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Have you checked with your old axle that the mounting distances are the same ?

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Ok it just took some ummmph and I was able to squeeze it back to center. The rear calipers were making some noise somehow against the rotors but I think I "unstuck" them. Just installed new TRD pads also. Not parking brakes, I have them completely torn out still and the cables zip tied to the top of the sliders lol.

Front brake dust shield was rubbing on the rotors, fixed that too. All is quiet again.

ECGS is overnighting me the new longer passenger side brake line and shock mount bushings. Handling right now is terrible since the shocks are loosey goosey on the lower mounts. I didn't ask them to send me a new line and was planning to go to the local autoparts store and cross my fingers they have one in a length close enough but much appreciated from them.

I've asked the mod gods for a much needed break of wrenching as my body is telling me no more but they said a few more days... I'm getting too old for this....

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Still so much left to do, shoulda left it stock.....
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"I'm getting too old for this...."

GIVE ME A BREAK!
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Bought and installed a shorter 9/16" bolt today for the panhard bar. I used alot of grade 8's. Then installed the lower shock mount bushings ECGS overnighted me. The ride has improved. Initial notes are a slightly stiffer ride and less body roll from the MT LT springs and leveled panhard, the rear end has been lifted quite a bit more and the new stance provides even less visibility out the back. The 4.88's are noticeable and the torque take some getting used to from a dead stop. It'll jump pretty good when going from reverse directly to drive. Besides that I haven't even gotten it past 50 mph yet.

The rubber spring isolators are squeezing almost all the way out from under the springs, passenger brake line needs to be replaced with the longer one, upper link mounts need to be ground down and zerks inserted into the upper links. Then airlockers hooked up. Then I start thinking about straps, bumps, and King shocks after cycling it.

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Bought and installed a shorter 9/16" bolt today for the panhard bar. I used alot of grade 8's. Then installed the lower shock mount bushings ECGS overnighted me. The ride has improved. Initial notes are a slightly stiffer ride and less body roll from the MT LT springs and leveled panhard, the rear end has been lifted quite a bit more and the new stance provides even less visibility out the back. The 4.88's are noticeable and the torque take some getting used to from a dead stop. It'll jump pretty good when going from reverse directly to drive. Besides that I haven't even gotten it past 50 mph yet.

The rubber spring isolators are squeezing almost all the way out from under the springs, passenger brake line needs to be replaced with the longer one, upper link mounts need to be ground down and zerks inserted into the upper links. Then airlockers hooked up. Then I start thinking about straps, bumps, and King shocks after cycling it.

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Shaking head.....Butt fugly.... for an old man ..... I should have picked it up ...quicker..... but being an old man, I can't move that fast....
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The rear springs should settle a little You went with the HD ones correct? I was looking at some stuff today . and it may work for what i think you are trying to do . Look up BAMF tacoma shock relocation mounts

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The rear springs should settle a little You went with the HD ones correct? I was looking at some stuff today . and it may work for what i think you are trying to do . Look up BAMF tacoma shock relocation mounts
Yeah the HD's. I'm ok with the ride height increase, if I get the Marlin kit I will jack the front up a little higher also.

I looked at those but feel like the angle is wrong for our FJ's. The Tacoma bed goes directly vertical and has a ton of room. FJ's also don't have room to weld on the top of the frame quite as easily. Plus I think they only work with 2.0" shocks which are fine but not what I ended up with. I bought some tubing for $30 and just need to ask Larry to help me bend it one of these days.
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I need a vehicle lift. Hopefully that happens in a few more years and comes complete with a fully equipped garage, welder, tube bender, LED lighting, 10+ acres..........

Hey I can dream!!!! For now, driveway wrenching at its finest.

Also, does anyone want to buy a complete e-locker axle assembly?

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Some serious progress made. Look forward to seeing some flex test with those 14" kings
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