cbechtold's IFS Crawler Tacoma Build

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#42
Haven't tried, but maybe in 2WD. I kinda feel like I'm not geared low enough though.
Not geared low enough? How low do you want? I find the double low with the automatic is almost unusable. I’ll bet you’ll blow through the brakes 90 percent of the time or atleast feel like it is. Besides to show off I don’t see using double low much. It’s to slow and doesn’t allow enough wheel spin.
 
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Not geared low enough? How low do you want? I find the double low with the automatic is almost unusable. I’ll bet you’ll blow through the brakes 90 percent of the time or atleast feel like it is. Besides to show off I don’t see using double low much. It’s to slow and doesn’t allow enough wheel spin.
I should rephrase. I feel like the gearing is damn near perfect right now. It's slow enough for my liking, but it's not crazy slow. If I step on the break, the truck will come to a stop, but it's pretty easy for it to just keep rolling with me on the break if I'm not putting on good amount of pressure on it.
 
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#44
Couple photos from Slick Rock. Still very happy with how the truck performed this past weekend!


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#48
Forgot to post this last week, but I ran Bald Mountain. Nothing super technically. V-notch is a fun obstacle, but I denied on the "man line." I presume a mixture of not having enough clearance up front, baby sized tires, and not being wide enough. I'll give it another shot next time I'm out there.


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Other than that optional obstacle, it's definitely a trail just some great views.


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Here's the full album if anyone is interested.
 
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I was going back and forth with a buddy of mine earlier and this was the end result of our conversation.


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I'm 90% sure the next set of tires I'm getting are going to be 35s, but now I'm half tempted to try and make 37s fit. I could steal one of the 37s of my dad's rig and see how shit would be need to be cut to make them fit, but I'm kinda afraid to see that it's possible and then act on it :rofl:

Someone tell me this is a bad idea and that I shouldn't do it please :anon:
 

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I was going back and forth with a buddy of mine earlier and this was the end result of our conversation.


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I'm 90% sure the next set of tires I'm getting are going to be 35s, but now I'm half tempted to try and make 37s fit. I could steal one of the 37s of my dad's rig and see how shit would be need to be cut to make them fit, but I'm kinda afraid to see that it's possible and then act on it :rofl:

Someone tell me this is a bad idea and that I shouldn't do it please :anon:
It's a great idea. You should get the 37's. Then when you realize how much work it is to make them fit you can sell them to me for a great price. Or not. lol
 

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I say DO IT!


But if you do it, make sure they actually fit without rubbing like a motherfucker. My biggest pet peeve is tires rubbing all over the place. You are gonna have to cut the hell out of the firewall, and inner fenders. Or do a fat body lift.

But still...

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I've been thinking 37s also because of the breakover issues of the long Tacoma wheelbase...
(if you can make them live up front, I'll reconsider my LT option for the Taco.)
 
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It's a great idea. You should get the 37's. Then when you realize how much work it is to make them fit you can sell them to me for a great price. Or not. lol
I gotchu! :beerscheers:

I say DO IT!


But if you do it, make sure they actually fit without rubbing like a motherfucker. My biggest pet peeve is tires rubbing all over the place. You are gonna have to cut the hell out of the firewall, and inner fenders. Or do a fat body lift.

But still...

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Give me your wonton LT when it's done and I'll do it :)

I've been thinking 37s also because of the breakover issues of the long Tacoma wheelbase...
(if you can make them live up front, I'll reconsider my LT option for the Taco.)
I'd probably build my own LT so I can push the front tires forward. I'm probably end up on 35s just because I'm too lazy and 42s sound more appealing to me :afro:
 
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I say DO IT!
But if you do it, make sure they actually fit without rubbing like a motherfucker. My biggest pet peeve is tires rubbing all over the place. You are gonna have to cut the hell out of the firewall, and inner fenders. Or do a fat body lift.
meh. its not that bad even with just a 1". And I'm still running limited flares lol. I do need to notch my frame though, U-Turns are possible but I can feel every lug as it bumps over the frame
 

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meh. its not that bad even with just a 1". And I'm still running limited flares lol. I do need to notch my frame though, U-Turns are possible but I can feel every lug as it bumps over the frame
I still rub the frame with my bald 35's. I rub the UCA a little too, but I can fix that next time I mess with my alignment. That doesn't have anything to do with tire diameter though. How close is your tire to your body mounts? When my tires were new, they were really close with my alignment cams in a neutral position. Maybe with max caster that will barely clear?
 
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I still rub the frame with my bald 35's. I rub the UCA a little too, but I can fix that next time I mess with my alignment. That doesn't have anything to do with tire diameter though. How close is your tire to your body mounts? When my tires were new, they were really close with my alignment cams in a neutral position. Maybe with max caster that will barely clear?
With the LCA pushed as far forward as it gets I still trimmed the body mount. Forgive me going tack weld crazy, got real sick of burning through.
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