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I have been working on the truck for about a week now trying to make it a Score legal class 7 race truck. We have been working on the truck itself for over a year, but that was mainly trying to keep the thing running. After many breaks we finally realized that the front driver shock was not working properly and that was the cause of all the problems. But the damage has been done and so now it should become a race truck.

The truck is a 2001 4x4 extended cab tacoma. It has the trd super on it right now, but we'll have to drop that to race score. The front suspension is a tc upper uniball lt kit with 10" 2.5" fox coilovers. And the rear is deavers with 14" 2.5" fox bypasses. The plan for this build is to build a Score legal rollcage, replace the front clip with tubing, redo the front shock mounts to hold 14" 2.5" fox coilovers, and if there is enough money and time left over we might 3 link it. For now we'll leave the front suspension.

The pics are of the truck before starting this build. Hopefully the pics show up. And I'll put up pics of the progress so far when I find a card reader.



 

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Quick Q?

Why are you using 10" 2.5 Fox coilovers. I thought the TC kit for you year trucks calls for an 8" coilover?? :confused: I beleive the only TC kit that calls for a 10" c/o is the genII/III kits....did you cut your coil buckets and make new shock hoops?

Good luck with the build!
 

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Yeah that has to be milton...
 

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does the TC kit 4wd allow for a 10" or a 14"?? I dont think you can get that much amount of travel due to the 4wd right? Are you saying that you have to go to a 14" since you might have to cut the coil bucket off due to the coil bucket failing? Just wondering.. Cool build!
 

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does the TC kit 4wd allow for a 10" or a 14"?? I dont think you can get that much amount of travel due to the 4wd right? Are you saying that you have to go to a 14" since you might have to cut the coil bucket off due to the coil bucket failing? Just wondering.. Cool build!
WTF are you talking about?

You use a dual rate 10" stroke coilover in the SAME LOCATION as the 8" stroke coilover would go. This allows you one more inch out of the kit with or without 4WD. If you're serious about racing it's a pretty good investment, most people wouldn't know the difference. I'd love to see someone try to fit a 14" shock on the TC kit :rofl: sounds totally possible :rolleyes:
 

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WTF are you talking about?

You use a dual rate 10" stroke coilover in the SAME LOCATION as the 8" stroke coilover would go. This allows you one more inch out of the kit with or without 4WD. If you're serious about racing it's a pretty good investment, most people wouldn't know the difference. I'd love to see someone try to fit a 14" shock on the TC kit :rofl: sounds totally possible :rolleyes:
Im actually just repeating all that he said.. I was under the impression that you cant fit a 10" dual rate coil over in the same bucket location?? If Im wrong, so be it.. It was a question not a statement. As for the 14" shock on the TC kit, again, just repeating.. So WTF are you talking about;)
 

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wtf is up with ur advitar
 

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Yes guys, its my truck, Socalmoto is my buddy Steve, he's been working on it for a long time now...

Yes, we got rid of the stock coil buckets a long time ago, we're planning on redoing the current hoop set up to fix 14" travel shocks (2wd).

The cage has been finished, well, mostly.

I'll start posting up photos! It'll be more like a story than a build up :rolleyes:

Oh, his avatar is when the unbraced spindle broke. Photos of that day will be included as well!
 

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We're not going to try to use all of the 14" travel shock on the tc kit. Later on we're going to build new control arms and spindles. But for right now Im going to cage the whole front end, and I hate having to keep tearing apart something that I already did to fit new equipment, ie new shocks. So for now Im setting up the 14" shocks so that they wont bottom out with the tc kit, and Im going to strap the front suspension so that I dont over extend the cv's.

Then when later comes around (new suspension) we'll see how much travel we can get out of 4wd. And we'll make the shock mounts on the lower control arm out closer to the tire so that the shock works more effectively and use the full 14" of travel. Or we might just "forget" to put the front diff in and see how much travel we want with 2wd.
 

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I've heard of, but never seen a 14" shock with the TC kit. But, the shock used a shaft from a 10" shock. The top of the coil bucket was cut off and the shock was bolted to the engine cage. Who ever built the truck said it was to take the load off of the stock bucket and also to make the engine cage designe better by not having to drop tubes down to the bucket. I wish I could find pictures to make it clearer, but I can't find them right now.
 

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I dont understand the shaft from a 10" inch shock part, but I do understand bolting it to the engine cage. Thats kind of what I might be doing. We're going to have the shocks mount up to a 2" od tube running out from the cab cage through the fire wall that will drop to the frame just past where the stock shock mount was. There will be an engine cage connecting the driver and passenger side tubes. And the engine cage will be welded to the 2" tubes directly where the shocks mount up. This should keep the tubes from trying to bend in towards each other and keep the frame from flexing anymore.

Does anybody know where to find some adjustable seat sliders for mastercraft proseats? If they even exist.
 

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WTF are you talking about?

You use a dual rate 10" stroke coilover in the SAME LOCATION as the 8" stroke coilover would go. This allows you one more inch out of the kit with or without 4WD. If you're serious about racing it's a pretty good investment, most people wouldn't know the difference. I'd love to see someone try to fit a 14" shock on the TC kit :rofl: sounds totally possible :rolleyes:
a 10" stroke coilover in the SAME LOCATION? you sure? maybe same location on the arm, but there is NO WAY it would work in the coilbucket... thats why TC sells their kit w/ bump spacers.. to keep an 8 from bottoming out. i'm sure you meant the same location on the arm, not the bucket though, right? ;)
 
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