Project: "Turboyota" (Tur-BRO-yota would probably be more accurate)

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Turboyota

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New steering scheme to clear the girthy 3.75” ID coils.

2 beers thus far....
2 Fucks yelled, including a “Fuck Yeah, Bitch!!!” When everything cleared on take 1.



And it’s looking like 17-18” travel; still have about 1/8” bumpsteer that I may or may not try to eliminate...
 
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partybarge_pilot

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Mitered tube upper arms are so 1997.

212396


Note the notch to clear the steering shaft. Moved the upper mounts in to lower the camber change. This made a few clearance issues.
 

Turboyota

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Mitered tube upper arms are so 1997.

View attachment 212396

Note the notch to clear the steering shaft. Moved the upper mounts in to lower the camber change. This made a few clearance issues.
Nice! I like seeing pics of your old truck.

The clearance issues are no joke on little Toyotas. Packaging is a challenge fer shur.

I have around 1/8” clearance on damn near everything on this truck:

wastegate actuator to cage—1/8”
Steering box u-joint to a-arm tabs—0.090”
Coil to steering shaft—3/16”
Steering shaft to turbo—3/16”
Tierod to pitman arm—still looks like it might hit... dangit...
Rear of lower arm to frame—1/8”

Tire to fender—2” interference

 

Turboyota

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Time: 8 hours
Beers: 7 or 8? Coors light, Franziskaner weissbier
Lunch: German food
Music: Maiden, Offspring, Sepultura, Metallica, Slayer, Pantera
Times that I stuck the filler rod DIRECTLY onto the tungsten: 3
Blistered burns on my fingers: 3
Steering column install/removal count: 4


Done with the difficult side:


Finished the top frame plating on the easier side:
 

themoneypit

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I guess the anti-dive is more of a nuisance than anything in the dirt. Plus the wonky caster changes it leads to. On a ranger at least, it leads to negative caster at full droop. I'm guessing the Toyotas probably aren't too different.
 

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