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    Blue Taco - 96 Tacoma

    Here's my 1996 Tacoma. I bought it many years ago and have been slowly beating and building it. After lots of wheeling on 35s I am hoarding parts and saving to go to tons.

    Here's what it looked like when I bought it on 33s, coilovers, and alcans.

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    here's what it looked like in fall of 2019. 35s.

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    Some 2020 wheelin:

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    #2
    After driving the truck for 4 years and 30k miles I cracked a head. I picked up a 135k mi motor out of a rolled truck for only $500 and swapped that in

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      #3
      Went ahead and built myself a winch bumper

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        #4
        Fixed that rear diff
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          #5
          cut everything to shit and moved the firewall back about 3" to fit the 35sClick image for larger version Name:	img_20190511_130336-jpg.3317136.jpg Views:	0 Size:	158.6 KB ID:	164989 to fit 35s

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            #6
            built a mount and added a big old powersteering cooler

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              #7
              Swapped in that Diamond FF rear with the gracious help of my buddy at his shop Click image for larger version
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ID:	165027 Blew up a CV the fun way by twisting the splines off inside the axle tube. Wasn't wheeling hard, just going up a slickrock face when it popped. I had 2 spares but couldn't extract the stub on the trail. I had to go home and weld something to it to hammer it out. I still wheeled the next day in 3wd.



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                  #9
                  Had a persistent misfire that ended up being a bad injector so I swapped those out

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                      #11
                      Really wish I would have went to Top Of the World when I was in Moab. Nice progression so far on the build.

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                        #12
                        Greatest rear axle ever!!
                        Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
                        - Tim Dillon

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Slander View Post
                          Greatest rear axle ever!!
                          Yeah it was definitely a blunder. Not worth the effort, wish I had just geared the welded 8.4.

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                            #14
                            My winter plan was to buy a set of geared/locked tons my buddy has sitting around and 3 link the front with ORIs and do Chevy 63s in the rear. My sewer main broke and my driveway is all fucked so my budget for the Tacoma has shrunk considerably. I have plenty of maintenance items to take on in the meantime.

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                              #15
                              When I installed the rear axle with discs I also put on a transfer case parking brake. I need to mess with it again because it doesn't hold the truck at all.

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                              Before I blew up more chit in Moab and decided I want tons I had started building a set of DIY beadlocks with TMI rings with the supervision of my good buddy. He has invested a lot of time helping me learn how to be a better fabricator and wrencher and I can never pay him back but damn if I haven't loved and appreciated every minute of help from him. Click image for larger version
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                              I do vinyl work for fun so I had to make myself some bed side decals along the way

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