge)
    4. HAM Intro Stuff (h/t Brandon @aero3685)
    5. APRS Rig (h/t Jim @jim532)

    EXPO/OVERLAND

    1. Single Vehicle Wheeling (h/t Chase @Mxpatriot)
    2. Intro to Photography (h/t Monte @Blackdawg)
    3. OBA Air Tank
    4. Storage Case Supplier (h/t @Seabass)


    TORQUES

    Code:
    20 ft-lb body mount bolts
    27 ft-lb (24mm) trans and transfer case plugs
    29 ft-lb (H10) front diff filler plug
    36 ft-lb (24mm) rear diff filler plug
    36 ft-lb (24mm) rear diff drain plug
    40 ft-lb leaf spring main eye (poly bushings)
    40 ft-lb leaf spring shackle eye (poly bushings)
    40 ft-lb leaf spring shackle hanger (poly)
    48 ft-lb (H10) front diff drain plug
    53 ft-lb rear shock mounts
    59 ft-lb (14mm) lower ball joint mounting bolts
    59 ft-lb (19mm) rear bumper to frame
    80 ft-lb U-bolt nuts
    83 ft-lb lug nuts
    87 ft-lb UCA pivot bolt
    90 ft-lb UCA to spindle bolt (All-Pro UCA)
    100 ft-lb (19mm) lower coilover bolt
    101 ft-lb [90, nylock] front diff bolts, front
    174 ft-lb (36mm) hub nut

    QUANTITIES


    SERVICE INTERVALS


    NOTES


    BADASS BUILDS

    SOLID AXLE SWAP
    1. 2005 Bulletproof Taco: 1 Ton SAC (Mark @NwiTACO)
    2. 99’ Reg Cab 3-Link SAS, 1Ton Axles, Atlas (Osvaldo @1999RegCab)

    LONG TRAVEL
    1. jberry's Retarded Desert Penguin (Jason @jberry813)

    OVERLAND

    1. The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures (Nick @Crom)

    LOCAL TW FOLKS

    Tim @Adventurous (Westminster)
    Austin @alee891 (Westminster)
    Brett @BDN (FoCo)
    Ray @SilverGhost (Reunion)
    Tim @TMFF (Thornton)
    Jake @3378jakesr5 (Lakewood)
    Brett @Squeaky Penguin (Steamboat)


    WISH LIST


    SUSPENSION


    WHEELS & TIRES

    BRAKES

    INTERIOR

    EXTERIOR

    ENGINE

    DRIVETRAIN

    ARMOR

    RECOVERY

    ELECTRICAL

    LIGHTS

    NAVIGATION

    AUDIO

    EXPO/OVERLAND


    INTERESTING TRIP REPORTS
    1. Moab, April 2017 - Austin @alee891 and Ryan @Reh5108
     
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  7. Apr 30, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    How it sits today...


    May 2017

    IMG_3959.jpg



    November 2016

     
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  8. Jul 12, 2016 at 8:40 AM
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    All these stories of divorce on here lately get me bummed.

    BUT I'd be damned if I didn't say they result in some of the coolest builds on TW too. Good luck dude, looks like you have a ton of work ahead of you. Can't wait to see this beast get built. Also why 1 piece drive shaft? does the crawl box push it that far back that it's still relatively protected?
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    Thanks, man!

    Yeah, the divorce is what it is; I'm just trying to make the best of it. Seeing it happen to the guy on the Ask A Girl thread really bummed me out too. Hope he and his kids make it through.

    The one-piece is just an option at this point. I've heard that you risk more exposure to the shaft that way, so that might wave me off when the time comes. I want to ask the fellas in the crawl box thread what they're recommendations are, since I'm still a newb with a lot of this stuff.

    And I hear ya on the work left to do. I have a garage full of parts that need to get onto the truck ASAP. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, I'll have the lift and tires on there, and be able to get an idea of the slash and burn required on the tubbing. You know all about that!

    Thanks for stopping by.
     
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    Good deal let me know if you need any help!
     
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    Yeah I was reading that this morning too, such a bummer.

    Good luck on the tubbing. It's definitely better to do with two people, I can't imagine doing it solo. Since you gotta take out the coilover to properly tub, it would be a good time to do your suspension install too. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Jul 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    jubei [OP] Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    That's what I've heard about the fronts, and exactly what I was going to do for full lock/full stuff. My thought was to get the UCAs, coilovers, leaf springs and tires on so that I could dial in the preload/ride height up front. Then get it aligned so that I'm working off of the right geometry when I pull the coilovers and stuff the tires. Does that sound right? I understand that I'll likely have to hack some things up just to get it to the alignment shop too...

    How did you handle cycling the rear? I've heard of breaking down the leaf pack and only using the main leaf, but with a SOA setup, it seems like you'd end up with the axle further up by the thickness of the missing leaves... I'm probably missing something.

    Anyway, thanks for the input!
     
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    Your game plan for the front sounds like it "should" work. I did mine in 2 days by myself and with some family time mixed in.

    For the rear I just cut an inch out from the fender. Can't go to much more than that as the fuel door is in the way. Didn't have an issue on red cone last weekend.
     
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    The thing removing the coilovers does is that it removes any equation of lift anyway. And aftermarket UCA's will get you more caster which will push the wheels forward away from the firewall anyway. So if you tub for stock coils and uca's you will have more than enough space for clearance no matter what.

    And like @TimF said, people generally just trim the rear fender back an inch and call it a day. That's all I plan on doing as well.
     
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    @TimF did i just see you on 120th???? i had the tan tacoma with RTT
     
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    Yes sir that was me.


    Your truck looks bitchin! Reminds me of what mine was before the 315's, scratches and, dents.
     
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    Rad.... i see your in thornton too... im u
     

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