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Taco4r (Silvia) 1st Gen Taco Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by boshak, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Jul 4, 2020 at 11:34 PM
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    boshak

    boshak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I always wanted to start a build thread and now that the world is shutdown and I have time, here goes!

    AKAs
    Silvia – She’s silver
    Taco4r – My IG handle. I also have a 5th Gen 4R as my daily driver

    Brand Spankin New in 2003:
    Ph1.jpg


    Current Phase:
    Big Bear June 2020 010.jpg


    Suspension:

    Front: Extended 700lb King Shocks. Total Chaos Upper Control Arm. mstudt non disco sway bar end links.
    Rear: OME Dakar Leaf Packs. Fox 2.0 Shocks. OME Greasable Shackles.
    Future: AAL or new leaf pack. Sagging with ~500 lbs in the bed.

    Brake lines: Wheeler's extended front and rear lines

    Brakes: Tundra big brake 13WL upgrade front caliper & rotor

    Regear: 4.56. Not necessary with my MT but my rear diff went out and was planning to tub and run 35's. I'm happy with my pizza cutters and will go back to stock 4.10 eventually.

    Wheel/Tire: BFG M/T 255/85R16. Procomp 7069. Got a steal on these wheels. 4WP was discontinuing and had display wheels for $25 each.

    CB: Uniden Pro520XL. Mounted in the ashtray location. Firestik currently mounted on bedside.

    Headunit: JVC 6.8" Double Din with Android Auto

    RTT: Area BFE Soft Shell

    Armor:
    - CBI Moab 1.0 Front Bumper
    - CBI Rock Sliders

    Recovery:
    - Hi-Lift Jack
    - Maxtrax
    - Warn Winch 87800 M8000 Synthetic
    - Bubba Rope
    - ARB kinetic
    - Noco Battery Jumper

    Future:
    - Upgrade leaf pack for more weight
    - Rago CB tailgate mount
    - Rago bed stiffeners
    - RCI Front, Transmission, and A-Arm Skids
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    boshak

    boshak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Suspension
    My OME882s and Bilstein 5100s had over 100k on them and it was time for an upgrade.

    Front parts comparison. All beef.
    IMG_20180408_213650.jpg
    IMG_20180414_075212.jpg

    Rear parts comparison.
    Forgot to compare my Wheeler’s and OME Dakar Leaf Pack.
    Rear Shocks.jpg

    Installed. That upper ball joint was a PITA to remove. If I can give any advice: Instead of trying to find a perfectly sized socket to punch it out, just cut it off!
    IMG_20180414_201205.jpg
    Rear.jpg

    Lift Before and After
    Clearly needs bigger tires! Tires and brakes are next. Stay tuned!
    IMG_20180126_121711.jpg
    IMG_20180603_155921.jpg
     
  3. Jul 5, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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    defythemall

    defythemall Well-Known Member

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    What’s the part number for those fox 2.0s, did they include multiple bushings for factory mounting?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    boshak

    boshak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The stock bushing retainers and nuts are compatible with the bushings on the shock.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    defythemall

    defythemall Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    boshak

    boshak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brakes: 13WL Tundra Big Brake Upgrade!
    With all that stock power, I somehow had to stop the truck. Jk... With bigger tires and fully loaded, brakes definitely needed a boost.

    Parts Comparison:
    IMG_20180413_211204.jpg
    IMG_20180413_211428.jpg

    Install:

    Tundra caliper requires cutting the dust shield. This is from the test fit.
    IMG_20180416_211151.jpg

    Ran into a snag with the extended brake line. They shipped to me with bad threads. Wheeler's quickly shipped me a new set. Not worth "trying to make it work" with brakelines.
    IMG_20180506_154319.jpg

    To finish the install, I had a friend help me bleed the brakes then spent some time on an open road bedding the brakes.

    Installed: Isn't she lovely?
    Installed.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:20 PM
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    Ccrowe323

    Ccrowe323 Well-Known Member

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    Oh man I wish I was old enough to have bought my truck new in 2001 with under 100miles on it and been able to take care of it like this, instead of fixing everything at the beginning. Nice truck man
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 9:06 PM
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    boshak

    boshak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate that man! Definitely grateful to be with the truck from the beginning and transform it. Although we all know to even own the mini Taco is becoming rare.
     

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