Finally an update..
UPS finally came through wednesday before last with my parts from trailgear.
The following day my wheels (courtesy of spacecwboy) came in and I immediately mounted them up. Might I add how hard it is to mount tires on aluminum wheels with steel tools. And before anyone says anything about me using stock 16x7 wheels with 13.50 tires, I have the reasoning. One, for some reason I love toyota factory wheels, I never was satisfied with the black wagon wheels I had on the taco, and even if I had beadlocked them I still don't think I would have loved them. Two, even though the 16's don't have the safety beadlock I will be running stauns in the future so I should not have any problems with blowing beads inner or outer. You can note how later on, sitting with the weight of the frame on them they still don't have much of a contact patch with the concrete but keep in mind they only have 500 lbs on them right now, they have 15lbs of pressure compared to 5-7lbs, and that when i'm finished they should be holding up 3000lbs or better.
And here's the axle mocked into place. I mounted the front hanger 1/4" forward of the stock crossmember using the 44044's with the 3 upper leaves left in the pack. The only place I F'd up was I went ahead and welded the front hanger complete.
Not a bad approach angle.
Got everything bolted up enough where I could roll it around. Havent inboarded the springs yet either, but I believe it will be a must. The only thing striking my curiosity at this time is how close the rear tires are to the frame. I believe they may rub a bit so I may have to use a little spacer on the rear or something. I like the way it sits right now and don't believe I'll change it much.
Here's the only issue I have right now. Like I stated earlier, I F'd up and welded the front hanger solid, and with the weight of the frame I have a 90* shackle angle. Even with the weight of me and the motor on top of the frame it's about an 80* or so. I went by tg's instructions stating, if you use a 4" lift spring or more then mount the hanger 1/4" forward or so, now it seems flush or even a 1/4" back from the stock crossmember might get me around the 50* range.
Lock to lock isn't too bad.
Ride height right now at the stock trans/tcase crossmember. I'm expecting in between 25-26" with the hanger relocation and the total weight of the rig.