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2006 Tundra long travel prerunner double cab

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by KarmaKannon, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    Man, I am super impressed with this. 12 hours ago if you would have asked me if I felt comfortable fabbing up my own front LT I would have called you crazy. Seeing you tackle it gives me that, "If he can do it, fuck it, I can too." feeling. Haha

    Did I miss what coilovers you went with?
     
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  2. Sep 9, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    I won't say it's easy by any means, but like anything if you follow some rules and factor in some things you can do it. I would say there have been people dumber than myself that have made suspension setups that have worked well. Dollar for dollar I'd just buy one anyway.

    I used oem coilovers. That's only kind of a joke. I'll get a picture later to explain why that's half true and half a joke.
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Working on the coils to get it sitting down a little bit and then working on the final alignment adjustment tomorrow. I have some new diff oil and led headlights to put in this weekend and maybe throw my fire extinguisher in the bed and maybe add some noise dampening panels to the inner doors and such. Oh and cleaning the metal dust off her and giving the shop a much needed cleaning.

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  4. Sep 14, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Messed with the springs a little, but it still sits a little too high. Needs a little more caster too. I'm at about 1.5* now and it turns almost as easy as my wife's Mercedes with electric steering so I'd like a bit more effort than that. Rides nice so far, but I've only put about 30 miles on it. Needs little tweaks and such still and new hard lines for the caliper.

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    Raptor coil overs? Very interesting.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    Technology to exploit. I have two sets so I can fiddle with them.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    I had to pull my inner CV boots out to get them to stop rubbing the bellows (or ribs or whatever) together. I pulled them past the outer lip of the two lips that are in the axle for the boot to sit between. I'm going to do this to the outers too.
    I was supposed to go have fun with the truck Sunday, but I was worried about the boots and wanted to lower the front a little. So my buddy came and helped me mess with it and we got breakfast instead. Hopefully we get some dirt and pew pew in this coming weekend.

    I think I need to trim my bumper a little more, but it seems to clear pretty well otherwise. The true test will be when I get to hitting ruts and stuff at any sort of speed.

    I also added some unistrut tie down rails to keep my steel targets from jettisoning into the desert.

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  8. Sep 23, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    Very impressive work!
     
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  9. Sep 26, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    Let me bombard you with questions real quick.

    Are these adjustable at all?

    Would these fit our factory buckets and LCA’s?

    Are you using the factory Ford springs as well?
     
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  10. Sep 26, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    No problem.
    -They are as adjustable as any coilover shock as far as valving. There isn't a lot of info on taking them apart and tuning them, but they are internal bypass shocks at heart.
    - they are much longer and will not fit the stock buckets. Fitting them was not fun.
    - I am currently using factory 2017/18 raptor springs that I have cut down. I am looking at other spring options and possibly an adjustable lower spring retainer.

    I have about 300 miles on it now and it still drives nicely. I still would like to lower the front a little more, add a little more caster, and possibly add a sway bar. It has manageable body roll, but my wife might not be able to drive it in a twisty canyon currently. I'm hoping I can squeeze the factory sway bar in there with heimed sway bar ends. I'll have to look at my options here, but I'm really hoping I don't have to spend the money on a custom sway bar.
     
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  11. Sep 27, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    I forgot about this, but here's my little devil eating my squash. At least he paces himself. Eats maybe half and saves the other half for breakfast.

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  12. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Thanks for those pics. Beautiful dog! My Husky , Halle, died last July at 13 years old. Miss her a lot. Rescue pup. She rode all the way up to AK in 2011 and back. She got to go home so to speak.
     
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  13. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    Sad to hear. Huskys are special little things to say the least.
     
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  14. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    Last Labor Day weekend 2018 with my grandson....Halle was 3/4's Husky and 1/4 G Shepard.upload_2019-9-27_20-51-51.jpg
     
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  15. Oct 3, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    Super nice Job with the fab work. What's happening in the rear? I'm guessing you won't be using factory mounting locations. Lol
     
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  16. Oct 3, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    Nothing at the moment. I'm rushing to get the suspension and fenders painted before the weather turns. I also have new coils and brake lines to throw on the front. I already have bypasses for the rear, but it's going to take some time/fab work to mount them. I'm not sure about springs for the rear. I have a nice deaver 55" pack that I could bastardize with the factory Toyota main leaf and then again I don't know yet. I might not even get to the rear until spring. Depends what is going on in the shop and with family stuff.

    Picked up paint for the fenders today! I need to remember how to paint. It's been a while and the last time about a year ago I just laid down some clear, but it did turn out well. I'm as confident as I ever am (usually about 50% more than I deserve to be).

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  17. Oct 11, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    Took my front end apart to paint the suspension with steel it. I've been working on my front fenders and I finally gave up on getting them painted this week. I'm going to paint the suspension, throw the stiffer coils on, reroute my intake to the cowl, put my stock front fenders on(while I paint and bodywork the fiberglass), and cut cut cut. Should look very mad max with cut stock fenders and no front bumper. Oh yeah I'm tired of the factory bumper and I'm probably leaving it off until I can get the fiberglass back on and then I'll make a new bumper.

    I also am seriously considering repainting my hood while I'm at it. I'm thinking satin black in the middle and factory color on the sides. Also paint the satin black. Satin or flat? I can't decide. For dust and dirt reasons I'm leaning more to satin.

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    I’d go satin.
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Hey, your backup camera, how did you route the wire from the tailgate? I’m planning on the same setup you have for my backup camera.
     
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  20. Oct 11, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    Just out the bottom through existing drain holes. I had to open up a hole on the back of the bed to meet up with it and I used some clear tubing as heavy duty loom.
     
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  21. Oct 11, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    Hmm. This sounds like something I should of done before all the body work
     
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    It's not readily visibly since it's hidden mostly by the tailgate when it's closed. You can see it when the tailgate is open if you really look for it.
     
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    I ran mine down the tail gate and under the bed thru the gap where you drop your spare tire. But i keep my spare in the bed.
    Then the wire just runs along frame to the port under driver seat into the cab
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  24. Oct 11, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Yep same spot. Now that I'm thinking about it I just opened part of that up so I could fit the loom and the spare tire rod.
     
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  25. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    Steel it is pretty cool paint. Just laid down the 2nd coat.

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  26. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    Love the stuff. Ive been using it under my corolla for years. Holds up to road salt good
     
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    That's good to hear. I think I found my new bumper and suspension paint.
     
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    I’d say it’s just a little less durable than powder coat.
    But unlike powdercoat you can touch it up
     
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    Put the stock front fenders back on so I can finish body work and paint on the fiberglass fenders. I obviously had to cut a bunch. I also put my new headlight and marker housings on. I need to make a bumper because it looks a lot better without that big stock lol looking thing hanging off the front. I also router my intake to the cowl. It doesn't seem to have lost any power and it sounds badass. Hopefully this helps me get some clean/cool air to the piddly v8. Thanks to seanpistol for the undercover snorkel ideas.

    Oh and I put some first gen raptor coils on to get the spring rate a little closer. It's sits pretty much level now. Seems much better in the turns too. It actually doesn't feel any rougher so far

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    I snapped a a couple better shots of the cut fenders and bubble flares. I'll be honest I don't hate it. We'll see if the flares stay on there and don't fly off from catching wind. Looks like it should clear the tire just fine.

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