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88Rokyoat

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Rokyoat's mild DC Tacoma build-up
« on: Jan 28, 2009, 03:31:37 PM »
I have had this truck for about a year now and it's long over-do to get cut up!  :greengrin:

Truck specs:
2000 ex-cab tacoma TRD, V6 and 5 speed
Motor is stock with a K&N intake and flowmaster exhaust.
I traded for this truck for my built 89 and when I got it already had a 6"fabtech IFS lift  :stopit: It was way stiff and rode like  :pokinit:.

I have been collecting parts for the build, since I WON a ballistic 4 link kit on pirate, a year ago. ( I will be using the kit on the front tho.)  I have most everything I need to get it wheel-able for the snow.

The Plans:
-3 link front with HP 44 axle and 16" FOA coil-overs 250/350 coil rates fo now
-high steer with hydro assist
-9" rear end with 63" chevys. Frenched hangers
-rear disks with 1/2 ton chevy parts
-bobbed bed
-37 MTRs on 15x8 steelies 5-lug
-York OBA
-new front winch bumper and rear swing-out tire carrier
-open diffs and 4.10s for now...
-Ride height in the 24-25" range. Rear is at 24 now...
I am going to get the axle swap and suspension done for now. then do 5.38 gears with ARBs front and rear, this summer. Dual cases will get done then also. I have been working on it for a couple weeks now.

Here is how it looked when I started...
« Last Edit: Jan 22, 2011, 09:12:11 PM by 00Rokyoat »
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2009, 03:42:58 PM »
So far I have got the rear 9" hung under there with frenched hangers from Ruffstuff, axle has ruffstuff truss, perches, and flip kit. TG fill plug. The disk swap was done using 88 Chevy S-10 calipers and 80's CJ-7 rotors. Bed was cut down 8" also. It was too long when it was stock but I didnt want it to be super stubby, the tailgate is right at the shackles. more pics...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2009, 03:52:36 PM »
When I got the truck the prev. owner told me the motor mounts on the frame had broke but were "welded up." When I was cutting the IFS out I got a better look at the motor mounts and they weren't pretty to say the least. :puke: The drivers side had cracked and welded on one side where the bolt was missing :shake: and the pass side was all COBBED up! I ended up builting my own out of 1 3/4 .120 tube.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2009, 03:58:12 PM »
Ballistic frame plates with IFS steering box mount.  still need to cover and weld up frame hole. T-100 pan swap is done also...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:14:53 PM »
lookin good
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2009, 05:53:25 PM »
Damn mike that looks badass. Stoked you got a build thread now.

Let me know when its all done so we can go test it out up in the snow (slush)  :driving:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #6 on: Jan 28, 2009, 06:54:25 PM »
Damn mike that looks badass. Stoked you got a build thread now.

Let me know when its all done so we can go test it out up in the snow (slush)  :driving:

For sure! I'm sooo ready to fully get it in the snow. there will be more snow soon... I hope. My deadline is feb 27. I want to be done by my birthday. Plus the jew and I are going on a run march 13th. I would like to test it before that little event.  All the Ballistic crossover steering stuff and hydro assist should be here tomorrow.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2009, 08:39:20 PM »
I made some progress today. Got the rear brakelines plumbed, I used 12" stainless steel lines at the calipers atteached to the hardlines.  Also welded some gussets to the caliper brackets, they were really necessary but they look good with new blingin brake lines. :cool: I put my steering shaft together too, I had to use taco stuff with 2nd gen stuff. switching those little u-joints and yokes are a PITA! With some help from the JEW we got the new ball joints "pressed" into the knuckles.

The brown guy delivered my crossover steering set-up from Ballistic this afternoon. Also got the new gasket kit for the steering box. Should be able to get that all put back together tomorrow. Tomorrow I should get my hydro assist kit, some brackets from Ruffstuff and a new 3" spanner wrench so i build the ballistic flex joints.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 2009, 08:50:35 PM »
The brown guy delivered my crossover steering set-up from Ballistic this afternoon.

Fernando??
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2009, 09:03:51 PM »
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #10 on: Jan 29, 2009, 09:12:21 PM »
nice build, has the old rear axle found a new home yet, im guessing that it was an elocker?

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 29, 2009, 09:31:35 PM »
Thanks. yes it has an e-locker and it's still for sale. 4.10 gears $650 OBO. its in the for sale section...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #12 on: Feb 03, 2009, 01:19:16 AM »
Now come on Mike you know you loved rockin the IFS last year :greengrin:

The build is looking good. 

Pat and I were talking about a camping trip for the weekend of the 21-22, if you are able to finish early.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #13 on: Feb 03, 2009, 01:51:49 AM »
You've got a nice lookin truck dude. Keep it up!
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #14 on: Feb 03, 2009, 07:35:12 AM »
yeah a camping trip would be cool, if there is still snow. the way it's going it will just be mud.

I have got all the front links mocked up and will be tacking it all in there today and testing the travel. hoping to have it sitting on all 4 tires by sunday  8)

still have quite a bit more  :pokinit: to do. still have all the 1 ton brake stuff, york OBA is only half done now, rear shocks and new crossmember and drivelines...

so the 22nd might be pushing it... im tryin tho
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #15 on: Feb 03, 2009, 11:31:01 AM »
cool truck, dont know how i missed it

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #16 on: Feb 03, 2009, 01:06:30 PM »
cool truck, dont know how i missed it

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #17 on: Feb 04, 2009, 08:27:35 AM »
Nice looking truck man.I love my first gen but theres something about a taca build that interests me.maybe a future project ;) Anyways awsome truck,keep up the good work :biggthumpup:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #18 on: Feb 04, 2009, 08:35:32 AM »
Nice looking truck man.I love my first gen but theres something about a taca build that interests me.maybe a future project ;) Anyways awsome truck,keep up the good work :biggthumpup:

Thanks. Yeah I liked my 1st gen too and my 2nd gen and also my 3rd gen... I've had them all, and a 98 4 runner thrown in there. But all the trucks I've had had 22Rs in them (great motor) but I really like the power of the 3.4. And the A/C :cool:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #19 on: Feb 04, 2009, 08:51:42 AM »
Nice  :smokin:

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #20 on: Feb 04, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »
I got alitte more done today. I was working on the front links today. Got the Panhard brackets tacked into place, and the upper link tacked in also.  I ended up putting a couple slight bends in the upper link to clear the frame and help make room around the exhaust. I thought my bender was going to blow up bending .250 DOM! I also cut the stock tranny crossmember out and put my new one in... :talkingn:
The front is being built at 3/4 bump by the way
Here are the pics. I'll get some better pics tomorrow when its lighter out...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #21 on: Feb 04, 2009, 08:51:27 PM »
 Caster is set at 5* for now and all my links are fully adjustable
more...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #22 on: Feb 04, 2009, 09:06:30 PM »
by request here are some sweet pics. yes we got the pitman arm off!  :yikes:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #23 on: Feb 04, 2009, 09:11:37 PM »
damn mike thats some ingenuity there. haha.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #24 on: Feb 04, 2009, 09:17:17 PM »
damn mike thats some ingenuity there. haha.

you'd never guess but it was the jew's doing
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #25 on: Feb 04, 2009, 09:21:49 PM »
I like how this is coming out. Keep up the nice work and pictures.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #26 on: Feb 04, 2009, 09:23:00 PM »
you'd never guess but it was the jew's doing

hahaha thatts amazing... yah i would have never guessed that from him.

builds lookin good though. im stoked on when its done so we can do some wheelin again. its been a couple years.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #27 on: Feb 05, 2009, 08:17:49 PM »
it better be snowing damn it!!!
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #28 on: Feb 09, 2009, 09:02:21 AM »
I got some more done this weekend. I got the shock hoops built, I still need to add a bar across the engine between the hoops. I also welded most of the link brackets up, i still need to weld some more but it was getting windy, so I quit and started hitting the capt. instead. :eyebrow:  I bolted the coil-overs up and they sit about 1.5" too tall in the front, so I am going to switch out the top spring and get 2" shorter springs but keep the same 250 spring rate. after the shocks are charged it should be just about level.
here are some pics, sorry some are blurry I dont know whats up with my camera.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #29 on: Feb 09, 2009, 10:14:05 AM »
damn looking good man keep up the good work :thumbs:

 
 
 
 
 

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