1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

+SconnieHailer's Build & BS+

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by SconnieHailer, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 at 1:03 PM
    #181
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Supposed to compress to the same height as OEM. I don't know what that exact compressed height is though.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM
    #182
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    Yup, which is about 1.75 inches. My measurements accounted for bumpstop compression ;)

    Even if them compress farther then that I still have a quarter inch of safety...
     
  3. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM
    #183
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    I just did this tonight. Exact same tape measure placement and on the passenger side. I got 21.75 inches exactly. I am loaded down for my trip back to wisconsin tomorrow too. No idea how much weight but its definitely over 300 lbs.

    Also, first day with the extended 5100's. I can say its a more smushy ride if you want to call it that, not bouncy at all but definitely more cush than the kings offered... Easier to hit the bump stops now id imagine. not sure I like it yet lol, more body roll now too. On the street this is more comfortable but hit anything big and I have my doubts about the 5100 handling the beating...
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
  4. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM
    #184
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    That gives you a good inch on me either with the weight. Although those expos should hold weight a lot better than my OEM leafs. Mine bottoms out real quick on the big stuff, but I have timbren bumps, and a squishy leaf pack... My bumps only have about 4" before they hit the strike pads at ride height...
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:32 PM
    #185
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    yea, my bumps are setup about the same. I don't want the expos to neg arch at all so they keep their form for as long as they can. Also the pack is really thick which puts the plate closer to the bump anyways. I'm really glad I didnt go with the standard pack, that would have been super dumb!!!
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM
    #186
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    in this picture the shock to shock mount was 26 something. O and I also drilled and tapped the leaf pack clamp to hold the E-brake cable bracket :D It was like santa was coming to town all over riverton with those suckers jingling over every bump LOL!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM
    #187
    Torspd

    Torspd Tor-nication

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22958
    Messages:
    5,788
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tor
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    MMVI 4.4L 4x4 Access Cab
    Torspd Custom Turbo kit [] Borg Warner 9180EFR Turbo [] ProEFI Pro128 EMS [] TiAL Q BOV [] TiAL V44 Wastegate @ 15psi [] CP Pistons [] CP Carrillo Rods [] ARP Head studs [] ARP Main Studs [] ARP Header - Head Studs [] Ported Heads w/ 1mm oversized valves intake/exhaust [] Brian Crower Forged Stroker Crank [] Darton M.I.D. Sleeved Block [] Kelford Camshafts [] Torspd 170* T-stat mod [] APR Large Fuel Rail [] Aeromotive Stealth 340 LPH Fuel Pump [] FueLab FPR [] APR T56 Conversion Kit [] KP RACING Built T56 [] McLeod Racing Custom Twin Disk Clutch [] One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft [] MGW Shifter [] Custom lowering kit [] Ohlins Front Coilovers [] QA1rear shocks [] Custom Ron Davis Radiator [] Dual SPAL Electric Fans []
    Ahhh....the "If this then that" of modding. Lol.

    All this talk of leaf packs is making me want to upgrade mine too. But for some reason I have a tad less travel than you guys.... :confused:

    So when is the SAS coming? :D
     
  8. Jun 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM
    #188
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Have you trimmed down your u-bolts since that pic or do they not hit the frame at full bump?
     
  9. Jun 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    #189
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    Haha sass yeah right.... when is independent rearr for you lol!

    Yeah I trim them down just above flush :) the sawzall got through them but it was tough metal :eek:
     
  10. Jun 26, 2013 at 5:34 AM
    #190
    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda Go Pro Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Member:
    #54800
    Messages:
    1,821
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Garrett
    Red Stick
    Vehicle:
    06 DCLB
    Sdidertraxx, ARB deluxe winch bumper, Warn M8000, Westin Tailight guards, 5100's, OME 886's, OME N182's, 2" block, 1.5" aal, Pioneer 4300dvd, stickers out the butt, misc crap
    awesome build, the expo's are what led me here. i dont have a plate bumper or anything in the back like you do, but i do have a long bed, how much lift would you guess I'd get, 3.5"?
     
  11. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM
    #191
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    Thanks Garrett! I've got just a bit under 2k miles on the expos and love them so far!

    you'll get probably a bit over 3". I'm not sure what stock is exactly for a longbed. Measure your rear shock to shock mount like the picture above that brady took. Jack the back of your truck up until your shock mount to mount measurement is about 22" as shown above, thats probably about the lift you'll get.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2013 at 4:08 PM
    #192
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    My last name is Mayer so this picture had to be taken... I'm still on the road, currently in Duluth, MN Woot!


    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM
    #193
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    50,559
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    96.5 FrankenTaco & 03 Stock dbl cab
    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    Ha!! Awesome.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2013 at 8:27 AM
    #194
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    The weenermobile was smaller than I thought it would be :( lol

    Back home last night... drove over cloud peak from buffalo to tensleep since it's way more exciting than the casper route! Truck pulled the full uhaul 5'x8' like a boss over the pass! Lots of sections of 4th gear WOT pulls for miles going up to the top and didn't even crack 200* engine temp with mid 80 ambient temps. Got about 14mpg doing 70 pulling the trailer too. 12mpg going 80... No I didnt eat at TacoTime, parked there for the food accross the street... Also that is how the trailer sat with a 6.25" drop hitch off the cbi bumper with expo leafs.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2013
  15. Jul 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM
    #195
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Hey look, Boise, ID:cheers:

    Were you running the A/C while towing? The A/C alone can bring my engine temp up to/over 200* pretty easily.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2013 at 11:43 AM
    #196
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    Haha yup, thought youd like that trailer mural :)

    In the mtns didnt need ac, but on the SD flats going 80 with ac on it would hit 200 on some bigger inclines
     
  17. Jul 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM
    #197
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    I see. I will have to watch mine on the freeway without the A/C on in the hot weather to see what it does I guess. When going slow (like less than 10 mph) with the A/C on mine can hit 205* about peak. Wonder if my auto tranny helps with that though. Just noticed you are a manual.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2013 at 1:57 PM
    #198
    SconnieHailer

    SconnieHailer [OP] PutterClutch

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Member:
    #85590
    Messages:
    7,071
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Lander, Wyoming
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road Double Cab V6 6Speed
    hmm, are you getting your temps through a scanguage or something like the ultraguage? I use a scanguage. Again so many factors at play here... My grill is so wide open too with the GC mesh so tons of air get at the rad. Peak I saw while towing yesterday was 202* Not sure if the trans plays much of a role in engine temps either :notsure:
     
  19. Jul 9, 2013 at 2:06 PM
    #199
    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Member:
    #66419
    Messages:
    36,526
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Well a 3*-4* difference in peak is pretty small really. I get it through an Ultraguage. I'm also still running the factory grill.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM
    #200
    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56826
    Messages:
    4,815
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB 4WD / 2013 Ninja 300
    So you said you just used two front SuperBump kits instead of front/rear? Did you only put these on after your Expo's?

    Just trying to figure out if I should do what you did and put an extra front set in the rear bolted to the frame. How did you bolt it there by the way?

    I think the U-Bolts may be too long for my current leaf pack although, which means the bump wouldn't even contact the plate and the bolts would hit the frame instead.

    Matt
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
To Top