Long Overdue 01 Tundra Build Thread

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yes keep the truck I'v seen it in person its very clean i was behind you driving home from work one day going through yorba linda (where I live).

As far as the steering im running a kit that Nexus metalworx use to make that basically braces up the stock rack. Its the same kit that in ran on William's racing (Lalo's) old tundra and a lime green one that races class 8. Its worked great for many years never had a stock rack fail catastrophically but I do replace them once a year as part of my prep routine. Iv warrantied 5 or 6 oreilly steering racks and only paid for the first one.
Thanks man. I work in Placentia, we should grab a beer one day.

I’ve never had issues with my rack while on 35s, but when I build my race kit I’m going to go to 39s or 40s so I plan on converting to a box with swing set. Hopefully I can package it such that it’s easy to reproduce.
 

dsrtrcr01

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Thanks man. I work in Placentia, we should grab a beer one day.

I’ve never had issues with my rack while on 35s, but when I build my race kit I’m going to go to 39s or 40s so I plan on converting to a box with swing set. Hopefully I can package it such that it’s easy to reproduce.
The solid axle Tundra guys use the Old 4x Toyota steering boxes on the front of the frame. Always thought that would be a good setup but you would need to add steering arms to the front of the spindles which is over my knowledge
 

YZRacer408

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Thanks man. I work in Placentia, we should grab a beer one day.

I’ve never had issues with my rack while on 35s, but when I build my race kit I’m going to go to 39s or 40s so I plan on converting to a box with swing set. Hopefully I can package it such that it’s easy to reproduce.
well you have a customer here if you come up with a swing steering "kit" its been done a hand full of times successfully so its in plans one day to do it. Its always in the back of my mind the racks going to let go.
 

YZRacer408

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Got the driver side door bars done a couple weeks ago and welded everything up then painted the new tube work.







Then on Friday I buttoned the whole truck back up and brought it out of the garage for the first time in months and cleaned it up. Took it down to cars and coffee to meet a buddy Saturday morning down there. Even brought the kid.







Now this is the part I’m hoping to get some ideas from you guys. After driving the truck back home about 30 miles or so I stopped to run into get lunch and when I went to restart the truck the fuel pump would not run kinda.

So iv wired my Bosch 044 to the stock 12v fuel pump wire that is powered off the ignition so it starts and run like a stock truck. So the problem is when I turn the key to ACC no fuel pump. As soon as I turn the key to run the starter the fuel pump starts the truck fires up and as soon as I let go of the key from the starter position it kills the fuel pump and truck dies.

I haven’t really dug into the situation to deep as it was about 95 degrees and I had my 2 month old with me so I simply hot wired the pump strait to the battery and drove home.

Any in site would be appreciated.


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Toyota fuel pumps only prime when the the engine is cranking. You need to run a separate, larger power wire with a relay. The stock fuel pump positive wire should trigger the new relay.
That 044 pump pulls a lot more current than the stock pump. It probably blew the main fuel pump fuse. I think think the priming function is a separate circuit with its own fuse.
 
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YZRacer408

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Toyota fuel pumps only prime when the the engine is cranking. You need to run a separate, larger power wire with a relay. The stock fuel pump positive wire should trigger the new relay.
That 044 pump pulls a lot more current than the stock pump. It probably blew the main fuel pump fuse. I think think the priming function is a separate circuit with its own fuse.
Thanks for the info! Ultimately I was thinking about doing just that running is on its own switch and relay.
 

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