Northwesttaco's 80 series crawler slammed on 4d's and BS

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Whats up everyone! Well I've started my second truck build and was told to start a build thread here. I've had one going on Tacomaworld.com as my last was a LT 2nd gen tacoma but thought i'd put it on here too.

Old 2nd gen build: Total Chaos +2 LT race kit, 35's, locked f/r, expo/crawler build
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But with inspiration from a good friend (@Apounder, who has helped me with A TON on this build, and also lets me pick his brain) I sold that this summer, and purchased this: 1996 FJ80, 172k miles, bone stock. Long term plan: 3 link front rock crawler/camper
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Front end:
Moved the axle forward 1"
14" 2.0" King coilovers with resi/clickers custom valved
King 2" air bumps
Ruffstuff 1 ton Y link steering
Fox Steering stabilizer
High steer
RCV axles
Trail Gear diff guard
Tral Gear 3" wheel spacers
Low Range offroad axle truss
Custom 3 link
Complete axle rebuild
PRP limit straps
Slee extended brake lines
Ballistic fab joints
Nitro 5.29's with ARB locker

Rear:
Rear rockers/fenders cut/plated
Dobinson 3" progressive coils
14" 2.5" King's with resi custom valved
Metal Tech rear Links
Iron Man panhard
Slee extended brake lines
Nitro 5.29's with ARB locker

Wheels/tires:
SCS F5’s
Nitto trail grapplers
3" Wheel spacers

Armor:
Trail Gear Front Bumper
ComeUp 9.5RS
TG Front Diff Guard
Lowrange Offroad axle truss
Lucid Designs Rock Sliders

Exterior:
Exhaust reroute
Monstaliner
ARB compressor

Interior:
CB
Tuffy center console
sPod HD
 
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Immediatly started with ripping the running boards/flares/mud flaps off.
Then the fender cutting started, with help/guidance from my good friend @Apounder!
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Got the front done, for now.. Rear will be done by the fabricator since ill need a plate welded over to cover the gap from the pinch weld.
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Then it was time to cover up those scratches and holes
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With some monstaliner (Thanks to @jcardona1) it came out as such:
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And just before the monstaliner I threw in some Corbeau Trailcat seats along with a Tuffy center console. The stock driver seat had a tear, recline knob broke off, and the seat just didn't go back far enough for me. I hated the stock center console so it was an easy decision.
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One of the things I thought was a horrible design on these 80 series was the exhaust being run outside the frame, and the cats being the lowest hanging point on the truck (minus the links/axles etc.). So I had it rerouted inside the frame with a delta 50 muffler dumped before the axle
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In the mean time my coil overs came
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And I picked up some Dobinson 3" variable rate coils for the rear!
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So after wasting about a month and a half now with my fabricator that I originally planned on using not responding to me, I am now going to a different shop that has done many SASs, won many awards for their rock crawling builds etc.. and with the current tires leaking air/I really wanted to be able to at least drive the cruiser, I picked up some OME J springs for the front from Torfab
And thanks again to @Apounder we got to work putting them in
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And tadah!
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Got tired of the brolean after about 20 seconds of laughing at how ridiculous it looked so we threw in the rear!
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And just like that im now running 40's
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And this is about where im at for right now! It drives great on the road, tires don't rub, and 3 link front is happening in mid October. Until then Ill be getting the electrical done, and hopefully bumpers/sliders.
 
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Nice. Cool to see more people going this route with the 80s. I like those lights you guys have too. Lots of vision x floating around the gold mines here so I bought a few, it'd be fun to compare, those look rowdy.

That 80 is looking good! You'll love the trail graps too. Best tires I've ever had.
 
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Nice. Cool to see more people going this route with the 80s. I like those lights you guys have too. Lots of vision x floating around the gold mines here so I bought a few, it'd be fun to compare, those look rowdy.

That 80 is looking good! You'll love the trail graps too. Best tires I've ever had.
I can't wait to get the lights back on! I have a lot of work left on this one but those lights make a huge difference. I haven't had them next to any vision x so it would be interesting to see!
 

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