2001 Toyota Tacoma Suspension

Uploaded March 18, 2016

 
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Tacupra stock Tundra brakes setup

Stock setup (with Tundra Brakes)

Tacupra Toyota ball joints

Pressing out ball joints with OTC press (Part# 7249) and Toyota specific ball joint press adapter (Part# 6733). I was unimpressed by the fact that in combination with the relief cup and the Toyota specific adapter the tool could only get one thread to start. But, it did end up working (Just sketchy)

Tacupra Toyota upper ball joints

Upper ball joints pressed out of the spindle.

Toyota Tacupra Camburg upper arm adapters

Some encouragement after pressing in the Camburg Upper arm spintle adapters.

Toyota Tacupra inner fender harness clamp

In order to remove the upper control arm cross bolt you must remove the harness clamp from the inner fender and the airbag sensor. The inner fender does have to be pushed outwards to clear the bolt initially. The bolt does contact the coolant bottle. Applying forward facing torque on the control arm at the last moment will allow you to clear the coolant bottle.

Toyota Tacupra upper control arms cross bolt

The upper control arm cross bolt on the passenger side. You will need to remove the clamp holding the A/C line from the inner fender and the air bag sensor.

Tacupra Camburg upper control arms mockup

Mocking up the Camburg upper control arms.

Tacupra Camburg upper control arms mockup

Close shot of the mock-up.

Tacupra total chaos spindle gusset

Cleaning the metal on the spindle for the Total Chaos spindle gusset.

Toyota Tacupra welding mig uphill

First time welding Mig uphill.
See settings here: http://imgur.com/9z3M5AR
I was running a generous amount of 75/25 Argon CO2

Prepping Tacupra suspension for paint

Prepping for paint.

Tacupra Fox shocks factory DSC series

Fox shocks Factory series with DSC. The key takeaway here is the DSC feature that allows you to adjust High Speed and Low Speed compression valve settings.

Comparison of Toyota Tacupra suspension

I really love the way it turned out. Now all I have to do is get an alignment and tune the valving. Will follow up with video when I can get the truck out.

Tacupra Deaver Leaf Springs

One off Deaver Leaf Springs - Specific to my application.
Increase payload capacity 600 Lbs with minimal lift.

Toyota Tacupra wheel travel

Increased travel!