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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    I honestly have no idea what I'm looking at :notsure:

    But I'll stay and find out how it ends.
     
  2. May 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    I went to Cherry bomb and didn't realize how much low end I lost. THe magnaflow was a big improvement. Low end is back where it was. For fuel economy, I have done a lot of other stuff to my truck and can't say exactly what's made mine drop. I do believe it is an improvement over the cherry bomb though. Although that might because I drove like a race car with that loud ass thing.
     
  3. May 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Fixing the elite I'm guessing
     
  4. May 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Agreed

    Nah not really. Not that bad with magnaflow. Flowmaster yes


    Yep. And beefing it up.
     
  5. May 18, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Well yeah... I'm not that knobtacular.

    I just don't see what I'm supposed to be looking at in the pics
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    The part that is bent is the part the bolts to the front of my frame for the bumper. It bent when I did some big winching since the side bolts slipped under the pressure.
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    :confused:

    I've read you claiming that many times.

    And then even saw a chart that magnaflow uses to show gains... but it's in the 4000-5000 rpm range. And when asked, "why are they showing that range?" The answer was, "because if they showed you the low end, no one would buy them"

    Hypothetically, if I were to buy an 18" would I need to get mostly new piping for my exhaust? Mine is still stock, 15 years old, and I would assume kind of corroded.
     
  8. May 18, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    Wow. All I can say is WOW. :eek:

    It looks to me like the whole center section really should be made out of 1/4". You were not doing anything out of order. It should not have bent like that. WOW.
     
  9. May 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Yea it might not be a bad idea for him to make that piece out if 1/4" now..but hey. Not my call. If there weren't gussets to the front skid I'd put 1/4" all behind it. But it's impossible.

    But I'm actually amazed that that is the only part that is bent. Literally everything else is straight. Other then one spot on the sorta bottom of it from when I hit the rock and a another when I hit the ledge on TOTW.

    This should fix it though I think.
     
  10. May 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Hey speaking of slipping, bending bolts, etc... can I thread jack for a second?

    I'm going to buy a d-ring recovery thingamagiggy for my hitch receiver and read a thread here about what pins to use. Dudes were throwing out all sort of force threshold numbers and weight ratings, etc and said to only get a 5/8ths (?) pin or else using it for recovery is useless. Here's the thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/of...ar-tow-hook-does-not-require-tow-hitch-2.html

    I have a class III 2" receiver... essentially what I'm asking is, "what the hell should I get?"

    I'm just going to use it for recovery.

    FWIW I was looking at this d-ring shackle: http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-29312B-Receiver-Shackle-Receivers/dp/B001CF1A7O
     
  11. May 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Honestly just a 5/8ths will do for recover I'd think. I'd carry an extra for the hell of it. But usually you won't be getting super tugged with it. Your rig is light it won't take much to get it unstuck or moved.
     
  12. May 18, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks Monte

    Yeah, I figured I'd throw a spare one or two in the recovery kit.

    And after reading some reviews on that Smittybilt I might look for another shackle
     
  13. May 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    I'm using that smittybilt thing in my rear receiver
     
  14. May 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    I've been using a standard hitch pin on my truck and its pulled out several trucks and never had an issue.
     
  15. May 18, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Yea make CERTAIN the shackle is US made. Up on the north slope in AK where my dad works all Chinese shackles are banned. They break a lot.
     
  16. May 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Welded up my bumper today. I'm getting better. Feeling more confident for when I have to weld in my cantilever kit from Engage or frame plates.

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    Cleaned for paint

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    Painted! Now just gotta wait

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  17. May 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Lol no..haha
     
  18. May 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    What did you use to paint it?
     
  19. May 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    Dupilcolor bed liner. Used it on bed rack and both bumpers.
     
  20. May 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Hmm, cool. I'm debating whether to use bedliner or satin black paint. I hear good and bad about both...
     
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