2004 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab
1998 TOYOTA TACOMA XTRACAB - BAJA TACO
While an engine swap is in the Baja Taco's future, for now, it still has the dependable 2.4 L Toyota I-4, OE Toyota five-speed transmission, and also Toyota transfer case, in addition to a Marlin Spider TacoBox. The TacoBox is a 2.28:1 HiLux low-range gear reduction box set up between the transmission and also transfer instance. Marlin was the leader as well as developer for Toyota low-gear reduction systems. His parts do not fail, including significant dependability and also flexibility to the Baja Taco.
The Tacoma IFS front pumpkin has 5.29 equipments as well as an ARB Air Locker. The OE Tacoma rearend has 5.29 equipments and also an ARB Air Locker, also.
For the front suspension, Jon picked Complete Turmoil Fabrication's long-travel front top as well as lower 4130 chromoly A-arms with UniBall that changes the upper sphere joint for maximum wheel travel. Fox coilovers with Eibach coils and Fox bypass shocks function well handling the Baja Taco's boosted weight. In back, All-Pro's superb 3-inch Exploration leaf springs are damped by Pedestrian Evans 2.5 storage tank shocks. This suspension enables 35x12.50 R17LT BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires placed on Walker Evans 17x8 beadlock wheels to be kept up no problems.
What complete the Baja Taco are the All-Pro bumpers, racks, and also shield. An All-Pro front winch place bumper quickly carries a Warn XD8000i winch. All-Pro 80-inch rock sliders with their trademark "kickout" design maintain rocks away. The All-Pro back tube bumper wraps around the back quarter-panels, so the full vehicle is shielded. All-Pro Off Road's Pack Rat modular shelf system places in the bed and holds an ARB roof camping tent and also whatever else Jon and his family might need in the backcountry.
The Baja Taco's mix of freight bring ability, rock creeping armor, and also suspension make it an unique vehicle. Removed of its Pack Rat system, it can abound the very best. With the Pack Rat set up, it permits comfy backcountry exploring for as long as Jon wishes to avoid.
Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab
Owner/Hometown: Jon Bundrant/Corvallis, Montana
Engine: Toyota 2.4L I-4
Transmission: Toyota five-speed manual
Transfer case/low range ratio: OE Toyota with Marlin Crawler TacoBox/5.86:1 total gear reduction
Front end: Toyota IFS
Rear end: Toyota Tacoma
Ring and Pinion: 5.29:1
Front Differential: ARB Air Locker
Rear Differential: ARB Air Locker
Suspension: Total Chaos long-travel with Fox coilovers and bypass shocks front/All-Pro Expedition leaf springs with WER shocks rear
Tires: 35x12.50R17LT BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
Wheels/Backspacing: 17x8 Walker Evans Racing beadlocks/5 inches
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