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OEM 4 INCH SPRINGS 30MM SPACERS
PROCOMP 9000 SHOCKS
CUSTOM 2 INCH DOM LINKS /W CREEPER JOINTS
CUSTOM UPPER LINKS 1 1/2 DOM /W 3/4 HIEMS
CUSTOM STEERING LINKS 1 1/2 DOM /W 3/4 HEIMS
TRAIL GEAR 1X 1.5 RAM KIT











 

Trapper50cal

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Really cool project!

with the "creeper joints" in there on the control arms, it'll wheel like a banshee...:beer:

I'm glad those jackstands didn't give out on you...they look seriously suspect.
 
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Cant wait to drive it... Its not mine just building it . Fun build, its going to ride like a cady...Compared to my 1 ton taco
 
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Got to test drive today.... Great feeling ride..still needs to go to an allinment shop to have all links adjusted with lasers to factory spec.


Went up 42 inchs on the fork lift....little more in front may 45 inchs





 

CreeperSleeper

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Looks great! Would you mind snapping a pic of the front, lower control arms where they attach to the axle? I'm still crunching numbers on my 3-link... I wish there was one close by with a 3-link I could steal measurements off of! LOL
 
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A picture of how the upper link tower on the axle fits up there at full stuff is what interests me
There is not much room up in there, be intetrested to now how you clear everything and still maintain good upper and lower link seperation at the axle.
How much seperation of the links at the axle do you have?
Do the lower arms contact the tie rod at all when flxing it out?
3 links have always interested me on these trucks.
Some specs on the build would be great, like your 3-link calculations would be awesome to have
 
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Thats funny ..sorry about that O.g CARLOSFJ..No clue there was already a CARLOSFJ....:confused:

Answers ..........10"sep at front axle no clearance problems yet.
8" sep at frame rail
42" adjustable to 46" all four bottom links
32" top front link
28" top rear link
both pan hard bar mounts i moved 2" up at axle.
Doing a H/a kit ...

Has any one tryed SLEE's front drive line? wondering if its a long slip and work on a 5+ lift
 
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How does it ride on the road compared to stock? Here in MN we have potholes the size of L.A. so it would be nice to have enough travel to dampen them a bit.
 
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OK the Jack stand wood is shady , but i need the height to strock the front end on a jack with no tires... I work out of my back yard and i have no lift..They are very strong stands made back in 1940's by my grandfather for HADLEY truck service..
It drives good, rides smooth over larger pot holes..it goes up curbs over speedbumps way nicer then my 2007 leaf sprong tacoma 1 ton.. IT IS SLOOW.. IT needs a v8 bad.. this 4.2 inline 6 is all torque... my 4.0 v6 in the tacoma with 37's and 1tons is fast as hell compared to this... Trying to get CARLOS to go rob the bank. so i can put a new 5.3 vortec motor. it needs it.. plus the MPG sucks ass 9-12 maybe... my taco 15-17 all day..
Great build. would do it agin as a kit complete 6500.00 parts labor drive it home.
 

Tapage

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how it's your bumpsteer .. notice your re do the lower front panhard bracket ?
 
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nice build!

Be prepared to replace those Pro Comps in 6mo to a yr. So many blowouts, esp. on the rear, mine went one year on J springs.
 

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