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Zach's slow LT tacoma build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 04LTtacoma, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I am in the process of building my LT tacoma. It's a slow process but it's making progress slowly... I decided the best things to do is buy all the small accessories such as the TC gussets, TC urethane bushing kit, TC 1" diff drop spacer, etc.
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    The steering rack bushing kit is something I installed myself. Gosh, that was a pain in the butt to install!


    Then I got my fiberglass fenders from Glassworks. These are the 4.5" flare, 3" rise.
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    Soon after I got the fiber glass fenders put on I bought the Camburg LT kit and the Icon resi CO's.
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    I am installing the kit on the 5th of June. Wish me luck!
    Had also done a rear axle swap from the 8.4 to an 8.0 TRD rear axle with 4.10 gears.
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    More to come! Will post pic of the truck when I get the kit installed!

    06/05/10
    We did not finish the install sadly... Only finished one side. We had run into a few problems such as the passengers LCA sleeve was seized pretty bad. Probably spent a few hours trying to get the seized sleeve out from the LCA arm holes. Also the drivers side tie rod took awhile to punch out. Have to be replaced with a new tie rod. I had also bought new sleeves for the LCA since we had to cut the old ones to get the LCA off the truck. Will get the tacoma done by Monday or Tuesday. I get the right parts on Monday and my buddy is going to be busy as heck this next week.
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    This was the tie rod that was giving us some trouble. Good thing we got it loose!
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    This was the lower arms that was giving us trouble.
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    While my buddy was dismantling a few parts, I was putting the new UCA's together.
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    Had a shop press which was nice.
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    Finally got one side finished!
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  2. May 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Blue

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    Looks like it's gonna be awesome. Lookin forward to seeing pics
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    tacomakid89

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    Hell ya, cant wait to see the end.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Installing the kit tomorrow morning, wish me luck!
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    good luck ;)
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    cant wait to see it!!
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    mee too
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    Dang. Thats gonna be so awesome.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Look on the first page and you will see how much my friend and I accomplished. We are not quite done yet.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    So far so good! That's pretty much going to be my setup right there, except on a 2nd gen.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    Awsome man! looks really good.:thumbsup: Good luck with finishing it up.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Got the truck today.:) Still need to have the gussets welded to the spindles and the limit strap clevis welded. Probably get that stuff done this week or next week...
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    Poser lame pics I know. I will get better pics up soon!
     
  13. Jun 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    :eek: looks awesome!
     
  14. Jun 9, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    looks dam good .
     
  15. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Update: My tacoma is in the shop getting the limit straps welded on and TC gussets.


    What kind of setup should I go with for the rear? I have a few options.

    1. I could either go with a LT setup. I could go with 16" sway-away or king shocks through the bed with a small cage and spare tire setup in the rear.

    2. Or go with a simple mid travel setup like OME Dakar leaf spring kit, deavers spring kit or AAL with Icon resi shocks.


    I am wheeling the truck this July. My fam goes to Honeymon where there are thousands acres of sand dunes.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    I don't have experience with LT but I bet you will be sorry if you go mid travel out back but let some of the lt vets chime in.

    Awesome truck btw.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    How do your CV axles hold up to a LT kit?

    I have a 1996 Tacoma that I would absolutely love to do a LT kit on it. Did you upgrade and run Tundra CVs or what? I have a 1" Diff drop on my truck with a 3" coil spring spacer and at times it seems like I still have a pretty severe angle when I'm playing offroad. I got plenty to jump around on near me, but I also trail ride pretty hard with some friends, so I'd need something to hold up to a little slow crawling over little stuff. Were you able to keep your 4wd or no?


    AWESOME looking truck BTW, I love the way those LT kits look on the 1st gens.
     
  18. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    looks good but the pics are horrible.lol
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Im pretty sure he's 2wd from the start
     
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