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Smashed my Taco Need help with a Performance Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vali, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Vali

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    Broke all the parts I hate on my Taco.
    Settled with some good money.
    Thinking about an All Pro Bumper, Fiberwerx Fenders, and an O.M.E. Lift.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Curios about fit on fiberglass.
    I live in New Mexico and drive off road a lot.
    Looking for GO. Not show.

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  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    holy crap, is the frame ok?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    All Pros are cool, I've always liked them, but they seem kinda spendy. There's a few vendors here that could probably stretch your dollar a lot farther.

    You shouldn't need glass fenders if you're just getting an OME lift. My impression those are just for long travel kits like Total Chaos. What size tires you going with?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Frame is fine.
    It was a pretty low speed crash.
    My mechanic actually offered to buy it so I think it's fine
    Thanks,
    Vali
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    I'm thinking of going with GENERAL Grabber LT285/75R16 126Q E10 SRL
    I know I won't need the fenders for the O.M.E. lift.
    But I may want the clearance later,
    Do you think the O.M.E. is a good high speed lift. I have more off road driving than on road, and I want to go FAST.
    Thanks,
    Vali
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    If you want to go fast off-road you'd probably want to skip the OME lift and go straight to long travel...do it right the first time.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    What would you suggest, I'm open to suggestions
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    How fast do you want to go? And over what kind of terrain?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    Yea I'm with you on that !
    What would you suggest.
    By the way Sweet 4-Runner, miss my 99.
    That's a great vehicle!
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    this is what i suggest... you drive more off road than on. thats a big reason for long travel right there.

    camburg long travel kit with some type of 8 inch coil over (king, fox, icon etc.)
    air bump stops.. (king, fox etc)

    in the rear a giant SUA kit(spring under axel) with a bed cage and 16inch bypasses. but thats really spendy.

    another great option for cheaper....

    camburg, totalchaos upper control arms (ucas)
    extended length coilovers (king fox icon etc)

    in the rear a ALL pro 2 inch leaf pack with some icon resi shocks.

    and if you want to add to the last one... air bumps are alwaysgood to soften bottoming out. not sure if you can do it on the front with stock LCAS (lower controll arms)
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I live in New Mexico
    A lot of really rough dirt roads.
    Just want to 60 or 70 and feel comfortable.
    It's a neccescity since everything is so spread out.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Cool thanks,
    I'm ordering parts today.
    Any thoughts on Fiberglass I was thinking of Fiberwerx, but I'm a little nervous about the fit.
    My mechanic says fits cam vary pretty wildly.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Fiberwerx sucks balls. Glassworks are your best bet.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    ^^ this. and if you are going long travel.... i would get the 6 inch flare. i regret it
     
  15. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    get an Elite plate bumper, way cooler then the Allpro one :cool:
     
  16. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    O.K. All pro Bumper on the way.
    Any thoughts on Hood and Fenders that's my next buy to get her back on the road.
    Thanks
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  17. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Looks like you have Fiberwerx, are you saying you would go with Glassworks moving forward?
     
  18. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    Thanks,
    Glassworks on the way
     
  19. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    Thanks for all the Help getting going guys.
    I'm Just starting out now so I'll be posting progress.
    Got some insurance money from a wreck, and I want to end up with a L.T.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Guys!
     
  20. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Thanks Eric!,
    Nice job on the Taco
    That's sweet ride!
    Got the glass on the way!
    My mechanic is gonna get it straight and then I'll do everything else.
    I'm a cameraman and use this truck to get to very remote places, so I need the bed for all my gear.
    Any way to get a L.T. without chopping into the bed.
    This is all new to me so sorry if this is a stupid question.
    Thanks again.
    Vali
     
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