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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #30 on: Dec 25, 2018, 10:38:49 PM »

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #31 on: Dec 26, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
nice progress looks killer with the bedsides!

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #34 on: Jan 06, 2019, 01:18:23 AM »

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #35 on: Jan 06, 2019, 05:17:24 AM »
I admire the design and fabrication skills, and aspects of making creative functional enhancements to a vehicle. :greengrin:

However… I would be careful about adding excessive weight to a 4-wheeling vehicle.  It’s been my experience that vehicle weight usually has a significant factor on successful trail running. :D

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #36 on: Jan 06, 2019, 02:18:35 PM »
I admire the design and fabrication skills, and aspects of making creative functional enhancements to a vehicle. :greengrin:

However… I would be careful about adding excessive weight to a 4-wheeling vehicle.  It’s been my experience that vehicle weight usually has a significant factor on successful trail running. :D

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I couldn’t agree more.  I’m trying to keep weight down where I can. This thing is slow and gutless and like 5000 lbs.  lighter is my goal but tough to achieve

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #38 on: Jan 29, 2019, 08:11:50 PM »




What are the plans to make the bolt pattern the same?
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #39 on: Jan 29, 2019, 08:41:10 PM »
What are the plans to make the bolt pattern the same?


Pretty sure the 14 is narrower,  I’ll probably get an adapter to make them both 8x170. 

Or I would have the unit bearings and rotors drilled to be 8x6.5, if 8x170 wheels arent easy to find

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #40 on: Jan 29, 2019, 09:54:23 PM »
I’ll be watching this one. I have a 2000 4runner untouched so far..

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #41 on: Jan 30, 2019, 08:44:06 PM »
Jeez this is a lot of work to clean this front off.  Not even done


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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #42 on: Jan 31, 2019, 08:29:04 AM »
Stoked to see a tacoma build on here!  :beerchug:

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #43 on: Jan 31, 2019, 10:58:09 AM »
Might as well shorten the tube while your at it lol

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #44 on: Jan 31, 2019, 11:13:19 AM »
Might as well shorten the tube while your at it lol

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #45 on: Jan 31, 2019, 07:37:16 PM »
Cause the super duty axle is wide as $&@?. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have to watch highway patrol with super offset
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #46 on: Feb 01, 2019, 11:31:40 AM »
Cause the super duty axle is wide as $&@?. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have to watch highway patrol with super offset

Ohh yeah I’m not worried about that.  I’m gonna our adapters on the back to make it the same width, and make the bolt pattern match too.   I’ll be towing this thing to anywhere far after this anyway.

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #47 on: Feb 02, 2019, 11:09:47 AM »
what do you think about those wildpeaks? I’m looking at them right now or a mtr which I’ve had 3 sets of mtrs. Wanted to try something different.

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #48 on: Feb 02, 2019, 11:59:37 AM »
what do you think about those wildpeaks? I’m looking at them right now or a mtr which I’ve had 3 sets of mtrs. Wanted to try something different.

They’re pretty good.  Not as good on rocks at a km2, but they’re nice. A little loud on road even new, my 35” mtrs were a bit quieter.

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #49 on: Feb 02, 2019, 02:33:42 PM »
They look sweet, I may get them. I had issues with blowing out the sidewalls with km2s

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #50 on: Feb 02, 2019, 03:48:31 PM »
They look sweet, I may get them. I had issues with blowing out the sidewalls with km2s

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« Reply #51 on: Feb 02, 2019, 04:38:44 PM »
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #52 on: Feb 18, 2019, 05:59:49 PM »
Did lots this weekend.    Welded the 14 bolt shave, wheeled the truck hard, re did my upper shock mounts, fixed my rear shaft slip yoke.   Broke a tail light, “fixed” it, ripped off a mud flap, got that fixed again today. 

Here’s some pics and vids





Friday night run


Sunday morning run


Sunday night run










Got a bit of uptravel now


Vids of getting a little rowdy
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #53 on: Feb 18, 2019, 06:02:18 PM »
Is that a forkin wolf?
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #54 on: Feb 18, 2019, 06:47:34 PM »
Is that a forkin wolf?

Just my big dag Beau

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #55 on: Feb 18, 2019, 06:49:43 PM »
No doubt. That is one large German shepherd
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #56 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:59:12 PM »
What did you use to cut through the housing?

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #57 on: Feb 19, 2019, 05:10:18 AM »
Looks like a metabo.
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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #58 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:38:17 PM »
What did you use to cut through the housing?

Just used a 5” cutoff disc and a few seconds on a sawzall

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Re: 2003 Tacoma Crawler
« Reply #59 on: Feb 25, 2019, 08:55:41 PM »
Added some dimple die BLING to the new shock mount after verifying it works well.




Finished the 14 bolt shave and gave both covers paint for now






 
 
 
 
 

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