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250Thumpher

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  1. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Reading the replies on this forum reminds me why I don't post here anymore. I'll just take my dirtbike concerns elsewhere. This forum, and the membership that comprises it, is a complete utter joke. Later
  2. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Just came home from a long weekend. Went to my brothers party and many people checked out the rig. Buddies that came up with me and people at the party that got rides all agree that it's not needed. But whatever, everyone can think what they want! Pics to follow. She sits nice and level now
  3. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    You go ahead and do that...
  4. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Yeah, no one would still believe it. Just gotta let it go by my shoulder and remember that opinions are like the hole that you sit on, everyone has them! Whatever. There's more hokey rigged garbage than this. I've seen a quarter JB welded onto a case. How is that safe? Thanks. I guess I really don't know what I'm doing when I chopped off the suspension and built everything from scratch. I just must be a inbred hick!!!
  5. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    OK, here's the deal: Till someone fly's over here and actually rides in the truck, or sits in a SA Tacoma with the same setup, I don't want to hear another peep about this swaybar BS. I just had to swerve to miss a typical bay area driver last night, and I had no rear shocks because I was driving it home from the shop after working on it. NO FRIGGIN PROBLEMS. It's like talking into a brick wall on this forum sometimes
  6. 250Thumpher

    04 tacoma headlights

    My point exactly It's also in your owners manual...
  7. 250Thumpher

    04 tacoma headlights

    You want a H4 bulb...
  8. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    The panhard bar is needed! Without it, I can turn the steering wheel 1/4 turn either way before the truck does anyhting. Why? The frame is basically just pushed over from the axle. All it's there for is to eliminate ALL bumpsteer, and keeps the steering very tight. Not needed on the trail, but definately needed on the street. It also saves the leaf bushings (without it people are replacing them left and right) Friveshaft isn't going to be square because I want a balanced driveshaft. I ordered marlins kit and will be making it, but getting it balanced somewhere. That axle is also probably 65+ WMS wide. Mine is 55WMS wide stock.
  9. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    I thought the same thing till I drove it. I was planning on a sway bar till I drove it! Front driveshaft kit on order. Workin on the rear tomorrow to get rid of the prerunner stance. Hopefully the front end will be hooked back up in a month
  10. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Did you have a p/u or a runner? Either way those things are nice. I'd love to have an old toy.
  11. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    I've driven it more than once, and will continue to drive it without a sway bar, as will MANY other SAS'd tacoma owners...
  12. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Have you ever driven a Solid Axled Tacoma with the same leafs and shocks that I have? Ever ridden in one? This thing body rolls less than it did stock!!! Shoot, I can go through the twisties faster than it was stock. It's not that I'm doing a half assed build (if I did I would have just slapped the axle underneath and not spend 2 months going through it and rebuilding it) it's just that it's not needed! I'd say a good 90% of the leaf sprung Tacoma SA rigs are not running a sway bar. I whole hartedly adgree with you on a coil sprung suspension, but for a leaf sprung suspension, it really is not needed. It's not like your everyday stock leaf sprung setup. Kinda ignorant that you claim that I need one, but have never ridden in it, nor have you probably have had an experience with them... I am running Bilstien 5150's with 255/70 valving. A little on the stiff side, but they work great! The ride is plush when it needs to be. Very nice Yota you got there. Looks like a lot of hours in it!
  13. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Again though, I couldn't if I had to because the axle is so jammed with other stuff already. It really isn't needed. You'd agree if you drove it.
  14. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Lets see... Maybe if I had a coiled rig... With leafs, shocks, and the panhard, it's really not needed. The body rolls just as much as the IFS with the sway bar! Shoot, even without the shocks it still didn't roll a whole bunch. Needless to say too, where would I run it? I'm already begging for space on this axle.
  15. 250Thumpher

    I got bit by the SAS bug...

    Anywho, here's the shocks in place, towers tacked on. Looked good, so busted out the welder! All done, painted and all! Check this out. When we were at the yard waste site, we found on eof these on the ground. Couldn't find another one but I want to find another one. It spaces out just perfect and doesn't allow the line to rub on the frame. We welded the shock tower to the panhard bracket for added stregnth (it also worked out better this way) Perches with the gussets in place. They're welded on good, pictures don't do justice: More shots of the axle underneath: Now I just have to start on the rear!!!
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