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TacoMitch93 slow goin' build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TacoMitch93, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Oct 10, 2014 at 2:00 AM
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    TacoMitch93

    TacoMitch93 [OP] Tasty Taco

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    As of 11/16/2015
    [​IMG]DSC_0396 by Mitch Parsons, on Flickr

    Interior:
    -LED dome and map lights
    -Small Actionbox for gear and tools

    Exterior
    -Custom Pinstripes and Aerodynamic dimpling
    -25W LED reverse lights
    -Stubby antenna
    -Satoshi (in the process)
    -Custom shortened (from DCLB to AC) sliders
    -285/75/16 Toyo Open Country MT's
    -Stock OR rims rattle canned gold
    -Hella horns

    Suspension
    -OME 885 coils
    -OME 90000 struts
    -LR UCA's
    -Dakar leaf packs
    -OME 60091 rear shocks
    -Extended brake lines
    -Sway bar delete
    -1.25 Spidertrax spacers

    Performance/Misc.
    -LCE Pro Performance clutch
    -LCE 2TR Street Header
    -Diff breather relocate
    -V6 aFe exhaust made to fit

    Recovery
    -Snatch strap
    -A couple shackles
    -48" Hi-Lift
    What else could you possibly need?


    Stock!

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    First came the lift....

    To fix, or to lift. That's the real question here.

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    BUT REALLY WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?!?

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    I went with an OME lift, it seemed like the best quality for a decent price. I didn't want to go with a spacer lift or anything like that.

    [​IMG]

    The ride quality went downhill.. but that's to be expected.

    Installation

    Installing it wasn't overly bad. I found it worse than most of the guys on here made it out to seem.. But half of you guys don't have to deal with salt! It took probably 8 hours over two days. The first day Everything was done except for the UCA's (they came separate from the other stuff so they're not in the picture). I didn't really enjoy bending part of the body to get the UCA bolt out.. and then when I tried to put it in the opposite there was a brakeline in the way! WHAT THE HELL TOYOTA. A couple taps from a hammer and a brass punch and the bolts were back in though!

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    The Clutch

    I went with an LCE Pro Performance clutch, after some peer pressure from a few of the Taco bros..:rolleyes:

    [​IMG]

    I don't really have any post worthy pictures of the installation, but what I can tell you is that it wasn't that bad. About 6 hours of work although I did it on a hoist with a transmission jack :D and I guess the 5speed is an easier R&R than the 6speed! Lucked out there :eek:

    Review of the clutch

    It made a world of difference when it comes to shifting. The clutch took a couple days to break in/for me to get used to it. but I absolutely love it now. It's nice and grabby (especially compared to the fucked up pressure plate I had in it before). If I had to replace it again I would use the same clutch for sure.

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    Rims and Tires!

    Sadly I don't have many pictures of the process, but I sandblasted them, primed then painted. Pretty straight forward really!

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    I went to my dads shop to have them mounted (I'm technically not allowed to use the machines :(), but it took my father, me and 3 prybars to get these S.O.B's onto the rim! Talk about a stiff ass sidewall.

    [​IMG]

    And they're on!!

    Stiff sidewall? In this picture I'm at 9-10 PSI and you can't tell I let any air out.. Kind of defeats the purpose of deflating if I'm not gaining any track.

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    Sliders!

    Where I'm Canadian I will forever be paying double for any truck parts after shipping and the friggen duty. So that just means I need to get my hands dirty from time to time and make due with what I can get!

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    They were cut off his frame so I needed to make new mounting feets and cut 12 inches out of them to make them fit!

    The process

    I wanted to keep the same basic shape since they had the kickout!

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    I staggered the cuts to prevent a weak point, and also sleeved the tube for extra strength at the weld.

    [​IMG]20150405_184505 by mitch_parsons, on Flickr

    Back together! Sleeved and welded!

    [​IMG]

    I cut one mounting leg out along with one of the braces, then had to weld a new brace in where the old one was.. the trouble? I didn't have access to a hole saw to cut the shape into the tube, it wasn't fun using a grinder to do it.. That's for sure! Luckily I only had to do two supports.

    [​IMG]20150409_222029 by mitch_parsons, on Flickr

    As for the feet, I wanted something that was a little stronger than straight up square pads. I decided on a house shaped deal that wraps around the frame and gusseted.

    First time I used a MIG welder in a log time! I'm impressed with myself!

    [​IMG]
    20150409_222035
    by mitch_parsons, on Flickr

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    20150409_222111
    by mitch_parsons, on Flickr

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    20150409_222048
    by mitch_parsons, on Flickr


    The Satoshi (well.. my attempt..)

    Worst experience of my life!!!!

    I suck with fiberglass.. I suck with body fill.. I SUCK AT PAINTING

    But in the end... It's nothing that a metric shit ton of sanding can't fix right?!?!

    [​IMG]2015-04-15_04-29-19 by mitch_parsons, on Flickr

    I'm still in the process of filling and prepping the inside. I accidently dropped the grille on the rocks in my driveway the other day and had to sand and repaint.. Just my luck! :( But keeps me occupied!
     
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  2. Oct 13, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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    Ltmcmuffin

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    She is mean !! Looks good!!
     
  3. Oct 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    TacoMitch93

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  4. Oct 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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  5. Oct 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    Awesome man! Looks like you've had some fun adventures so far! Cool stuff dude! Nice truck! Super white FTW!!!
     
  6. Nov 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    TacoMitch93

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    Thanks dude! I appreciate it! More to come I'm sure!
     
  7. Nov 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    Lot of nice pics man. You going out to do some wheeling in the snow?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Ooooooooh fuck ya bud!
     
  9. Nov 12, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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    TacoMitch93

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    Oh shit yeah!!!! we'll see how stuck I can get in the snow lmao
     
  10. Nov 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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  11. Nov 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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    TacoMitch93

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    ;)
     
  12. Nov 28, 2014 at 3:50 AM
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    Recently added a stubby antenna! Hopefully now it won't hit every tree known to man. Although if it does hit a tree, it'll probably break the mount. I thought it was a flexible one, I was mistaken!

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  13. Dec 22, 2014 at 11:53 PM
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    TacoMitch93

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    Picked up some new shoes for the Taco! 285/75/16 Toyo Open Country MT's

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  14. Dec 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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    AR15xAR10

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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    Safe to say you're not waiting for BFGs :eek:

    :thumbsup: bro
     
  15. Dec 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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    TacoMitch93

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    Nope... I got impatient.. These ones are cooler anyway ;)

    I gotta wait to put them on anyway though
     
  16. Jan 10, 2015 at 7:08 AM
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  17. Feb 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM
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    Recently put a new clutch in the truck, I got the one from LCE performance. I really like the way it grabs! I don't think the old clutch was fully disengaging, it shifts much smoother now. I'm quite impressed! It took about 6 hours in total to get the tranny out and back in spread over two days, an hour of that time was trying to make the funny ass transmission jack to work for me that wasn't completely sketchy.

    Here's a picture of the old pressure plate:
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    Looks like a couple of the fingers were bent out of place and the pressure plate didn't have all the force necessary to hold during the tremendous stresses put on it during acceleration with the 4banger.

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    The old clutch disk had LOTS of life left in it.. borderline brand new. I guess it all makes sense because 164km is a little early for a clutch to go.


    I also found out I need wheel bearings at while the tranny was all torn out. Awesome.

    [​IMG]

    I replaced both front, the drivers side had a lot more play in it than the passenger, but I did them both at the same time. I got my bearings from Partsource for 321 after taxes. I got my outer dust seals from Toyota, and they only had one o-ring (goes around the bearing inside the knuckle), so I took the one he gave me and went over to Strictly Hydraulics in Burnside and he matched it up pretty well perfect, the only difference was it didn't cost me 8 friggen dollars for an o-ring, it was free :eek:

    I need to replace my inner seal on both sides before I can drench them in mud again,
    [​IMG]

    And that's AFTER I wiped it out.. you can see the little loop-type-spring thing sitting there around the axle, the actual name for them escapes me at the moment.


    OH, and I need a new ABS sensor and maybe a connector if I cant find one somewhere in the garage (perks of having a Toyota tech for a father).

    [​IMG]


    That's pretty much all that's happened lately, shits getting expensive.
     
  18. Apr 13, 2015 at 3:17 AM
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    BUILD THREAD MAKEOVERRRRRRRR holla
     
  19. Apr 13, 2015 at 5:56 AM
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  20. Apr 13, 2015 at 5:57 AM
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    It's happening. Shits getting re done.
     

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