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Discussion in 'Southern California' started by SlipperyTaco, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Apr 8, 2019 at 8:14 AM
    oni06

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    I assume you are running a drop bracket lift?

    Not aware of any skids that will work with those. Then again I have also never looked.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    6" Procomp lift on 35's
    No. It's a full suspension lift from procomp
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Are you 2wd or 4x4? To my knowledge there's no way to lift a 4x4 Tacoma 6" other than a drop bracket lift, or unless you stack lifts which would be unwise. Got a link to the kit? Or some pics of the truck, be cool to see it anyhow. Welcome to the thread
     
  4. Apr 8, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Thanks again for the welcome. The lift is similar to this one here (https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/pro-c...ogle_1749763888_65275301221__pla-668540567649)

    I bought it over 10 years ago so I'm sure they've upgraded their line since then. It's a 4x4. You can see pics of what I've done recently on my profile page. I have to be careful with $$ now as I was just let go from my job April Fool's day... of all days lol.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:15 AM
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  6. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Yup that's a drop bracket lift, it allows you to lift the front end 6" without compromising the angles and reliability of the IFS, especially the 4wd system. Otherwise a 6" lift would put major strain on the CVs, anything above a 3" suspension lift will greatly compromise the CVs. So if you want a 6" lift on an IFS 4x4 then drop bracket is the way to go.

    I don't know what kind of skid plates they run but I'm sure there are some out there that work with them, maybe give ProComp a call and see what they say
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    @oni06 did you ever get your ext rear brake lines installed? Whenever your place is ready we should christen it with a mod day and put those on once and for all lol
     
  8. Apr 8, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Nope they are packed away in a box somewhere waiting for the new house to be finished.

    The place is livable now though.
    • Running hot and cold water.
    • Working Kitchen
    • Working shower
    • Working toilet.
    • Working heating/cooling system.
    • Working laundry facilites
    Whats not done:
    • Some painting
    • Door handles
    • Vanity counters, sinks, faucets
    • Garage door opener
    • Glass door / walls for master shower (going in this week)
    Here is the working hall bath/shower

    IMG_20190406_180246.jpg
     
  9. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Hey guys just checking in, its been awhile. I hope everyone is doing well :D. I finished my 4x4 swap!! Finally....lol
     
  10. Apr 9, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    Nice job on the shower! Did you do all of this? I may want to tackle something like this in the near future.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    No I don't have the time or skill to do this work.
    I did a lot of the design decisions on this remodel though.

    When my wife and I remolded our old condo (before kids) we both were heavily involved in the design process. But she kind of just left it to me this time to make the decisions.
     
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  12. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Hey whats up guys im new to the whole tw wanted to tag along any new events coming up
     
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  13. Apr 18, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    A whole lotta parts that are not on the truck.
    Well dead thread brethren, dropped off the truck for 4.56 regear and ARB air lockers front and rear. I swear I’m about done after this. My wallet hates me.:anonymous:
     
  14. Apr 19, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    Nice. Where are you getting it done? Mind if I ask how much it cost? I eventually want to put a locker on mine.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    I bet. A shop probably charges a ridiculous amount for that. Gotta self perform
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    Remodely a house in SoCal and it will hate you even more :D
     
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  17. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    This could totally be taken out of context :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  18. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    @oni06 surely you can relate to the wallet pain felt by the gas price hike these past month....fucking ouch. Paid $4.60 for premium yesterday, kill me.
     
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  19. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    Costco was still under $4 by like 5 cents last time i filled up.
     
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  20. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Yeah I'm starting to notice they're probably cheapest, even Arco near me (usually the cheapest Top Tier) is at $4.25 right now for 91. Unfortunately we only have one Costco near Monrovia but I might have to start making it a habit of waiting in that damn line.

    I can make a tank last a week if I'm just cruising around town, weekends going to trails I'll go through a tank or more in a day.

    Anyway, I did whatever you want to call this mod last night...pulled off the flares and plugged the rectangular holes with round plastic screws

    20190418_192323~2.jpg


    My flares looked like shit from the poor job I did of cutting them, so I just took them off. Need to put my fender liners back in though, it's crazy how much dirt and crap gets into your door jambs with them off.
     
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