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Dukestaco

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Got done yesterday. Delayed two days by not receiving the water pump gaskets and the alternator. The alternator installed was for a 1.6l ( v grove belt) the 1.8l has a serpentine belt. So another $170 later and some modifications to the 2 core aluminum radiator and she got done. My son has nicknamed the car Kim. When it gets the V8 it will change to crazy Kim. Kim because she is going to be a money pit whore. 2DDFA3E4-AD4D-4651-899A-AD91CDA90EF6.jpeg
 

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Musta had a Kim in the past, eh?:laugh:

I woulda named it Lindsey, in that case. Full on cray cray.

This year I'm going to go get license plates for the vehicles. Rodeo is gonna get Blanche, truck gets Dorothy. We're golden girls fans.

Engine being a 5.0, would go well with a 6r80 auto, if it'll fit. Could snag a complete donor with ECU and harness. Makes life easy.

What's the plan for the rear diff? Narrowed 9"? Those are getting tough to find.
Could snag a live axle rear end from a stang?
Retrofitting an IRS system in there might be a bastard, although Miatas have an aftermarket like a Cummins.
 
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Musta had a Kim in the past, eh?:laugh:

I woulda named it Lindsey, in that case. Full on cray cray.

This year I'm going to go get license plates for the vehicles. Rodeo is gonna get Blanche, truck gets Dorothy. We're golden girls fans.

Engine being a 5.0, would go well with a 6r80 auto, if it'll fit. Could snag a complete donor with ECU and harness. Makes life easy.

What's the plan for the rear diff? Narrowed 9"? Those are getting tough to find.
Could snag a live axle rear end from a stang?
Retrofitting an IRS system in there might be a bastard, although Miatas have an aftermarket like a Cummins.
Probably doing the 5.0 motor tranny and rear end. All ready got some matching accessories cause “you gots to cordinate”. CE16D434-007B-4F72-90A6-C10F82D91222.jpeg626C4ECE-C55D-483E-A69D-A9D09CB7CAB4.jpeg

And down hill with a tail wind.
 

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Built a roof rack using aluminum 1/4 angle for the sides and extruded aluminum for the cross bars. Still need to do the fearing. Mounted a OVS 180 awning on it. Can’t wait to take it out and use it. Ordering the front and rear bumpers today. All I’ve this was supposed be started on Jan 2020 but can’t recall what held it all up.
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Did the 14WA break up grade on my son’s 2005 taco. Calipers , rotors of a 2014 4runner. We found a bad hub so replaced them both.

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The rotors are bigger and thicker. The calipers are also bigger and so are the pistons.
I got the break hardware parts from Amazon. I also ordered extended break lines from YotaMafia. Every thing went on without a hitch. I am also going to do this on my 4Runner so I’ll post up more pictures and a better write up. Time was of the essence on the Tacoma. We got it all done in one day and adjusted the E break and the drum breaks.






When I do this on my 4Runner I’ll do some before and after stop test to verify if it helps or if I just shit another $400+ down the toilet.
 

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Did the 14WA break up grade on my son’s 2005 taco. Calipers , rotors of a 2014 4runner. We found a bad hub so replaced them both.

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The rotors are bigger and thicker. The calipers are also bigger and so are the pistons.
I got the break hardware parts from Amazon. I also ordered extended break lines from YotaMafia. Every thing went on without a hitch. I am also going to do this on my 4Runner so I’ll post up more pictures and a better write up. Time was of the essence on the Tacoma. We got it all done in one day and adjusted the E break and the drum breaks.






When I do this on my 4Runner I’ll do some before and after stop test to verify if it helps or if I just shit another $400+ down the toilet.

It'll help. I just don't feel like spending money on 17" wheels.
 

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Looks mostly like a swept area and venting upgrade.

Won't stop any faster, unless the old calipers were single piston. Stopping distances are 75% tires.
But it'll take longer to see brake fade, at least.
 

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Looks mostly like a swept area and venting upgrade.

Won't stop any faster, unless the old calipers were single piston. Stopping distances are 75% tires.
But it'll take longer to see brake fade, at least.
When we went to bead the breaks when we stood on the pedal the tires 33’s where squealing just shy of locking up without activating the abs. I’ve never had that truck do that. To add to that last time we did breaks and beaded them it did not have a bed rack and a RTT on it. I am going to do a before and after with my 4Runner. I think it will help with both fade and stopping distance.
 

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Looks mostly like a swept area and venting upgrade.

Won't stop any faster, unless the old calipers were single piston. Stopping distances are 75% tires.
But it'll take longer to see brake fade, at least.

5th gen runner brakes on a 2nd Gen Tacoma or 4th Gen 4runner is akin to a big brake upgrade. Disc and pistons are both bigger and stronger. It's a huge upgrade. Problem is most of them came with 16" wheels and the upgrade requires 17".
 
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