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Old 07-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Basket is good for 300 lbs... custom made and installed by local off-road racing shop that builds short course off-road Pro-4 trucks...

Rear shocks are Fox 2.0 with resivoir's 14 inch stroke...

You can see how they are mounted in the bottom pic. Factory mounts cut off and custom hoops welded using factory lower mounts. On drivers side the shocks were moved in front of the axle like the passenger side for clearance...

Custom bump stops also installed, pics later for all of those...

Like a desert truck (though this is an expedition style) focus was droop and not up travel for the rear...

She rides sweet and for those who still comment on my rear custom Deavers that have a slight de-arch, guess what, still solid and still working as delivered over a year ago!
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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I am interested in a pic of your upper shock mounts. I have installed shackle flip kit and would like to compliment it with relocation of my upper rear shock mounts without going through bed if possible.
Thanks, Cam-shaft.
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all i see are 2 pics in first post of the exterior of truck
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all i see are 2 pics in first post of the exterior of truck
look in the rear wheel well. u can see the shocks
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I am interested in a pic of your upper shock mounts. I have installed shackle flip kit and would like to compliment it with relocation of my upper rear shock mounts without going through bed if possible.
Thanks, Cam-shaft.
This is how we did it. Pic is of drivers side. Passenger side is the same:

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Well at least you finally have bump stops. Too bad they're not tall enough to limit negative arch.
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that's a great looking truck, that is exactly my style: no style! all function. Any power mods(ECU) with all that new air resistance?
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that's a great looking truck, that is exactly my style: no style! all function. Any power mods(ECU) with all that new air resistance?
Just a K&N air filter...

Not much one can do with the 2.7liter gas engine. Next options is to improve torque with header and new exhaust setup for better rear clearance from factory...

I guess being a smarter driver and the 5-speed manual will get me by on the street, off-road this pickup performs as typical with Toyota's...
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Tested the aluminum basket and she works swell...

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if you're doing headers and exhaust then you should look into URD's remaps, it will maximize those mods and the bottom end.
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if you're doing headers and exhaust then you should look into URD's remaps, it will maximize those mods and the bottom end.
I will call Gadget, he helped me with my x-runner, his MAF for the 4.0liter gas engine gave me about 22hp and 30 ft/lbs. I had that motor at 325 hp on the dyno at the crank!

He also gave a solid stage II clutch.

I have decided to go with a 1-inch spacer, know of any that are reliable and solid?

A 2 inch widening of the track will help with clearance with rear shocks and stability on/off-road...
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Nice setup for the rear shocks.
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http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/st9504tacospacers.htm
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I will call Gadget, he helped me with my x-runner, his MAF for the 4.0liter gas engine gave me about 22hp and 30 ft/lbs. I had that motor at 325 hp on the dyno at the crank!

He also gave a solid stage II clutch.

I have decided to go with a 1-inch spacer, know of any that are reliable and solid?

A 2 inch widening of the track will help with clearance with rear shocks and stability on/off-road...
I never heard of a 1" spacer before for a tacoma, but H&R has may sizes. I'm also very anti-spacers, rear not as big deal as front. Try FJ 16" TRD bead-lock rims, the one with +10mm offset, that should work...
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These guys have a 1" just not sure if it is hub centric.
http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-134...l-spacers.html
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I never heard of a 1" spacer before for a tacoma, but H&R has may sizes. I'm also very anti-spacers, rear not as big deal as front. Try FJ 16" TRD bead-lock rims, the one with +10mm offset, that should work...
Not a fan of spacers also...

I currently run 265/75 on stock steelies, so that size should work with those rims you mention?

What about 255/85?
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any of these rims:



or:



those are 16x7.5 +15 or +10mm respectively.


will work as they will stick out a bit more but not too much, That's why I run the 1st pic rims. The 1st rim gives you 25mm more clearance from the shocks, the black ones about 30mm from what you are running now. With 265s no problem, the 255s will give even more clearance on either rim.
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any of these rims:



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those are 16x7.5 +15 or +10mm respectively.


will work as they will stick out a bit more but not too much, That's why I run the 1st pic rims. The 1st rim gives you 25mm more clearance from the shocks, the black ones about 30mm from what you are running now. With 265s no problem, the 255s will give even more clearance on either rim.

What are exactly the rims on the top photo again?

I have been happy with the 265/75 size, most see the need to always go bigger and wider meaning sticking tires well wide for looks...

The 265/75 is a solid size (since most miles are on road) and forces the driver to be smarter off-road, etc...

That is why I have better bumpers for approach/departure angles, skid plates underneath, snorkle, bridging ladders and soon sand tracks and a solid suspension to handle it all as well as the weight...

My focus has always been function over looks. Every mod has a function to perform and not just sit shiny for looks...
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those are the FJ 16x7.5 +15, here they are on my truck (silver) running 285s but I'm considering going back to 265/75s as I pull a trailer frequently and the bigger tire reduces my HP and torque to the wheels... unless I regear but I can't afford that now...
with your color I think dark gray or black would work better.

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I'd would sell you mine soon, trade to your steels, I'm actually going after these babies:


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I'd would sell you mine soon, trade to your steels, I'm actually going after these babies:


What size are those black ones? Will they work well with 265/75?

I am planning a small 1/4 ton trailer to haul some heavy gear to keep the bed for lighter, fluff type gear, have to ask CBI if their bumper would hold up to a 1/4 ton small trailer...
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those are: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy...eels-16x8.html

and they seem high-quality. I like that the spokes are connected towards the center of the rim, better strength and that deep dish look, plus they are relatively light.

Yes they work just fine with 265s. these will stick out a tiny bit more than the aforementioned and your wheels (16x7 +30 steels vs. 16x8 +0), but with 265s it's not going to be huge deal.

I'm sure the CBI bumper can hold 500lbs of tongue weight, but it's not DOT approved so it's you and how cool your state police are.
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Any chance you can post some more pictures of the roof rack and how it's mounted? Thanks
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nice gizmo's

but yer rear springs look close to negative...
and the ass of yer junk looks too squat.

what's the deal

* I won't even attempt to understand that bump stop,
but an inch of up travel has got to bring deh suck
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nice gizmo's

but yer rear springs look close to negative...
and the ass of yer junk looks too squat.

what's the deal

* I won't even attempt to understand that bump stop,
but an inch of up travel has got to bring deh suck
Nothing is wrong with the rear...

I had roughly 1,500 lbs. overall payload for a 1,200 mile trip last month, no issues. Get used to bump stops on the frame is all...

The truck is just about level when empty! Though I prefer the front higher than the rear for better approach angle...
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Nothing is wrong with the rear...

I had roughly 1,500 lbs. overall payload for a 1,200 mile trip last month, no issues. Get used to bump stops on the frame is all...

The truck is just about level when empty! Though I prefer the front higher than the rear for better approach angle...
oh... so that picture is with a heavy payload ?

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I just drilled them into the roof right over the cosmetic rubber piece...

No issues with weight up there...
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You just drilled them into the roof? You know there are holes up there for the factory roof rack right?

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Those brackets are in a good position to fail the way they're constructed.
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You just drilled them into the roof? You know there are holes up there for the factory roof rack right?

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Those brackets are in a good position to fail the way they're constructed.
Access cab does not have that option!

And what do you know about roof baskets? I just completed a 1,200 mile camping trip with 4 gas cans, 20 gallons, full-size tent, 2 chairs and assorted other gear, no issues!

The guy who built it was standing on top of it bouncing up and down as a demo and I proved it over the long trip and yes I will have more weight on it the next trip!
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