98 4x4 Tacoma

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dalandser

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Sep 30, 2017
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Build in progress

So Far:
New engine & trans
Solo XLT front kit minus axles
ARB front locker w/ 4.56 gears (ECGS)
TRD SC
New doors, fenders



To Do:
Deaver e30's w/ 12" bypasses or cantilever
Front shock hoops w/ 10" co's & bypasses & 2" bumps and front axles
2nd Gen Tacoma rear axle w/ 4.56 gears & air locker
Rear glass
Bumpers & winch
other stuff :)

Thanks for looking

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dalandser

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Sep 30, 2017
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Some friends are helping me make some shock hoops to get 10" shocks installed and get my ride height right. It's a slow process with the friend with the bender 30 minutes away, but for just the price of gas and a few Mt. Dews as payment it's definitely worth it when compared to buying a bender for like 2-3 bends.

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Now fitting tabs to make the bypass fit under the brake booster is what seems to be the toughest challenge. Seen a few similar builds my friends and I are getting ideas from.

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dalandser

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Sep 30, 2017
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A friend helped weld in some double shears, no more coil buckets :)




Getting alignment in spec prior to going further with the shock hoops



Checking for bumpsteer

 

dalandser

Junior Member
Sep 30, 2017
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Been awhile since making any updates - around January I got the truck turned around. First time I drove it at all in 1.5 years.

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Immediately started removing the bed and cleaning off the spring hangers.

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Got rid of the stock width e-locker.

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Got a 1st Gen Tundra axle as a temporaryish rear axle.

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Got bedsides installed

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Anthony helped me weld on new spring hangers. We cycled the suspension.

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Put the pack together and put the truck back on its own weight about March.

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Had a high idle that wasn't immediately obvious to pin down and I had bubbles in the coolant beyond where I thought I would have them while purging the coolant system. Checked a bypass tube that can sometimes hide a coolant leak, but it was drier than a popcorn fart!

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I opened up the intake and looked inside which turned into an all nighter as I rebuilt my donor throttle body and added better hardware while I was at it just to rule out a faulty IAC as its cause.

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Still need to fab up some bedside braces. Bought a Trail Gear bumper and modded to my liking.

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Added a valence.

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Swapped the front clip for a 01-04. Trying to get as much space over the engine for a cross bar without cutting the hood.

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Got lights.

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