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theboomboom
03-12-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm now a proud owner of a 1997 T100 :D

Pics and details to follow. Had a long day, just got home and still have homework that has to be a priority...

DaveInDenver
03-12-2012, 09:35 PM
Cool. Congrats! I wonder if this is a familiar red T100?

Hulk
03-13-2012, 03:09 AM
http://rustybrain.com/smile/this_thread_is_worthless_without_pics.gif

MDH33
03-13-2012, 07:55 AM
What? Thought you were going with a Ford? :hill:

Right on Rick. You need to change the title of this thread to "Full Size Toyota Truck Confessions". :thumb:

Beater
03-13-2012, 08:10 AM
no, it's not mine, and curse you for taking away my "the t100" moniker.

congrats.

theboomboom
03-13-2012, 09:17 AM
Here are a few teaser shots...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/theboomboom/2012-03-13_06-40-06_332.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/theboomboom/2012-03-13_06-39-41_453.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/theboomboom/2012-03-13_06-40-36_896.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/theboomboom/2012-03-13_06-42-10_73.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/theboomboom/2012-03-13_06-41-57_835.jpg

Basically, the truck is all stock, 177k, and the previous owner was taking good care of it with plans to keep it a long time. Unfortunately for him, his wife just found out she has another kid on the way so... his loss my gain :thumb:

subzali
03-13-2012, 09:18 AM
Nice. Love the extended cab, love the topper. Good find.

farnhamstj
03-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Awesome.

Rezarf
03-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Those are my favorite factory wheels! Looks nice!

MountainGoat
03-13-2012, 10:27 AM
That's a fine looking truck Rick. Congrats man! :thumb:

wesintl
03-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Nice :thumb:

Beater
03-13-2012, 11:44 AM
do you want my add a leafs (alcans) and ball joint kits??? I could even trade you my 32's for your 31's :)

they're almost new.

pm me..

Hulk
03-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Awesome. Seek and ye shall find your T100.

DaveInDenver
03-13-2012, 11:53 AM
do you want my add a leafs (alcans) and ball joint kits??? I could even trade you my 32's for your 31's :)

they're almost new.

pm me..
Wait a minute now. I can offer ball joint spacers /and/ pre-cut upper arms, bada bing, bada boom, sub hour bolt-on IFS lift. :-)

theboomboom
03-13-2012, 12:03 PM
PM sent, John!

Dave- I'm trying to clarify with John what he means by ball joint kit... I'm still pretty ignorant when it comes to this IFS stuff. I'm familiar with ball joint spacers, and these were part of my long term plan for the truck...

However, before I do any lifts, I'd like to swap out the auto hubs with an Aisin set to prevent excessive front axle wear. Any leads on these?

subzali
03-13-2012, 12:08 PM
Those are my favorite factory wheels! Looks nice!

Are those the same wheels as 4runners have? I thought they were different than 4runner wheels?

DaveInDenver
03-13-2012, 12:31 PM
PM sent, John!

Dave- I'm trying to clarify with John what he means by ball joint kit... I'm still pretty ignorant when it comes to this IFS stuff. I'm familiar with ball joint spacers, and these were part of my long term plan for the truck...

However, before I do any lifts, I'd like to swap out the auto hubs with an Aisin set to prevent excessive front axle wear. Any leads on these?
Ball joint spacers are blocks of aluminum that go between the upper ball joint and upper control arm that effectively lift the front end of our trucks about 1.5" without changing the arm-to-torsion bar aspect. People also just turn the pre-load on the bar up lifting the front end but this has a negative effect of making the truck ride very harsh. I believe John has the same ones as me, SDORI, which is really the only ones you want. You'll need longer shocks (I run OME) and I could not use factory wheels with them. Not sure if that's true on T100 trucks, though.

I have a pair of Aisin manual hubs that I probably will never need. Do you have auto hubs or ADD? It makes a slight difference in what you'll need to convert. ADD only requires unbolting the drive plates and installing hubs, but Toyota auto hubs would mean you'd need I think a few outer axle parts. I can look tonight in the book if you want.

theboomboom
03-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Ball joint spacers are blocks of aluminum that go between the upper ball joint and upper control arm that effectively lift the front end of our trucks about 1.5" without changing the arm-to-torsion bar aspect. People also just turn the pre-load on the bar up lifting the front end but this has a negative effect of making the truck ride very harsh. I believe John has the same ones as me, SDORI, which is really the only ones you want. You'll need longer shocks (I run OME) and I could not use factory wheels with them. Not sure if that's true on T100 trucks, though.

I have a pair of Aisin manual hubs that I probably will never need. Do you have auto hubs or ADD? It makes a slight difference in what you'll need to convert. ADD only requires unbolting the drive plates and installing hubs, but Toyota auto hubs would mean you'd need I think a few outer axle parts. I can look tonight in the book if you want.

I believe I know what you're getting at...

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/add/

I'll take a closer look at what I have tonight.

DaveInDenver
03-13-2012, 12:39 PM
I believe I know what you're getting at...

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/add/

I'll take a closer look at what I have tonight.
I'm 99.99963% sure you have ADD. Maybe the truck does, too. ;-)

subzali
03-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Dave, I think you have ADD ;)

MDH33
03-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Looks like a great truck. :thumb:

TIMZTOY
03-13-2012, 09:13 PM
4.7 L or 3.4 L ?

Romer
03-13-2012, 10:34 PM
congrats! Nice looking truck

Corbet
03-13-2012, 11:41 PM
4.7 L or 3.4 L ?

I think you meant 3.0L or 3.4L. Hopefully 3.4L

theboomboom
03-14-2012, 06:40 AM
I think you meant 3.0L or 3.4L. Hopefully 3.4L

Indeed, it does have the 3.4 motor.

Beater
03-14-2012, 07:21 AM
t100's have add by nature... lol. seriously, yes, you have add.

theboomboom
03-14-2012, 11:15 AM
I found another site that lent some insight in regards to the hub conversion...

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=176971

Dave- shoot me a PM, let's see if we can't make a deal on your extra set of hubs :)