Old blue 85 extra cab 22re shop truck build

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It is a 2 inch lift I picked light load it will give a nice ride and be a great reliable system. I’ve done marlin long travel in past but I don’t want to cut and weld all new brackets on and my experience the bushings are junk and constantly had to replace and there lowest lift gives way to much lift for what I want. If you want to switch give me a holler I will hook you up with a great price

I'd be interested in some before/after hub-to-fender measurements if you can grab some. Was eyeing that suspension setup, but I don't know exactly how many "inches" of lift I need. I have a pretty good idea of what hub-to-fender I'm looking for though.
 

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I'd be interested in some before/after hub-to-fender measurements if you can grab some. Was eyeing that suspension setup, but I don't know exactly how many "inches" of lift I need. I have a pretty good idea of what hub-to-fender I'm looking for though.
I’ll do some measurement
 

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Got the old 315/75 r16 yokahoma goo3 tires on factory 80 series wheels fitted this weekend with much work to firewall (pics latter) but do not rub anywhere full lock full stuff. The wheels required a wheels spacer to clear steering arm but once axles are build with ifs hub conversion and Tacoma brakes those won’t be needed. I will be able to use full suspension travel without extending the bump stops with the Dobinsons suspension thus the reason I fit them with stock suspension
 

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Dobinsons made it in with our big stock order yesterday excited to get started
 

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A hard day working on 85 toyota pickups today. It was a mix between getting my Dads bed painted on is 49,000 mile barn find which I have a thread started on as well…… and also installing the Dobinsons 2 inch lift on the old blue truck

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Lift looks good. How much did you chop out of your front fenders? Just to the body line around the original opening?
I'm trying to guesstimate/visualize if this setup will work for me.

Any plans to do crossover steering?
 

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Lift looks good. How much did you chop out of your front fenders? Just to the body line around the original opening?
I'm trying to guesstimate/visualize if this setup will work for me.

Any plans to do crossover steering?
I cut 1.5 out of the fenders, basically took 1.5 masking tape and went around it and cut it…. I’m pulling the third leaf out of the rear sometime this week and will report back on ride improvement. I’m totally empty in rear and there is just too much spring rate. If I was loaded up like a lot of guys it would prob be perfect. I am doing crossover steering. I did one years ago sitting low like this. You can’t use off the self steering box plates thr box has to sit flat and high and use a flat pitman arm and actually notch the frame for the nut from the tie rod end to pass but well worth the time and effort.
 
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I cut 1.5 out of the fenders, basically took 1.5 masking tape and went around it and cut it…. I’m pulling the third leaf out of the rear sometime this week and will report back on ride improvement. I’m totally empty in rear and there is just too much spring rate. If I was loaded up like a lot of guys it would prob be perfect. I am doing crossover steering. I did one years ago sitting low like this. You can’t use off the self steering box plates thr box has to sit flat and high and use a flat pitman arm and actually notch the frame for the nut from the tie rod end to pass but well worth the time and effort.

Ok makes sense. Rear suspension in it's off-the-shelf form may work pretty good for me. Will be carrying some extra weight on this one.
If you can grab a front hub-to-fender measurement I can subtract 1.5" from that and see if it might work for me.

Do you keep this suspension setup in stock?
 

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Ok makes sense. Rear suspension in it's off-the-shelf form may work pretty good for me. Will be carrying some extra weight on this one.
If you can grab a front hub-to-fender measurement I can subtract 1.5" from that and see if it might work for me.

Do you keep this suspension setup in stock?
I’ll measure it tonight I drove the wife’s car to work. Today to change oil
 

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Ok makes sense. Rear suspension in it's off-the-shelf form may work pretty good for me. Will be carrying some extra weight on this one.
If you can grab a front hub-to-fender measurement I can subtract 1.5" from that and see if it might work for me.

Do you keep this suspension setup in stock?
Suspension is in stock
 

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I’ve been so busy with other projects I havnt worked much on ol blue but tonight I I got the all pro front bumper and come up seal series 2 9500 winch installed it required a bit of grill trimming but it’s all good I love that it’s tucked tight. I also installed a lc engineering big note throttle body and intake tube along with a throttle body spacer, I have to say it made a difference. I’ve got a full lc header and exhaust going on soon when time permits

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