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    This isnít a true build thread but thought Iíd post anyway. So I carefully selected parts and had Insain Fab do the work. Corey has the skills! Parts:Fox 2.5 extended travel (remote resi), total chaos ucaís and super bumps(wheelers) up font. In the rear Fox 2.0 extended travel (remote resi, for tundra), ome Dakar leafs, u bolt flip with off road bumps and extended brake lines. FN countersteer type x 16x8Ē 0 offset x5. Bfg ko2 285/75 r16 x 5. IF body mount chop. Alignment: toe:0 Camber:0 caster:3.8 no rubbing at full lock in reverse. Shake down run tomorrow to check for rub and flex the rear. Next up armor and then re level. If this wasnít my DD probably would have waited and went LT and 35ís but thatís stage 2 just donít tell my wife lol.
            

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    Very nice. Looks like you took care of all the major rub spots, but there's always something that rubs anyway. Should be a lot of fun finding out.

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    Wow, nice upgrades. Looks Mean!!!
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    Very nice. The name Insain keeps coming up, he's building a good reputation.

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    Thought Iíd report back on how everything worked out. The truck handles and drives better then stock. No noticeable loss of power due to running 33ís. Doesnít rub even when off-road, I was actually suprized. My 2nd gen taco rubbed with 32ís and 2.5Ē lift. Im at 2.5Ē front and 3Ē back over a stock 2nd gen. So bmc definitely worth it. Mpg loss is about 2-3 miles to the gallon but I still get 19 on the highway so not bad. Only real negative is the front creaks at slow speeds not sure if itís the ucaís or coil overs but itís not too bad. I switched out the crappy plastic Trd gas tank skid for a 1/4Ē 5052 Aluminum skid from Ricochet. Thatís all for now.
         

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    Finally got my spare mounted. Ordered the y strap and brackets from N-Fab had to modify just about everything. Good thing I have a grinder, drill and black rattle can
         

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    Hey Pete if you happen to see this your right. Greased and re torqued my ucaís along with all other suspension parts to Toyota specs. Also adjusted my coil overs on the truck adding a 1/2Ē of lift and Iím still not maxed out on preload yet. The wife bought me a set of tools for my bday.
         

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    Nice, look at you working on your brand new truck! This stuff is addicting isn't it?

    Can't wait to go wheelin' with you again!
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    Thanks Matt, and it is very addicting lol...Iím thinking of maybe running Pennsylvania gulch next weekend.

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    Added new skids today, Ricochet front bash plate(the center gussets catch the frame) and Rci mid. Still need the transfer case skid and sliders but getting closer.
           

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    Nice. We need to wheel together again sometime. You're getting ready for some more challenging terrain with that build.

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    We do Trent my son was asking about you guyís today

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    So I finally removed the sway bar, truck drives way better at slow speeds and does fine on the highway. However I did the 40mph swerve test and thereís quite a bit of body roll. It will stay off for now with more testing. I also relocated my rear remote resiís due to one getting hit pretty hard the last wheeling trip. They are definitely more safe on the frame just bought some steel and pipe straps and self tapped em in. Also hi-tucked the exhaust while I was down there. Cb and sliders up next.
            

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    Looking good!

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    Sweet ride!

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    Finally got my suspension all dialed in yesterday, first picture is how it got pinched last weekend. Also installed RCI rock sliders pita lol. Iím still messing with the the cobra 75 I installed a few weeks ago canít get rid of this electric brake booster noise that comes through intermittently when I hit the brakes. Installed an rf choke which helped but itís still there. Iíve owned this truck just over a year so itís come a long way and Iím definitely happy with how it performs on the trail. That being said I canít wait to go 37ís someday.
            

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    Did you tune your CB antenna yet? Stop by sometime if you still need to work on that -- I have the SWR meter and extra jumper cable.

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    Very nice.

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    Trent I bought an swr meter and Iím running just under 2 with my 2í firestick maxed out (up). Cb worked well on the trail clean up run but my range is super short guess 2í antenna is too short lol.

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    I went with a 4' firefly (Firestik brand https://www.amazon.com/FireStik-4ft-.../dp/B000QB917Q ). It works well, but is too tall for my garage. Probably should have gone with 3' antenna instead.

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