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Red's totally awesome 3rd gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by Large, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Nov 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    Bought a pretty clean 3rd gen, semi-built for $8k .. I plan to make this my primary rig. I've owned 5 - 2nd gen tacos and always wanted a 3rd or 4th gen runner so I scooped it up.
    Has 160k ~ on the odo, and nothing mechanically wrong.

    Mods:
    Shrockworks sliders
    Shrockworks HC rear
    Shrockworks front
    OME rear lift, around 2" or so

    Needs:
    ARB F&R, has a center diff lock which worked pretty well
    More lights - lighting situation at night is abysmal
    OBA, stainless lines probably
    Going to cut off the jerry can holder on the rear bumper, useless to me
    I want to line-x the whole shebang army green or something, maybe cement color
    Projectors in the headlights
    33s, new wheels with more backspacing
    A proper front lift (on spacers now)
    A winch would help but not 100% necessary right now



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  2. Nov 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    A group and I went to hidden falls adventure park this past weekend, the runner did pretty good for being on 265s.

    Carnage:
    Front CV broke
    Rear tail light
    Front pinion flange on the drive shaft

    Luckily I knew the CVs were in terrible shape so I had some OEM re-manufactures on order.



    This piece was inside the diff on the add side stuck in the sleeve. Removed the sleeve and lined up the splines best I could and 'gently' tapped on the diff with a rock, and it came out.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    For those of you that didn't see this on some form of social media this past weekend, this is the remnants of a 5th gen Pro.

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    This was a pretty gnarly obstacle to say the least, the spotter told him to bump it and well he bumped it a little too hard and rolled 1.5 times landing on its side.

    Recovery took about 7 hours, it doesn't look too bad (the angle) in this picture but it's steep and there were lots of huge rocks hindering our recovery. What we decided to end up doing was putting it on its upright position and trying to pull it down, but the problem was the wheels literally melted and it was getting caught on everything on the way down. We rolled it back on its roof and slid it down, I will try to find the vids from this and post them here.

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    Once down here we carefully navigated a duramax and a gooseneck through the trail with relative ease, loaded it up and went on about our day.

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    Literally almost everything melted except the frame and shell..
     
  4. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    rooster Just trying to make it.

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    That is insane. Never seen anything like it.
     
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    More carnage.. pinion broke at the flange. I'm only on 32s so this shouldn't happen, buddy thinks the ring gear got in a bind and jammed - when that happened the pinion snapped. Ordered new diffs front and rear, ARBs & 4.56s through ECGS.. should be here in 2 weeks.
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    OBA setup ordered, here is a quick reudamentary drawing I did



    I've got a lot of work to do over the xmas holiday. Also have a hot springs trip ORV park trip planned in a couple of weeks which I will report back on.
     
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    OBA system arrived, not sure where I'm going to mount the tank. I want to mound it under where the spare was but I don't want it sticking down. Might just end up mounting it in the back somewhere.
    Quick couplers, fill chuck and ARB deflator arrived as well with some tubing fittings. I wanted to do stainless but it will be at a later date.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Got some more parts in. Switches, blank banks and my regulator for the ARB manifold
     

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