Author Topic: MY 1997 TACOMA SAS BUILD.. DOVED FRONT END WITH A FLAT BELLY!!  (Read 85779 times)

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and here is the thread i started for that october run

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=36355.0
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Damn Coop i didn't know you were one here. Lookin badass! like always.
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mmm, i live in tricities for now, just got my drivelines done on the gray goat!!! let me know when and where thats at!?!?
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your interested twistedtoy?

i will let you know asa i know.
the size and amount of trucks going, just keeps increasing.

RIGHT ON!

and sorry for jacking your thread lbz
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Damn Coop i didn't know you were one here. Lookin badass! like always.

Oh ya.. Im everywhere... Going up Kanner on saturday..
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Great pics man!!! Your making me want to take my truck out.
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LBZ134 I dont mean to jack your thread again... but The October run i have setup... may be pushed to the beginning of november... we'll see.

Who all is still interested on here?
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Well I finally got around to doing some more tweeking on my little tacoma... I'm running 4" TG spring front and rear.. I wasnt getting a whole lot of flex out my rear end..  Using the old forklift I was only getting around 24" off the ground before I would pull the opposing rear wheel...  :confused:

So after taking a closer look at these springs I noticed that the top 4 leafs are bound together simply to hold the (in my opinion usless) axle wrap leaf..  Once I bent up the tabs and removed the extra leaf..  42"!!  What a difference!!  :beerchug:



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lookin good Coop! We should go wheein sometime soon
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lookin good Coop! We should go wheein sometime soon
Definetly.. Me and yerges go up almost every weekend..
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i think the next weekend i have off is thanksgiving. and then New Years after that
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Great build. :thumbs: Do you have any pictures on how you relocated the latch to the inside of the tailgate? I am just about ready to finish my tailgate. :)
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where you get those flared bedsiade shoyrtt
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where you get those flared bedsiade shoyrtt
They are used pre-runner bedsides I found on Racedezert.com.  :thumbs: Here is a link to how we mounted them. http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=18832.180
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oh tight.
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So what leaf did you remove? And did you bend the clamps up so that they no longer work or did you leave a slight lip at the tip so it would still work but allow the spring to separate more?

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So what leaf did you remove? And did you bend the clamps up so that they no longer work or did you leave a slight lip at the tip so it would still work but allow the spring to separate more?

This should help ya...  You can see were the old half leaf was at due to all the rust..



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After you did it, did you notice any more axle wrap than before or is it the same. Also do you have dual cases?

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After you did it, did you notice any more axle wrap than before or is it the same. Also do you have dual cases?

Actually I havent had a chance to go up yet.. Hopefully this weekend.. No Dual cases.. Just stock.  I think I may goto the inchworm lefty if I can ever round up enough money.
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Thanks for all the help. Holy crap how did you bend those clamps up? They are super thick. I tried a cold chisel and a screw driver but could barely budge them. Did you heat them up? If so with what.

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Ya I just heated them up with a torch.. Then they bent like butter. :flamer:
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HERES A FEW PICS FROM THE LAST COUPLE WEEKENDS.. ALSO PRIOR TO BENDING MY SECOND SET OF REAR LEAF SPRINGS..

IM BUILDING A TRACTION BAR THIS WEEKEND.. HOPEFULLY THE THIRD SET WONT BEND.  BE POSTING PICS WHEN DONE..















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damn dude, i dig yo taco. :love:
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BADASS!!!
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thats a sick tacoma, did u ever experience a different in axle wrap after u took it up with the top leaf removed?

-Thomas
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thats a sick tacoma, did u ever experience a different in axle wrap after u took it up with the top leaf removed?

-Thomas

unfortunatly yes.. I actually bent the living crap outa the springs first time out with the leaf removed.. (all due from axle wrap)   Im building a slip twist ladder bar this weekend, hopefully that will cure my axle wrap and save my springs... 
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so would u say take the top leaf out and at the same time build a track bar?

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LINK IT!!!!

looking pretty damn good there   :beerchug:

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so would u say take the top leaf out and at the same time build a track bar?

-Thomas

Definetly..  I just had to learn the hard way..
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