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TACOMALEX'S BUILD!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by tacomalex, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    tacomalex

    tacomalex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2011 Access Cab 4x4 with the 2.7 I4 - Here how she sits today:

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    Suspension:
    - Light Racing UCA's
    - Front OME 90000 Shocks
    - 884 Coils w/ Top Plate Spacer
    - Rear OME N182 Shocks
    - 2" ToyTec AAL
    - All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit

    Shoes:
    - TRD Sport Wheels
    - Nitto Trail Grappler 255/75R17
    - All-Pro 1.25 Wheel Spacers

    Armor:
    - 4xInnovation Sliders
    - All-Pro IFS Skid
    - All-Pro T-Case Shield
    More To Come

    Performance:
    Volant CAI w/ Ram Air
    LCE Headers

    Other Stuff:
    - Ext. SS Brake Lines (Rear)
    - Diff Breather Mod
    - WeatherTech Floor Liners
    - Mudflaps Removed
    - Coverking Seat Covers

    OME Install:

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    I rode on stock UCA's w/ no top plate spacers for a month. I wanted more lift and better steering so I went back in and got it where it is today:

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    All-Pro Front IFS Skid:

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    Relocated Rear Diff Breather:

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    1.25 All-Pro wheel spacers on stock tires:

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    Before Wheel Spacers:

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    (Sorry, best angle I had)

    All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit:

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    Stock bump stops on All-Pro U-Bolt Flip:

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    I replaced this:

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    With this:

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    Way beefier.

    LCE Headers:

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    Volant CAI w/Ram Air (Retired):

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    Lower idle RPM, cool sound, MAF calibrator coming soon.

    FOR SALE!

    I know my truck is nothing special, but I hope you enjoy! :D
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    weazle

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    I say debadged. And how do you like the air intake?
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    Debadged, tinted windows, 7 pin relocated, bed lights, 12 volt socket in bed of truck, on board air, auxiliary fuse box, grill craft, hella 500's, t-rex eyelids, pink budbuilt skids, icon remote resi coil over, camburg uca, alcan rear springs, ubolt flip, icon 2.5 remote rear resi shocks
    Holy cow did it take you a long time to put the lift on! Bet you were glad when you were done. I had some issues with the rear break lines too. Toyota has different line for left and right sides and most extended lines are both the same. Nothing a dremmel can't fix but it sucks trying to figure it out with brake fluid running down your arms! :D
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    my lines went in fine, also they both seemed the same (though I didn't really take a good look at them)

    and yeah man, I was up until 2 one night doing the rear. I started it about 4 o'clock thinking it would only take a few hours but it was a bitch!

    and I'm thinking the same thing, maybe just leaving the rear tacoma emblem. I want to use the toyota to put in the bottom right corner of my grill when I satoshi it
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    tacomalex

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    oh and about the intake. like I said the most I got out of it was the sound letting me know its there.. haha
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    tacomalex

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    I got my Light Racing UCA's from Metaltech 4x4 in the other day, group buy price was hard to beat, plus I wanted my steering to stiffen up a bit after the lift.

    Also after looking at my truck for the past month I've decided to put on the top plate spacers that came with my OME suspension lift to level it out a bit more.

    Oh, and of course I've gotta have some way to lure a buddy over to help me.. I figured a bottle of Maker's Mark would do the trick ;)

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    Wheels and tires are coming soon!
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Got the top plate spacers in no problem.

    I just loosened the lower control arm (I guess that's what it is called?) then took out the bolts that connected it to the steering knuckle. After that I took out the three bolts that hold the top of the coilover in, then slid in the top plate spacer and bolted it all back up.

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    btw the reason I painted it black is so it would look neat.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    diggin the bottle of makers.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    The LR UCA's are great. I got it aligned today and it drives great. I also just ordered 1.25" wheel spacers for the front and rear, and a U-bolt flip kit from All-Pro Offroad

    Can't wait to get them! The overall stance is gonna be perfect with the wheel spacers.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    TonkaToyTaco Hope you can run faster than 965 FPS

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    How much lift did it end up giving you?
     
  12. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    well at first I didn't use the spacers, up front I got right around 2 inches, in the rear just under 3. after I put in the spacers though I have about an inch of rake. pretty much level. I'll post a pic on a level surface.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    This is how she sits right now.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    In the next few days I will be:

    -greasing everything (ball joints, zerks, stuff I think could use some more grease)
    -installing wheel spacers, u-bolt flip kit
    -doing the diff breather mod

    and today I will be washing the puke that somehow got on the side of my truck?
    I was at a party last night and I now realized I shouldn't have taken the closest parking spot to the house..
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    I know its overrated, but black rims would look killer on this truck!
     
  16. Aug 17, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Oh I plan on it. I've been shopping around looking at different sets, but it will be a while till I can afford a new wheel and tire set up. It may end up being a Christmas present to myself!

    Personally I would love to have a set of the Matte Black Konig Countersteer Offroads.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    dude where r your tires/rims, cant wait to see it.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Saving money right now for tires. I got some TRD sport wheels I'm gonna paint black to put the tires on. Also coming soon is 4x Innovation Sliders and some skids so I can hit the trails hard!
     
  19. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    Instead of posting a new thread I figured someone might help me here..

    Where do I get a TacomaWorld.Com sticker? I would love to rep this site on my back window :) Someone help me out here!
     
  20. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Thanks! I love the look and the ride IMO is better than stock. I do plan on upgrading the rear with an all pro 3 leaf AAL, heard it makes the ride alot better in the back.

    If you ever plan on lifting yours I'd definitely recommend the OME lift and some LR UCA's. I can't wait for the new wheels, tires, and sliders. Wanna loan me 2000 bucks?
     
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