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Old 01-29-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default My slo 02 dc lt build

Well To start off I have always been into fast cars. But to be honest between all the days going to the track or late night illegal street races (Yes I know) I had more fun riding along with friends off road. So I decided to sell my 712hp 2003 SVT Cobra and started searching for a Tacoma. Here is my Cobra the Day I sold it.

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I knew I wanted a double cab for the room, but of course when I had cash I coundn't find one. So during my search for the right taco I bought a set of wheels and Nitto tires, along with a set of Rancho qiuck lift struts. I finally found the right truck, bought it, and threw on the lift and tires.

Although long travel trucks are few and far betwen here in New Mexico, there are pleanty of places to roam here. So against all of my crawling buddies wishes the build began. BTW your comments and suggestions are encouraged!!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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The first order of business was the front bumper. I ditched the stock bumper and with a cheap Harbor Freight bender I built this.


The bumper really got my creative juices flowing so I decided to build a tire gate. But after building it I realized that It wasn't fuctional and what was the poing of something if it wasnt functional? The idea was to build it where I could still get my quad in the back that is why the tire tilts back. Bad idea!

I realized it was stupid so I sold it on craigslist and moved on.
I started gathering parts that I could afford slowly and upgraded the front to Icon Coilovers and Uniball upper control arms. I was super happy with the ride quality but soon I knew it wasn's enough. i located some glass from a member on Dezert Rangers along with some 2.0 fox shox for the rear.


Sent the glass to get painted a couple months later


The paint doesnt match 100% but it is better than rolling around with white fenders.
About a month ago I ordered a LT kit from Camburg. Jeff and Scott were very helpfull and let me know the kit was on back order. Man That was the longest wait of my life! the kit showed up Thursday and I had my truck stripped and ready to go.

I was bored waiting for the UPS guy to show and got a little carried away with the rattle can haha.
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Finally after 6 hours of waiting the kit showed and my friend and I started hanging the arms


Four hours later we had the truck on the ground and ready to roll. I still need to mount the bumps but it already rides sooooooo much better! I installed a spacer in the rear for now until I can find a tundra rear axle.


I'm removing the TRD sticker by the way haha. I got them as a gift and the person was so happy to give them to me I thought I would at least try them out.

So now I am gathering parts for the rear. Here are my future plans:

1. TC 12" shackels with mounts
2. 3.0 x 16 FOX bypasses
3. Bed cage (Small and out of the way so I can still use the bed)
4. Deaver f67's or all-pro 50t (can't decide)
5. Box rear frame
6. Double tire carrier
7. lighting (going with led's. thinking 30" let on the roof and 20" on the bumper
8. Custom heim steering
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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I vote for 50ts

Nice build.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Hey man if you ever come up to Farmington or Aztec let me know. I'm in Durango, CO and I'd love to head down to New Mexico and have some fun.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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hell yeah. another dbl cab. looks good dude. definitely get the 50t pack
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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Hey man if you ever come up to Farmington or Aztec let me know. I'm in Durango, CO and I'd love to head down to New Mexico and have some fun.
Haha I go up to Durango like 10 times a year! That is the reason I kept 4x4 when I went long travel. I have never wheeled up there. I will let you know next time I head up that way and see if we can meet up.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:26 AM   #7
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Sweet looking truck
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Nice truck, what wheels are those?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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They are Eagle Alloy series 100. They no longer come with polished holes only all black. I am selling all 5 wheels by the way and I dont mind shipping, Just FYI haha
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Please make a tutorial with pics on how to mount rear shocks, and cycle the leaf pack for shock placement. Truck looks great by the way.
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Please make a tutorial with pics on how to mount rear shocks, and cycle the leaf pack for shock placement. Truck looks great by the way.
Kind of like this? lol
http://www.trailslesstraveled.com/viewarticle.php?id=37

and for reference
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/truck-talk/85240.htm
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/fab-shop/64624-4.htm

here is how i did mine
http://ttora.com/forum/showpost.php?...5&postcount=30
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Nice build man! Looks good.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Well the rear is going to have to wait a bit because I got caught up in some legal BS that is draining my funds. Seems like every time I get enough money to order my parts life finds a way to sick its fist up my ass lol. I am actually going to build my bed cage, and install some deaver stock replacements with custom 12" shackles over the frame and fox 14 smooth bodies for now. The allpro 50t and bypasses will have to wait. O I did score a tundra rear end last week in Phoenix.

Jon,
I was going to suggest you're build because you recorded every step. Btw, I am kind of stealing your og spare tire mount. Haha
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