Removed the front sway bar last week. Slight increase in body roll but nothing bad at all. Still very comfortable to drive.
Built my front skidplate over the weekend. combination of 3/16th plate and some 3/16" 2x3" angle for the mounting brackets. Similar design to the Budbuilt skids. Mounting at the front crossmember and to the steering rack. I'll be working on the trans and belly skids in the next week or so. It will be nice to have essentially full protection under the rig finally.
skids look killer!
The plate looks good man.
I read that the 01-04 frame are a little bit better gusseted in the rear than the early models which may be why it wasn't so noticable. I will also do this, as it is good insurance. Truck keeps getting better.
'04 Tacoma XTracab 2.7 5-speed 4WD stock 4.30s, 5100s with 881s set on the middle notch, Dakars with 10" 5125s, Budbuilt IFS skid, TG front bumper, and a few other things
SEXY!!! There someone said it! Well done!
I notice the Canguru Decal, looking sexy! Also, caught a hint of an Expedition Ops decal reflected off the... something.
As always, your Tacoma is hot. In the immortal words of Wayne and Garth, "We are not worthy!"
I really like the skid plate. Did you use a press break? I'd like to build something similar.
'04 Toyota Tacoma, TRD, V6, Auto, 265-75-16 BFG AT's, Bilstein 5100's, front set at 1.5", custom rear springs, Trail Gear sliders.
Adam, I liked your "Money pit 40" a lot, but this is probably one of my favorite taco's on the site. Do you guys use the 80 much for off roading much anymore?
7.3 Super Duty, 4X4, Ext Cab Shortbed, 6 Spd Manual. Hawk FWC
2006 Jeep Unlimited
Lexus is250 AWD (Hers)
1980 HJ45 Diesel LBP (Sold to some dude in Utah)
1984 Troopy, ExPo White (Sold to the same dude in Utah that bought my other dream truck)
Kimberly Kamper (Sold to the Toyota Shaman)
How much do you needLittle better departure angle