A few pics to show the progression on my truck over the years
Also look into a supra 8" diff with toyota pickup spindles and hubs.she is 4x4 OJ.
the mod list is still some what changing at the time due to money any time restraints. but ill attempt to give a play by play of my current plans.
4x4 long travel is the ultimate goal. i realize this will never be an all out prerunner, nor will it be a rock crawler. id like to think id be able to kind of have some of the best of both worlds with this build though. i dub thee "THE TRAIL RUNNER"! ive just always liked the idea to be a well rounded vehicle and not dedicated to 1 set thing.
she will be leaf sprung (spring under) with a set of deavers, nationals, atals, etc in the rear with bypasses. the rear will have a semi float ford 9" (detroit locker) that will be trussed.
the front will be IFS extended 4.5 to 5 inches over each side up front. still trying to work out all the details of the front diff and how to mount it, but ive come to the conclusion that im going to use an offset high 9 up front from currie with a micro stub to use up front. i might leave the front diff open or go to a trutrac. still not 100% sure though. hell, i might even do an ARB up there money pending.
the front is truely where the nightmare (or very deep wallets) begins. i think my best route up front will be to run a dana44 spindle with a u-joint outer and a 930 CV for my inner. these will also depend on the builder since i do not currently have the resources to do such.
coilovers with resi's will obviously be on the build list. id also like to have the front arms built to accept a bypass up front as well.
bump stops all the way around
low profile tranny and crossmember mounts will need to be fabbed for more clearance.
....and well, last but not least a heart transplant lol. (dreaming big here) i think it would be very cool to get my hands on one of the new diesel motors that is supposed to finally come out, but i know that i would be more than pleased to have an LS motor up front as well.