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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2021 at 9:33 AM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Have you ordered your CV boots?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:04 AM
    Sventastic

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    Not yet. I am pretty sure I will simply do the OEM boots in standard installation. I don't have too much lift in my truck, should be around 1.5-2" above stock, so thinking that is my best option.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    Shouldn't run into any boot angle issues with that kind of lift. Over 2" is where it starts to get questionable
     
  4. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    10-4

    If you were going to go upgraded, here are the boots I'd suggest.

    Inner = https://www.offroadsolutions.com/products/high-angle-inner-cv-boot/
    Outer = If you're CVs are pretty flat, I totally get sticking with the OEM though.
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    Sventastic

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    that is what I am hoping. Won't know final lift amount until I get all the parts and do the suspension swap. I will be curious to see where it lands.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    Give it a little time to settle afterward but you'll know pretty quick if the boots are rubbing at ride height, and if they are they will tear sooner than later. I went through so much headache with boots tearing until I finally gave in and just lowered the lift until they no longer rubbed anywhere. Diff drop was a waste of time, didn't do anything. I never tried the boot slide mod though, or those high angle axles that are out now.
     
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  7. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    IMG_3659.jpg

    Tire shop text me. New shoes are ready to be mounted today.

     
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  8. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:28 AM
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    I run the ORS red inners. With the boot slide mod. Have had absolutely no problems with them. In fact, we did a recovery run in some STUPID sticky mud, where the mud was stuck to, and in everything... did this to my CVs.



    I untwisted them, and they have still been fine ever since (two years ago)



    The All Pro outers have been good as well. The only reason I had to recently re-boot was my son was helping me with the front shocks and got a little aggressive... the lower shock bolt tore one of the outer boots.

    I would HIGHLY recommend the ORS red inner boots.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    That's good to know, the other ones I know about are the CVJ ones but I've heard those seem to tear easily. Might have to look at the ORS
     
  10. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    what lift height did you find to be low enough to not tear boots all the time?
     
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    I stopped keeping track of measuring it to be honest, just kept doing it bit by bit until it was clear. If I had to guess, I'm at a little under 2" of lift up front. 3" in the back.
     
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    I've done a mod or two
    https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/25TOY-PERCH.html
     
  13. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:53 AM
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    I am hoping the OME setup will settle down to a bit under two up front once it has had a bit of time on it. For the type of off-roading I do, I have plenty of lift, just need decent new suspension and OME was what was available. I expect I will start a bit higher than that and then settle down as the coil gets some use.

    I think I currently am sitting 1.5" up front, and that is honestly plenty for me. 2" would be fine as well. We shall see in a few weeks.
     
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    Right on! I measured them today and I came up with just shy of 3 inch. (my caliper is probably a bit off, didn't zero it) Just seemed to me that 3 inch wasn't right.

    But that's a pretty definitive answer. Thank you :thumbsup:

    Funny thing is, I was trying to order the RuffStuff Ideal 63 swap... so I was literally on that page, and couldn't find that answer.
     
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    Yeah i have been partial to the SDHQ inners but might give these a shot. @Uphillshunter how do those zip ties hold up? And when you say boot slide mod, you mean you ave a cut off inner boot end c clipped in there right?
     
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    I've used their perches a couple times now, they have these little tabs on the edge for grinding to fit, takes like 30 secs to get a perfect fit on the axle. Their ideal 63 swap is pretty good. You gonna french the front hanger or embrace the added height?
     
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    The zip ties actually held up better than I thought they would. They weren't ideal, but when I originally rebooted those CVs it was all I had to finish and get them remounted. They lasted over 2 years... with being twisted to shit in that mud.

    I cut them off when I rebooted a couple weeks ago, and they were still holding strong. But this time I had enough proper CV clamps that I used them instead.

    Yes I have a section of old CV boot clipped in there.
     
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    Not sure if I'll french them in or not. I probably will. Not necessarily because the height issue, but because I want to make it smoother to not catch rocks etc.

    But then again, if that catches a rock, I guess I have other problems (gas tank)... which leads me to the next item on the list... I've been eyeing the LROR gas tank skid. But Skid Row just bought a 1st Gen to dick with... I wish they would make a gas tank for our trucks. They told me it's on their list, but they haven't gotten around to it. I'd rather give them my money.
     
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    I was using some nice bolt/worm style clamps that made it easy to take it on and off vs the CV clamps but they are now contacting my coilovers and twisting the boot so I need to fix it.
     
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    I had the screw/worm clamps on my outer / outer boots and know exactly what you're talking about.
     

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