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    Broke 2 wheels at 80mph

    Coil binding is all the bump us Tacoma guys need. :p
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    Dust to Glory had a HUGE impact on this guy!!!

    I'm getting into the sport in Sportsman so I'm not in anyone's way while I gain experience, but I still take crap from people for not living in the "right" part of the country. No matter what there will always be people that'll complain. Around here we call them "strokers" -- every...
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    Where to find Carbon Fiber?

    A quick Google search turned up this site. Seems to have what you're looking for. http://compositeenvisions.com/rigid-carbon-fiber-panels-1/
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    IRC iri tracker installation

    Thanks. They got back to me yesterday. :)
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    2006 Tacoma 4x4 Build from Texas

    Always loved this truck. First long travel vehicle I saw in person. :) That rear axle still hasn't arrived? Amazing. Did you ever figure out the master cylinder setup? I wasn't able to get files from my fabricator yet, but if you're still in need of an adapter I'll hassle him tonight. I...
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    IRC iri tracker installation

    Anybody else having trouble getting through to IRC? Seems nobody is ever in the office to answer the phone or respond to voicemails. Is my call timing just off?
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    track bar help

    ^ thanks for responding! In addition to what Zambo said, my current setup has the front of the leafs mounted about even with the torque arm's front pivot so everything is more prone to moving in the same arc even without the springs having to give much.
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    track bar help

    It may just be an east coast take on it, but the torque arm on my truck doubles as a driveshaft skidplate to protect it when rock crawling. The forward link is solid chromoly rod slid into the top tube and heimed in the front. It's not a light option, but it's worked well for me so...
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    Looking for shocks

    ^ Excellent resource there! As for words of wisdom, start by buying the rulebook if you haven't done so already. When reading and building, creative interpretation is essential. For instance, this 7sx Tacoma was built by Long Beach Racers and is currently owned by a guy in Texas: The SCORE...
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    tacoma LT 4x4 info

    That SUA setup you offer is sweet and I wish it was available 2 years ago! I heard a rumor about a beefed up 4x4 spindle for the 05+ trucks. Is this a possibility?
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    Looking for shocks

    I had started building my 2006 for 7sx but since switched to sportsman for the lower entry fees while I gain experience. If you'll use the stock upper mounting points for the shocks, you can't go wrong with Fox, King, or Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.5" remote reservoir shocks. Make sure you get...
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    tacoma LT 4x4 info

    Sounds like a solid plan. You mentioned shackles -- in the stock configuration the shackles are inverted. Longer shackles will lower the rear rather than raise it. If you're just replacing them for durability, have at it. If you want to flip those shackles, Armor Tech Offroad makes exactly...
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    tacoma LT 4x4 info

    I run a 2006 LT 4x4 Tacoma, so you're speaking my language. Chaos and Camburg are both solid kits. I'm running Camburg on my truck. Glassworks fenders follow the body lines and mount easily with relatively little trimming/sanding. Easiest route to match width in the rear is to run some wheel...
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    Cage to cab interface

    Installation like this was a 1-shot deal. We cut the lexan to shape and fit the pieces in the window frame, figured out where the holes needed to be and made them oversized to allow for the oval hole shape that's actually needed due to the angle of the rear tube, and welded the rear tubes in...
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    Cage to cab interface

    Through the sheetmetal is the approach I've seen most people take. Someone else will have to chime in with ideas for weatherproofing if that's a concern. At the very least I'd think you'd want to replace your body mount bushings with solid blocks to reduce cab movement that would cause the...
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