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Old 10-15-2015, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 double cab build

I'm not entirely new to the toyota world. But am a total newb when it comes to build threads so bear with me. I've read through quite a few builds on here and learned alot and always find it useful to be able to look through and reference others work and photos. Not sure that anyone will get the same from my thread but thought it was time to try posting on here.

The build is pretty straight forward 2002 double cab pre-runner I swapped the original 3.4 auto combo for a supercharged 3.4 manual. I had an old inchworm lefty from a previous build with 21 spline 2.28s in it so I upgraded it to marlin 23 spline 4.7s and built a 23spline 2.28 crawl box. I also plan on doing the urd 7th injector kit after I get the suspension dialed. Or more likely having a buddies shop install it as I'm not much of a mechanic. I've been collecting parts for a few years now jumping on any good deals I see. So far I have collected 4 14" king 2.5s enough ballistic fab joints for a 3 link front and 4 Link Rear, a trail gear rock assault +5" front with the tacoma/tundra break conversion longfield 30 splines 8" highpinion with a tjm locker and 5.29s,
Ruff Stuff ford 9 rear with full float 60 outers, 35 spline spool 5.29s and rcv shafts. 17x9 trail ready bead locks and some 42.5" boggers. I plan to run something more along the lines of a 40 mtr most of the time but I am in alaska and the truck will undoubtedly see some mud at some point and wanted to build the truck around the biggest tire I ever saw myself running on it.
here are some pics right when I pulled the truck in the garage and assembling the axles.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I then chopped the IFS and frame rails off and started mocking up the front axle to figure out my potential up travel and how I wanted to build my new frame rails.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Then I grabbed a left over piece of 2x4 1/8 wall tubing I had from building a flatbed and built some new frame sections.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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next I started getting them fit up and welded to the existing frame.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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continuing to tie in the new frame rails and swapped out he 4wheel drive pan for a 2wheel drive t100 pan.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the axle rolled back under the truck to make some measurements and establish some clearances.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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drivers side frame rail, fj80 forward swing box mounted and frame side panhard mount. starting to cycle the axle around a bit.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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axle side panhard mount and the start of some mounts for a tcase/transmission mount and skid.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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more of the skid mounts and the start of the frame work for the skid
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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more progress on the skid
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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more progress on the skid and starting to figure my link mounts.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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starting to mock up lower links and axle side lower link mounts
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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more axle brackets not much room for the upper link mount had to notch it around the motor mount for clearance at full stuff.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Good start so far
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks im pretty happy with how it is coming together.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Beastly and I love it. Gives me ideas. Got an '01 quad cab that I'm about to swap 35's onto. Probably linked rear and supra ifs.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hot damn, with that under-plating you can probably take on a mine field!
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Beastly and I love it. Gives me ideas. Got an '01 quad cab that I'm about to swap 35's onto. Probably linked rear and supra ifs.
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Hot damn, with that under-plating you can probably take on a mine field!
Yeah its probably a little over kill but ive never been as comfortable with bolted connections as I am welding and its a pretty critical piece.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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one more shot of the upper link mount and getting the axle bolted back up. sorry the pics aren't all that great and it doesnt seem to matter how I orientate the pictures on my computer the stuff that I shot vertically comes up sideways on here.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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getting the bumstops in and cycling things a bit to figure out where I could mount my coilovers. Didn't work out quite as nice as I had hoped ended up having to move the bumps a little more inboard because the would barely contact the spring at full articulation. Again sorry for sideways pics I'll start shooting everything in landscape.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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getting the coilover mounts figured out axle side mount done bumpstop moved in board for clearance and the start of the drivers side frame mount.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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drivers side coilover mount finished and the truck sitting on its own weight at one corner. Thats where it sits for now hopefully I'll get some more work done this week.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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got the passenger side coil mount figured out and built
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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and the front end finally off jack stands
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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bump steer

How much bump steer did you end up with when you cycled the front from full bump to full droop? Looks great.
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