I am modeling a 4dr build, for a customer, off of yours, slightly... If I was making enough money off it, I'd offer up royalties!
I'm digging through the thread as we speak, but, what suspension did you and Kurt finally figure out? I know you modified it several times. We'll be doing a 285/75R16 on this '02 DC Tacoma. I'm not an ARB dealer so I'll be paying full pop for the lift and making no profit, since we aren't a suspension shop, I'd love to avoid buying the wrong parts and wanted to learn from your research.
Thanks again, Looks great.
quick suspension spec list for my truck......
OME 882 coils
OME sport shocks
10mm Jeep JK trim packer. (yellow spacer if you look at the pics).
Cornfed Suspensions Diff Drop.
This setup is has been great so far. It might be a little more than needed if you're not planning on a bumper and winch up front. But IMO the 882's are better suited for the DC trucks than the 881 coils. I plan on adding a winch and will probably lose a little lift height in the process, but I think I'll use a Warn M8000 with a synthetic rope, and nylon haws fairlead which should give me a winch setup at or around 50lbs. That's the goal at least, and keeping it as light as possible will help reduce loss of lift height.
OME Dakar leaves
OME sport shocks
All-Pro 1.5" extended greasable shackles.
On the road the setup is great and I really like the ride. It works well offroad too without a load. But when the truck is loaded it sags more than I would like. I am planning on adding the OME AALs which will give me another ~.75" of lift. If that is too tall in the back I still have the stock height OME greasable shackles I can put pack on to level it back out. I haven't extended the rear brake line yet because it hasn't been necessary. With the longer shackles AND the AAL I think swapping to an extended brakeline would be needed.
You should still plan on a little firewall/pinchweld/fenderflare trimming with the 285s. It shouldn't take much but will probably need a little.
Last edited by Box Rocket; 01-20-2011 at 03:00 PM.
Thanks for the great offer. I thought of you immediately when the customer told me what she wanted to do, but didn't want to bother you if you weren't making money off this. The beauty of this community!!!
Great info, guys. I'll be posting a thread when this build starts.
I really like your sliders so I checked them out on Trail Gear's page. Great price for the fully welded set with the gussetts, advertised DOM & powder coat. I asked about shipping ... $211 That's more than the sliders themselves, and only from California to Nevada--literally next door.
I found the exact same sliders (yes, Trail Gear) somewhere else and shipping was only $60. I'm just waiting for the brown truck now. Thanks for a great build story.
Last edited by Condition Yellow; 01-22-2011 at 03:05 AM.
Pretty sure I paid something close to the $60 you also mentioned to have mine shipped as a kit.
That was fully welded.