Author Topic: BigMike's Big Journey: A 2016 Tacoma Build Thread  (Read 284618 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

BigMike

  • Administrator
  • Offline Gold Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 1614
  • Male Posts: 18,045
  • Member since Apr '02
  • 511:1 Club
    • View Profile
    • Bone-Stock Plane-Jane 1981 Shortbed Pickup
I had one of my Marlin Crawler TacoBoxes shifted into Low Range (2.28:1) to enable 2WD Low Range, which made disengaging the clutch much easier. The front end was really unloaded which meant the RCV's all-new Gen.2 CV boot design was going to get a workout. At least having the ability of a Low Range + 2WD (Thank you TacoBox!) meant the front shafts wouldn't be loaded and perhaps the boots could be happier.

The 3.5L had no power issues despite rolling on 40s (with Nitro 5.29:1 R&P). On larger roads I would shift 1st, 2nd, & 3rd before even crossing the intersection. Felt like I was a Big Rig with some huge load haha I only ran it up to 35 MPH in 6th gear and took my time in the slow lane. Brakes felt solid, however, I took advantage of downshifting/compression braking which was greatly amplified from being in low range. Of course I wouldn't have been able to stop in an emergency so I took my time and kept my distance.



My newly installed rear 3-link from Rock Solid Toys (RST) was nearly bottomed out!



New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Things are only impossible until they are not.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
"An informed question. But difficult to answer. I am what you see." -Nanaki

 
 
 
 
 

Related Topics

24 Replies
2621 Views
Last post Jul 05, 2004, 11:49:49 PM
by donkeykong
1166 Replies
550023 Views
Last post Sep 20, 2019, 04:26:31 AM
by arlindsay1992
16 Replies
5160 Views
Last post May 02, 2018, 01:16:21 PM
by pcyc
27 Replies
5994 Views
Last post Oct 15, 2018, 02:58:36 PM
by Hilux_Max
121 Replies
15049 Views
Last post Dec 11, 2018, 11:43:04 AM
by Toyotadon