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Taco-2013s build. Good,bad and the ugly.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Taco-2013, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Jul 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    Taco-2013

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    After man hours of reading on TacomaWorld I decided to start my build with a suspension lift. I picked the Fox Ultimate Suspension kit from toytec.

    The good.
    -Complete kit
    -High quality
    -Truck rides lifted at 3 inches better then it did at factory height
    -Truck was aligned back to factory specs
    -Fox sent out the missing parts overnight for sat delivery to get my truck going.

    The bad.
    -Rear shocks shipped from fox with wrong lower bushing mounts
    -Instructions for my year and make were incorrect for rear shocks
    -Coil over is very hard to adjust on the truck

    The ugly.
    Mounting the rear shocks as shown on the internet and instructions caused the rear shock reservoirs to make contact with the rear axle. This caused the braided line to kink. As of right now it does not look like any damage was done. Part of this problem is my fault as I should have checked for clearance. I also removed the overload leaf which I believe may have given me the extra clearance I needed.

    The 2nd issue I had was with a fitting. While I was adjusting the height on the passenger side coil over the upper an fitting came loose. I lost a small amount of shock fluid before I quickly tightened the fitting back up. I was surprised this fitting even came loose. I have an email out to fox asking if anything needs to be done about this fluid lost.

    Some tech info.

    Started at 20 inch in the front and 21.5 ish in the rear
    After install 23 inch in the front and 24 inch in the rear

    It took 13 full turns on the front coil overs from out of box settings to get 3 inches of lift.

    Before lift
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    After lift
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    Installing rear setup. After having clearance issues with rear axle the shock was turned away from the axle and towards the tire.
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    Front setup. You can also see the before and after adjustment on the coilover.
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    Bad picture but best I can do on the current location of the rear shocks.
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    Front tire lift. 23 inchs from center hub
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    Rear tire lift. 24 inches from center hub. IMG_0841.jpg
    Any feedback about rear shock locations and front shock oil levels would be great. Thanks for looking.


    I added some foot area lighting. Wired them up to the dome light so they dim down when they shut off. Thanks for the write up tacomaworld.

    Used these led lights http://www.vleds.com/bulb-type/univ...minum-bar-light-striplight-3-chip-15-led.html

     
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  2. Jul 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Truck has a great stance.. what size tires are you running?
     
  3. Jul 27, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    Taco-2013

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    Thanks. Tires are 265 70 17
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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    Nice truck!
     
  5. Jul 28, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    Thanks !
     
  6. Sep 3, 2015 at 8:42 AM
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    Did you have any rubbing on the tires before lift? Tires look good stuffed in there!
     
  7. Sep 3, 2015 at 8:51 AM
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    Taco-2013

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    The front tires rubbed on the mud flaps turning in reverse all the time.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2015 at 9:56 AM
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    Other than that no issues huh?
     
  9. Sep 3, 2015 at 11:05 AM
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    Taco-2013

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    No other issues on or off road.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2015 at 4:34 PM
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    Do you have any pics of the rear? I am torn between these wheels and the TRD pros. I heard these stick out a TAD.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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    I will get some pics for you in the morning.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  13. Sep 5, 2015 at 11:41 AM
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    She(Tacoma)looks real good OP!
     
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  14. Sep 5, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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    Nice! looks like ill have to run spacers with which ever I decide. Too flush for my taste, appreciate the photos!
     
  15. Sep 5, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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    No problem.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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    magneticwhite88

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    265 or 285 for the KO2's? Im running 285/70/17 BFG KO2 and I had to trim some plastic, remove the fender flares as well as take the mud flaps off to avoid rubbing
     
  17. Sep 5, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    Taco-2013

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    I'm running 265 70 17. I didn't want to deal with all the mods involved to run 285s. I'm sure your 285s look really nice though.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM
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    Still looks bitchin on your setup! :yay:
     
  19. Sep 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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    Taco-2013

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    Thanks. Are you happy with the 285s?
     
  20. Sep 6, 2015 at 6:54 PM
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    Yes, so far I am loving them!
     

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