Local Legend The sleeping Taco

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So as my build progresses I figure I should make a thread documenting the progression on the build. the truck started its life as a 2000 Tacoma V-6 4x4 5-speed and this is what its become. The whole purpose of the build was to make it look like a spacer lifted Tacoma, I didn't want fiberglass, donkey wheels, or anything that makes it stand out. In fact I wish I never put the dumb roof rack on and it needs to be removed soon.

Front suspension
-1" wider control arms (not available for purchase) that are derived from a special project we had here at TC that needed to fit inside a helicopter.
-2.5" Fox coilover, 2.5" Fox 2-tube bypass, 2.0" x 1.5" Fox hydraulic bump stops all tuned by myself and Carl @shocktalk
-15" Toyota wheels from an 89-95 4x4 with custom center caps
-lower uniball conversion
-Custom 1" wider axles using the 00-06 Tundra inner CV joint
-TC heim steering
-all front suspension components that contact polyurethane have been coated with Teflon®
-Front travel 10"

Rear suspension
- F-67 Deavers that have been disassembled, stripped, and Teflon® coated to reduce friction. I also added Delrin leaf liners between every leaf to reduce friction.
- 12" shackles over the frame (also Teflon® coated)
-all rear suspension components that contact polyurethane have been coated with Teflon®
- custom shock mounts/towers that mount 2.5 x 16" Fox internal bypass shocks all under the bed using the same Tacoma Billet upper mount as the OE Fox coilovers.
- Jegs late 1960s Chevy truck 3" tubbed wheel wells
-rear travel 17"

Misc
-33x10.5 R15 BFG All Terrains
-Baja RS seats
-hidden race radio
-3 XL 80s on the front bumper
-working on an electronically disconnect able sway-bar project.


Pictures to follow and will update as more progress is made.

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sounds dumdum with no pics.
maybe post some pics and itll sound more betta




:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 
wait wait waaaaaaaait........ 16s UNDER the bed?!?!??!?!/
what how who? when? what kolor? huh? wu??
 
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Swaybar project
 

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what the details on the leaf spring separators? is the difference noticeable?
 
what the details on the leaf spring separators? is the difference noticeable?
I found the correct size here, in my opinion yes both the coating and liner greatly reduce the friction therefore the springs cycle with much less drag. More importantly it gets rid of noise.

 
Thanks dude, I always wanted a sleeper, and I've always enjoyed showing people that travel numbers aren't everything. I've given a lot of people rides and they're always blown away when I tell them how much travel it has.
Can confirm... My mind has been blown in this truck.

Now you just need to work your magic on a beamed truck! haha I'm not sure that would be TC approved though.
 
The use of the strut mount for the rear upper mount is genius nice work!
Thanks man, the reason I went with that design was 1. It allowed easy access to remove the shock bolts through three little holes I put in the wheel wells 2. I can easily play with the height of the shock mount by adding or subtracting spacers between the shock circle and the shock mount and 3. It gives the the ability to play with upper shock location if I want to make my own shock circle and move the tabs slightly forward/backward or side to side
 
Update on the swaybar project
 

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Thanks man, the reason I went with that design was 1. It allowed easy access to remove the shock bolts through three little holes I put in the wheel wells 2. I can easily play with the height of the shock mount by adding or subtracting spacers between the shock circle and the shock mount and 3. It gives the the ability to play with upper shock location if I want to make my own shock circle and move the tabs slightly forward/backward or side to side
absolutely opens the door wide for options i might steal this on my personal truck
 
absolutely opens the door wide for options i might steal this on my personal truck
That's why I posted everything, I have a few things i've kept to myself with the build but overall I want people to be pumped on building things and if I can help then sweet! It was also much easier to mount than holding tabs in place, then tacking them only to realize they aren't where you want them to be 😝
 
That's why I posted everything, I have a few things i've kept to myself with the build but overall I want people to be pumped on building things and if I can help then sweet! It was also much easier to mount than holding tabs in place, then tacking them only to realize they aren't where you want them to be 😝
Karl has spilled the beans to me on some of the tricks but I've been silent haha
 
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