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Wantin to turn 2001 reg cab into a "rock ready rock crawler"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 01GREENTACO, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    Like the title says, I want to make my 2001 regular cab into a rock worthy/rock ready trail rig. I still want to be able to use it as a DD but want all the "ins and outs" that go along with being rock worthy. Here is a list of what I think I need to install:

    1. Locker in the rear
    2. New tires (recommendations?)
    3. Winch (lookin at Smittybilt)
    4. Skids everywhere
    5. OBA
    6. High clearance rear bumper
    7. New front bumper (ARB or TJM)
    8. Sliders
    9. Maybe 4" lift from skyjacker or tough country (taking off 3" body of course)
    10. WHAT ELSE!!!!!!???

    An suggestions on what else I may need?
     
  2. jolayiv

    jolayiv Carolina Alliance

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    Locker for the front
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Bob the bed, and get some protection for the drive shaft.
     
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    jolayiv Carolina Alliance

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    Oh and a cage! Gotta protect your ass
     
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    cut off your front suspension

    weld in solid front axle

    trim fenders to fit 36"+ tires

    lock front and rear diffs

    armor the shit out of your truck

    then you can get really fancy and drop in a crawl box and twin sticks
     
  6. Toy4Life

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    Wrap it all up with a fancy cage
     
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    that would be included in armoring the shit out of the truck ;)
     
  8. Toy4Life

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    Guess I shoulda looked above.:rolleyes::eek:
     
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    in all actuality...to have a "streetable" rig dont armor the shit out of it
     
  10. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    All great ideas guys, but it still needs to be my DD and I am not going to wheel it on any EXTREME courses. I live in West Tennessee and let me tell you there aren't any Rocky's nearby. I am wanting to get away from muddin and go with something that requires a bit more skill. I'm not wanting to do a whole over haul on the truck, just entry level stuff.
     
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    Portal axles.
     
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    A good REBUILDABLE set of adjustable coilovers, budbuilt skids, some sliders, and a sawzall
     
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    You originally said "Rock ready Rock crawler".......
     
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    Some good quality skids, sliders, lockers
     
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    if you want to make the rear more flexy...look into setting up the truck with 63" chevy springs...
     
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    i dont suggest locking the front on IFS unless you either A)know what youre doing or b)just really love changing cv axles on the trail
     
  17. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    Sorry for confusion. Weekend wheeler. going to college next year so not much time to wheel it at Auburn!
     
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    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    Any more ideas out there fellas?
     
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    uhh...everything? lol
    im assuming that the truck is 4x4 ?? It almost looks like a 5 lug truck in your signature...
     
  20. 01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    It's a six lug 4x4.
     
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