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The RAB Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by rab89, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Love your truck, do you have your billies at 2.5 in the front and the aal in the back?
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    haha I need a lot of practice before I make one for someone else!
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    yup, but they have sagged a lot, ordering ome 882's in a week or so.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    yep, just a light sand to rough up the chrome.


    and here are more pics from today, last night I spend 4 hours on the outside of the truck.
    wash claybar and polish!

    I went with the 50mm, seems people like it around here so why not.

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  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    your trucks got a nice stance
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    thanks guys, front end is getting some 882's friday :D
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    dang thats like the perfect stance. I wish I could get some wheel spacers or wider wheels and tires so mine stick out a lil like yours.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    I'm getting new wheels shortly, and going 285 75 17, I'll give you a screamin deal on the wheel spacers I have.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    subbed, im curious what the 882's are going to look like..
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Just curious, what size and brand wheel spacer do you have?
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    pm sent about 'em
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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    Here's the scoop. when I ordered the wheels, I hadn't done much research, but I knew I wanted my wheels to stick out a bit.I went to my mechanic and ordered these...

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    they have a 4'' backspacing, which would have been perfect.

    Apparently my mechanic is an idiot, and ordered these..
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    which have a 4.625 backspacing, so they were sitting 1/4 inch closer to the frame than STOCK.

    I didn't know any better so I figured I had to deal with it, I then bought a set of 1.5'' wheels spacers from trailgear to compensate.
    (FYI the trailgear spacers have been nothing but perfect to me.)

    so that puts me at a 3.125'' backspace right now.

    where I want to be is 4'' backspacing, so I plan on getting these like a lot of the 2nd gen guys have. they have a 4.5" backspacing, so I will be getting a .5'' wheel spacer/shim. difference being that the shim will be very small, so it wont have new studs to put the wheel on, It will just push the wheel out .5'' to give me the backspacing I want, using the original studs.
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  14. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    So you got the billies set at 2.5, and a 1.5" wheels aal in the rear, any problems? did you do the diff drop? I'm looking at the exact same setup for my double cab and I haven't settled on the right coils for the front.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    no problems! If i were you I'd get some ome's or eibach's and set the billies at 0. old stock coils are saggy!

    I'm waiting on 882's from my local dealer
     
  16. Oct 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Well the billies are ordered and shipped!
    What if i got new stock coils? I don't really want to lift the front anyways.

    Did you get the 1.5" wheelers single aal?

    Also, where are you buying locally?
     
  17. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    yes i did get the single AAL from wheelers.
    if your not looking for lift then just stick with the coils that are on there.

    There is a place called baja north in Kamloops. bajanorth,com i think.
    He has ome and eibach's, and could prob get bilstein too. and VERY good pricing for canadian stuff
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    Edit: Ordered some gear from Baja North, thanks for the heads up! No shipping cost, better item.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    LOVE your build man. Sick Taco. And congrats on living in Kamloops - get yourself a shred stick! (snowboard)

    Just a heads up on the .5" wheel spacer/shim. I recently tried using a .25" spacer/shim with my stock lugs on my 2003 Taco 4x4, and even then there wasn't enough thread for my lug nuts to grab onto. I imagine you might have more of a problem than I did with .5" spacers.

    Fortunately I called out the dealer for ordering rims that "didn't fit" and they ordered some wheel "adapters" (like Spidertrax) for free! So I get to mount my Pro Comp Rock Crawlers AND widen my stance a little. Decent!

    But enough about me, this is your thread.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Yes... Kelowna! I snowboard lots! :)

    lol nice, well thats good to know.

    I am here to update on my wheel situation.
    I got a Puppy the other day, so wheels are on hold, i decided to paint my wheels for now, and now that I have. I looove them!

    285's will be here when the snow starts to fly!

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