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Old 01-27-2019, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Silver Double Cab

I have a 2003 double cab and I’m sick of small tires and ifs.

When I got it July 2018


After a few months of playing with it


Wanted to redo the rear suspension but I had some rot so I went this route






Last week I picked up a 2012 f350 DRW front axle, and a 14 bolt with discs



Began stripped the axles this weekend


And today I got started on knocking off all the nasty brackets off the front axle.


That’s as far as I’ve gotten. My plan is to 3 link the front with the 4wu brackets. I have a lot of questions on how to execute a proper 3 link so I need to do some reading. I have dual cases, so 5.38s in the diffs should be good and low
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I properly re arranged the underneath yesterday. punctured the gas tank(epoxy and a hammer “sealed” it and I’m still driving it), muffler sounds like shit, but it actually still drives pretty smooth with that fawked up carrier bearing and dented shaft.



New leaf setup seems to work good


I need to get a new fuel tank but I don’t really want it underneath.
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5.38s are good for 37s, many run 40s with no problems though. Off road you'll have plenty of options.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I got some more work done cleaning off these axles.




Trimmed some of the casting off on a short side tube for the link mount, I might take some more on the top, in case I need some space for shock mounts.


I think I’ll leave what I can on the front and bottom, there’s a big ass gusset on the bottom that would probably be best left in place. Planning to weld the short side tube to the diff and like artec recommends as well. Since I have some time I’ll probably weld up the rear as well

I need some parts now.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Now I really need some parts



But I have question if anyone can help. What’s my best option for mating my driveshaft these axles? Should I get pinion yokes that my shafts will bolt up to? Or somehow change my shafts to fit to accept a ujoint on the end that will fit into the 14 bolt/front sd 60 pinion yokes?
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Personally I like Toyota shafts. Same ujoints both ends 1 trail spare. Some say as strong as 1350 stuff. I like having a flange at the axle end as they grind on rocks better than regular yokes.

My ford ranger and jeep both have Toyota drivelines.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I like Toyota shafts. Same ujoints both ends 1 trail spare. Some say as strong as 1350 stuff. I like having a flange at the axle end as they grind on rocks better than regular yokes.

My ford ranger and jeep both have Toyota drivelines.
Awesome. Sounds like a good way to go. I managed to find a few options for the rear 14b but the front may be a little tougher to find. Unless the the flange is the same as other front 60s.
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Awesome. Sounds like a good way to go. I managed to find a few options for the rear 14b but the front may be a little tougher to find. Unless the the flange is the same as other front 60s.
The pinion count on the gears I believe is what dictates that. 29 spline pinion the regular Dana 60 flange should work. Contact high angle driveline he makes flanges and would know.
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If you want to stay Toyota just call high angle. Jesse can build you any flange/yoke you want. I went 1410. Strong as hell and just as expensive. I try not to think about it much but I probably should have stayed toy
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Some cutting is in order here...


Front cover, pretty damn shallow. Nice units from what I see. Can’t wait to shave the 14 bolt, then we can move forward...
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Nice truck! I'll be going the same route you are. Tons, linked, 5.38's...etc.

Keep up the updates!
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Looks like a quality project so far - Keep it up! Out of curiosity, did you bob the bed and if so, how much did you end up removing from stock?
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like a quality project so far - Keep it up! Out of curiosity, did you bob the bed and if so, how much did you end up removing from stock?
I did bob it yes. I think I took out about 10”. It’s wider than it is long now haha, but it looks good and rarely gets hung up on anything.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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dang! looking very good so far!
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks man.

Got the shave buttoned up.



Put a few more dents in the truck this weekend. Next action is to get some measurements off my rear axle and tack up some perches and shock mounts on the 14 bolt.
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Sweet, saw the thread earlier but didn't realize it was you building another Tacoma. Looks like a good plan. the 4WU brackets are rad.

Im moving out to Calgary this spring/summer, when i ever finish my shit maybe we'll go wheeling
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Looking great so far. Are you linking the front?

(Only asking because of BS laws in Canada regarding heims and welding on frame and blah blah blah... And most keyboard warriors just make shit up when you try to get some open discussion going on it)
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Looking great so far. Are you linking the front?

(Only asking because of BS laws in Canada regarding heims and welding on frame and blah blah blah... And most keyboard warriors just make shit up when you try to get some open discussion going on it)

I have a 2nd gen Tacoma 3 linked on 40's and live outside Vancouver. Been driving it for 3 years before i took it down last year to do a motor swap and other shit, didnt have any issues myself. Motor vehicle act says welding must be checked by a engineer but ive never heard of anyone being asked to prove that. If its clean its doubtful youll have issues. Heims arnt ok but if you use bushing link joints itll pass. My steering is heim but i used safety washers and double sheer on everything so its more then safe. My headlights are aimed and below max height. Run mudflaps and fiberglass or something to cover the tire poke. Show your compliant with the basic laws, build it clean and not janky, itll pass a VI.

My buddy built a Tacoma last year, same deal 60's, sas, 40's, links, he got pulled over for a VI a few months after he built it. Took it to a inspection facility and passed with no problem. He is running TRE steering.
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I have a 2nd gen Tacoma 3 linked on 40's and live outside Vancouver. Been driving it for 3 years before i took it down last year to do a motor swap and other shit, didnt have any issues myself. Motor vehicle act says welding must be checked by a engineer but ive never heard of anyone being asked to prove that. If its clean its doubtful youll have issues. Heims arnt ok but if you use bushing link joints itll pass. My steering is heim but i used safety washers and double sheer on everything so its more then safe. My headlights are aimed and below max height. Run mudflaps and fiberglass or something to cover the tire poke. Show your compliant with the basic laws, build it clean and not janky, itll pass a VI.

My buddy built a Tacoma last year, same deal 60's, sas, 40's, links, he got pulled over for a VI a few months after he built it. Took it to a inspection facility and passed with no problem. He is running TRE steering.
That was basically what I figured... No heims, build it right and cover your ass.

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Looking great so far. Are you linking the front?

(Only asking because of BS laws in Canada regarding heims and welding on frame and blah blah blah... And most keyboard warriors just make shit up when you try to get some open discussion going on it)
No one here knows any different especially cops. Definitely linking it. This is Alberta baby we do whateverthefuck we want
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I have a 2nd gen Tacoma 3 linked on 40's and live outside Vancouver. Been driving it for 3 years before i took it down last year to do a motor swap and other shit, didnt have any issues myself. Motor vehicle act says welding must be checked by a engineer but ive never heard of anyone being asked to prove that. If its clean its doubtful youll have issues. Heims arnt ok but if you use bushing link joints itll pass. My steering is heim but i used safety washers and double sheer on everything so its more then safe. My headlights are aimed and below max height. Run mudflaps and fiberglass or something to cover the tire poke. Show your compliant with the basic laws, build it clean and not janky, itll pass a VI.

My buddy built a Tacoma last year, same deal 60's, sas, 40's, links, he got pulled over for a VI a few months after he built it. Took it to a inspection facility and passed with no problem. He is running TRE steering.
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probably coming soon to Cali.
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What's your plans for the different lug patterns? Redhill the front or rear or run 2 different wheels?
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What's your plans for the different lug patterns? Redhill the front or rear or run 2 different wheels?


Since the front axle is 3” wider i was planning to get 1.5” wheel adapters for the rear. Making it the same width and changing it from 8x6.5 to 8x170


Got a tow rig, the Toyota can get cut up as soon as I have enough parts.


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Haven’t had a vacation for 5 years so I’m planning to be in Moab May 12-18.

Anyone going that wouldn’t mind me tagging along? I’m driving down along and hoping to find people down there. Tacoma is still in 35s/ifs mode. Itching to hit pritchett canyon again among others.
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