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Ok I'm done! I actually finished it Saturday night at like 11PM. I went out today and tested it and OH MY! It makes the BIGGEST differnence. Its so nice hitting dips and bumps fast and just gliding over them! I will do a write up along with video clips in a day or so. Here are the pics for now.











Oh yea as you can see I need to go and get an allignment tomorrow! And I will get some better pictures.

[ 10-16-2001: Message edited by: Fishy ]
 

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oh yeah, OH YEAH...have i ever told you i hated you?? no...j/k. that is definatly a sweet 3rd gen truck. keep us posted on pics and whatnot...it's very nice. how much travel do you think you get out of that front end now??
 

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13" is where I will limit it because anything more and it really puts a lot of stress on the upper ball joint. The limit is 14" or 15".
 

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That is a sick ride! Long travel helps a lot. Im building my prerunner too. If you want to see it check out this other post.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=009499

I wish I started with an extra cab like you did but I still love my truck. Too bad I live so far away, Id love to come out and race you or something. Did you ditch the bed for a tubular one? I think Im going to do that soon. Ive already cut out like half of it for clearance issues but I think Im just going to go tubular cause I got no room for anything back there anyways.
 

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Yea I ditched the bed. Your truck looks pretty good too man. I am going to be getting some seats for mine soon (they are on order) and finishing the cage.
 

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no offense, but how much did that cost ya? i do everything in my rig and was considering doing that versus a SAS.........thanks
 

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Hell ya you can rock crawl with that, I bet it would do pretty damn good too with 14" of travel on both sides. It also does great jumping <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> I kinda tested it out today. (Video coming tomorrow). I have not kept the 4WD yet. If I want to have 4WD I need to put T100 axles in there since they are longer. The kit cost around $1500, depends if you get new tortion bars or not. If you ask me its the best bolt on kit on the market for the Toyota's IFS.
 

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Is it sitting on the suspension in those photos or is there a jack under there?

I'd love to see more pics and video! Where did you get it?
 

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Thats all suspension there. And the tortion bars were barley cranked heh. Yea its made by Total Chaos Fabrication.

I went out and jumped it yesterday a little bit. I didnt go huge cause I wanted to make sure everything was working right heh. Let me tell you it works hella good! Here is some video clips:

http://www.pencilart.com/photo/videos.htm
 

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So why are people here so sold on solid axles if your suspention will do great rock crawling. With 14'' of travel it should get great articulation.
 

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Originally posted by Fishy:
<STRONG>Thats all suspension there. And the tortion bars were barley cranked heh. Yea its made by Total Chaos Fabrication.

I went out and jumped it yesterday a little bit. I didnt go huge cause I wanted to make sure everything was working right heh. Let me tell you it works hella good! Here is some video clips:

http://www.pencilart.com/photo/videos.htm</STRONG>
Cool videos man! Nice truck! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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That's sweet, it just sucks up the bumps <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Looks like the rear is a little stiff?

As for the question about IFS for rock crawling, yes, lot of travel helps, but they reason why solid axles are so much better is because they ARTICULATE more. The force of an object pushing up on just one wheel will cause the other wheel to be pushed down.
 

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Yea the rears need to be revalved heh. They are stiff as hell. Thats just a simple thing to change though.

I will go pull up on some hills and get some flex pictures for you guys tomorrow.
 
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