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Old 02-07-2017, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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98 taco 2uz swap 3 link 9.5 diffs 3link etc

so im going to start my build thread. ive got a lot of pics and posts to write. this rig started out as an ordinary crawler. dual cases, sky manufacturing SAS kit all around. It had the 3rz, i rebuilt it, did the balance delete (not with the lc kit, just removed the chain) and ran it for 2 yrs like that.

fast forward to now, long story short I wanted my truck to crawl and be fast. my vision was a v8, 2uzfe. I started my long journey of parts collecting. The first upgrade was an fzj80 full float rear. It has the elocker and i wanted full float and discs so installed that.

I was running a welded d44 waggy, mainly because i wanted to save to build a real axle so i just welded it up and ran chrom0 joints to get through. It held, the warn hubs were junk so they just banged and broke but the chromos carried the abuse.

I ordered a ruffstuff housing for a 9.5 third and sent them some fj80 knuckles, planning to run hellfires. I had a chance to buy some of billies knuckles, Dan ar ruffstuff talked me out of it and to this day im fucked for not buying them when they were available. luckily, i have a good friend who lent me his to mock u9 my rig. for now its running those borrowed knuckles but i have to give them back....

anybody got any hellfires!!??


I knew that at least the front leafs were outta there, i bought ruffstuffs link parts kit. It worked out great.

i bought a 2uz tundra motor that has high miles. i plan on acquring a landcruiser one in the future for the better internals, so i can supercharge it more reliably in the future as well. for now, the hi miles one is gonna be fine.

I wanted more uptravel while staying low, so i chopped off the frame in front of the firewall a bit and rebuilt it up and out of the way. seemed like the only legit way to do the job in the first place... fuck a frame designed for IFS.

I bought fox 14 2.5's remote resi with the race pistons and PAc springs from Ryan at accutune. Fair deal, nice guy and he nailed to spring rate for my desired ride height and uptravel. currently on 35's im at 24.5 frame height with 5" uptavel, which will bump up to 6" once i get more DOM to bend a new panhard. (im on maui, no DOM availiable at this point)

I bought the 1uzswapkits kit to mate the 2uz to an R150 trans. It has an internal throwout slave, and utilizes the auto trans bellhousing.

I ordered Off Road Solutions wiring harness to match up my Taco dash harness etc to the 2uz computer and engine harness. I am installing that tomorrow.

So far everything has been going really well. I chopped the frame off and had it back on its wheels, new frame, motor in and 3 linked/suspended in 3 weeks. I worked on it every day, took one half day off to play with my kid and make sure my wife was still alive.

Today I mounted my radiator from summit, and modified an elctric fan my buddy gave me .... that was fun.


Ill see if I can get some pics up soon, if anyone has instagram my page is Trail.ready.designs

thanks for checking out my build.

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Old 02-09-2017, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...anybody got any hellfires!!??...
Not mine but... https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...steer-kit.html
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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heres some pics!!


getting started on the frame



frame ready to get fish plated onto the taco

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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new frame plated on ....



gusseted the top and plated all 4 sides for 2 feet back to cover the old frenched in sky mfg. hangers...



cutout for steering box





steering box fitment
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my goal was to make the frame to be perfectly parallel with the flat pitman arm.
it turned out almost 100% im happy with it.



inside frame plating ... steel sucks on maui, you pay 200% more for rusty shit

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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2uz mated to auto bellhousing with internal clutch slave cylinder

then it mates to 1uzswapkits adapter to an r150 from behind a 5vze



o yeah and 1uzswapkit sells a modified 3vze flyweel to bolt u to the 2uz crank.
thats an LC stage 2 3vze clutch
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Old 02-11-2017, 02:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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here is the internal clutch slave



motor mount and outboard shock hoop mount to clear steering shaft, which i extended 6" from the previous extension that was from the original sky kit.

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2uz in and mounted!!!



ruffstuff bracketry getting burned into final spots



ruffstuff housing 9.5" with fj80 knuckles



my custom oil pan . took 2" and a right angle out of the front of the sum, and shortened the pickup accordingly



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Old 02-11-2017, 04:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bad ass build man keep up the pics
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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here is one of the inboarded upper link mounts i made. i plated the frame for 14" then welded this to the plate. its made of 1/4" thick angle and (2) 1/4" plates triangulated into each other.... I ll find out if its strong enough.



this is my coilover hoop with a flat piece of 1/4" to then attach my cross brace between the hoops over the engine. Up to this point i have been really focusing on getting the motor to sit low enough to close the hood, but high enough to be out of the way of the axle.

i thought for sure once i added my reservoirs to the top i would have to cut my hood up. Oh well i did my best but its minor at this point.



here are the new ruffstuff hellfire histeer arms. they are 1 1/4" billet steel. Super beef!! matched up with 1 ton ends though they rub slighlty and i think the rubber boots are gonna chew each other up in no time. also i had to have Luke @4x4labs ream them for 1 ton because ruffstuff built these huge arms with fj80 tapers... i think thats kind of ridiculous but i suppose its for stock swaps.



they take 6 1/2" D60 studs and have adjustable trunion preload, although i cannot figure out how to center the knuckle

here is how she sat her first time supended on the fox's
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the 35"s look small now!!

frame hieght is 24.5 on 35's

5" uptravel soon to be closer to 6" once i bend up my panhard

and...... the friggin hood fits

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since that photo, i have gotten my radiator and fan mounted, and installed my Off Road Solutions 2uz swap harness.

The engine is currently running but only have headers so i have an exhaust appt this week.

My tacoma clutch master cylinder bore is too small to run the t56 throwout bearing slave cylinder, so i have to get a 3/4" bore FJ60 one.

the smile on my face when she first started up was awesome. My neighbor has been watching me over the fence trying to figure out the wiring and get her running, as soon as she started up i heard him hooting hahahaha it was awesome.
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Congrats! I've been pleased with my 1uz and 9.5 diffs.
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So, I have a UZ oil pan flange to make your own pan somewhere in my garage. Also, not sure how that clutch will hold up. I had a 3sgte clutch from southbend that I could get to slip after beating on it. That was behind a 1uz. The fj60 master works good
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So, I have a UZ oil pan flange to make your own pan somewhere in my garage. Also, not sure how that clutch will hold up. I had a 3sgte clutch from southbend that I could get to slip after beating on it. That was behind a 1uz. The fj60 master works good

that flange would have been amazingly helpful... i saw those going around a while back but could not get my hands on one!! lmk if you want to send it my way.

I got the LC Pro 3vz clutch that is rated for 300ft/lb and 300 HP. This stock 2uz is only 230HP and 300 ft lb so hopefully it works out. It should if its rating is correct. I know it has more clamping power than a stock 5vz clutch which holds for a supercharged 3.4 and Ive driven that. I think realistically i can expect the same performance characteristics as a supercharged 3.4 with slightly more tq and slightly less HP. I will definitely find out soon!!
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Congrats! I've been pleased with my 1uz and 9.5 diffs.
have you had any pinion issues? it seems the weakest part of the 9.5 is the pinion, and controlling axle wrap should be the cure for that. I have a traction/antiwrap setup for my rear axle, but have to get a fuel cell to make room to mount it. I dont think i can get it in anywhere else.
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have you had any pinion issues? it seems the weakest part of the 9.5 is the pinion, and controlling axle wrap should be the cure for that. I have a traction/antiwrap setup for my rear axle, but have to get a fuel cell to make room to mount it. I dont think i can get it in anywhere else.

Nope broke a T case input.. and broke a couple RCV 30 spline inner shafts.. and then twisted a t case front output.

But my rig is fairly light

Hit the rev 7200 rpm rev limiter right before I came down lol *POP* that little RCV didn't have a chance
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thats an awesome shot right there!! at least there is a good story to go with it... glad to hear the 9.5's are holding up. I really wanted to go all toyota as much as possible, maybe a glutton for punishment but im pretty sure im saving close to 200;bs of unsprung weight by running 9.5's vs 1ton gear AND i can have only one spare 3rd that will fit both front or rear since its hypoid mid pinion it doesnt care .... the idea of using the best of toyota's parts across a spectrum of years and trucks makes it sort of an art project/puzzle to match the philosophy of use.


Ideally i would like to redo my whole drivetrain setup with a passenger side front axle and a uzj100 or fj80 full time AWD transfer case. The one in my 100 series cruiser takes a fucking beating with a 7k lb fully loaded rig and doesnt even make a face.
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well the good news is she is running great at this point and i have an appointment with the exhaust builder on thursday... then safety and reg. and I will be on the road and post a video of her cruising!!
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Did you see the new Front Range 80 knuckles?
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well the good news is she is running great at this point and i have an appointment with the exhaust builder on thursday... then safety and reg. and I will be on the road and post a video of her cruising!!
Looking forward to pics and vids from her maiden voyage ! Get her finished up and take it out and see what this thing can do!
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Did you see the new Front Range 80 knuckles?

what!!?? no i havent... i use their twin stick setup though and i like their products
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Looking forward to pics and vids from her maiden voyage ! Get her finished up and take it out and see what this thing can do!
she's at the exhaust builder right now. Everything is working well so far, i just need to cycle the suspension and mount my air bumps, and limit straps.
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some hellfire knuckle porn with ruffstuff steering arms. 6 ARP D60 studs in 1 1/4" billet steel should hold up fine



here she is with her radiator and trim installed



ruffstuff housing ready to pound! I am aware that my panhard is not parallel but it is as close at it can be until i bend one up and I am out of DOM for the moment.

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