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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 7:22 PM
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    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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    I'm using that smittybilt thing in my rear receiver
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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  11. May 19, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Lol no..haha
     
  12. May 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    What did you use to paint it?
     
  13. May 19, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    Dupilcolor bed liner. Used it on bed rack and both bumpers.
     
  14. 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...
     
  15. May 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Yea gonna have to repaint them no matter what.
     
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    Those welds look great Monte! Nice work!:thumbsup:
     
  17. May 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    Thanks man!

    Makes me feel better if I decide to swap a 2nd gen front end and engages cantilever kit. I think can trust my welds now p
     
  18. May 19, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    Monte your welds look excellent man. i dont lay beads that smooth and nothing has fallen off yet:D your fine!
     
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    I may hit you up for a rear bedcage or something. You or Ben I guess. I think you might be closer. I'm thinking the 37" tires plan is going to be a flop so maybe I can keep pushing for an LT rear:D
     
  20. May 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Haha! Thanks man! :cool:

    I need a tube bender. Then I'd be down. That would be a fun project no doubt.
     

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