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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Welcome! Thank you.

    Thanks. It was a needle nose vice grip special. :D

    Thank you. The Tacoma has been great reliable vehicle. Good luck with your builds. Build threads are fun, I value the feedback from others. I've been saved a number of times from various misteps, and steered in the right direction based on my needs and wants. And reporting back my experience in turn helps others.

    :)
     
  2. Dec 22, 2016 at 5:29 PM
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    Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer Jimi Was Last Seen: Road Trippin’

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  3. Dec 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 Shameless Copy Cat

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    Are you guys talking about the 1/4" drivers side spacer to correct the "Taco Lean"?
     
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  4. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:04 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Yup. You need one?
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:20 PM
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    bski22

    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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    Was chatting with some guys from out west recently. All were fabricators and I was telling them about my mounting issues with front bumpers. Basically it all came down to the OEM factory front body mount bushings. I'll take a pic in the morning now that my bumper is off. Those things are squished AF. Driver side has 1/4 shim. Sits perfect now.
     
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  6. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    ecgreen

    ecgreen overeducated redneck

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    Love the build!
     
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  7. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    Naw. Got one. But wondering why you won't get the "lean" if you don't use yours.
     
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  8. Dec 22, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Bumpers mount to the frame horns. There are 6 bushings that isolate the cab from frame, four cab mounts, and two for core support (radiator). I've replaced them all with poly.

    I'm assuming your referring to the core support ones. My opinion is that the factory core support ones are too weak and small and should be replaced. It is not uncommon for them to tear, rip or outright collapse. They affect fender to bumper clearance which is probably what your issue is.

    My advice is get the energy suspension Universal kit very well worth the $25.

    Please see the links below for pictures and description.

    Energy Suspension performance polyurethane radiator support bushings, Aug 2015
    Energy Suspension Tacoma Body bushing kit, Aug. 2016
     
  9. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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    Wow dude spot on. Just schooled me
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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    Ordered. Install next week. Thanks heaps Crom!
     
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  11. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Thank you very much. :)

    Oh my truck leans... It used to real bad when truck wasn't carrying a load. In addition to the gas tank , starting battery, and other stuff that contributed to the standard taco lean, I had ARB twin compressor, auxiliary battery, fire extinguisher, water, etc. All on driver side. ARB fridge, and swing gate with tire on passenger side help balance it out some.

    I guess what it boils down to is function over form for me.

    Welcome.

    Your truck will thank you.
     
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  12. Dec 23, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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    HBMurphy

    HBMurphy Ban Pending

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    Outstanding!
     
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  13. Dec 23, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Thank you Sir!

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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  14. Dec 23, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    tetten Cynical Twat Waffle

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    Have you ever run across anyone that has taken the actual travel measurements on the Dakar's doing it the "right" way? I've googling around on and off for a couple days and searching on here and I can't find anyone that's actually done it and posted it. You'd think with all the people using them someone would have done it.
     
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    ecgreen overeducated redneck

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    Whats the "right" way?

    I'd be interested to know the average travel of dakars myself.
     
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    tetten Cynical Twat Waffle

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    As I understand to check "true" uptravel you have to disassemble the pack, reinstall just the top leaf and compress it. I could definitely be wrong on that as I have never done it before and haven't run across a written+photographic guide on how to do it.
     
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    I believe it establishes the upper limit of your leaf pack movement, so you don't bottom out and damage your shock. Once again, I am not certain of all of this, I have never seen someone write out and photograph the entire process.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    ecgreen

    ecgreen overeducated redneck

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    Wonder why they do this? Wouldn't you want to know the up travel with a fully assembled pack, since that is how its used? Sorry, dont know much about this topic.
     
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  19. Dec 23, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    tetten

    tetten Cynical Twat Waffle

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    I'm not completely certain, but taking measurements on a flat level surface (like in a garage) with a full leaf pack wouldn't account for real world scenarios like driving up a steep incline with the rear articulated, a great deal of weight would shift to the rear and compress the leafs more than on a level surface.
     
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    The right way to cycle leaf suspension is to use main spring only and a block of aluminum or wood under it equal to the height of missing leaves. The reason for this is the main spring governs what is possible. It's the best way to check for clearance issues.

    Also of value is to measure eye to eye with string and take vertical perpendicular measurement from center pin to string.

    No.

    I've never seen anyone do this on TW. It's a lot of work and it's my opinion that most people just want beefier leaf pack to carry loads, or support additional expo weight etc.
     
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