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Old 07-25-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default '04 Taco Pre-Runner - Rear Suspension Build

Thought we'd post up our fairly recent build of a customer's '04 Taco here on TTORA. The customer already had a long travel suspension kit mounted up front and wanted to match it up with a long travel system for the rear. Here are some pics of the fabrication of a custom bed cage, spring under deaver kit and rear RuffStuff Specialties axle. We wanted the customer to have a lot of bed space when complete without sacrificing performance.

Right now we are doing the same thing to a 2009 Taco Double Cab as well. These projects allowed us to generate some inner frame plates to box the back frame rails in for extra cab tacos 95.5 to '04 and DC tacos '05 to present. We will post those in the vendor's forum soon with pricing.










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Old 07-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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There is a pretty nice video of this thing jumping through some whoops on our facebook page in some older posts...check it out!

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One thing that made this build a little difficult was design. The owner wanted the bedcage removeable and to eventually have a interior cab cage tied into the bed cage while still making it removeable. Layout was a little tricky but it's surprisingly easy to remove and install. Total travel with traps and bumps ended up around 17".

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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so are we! We often want to keep our customer's rigs after completing the build.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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Looks like you do great work.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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thanks! we try!
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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The rear frame plate with bump can insert will be available for sale soon...stay tuned!
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:36 PM   #8
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How wide is the new rear axle on the White 1st Gen?
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Good question...have to go back and look at the notes on the build. Maybe 64" WMS-WMS, but need to verify.
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Good question...have to go back and look at the notes on the build. Maybe 64" WMS-WMS, but need to verify.
Just cause I know its near impossible to put the shocks outside the frame rails on a 1st Gen without using a wider axle.
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Oh yeah...it was definitely wider than the 60" stock width. We tried to match it up with the width up front with the Total Chaos long travel kit under it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #12
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Do you by chance remember what leaf pack this is, and stroke length on the shocks. Kinda want to do something simular, with a tundra axle that I already have.
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Hard to remember. Deaver leaf pack. I think the shocks were 14".
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Just started another long travel rear-end build. ‎2011 Tacoma on the chopping block this time! 9in ARB center, Camburg housing, 3" fox 3tube bypasses, and low pro bed cage using a tower style shock mount with built in bump stops!! Here are some initial pics...





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Old 02-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #15
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Are you using the DMZ SUA setup?!

How much wider is this axle? As I remember Marnes needed to have his frame notched a lot to get the 3.0's to fit
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I think this is our 6th build doing this kind of setup. We make em fit . Spring setup is DMZ as you indicated.
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I think this is our 6th build doing this kind of setup. We make em fit . Spring setup is DMZ as you indicated.
I'm sure you have it figured out

Make sure to post more pics of the progress! Really liking that Camburg Housing!
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Here are a few more pics at the '05 rear LT we are doing. Should have shock mounts in by next week...



Shot of our new weld/on or bolt/on bump stop mounting system.

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Really like the bracing you added to the shackle buckets, something alot of people seem to over look!
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She's all done....turned out really clean!



These shock towers are bolt on or weld on. This will be a product for sale on the website soon.




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Some more pics of the final product...
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There is a pretty nice video of this thing jumping through some whoops on our facebook page in some older posts...check it out!

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One thing that made this build a little difficult was design. The owner wanted the bedcage removeable and to eventually have a interior cab cage tied into the bed cage while still making it removeable. Layout was a little tricky but it's surprisingly easy to remove and install. Total travel with traps and bumps ended up around 17".

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I really like this build. Considering doing something like this to my 2005 DCSB pre runner. How does this cage handle in comparison to others? I primarily wanna try and have a cage while having bed space for a couple motorcycles.
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Sorry i totally quoted the wrong post. Meant to quote the 2nd Gen cage.

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