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Old 10-30-2015, 10:22 AM
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I forgot I'm upgrading to Tacoma rotors too, so an additional 100 for the FROR Taco kit.


This just keeps getting more expensive...
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:36 AM
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If you can do Taco rotors, couldn't you also do Tundra rotors? I mean, why take the bus halfway home?
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:27 PM
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If I go Tundra rotors I'll have to go up to 16" wheels and the associated tires. That'd be another $3k-4k if I match my current Beadlock setup. The Taco rotors Travis donated to the Chili after his Tundra upgrade *might* squeeze in with my current offset, but it's a big maybe and I'm not out any significant money up front.
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"Squishy"-1988 Red Hilux Standard frame, X-tra cab, locked F&R, 5.29's, 35" tires and a SAS. In Moab STOLEN

"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, SOLD, then totalled

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

"Did you know the IFS was designed by Hitler himself to make the life of 4WD owners tough? Yeah, it's true, he saw a vision of the Devil and he told him to do it." -DaveInDenver
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Ah! Forgot about the rear axle. Good call!!
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:24 PM
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This is sounding like my JEEP project.... lmao
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Nice! Good to hear I'm on the right track. I'll be honest I have yet to actually put a tape and measure out WMS. I want to be able to DD this truck if it's called for, or out to Moab, or up hunting. I need to stick to what is overland/street capable too. 65" is out of the question. I'm thinking Taco width cause I can get a factory rear housing that'll accept all my current parts otherwise I'm looking at an additional $700-900. I can't afford that. The $2100 is already requiring the sale of my blue truck and possibly my extra supercharger (haha I KNOW, right?)
Extra supercharger mmmm!!!
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How many miles on the supercharger/has it ever been serviced? What generation is it? I may be interested in a second gen to replace my first gen and can then sell my first gen. Not sure but figured I'd ask.
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2nd generation, Nose cone is 5years old, oil changed 2 years ago. It works perfect. I'm not selling yet, but when I do Rogers has claimed first dibs. If he passes I'll let you know. I'm hoping I don't have to sell it. We'll be looking for a family vehicle in the next year, so if we get a 3rd gen I'll keep it.
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"Squishy"-1988 Red Hilux Standard frame, X-tra cab, locked F&R, 5.29's, 35" tires and a SAS. In Moab STOLEN

"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, SOLD, then totalled

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

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You know I'll give it a safe, loving, nurturing home where it will be cherished and cared for.
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:31 AM
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Here are some of the specific parts I will be buying this winter:

Rear axle truss with Diff guard and spring perches on the 3rd gen housing from Ruff Stuff.

Heim joints for the Double Cab sway bar in front also from Ruff Stuff

Marlin Shock hoops and TG lower mounts for outboard rear shocks. With wider axles I will have more shock mounting options.

Front Range Taco brake conversion to go on the Diamond housing. Brian will be providing all my new axle shafts and steering components as well as all the necessary parts for the front axle housing.






And I thought I'd compile a list of vendors I regularly visit as I look at doing my wide axle conversion. These guys are all top notch (except Trail Gear, just meh).

www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com
-Brian Ellinger is local and second to none with axle stuff. Period. Long wait for intense fabrications, but he stands 100% behind his products un-questioned. Great kits and upgrade options.

www.ruffstuffspecialties.com
-These guys make awesome axle stuff too. They specialize in more than Toyota, so they are more limited in Toyota selection, but they have a great rep. Great source for heim joints and other builder parts.

www.marlincrawler.com
-The undisputed Toyota innovator. When it comes to drivetrain mods look nowhere else. Seriously. His customer service, warranty and support is as good as Front Range Fab and they are quick about it. They have narrowed their focus in a relatively saturated Mini-truck market and are excelling at what they do. Best quality drivetrain components and upgrades.

www.trail-gear.com
Sigh... I really don;

www.allprooffroad.com
-These guys were heavily Mini focused for decades, but have recently been scaling down mini's to focus on Tacoma and Runner Chassis. Still an excellent option for the parts they carry and fabricate.

www.addictedoffroad.com
-Scotty is local and has awesome armor, but has recently become a Trail-Gear dealer. I'm not a huge fan of Trail-Gear, but if you must buy TG, support the local guy too. The armor Scotty makes is unique and well built. It feels a bit homemade rather than mass produced and I like that. Great choice for Armor.

www.sky-manufacturing.com
-Sky is a cheap source for builder parts. I like their Chevy leaf spring swap stuff and u-bolt flip kits. They like to knock stuff off here and there, but they are up and coming in the Mini world.

www.trail-gear.com
-Sigh... I really don't like TG. Chinese steel, stealing designs and a less-than-truthful warranty. They have a rep for poor build quality and low customer support. All my interactions have left me less than impressed. Ok, rant over. They have cheap parts. Sometimes that's just what you need. They have lots of weld-on accessories, Longfield birfs and other necessary parts. I usually look at them last if I can't find it elsewhere or someone else's price is out of my budget. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

www.Lowrangeoffroad.com
-Can't find what you need? Low Range probably can. Fast service and support with a WIDE array of stuff. They are a drop-shipper and don't have any of their own stuff that I'm aware of, but I like them none-the-less. They support Cruise Moab with donations, so use 'em when you can.
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"Squishy"-1988 Red Hilux Standard frame, X-tra cab, locked F&R, 5.29's, 35" tires and a SAS. In Moab STOLEN

"Apollo"-1988 Hilux, 1999 3.4L, Supercharged, 2.1" URD pulley, URD 7th injector, 2 1/2" Magnaflow exhaust, SOLD, then totalled

"RedChili"-1987 Super Beast

"Did you know the IFS was designed by Hitler himself to make the life of 4WD owners tough? Yeah, it's true, he saw a vision of the Devil and he told him to do it." -DaveInDenver
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