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  1. LT 4x4 04 double cab

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Been a while. I like everything you have written except the camber at droop. Its been debated a ton whether to run camber at droop, but my take on it is to only try camber at droop if youre into short course racing. All the fastest desert guys have seemed to follow the 0 camber at droop and i...
  2. 2003 Long Travel 4x4 Double Cab

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Is there a reason youre trying to go to hydro boost? The biggest concern i have with all the hydro boost setups is that if you lose power steering you also lose brakes.....the two things you need the most, and if you lose one hopefully you have the other. Power steering is easy to lose if you...
  3. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    I should be getting good finished pics of this truck soon. Ive driven it a couple times in the dunes and it is very fun!! It drives just like a full size rzr and sounds like a trophy truck. We pulled the engine one last time to get a cam, arp stud everything, and a tune. With the headers...
  4. Double Cab 7sx

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    I see you added plates on the sides and bottom of the frame side motor mount, but did you add metal tabs where the motor mounts bolt through? In most cases, those little tabs are what rip off the frame first (the trucks ive fixed). For racing beef those tabs way up 3/16" or 1/4" plate should do it.
  5. Dual Sport 4runner

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Yours definitely sound better then that jeep lol And good call on the fan. All the people i set up for racing i tell them to just turn them on before the race and dont turn them off. I know that electric motors pull more amps (and so more load) on start up. So leaving them running for hours...
  6. AllJumpStyle's build...

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Ill have to find time to look at this thing. Is it in atasc?
  7. Dual Sport 4runner

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    So ive worked with a few LS engines now and i think i may have something that will help with your temp. Not sure if it was mentioned in the thread, but im too lazy to look through it all to see if it was haha. I noticed you have the heater hoses hooked up to the stock toyota heater? Im pretty...
  8. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Still waiting on wiring before the truck heads out for aluminum work,* but here's some update pics for those of you not following on ig (these pics are much better res anyways). Cut the old dash out to make room for the huge air filter and a new dash. Some under hood shots...
  9. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Been a little while. Had some hold ups, but the truck is coming along. Large C&R trans cooler in front of a CBR race-class radiator w/ dual 16in fans. It was a snug fit, but the power steering reservoir fit perfectly! The steering setup only needs a few more lines made and then its...
  10. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Some more progress. Picked up some parts from the Mint. Since we had such a beefy rack from Howe, we had to make a very beefy rack mount And good ol 20in of 4wd travel And first time ive used these bungs. They are a little oddball sized and need tubing 1 3/8 and 1 5/8? So did my...
  11. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Well, not going to make the deadline. The race we were aiming for got cancelled so the time frame has been expanded. We now have till early/mid Apr. Im picking up the bypasses and Howe TT rack this weekend at the mint. I should also have the trans cooler and radiator by Tues. Suspension is...
  12. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    ONLY thing tacoma about this truck now is the cab and the 4ft section of frame under the cab. All power, drivetrain, hubs, etc is aftermarket. CVs are 934 inners and d60 equivalent outers. 19in ??
  13. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Hopefully!! There are only 2 of us working at the shop and we still have to do small side projects (biz is biz). I do think we can get the front together, its just all the wiring, missing engine parts, and plumbing that is a real concern. We'll all know whether this is going to work out if in...
  14. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    And it begins! Deadline is very tight on this build (most likely impossible) so we'll see what we can knock out in the next 3-4weeks. New trans crossmember. The driver side is lower to protect the new atlas tcase Some major stuffage!! Decided on welding in the diff case. Theres no...
  15. Black taco

    Desert Race Rig Builds
    Finally measured today and ground clearance is actually the same or slightly less on the 9in. Reason? The yota stocker has a large flange to bolt the two halves together, the 9in has flat bottom using 3/16 or 1/4in plate with slight gap on the ring. How slight im not sure, but the two diffs...
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