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The Land Yacht - Quicksand TRD Pro Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by the_midwesterner, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Jan 2, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Done.

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  2. Jan 2, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Did you cycle the suspension with just the main leaf sitting on the perch or did you compensate for the rest of the pack that is normally under the main leaf with a spacer?
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Kind of did it 2 ways. When I used the main leaf, I put the centering bolts in place to make sure I had the correct placement on the axle. I then used the top of the bolt as a reference to see if it would touch anything on it's way up. It was well clear of the frame under full bump. I did this to find the location of the lower shock brackets at bump and tacked them in. Then I cycled the suspension in place, I used a 2x4s to help locate it a bit more. I did the axle at full bump and then each wheel individually and so far, it looks like I am good. Also fully cycled the leafs, best I could, after putting the truck on the ground and it also looks like I am clear.

    I'd like to think I overdid it on the checking clearances and such, but time will tell. Appreciate the input though!
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    looks good brother!
     
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  5. Jan 2, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    im considering this kit, keep me posted on how its working for you... id like to see it in person
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    No truck updates since I actually had to work today and it’s dark. Once the brake lines get here from SDHQ, they’re getting replaced and the truck is getting aligned.

    In other news though, bumper and spare wheel showed up. Waiting to find out where the winch is and then getting it installed.

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  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Dropped it off for an alignment today, but while there, they are going to throw on the extended brake lines I picked up from @sdhq_offroad. If my winch ever shows up, I’ll be able to throw that bumper and winch on, then adjust the coilovers to raise the nose up. May need another alignment, but the truck was just barely drivable as it was.

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  8. Jan 17, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    And it’s aligned and driving! Thus far, really digging the ride. We have a trip planned with @blackoutt next weekend to stretch it’s legs, but until then, it’s putting in road miles. Then it’s a quick nut and bolt prior to taking off for the trip.

    Also parked next to a stock quicksand at work today for contrast. Truck is seems huge next to it.

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  9. Jan 18, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Looks great!
     
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  10. Jan 19, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    need more pictures :):thumbsup::yes:
     
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  11. Jan 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    Not much of an update. Still waiting for parts. Paid a company for a winch 2 mos ago, never got said winch, asked where my winch was, they decided to keep my $1500, so now banks are involved. Yay.....

    Otherwise, been trying to put some road miles on this thing. Everything seems to be “good”. After about 500-700ish miles, I’ll put it back on stands and nut/bolt the whole suspension again to make sure I don’t end up like the Tacoma guy on IG who’s rear end ripped out from underneath it while wheeling. After that, I have to meet up with @blackoutt and it’s time for some wheeling in KY/TN.

    In other news, my buddy who bought my original TRD Pro wheels, also bought my TRD Pro Bilsteins. We had a wrenching session last weekend in 20 degree weather with the door open, to get it all on his truck. He ended up going with the Icon AAL pack, which eliminates most of the leafs minus the main and overload, and a shim each up front. He’s really happy with the ride and how it ended up settling.

    ‘‘Twas a long and cold day, with seized rusty shackles and seized rear shocks stems, but we findished it in a day.

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  12. Jan 27, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    Like night and day, a lil lift does the Tundra good!
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    Long truck problems. I ended up taking a cutoff wheel to the rear shock upper stem nuts to get mine off too, not looking forward to the shackle replacement either. So now it's pretty much a TRD pro right?

    Also that 4runner :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Preach!

    I don't know how you got a cut-off up there. I tried, but my grinder was too big. We ended up cutting off the boot and vice gripping the shit out of the upper shaft. Also coated the nut in PB blaster. It did the trick, but it definitely sucked. For the shackles, we couldn't get them out. We tried everything, minus heat. We ended up saying F it, went to my house and grabbed my leaf packs and tore the down to rebuild. Luckily, I did my suspension over winter shutdown. Otherwise, I am not sure what we would have done. We Super Lubed the hell out of those shackle bolts though...
     
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  15. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    An air hammer really helps with removing the stock shackles :thumbsup:
     
  16. Jan 28, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    Ditto... Put mine in back in June and by October, the paint was totally jacked and showing rust spots. No rain, no river crossings. Just hot-dry SoCal Summer.
    :frusty:
     
  17. Jan 28, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    None, yet....
    I would of been impressed if you put them in the front.... ;)
     
  18. Jan 28, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    LOL... ok, I'll try again. BACK in June, I put in a set of u748's... By October yada yada yada...
     
  19. Jan 31, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    Haha, I knew what you meant, Jeff.

    Hey, so can anything be done to Deavers to prevent rust, like say painting or otherwise treating them with something before mounting them?
     
  20. Jan 31, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    I’ll jump in here since I have had 4 sets of Deavers.

    Deaver only sprays a cursory black coat on the outside and not a good coat. They never do any prep and you will see rust when shipped. Repainting with some good product after some prep would not be hard; just take some time.
     
  21. Feb 3, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Not much to update.

    However, it’s been colder than a gold digger’s heart on account of some polar bears breaking or something along those lines...

    I have been rinsing off the salt off the Kings though, since I don’t want them to rust. Should have splurged on the coated versions, but hindsight is 20/20. I generally don’t drive the truck much, since I have a daily, but I’ve been putting miles on it to make sure everything is gtg.

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    Otherwise, all the @Baja Designs lights came. Literally, these dudes are the best to deal with and have top notch stuff. Can not recommend you guys enough.

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    It’s supposed to be warm today, so the camburg bumper and warn winch should be going on.
     
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  22. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    That's a lot of light! :cool:

    Thanks for the support

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  23. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    None, yet....
    I joined the bandwagon..... smh.

    Doggo reluctantly approves.

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  24. Feb 5, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Good choice. Did you get the skid plate/mount?
     
  25. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    To mount it in my truck? Nah, I have a hi-lift on the Datinfab rack. This is just for shop use and because I was tired of stacking wood blocks to raise my crawler. And now my truck, since it sits much higher after the lift.
     
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  26. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    Hey there! I've noticed that your DRL is running both the amber lights and the LED, which looks AMAZING! From what I've read is that you have to give up the Amber lights when upgrading to the new headlights. Is that true? If it is, how did you run both the LED and Amber, is there some hack to the wiring?
    Thanks!
     
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  27. Feb 17, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    That would not be true. I’m running the conversion harness from @iHacker and there are a couple ways you can run them, which are listed in his thread. Let me see if I can find it and I’ll post it up.

    I chose to do the white and orange DRL because I thought I’d look pretty cool.
     
  28. Feb 18, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    This thing has been a giant bitch to put on, but it’s getting there. I consider myself pretty competent, but this thing has just kicked my ass the whole way onto the truck.

    Here’s a pic for a sneak peak before it’s done. Huge shoutout to Joey from @sdhq_offroad for putting up with my dumb comments and my questions. His motivation to get things resolved is just badass! Appreciate the help!

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  29. Feb 19, 2019 at 2:42 AM
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    I'm excited to see this bumper installed! Definitely my favorite out there.
     
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  30. Mar 1, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Did a little wheeling this past weekend. Really glad I ended up getting the bumper and winch setup. It pissed rain for 2 days straight and made the rivers flood and everything else was mud soup. Got bound up and stuck a couple times due to the mud bogs that were river banks and had to give myself a yank or two.

    Couple takeaways from the trip:
    - I need bigger tires . I do have a set of 37s in my garage. Hmmm...........
    - Those tires need to be MTs, so the KO2s will be up for sale.

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