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TacomaChris's Build :-)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by TacomaChris, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. TacomaChris

    TacomaChris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nov/Dec 11 build pics
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    The day I brought her home:
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    I put the following on my truck (2 days of install time):
    - Camburg spindles w/swaybar provision
    - 5100's up front set at .85
    - All Pro expo leafs
    - 5125's in the rear w/loop to stem adapters
    - Extended brake lines both front and rear
    - Black 16x8 KMC Enduro wheels
    - General Grabber AT2 - 285/75/16

    I had never done this before so I took my time to make sure I didn't miss anything. I will say this - ideally you need 2 or more people for a project like this. Installing the expo springs by myself was a huge pain in the ass so I had to get creative and use storage boxes to hold one end of the spring up while installing the other end. Lot's of cussing and I think I pulled a groin muscle installing the rear end. Spindles took just a tad bit of grinding near the weld where the calipers fit on. Brake lines in the rear are a major pain unless you have Inspector Gadget arms and baby hands.

    Here she is after I brought her home from the wheel/tire install and the alignment:D
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    Things I still need to do:
    - Re-install Tacoma badges (painted them black)
    - Paint the rusty front hubs black (or may cut my center caps and shove them in, they are waaay too long)
    - Trim my antenna because I almost broke it off pulling into my garage:eek:
     
  2. ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Very nice job. What part of NC are you in?

    I say just paint the hubs black. Thats what I did and looks better IMO
     
  3. TacomaChris

    TacomaChris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man - I'm in Linden just north of Fayetteville
     
  4. TacomaChris

    TacomaChris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I looked at your build page and noticed you had the nfabs on and then took them off...did you not like them? I may need some steps because my wife and daughter can't get into my truck now LOL:D
     
  5. ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    ^ Yea I took them off and sold them to a member here. I got the 2" bar cab length on sale but I didn't like the way they looked.

    Its sad and funny watching my mom trying to get in my truck though, so I ordered a set of the black toyota running boards today. IMO they look the best besides a set of sliders but sliders cost more and I don't need them.
     
  6. TacomaChris

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    Please post pics when you get them on - I was thinking about about those or the nfabs
     
  7. ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    I think the N-Fab 3" tube looks good, but I like the look of the black toyota boards better. I will definately get some pics when I install them.
     
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    Throughhonor Well-Known Member

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    The stance of your truck looks exactly how i want mine to look, great job!
     
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    Warputer Dirt Road Inspector

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    Enough modifications to piss the wife off!!
    What a difference!
     
  10. TacomaChris

    TacomaChris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - I appreciate the comments!
     
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    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    I love your stance. I've always wanted to do the spindles mod but just haven't done it. Your truck makes me want to do it now. Looks great.
     
  12. 08PRELB

    08PRELB Don't Tread On Me

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    Nice looking truck man I want to get the expo's. I would like to see some more side shots of your stance.
     
  13. TacomaChris

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    Thanks man - yeah I'll get some photos up tomorrow so you can get a better idea of what the expos look like from the side
     
  14. 08PRELB

    08PRELB Don't Tread On Me

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    Right on man thanks. That would be awesome.
     
  15. TacomaChris

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    Bump for an update
     
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    Looks awesome!

    Quick question... So your sitting at almost 5 inches of lift yah? 4 inch spindle and .85 from 5100's?

    Thanks!
     
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    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    Looks real good man!
     
  18. TacomaChris

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    That is correct for the front...just 4 in the rear. Thanks
     
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    Sweet. Thanks!
     
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    Your truck looks damn good!

    Damn, I want spindles...
     
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