2002 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 trustworthy 2.4 L Toyota I-4, OE Toyota five-speed transmission, and also Toyota transfer case, together with a Marlin Spider TacoBox. The TacoBox is a 2.28:1 HiLux low-range gear reduction box set up in between the transmission as well as transfer case. Marlin was the pioneer as well as designer for Toyota low-gear reduction systems. His components do not fall short, adding significant integrity and versatility to the Baja Taco.
The Tacoma IFS front pumpkin has 5.29 equipments and also an ARB Air Locker. The OE Tacoma rearend has 5.29 equipments as well as an ARB Air Storage locker, also.
For the front suspension, Jon picked Overall Turmoil Construction's long-travel front upper and also reduced 4130 chromoly A-arms with UniBall that replaces the top ball joint for maximum wheel traveling. Fox coilovers with Eibach coils and Fox bypass shocks function well handling the Baja Taco's raised weight. In back, All-Pro's excellent 3-inch Expedition fallen leave springtimes perspire by Walker Evans 2.5 reservoir shocks. This suspension allows 35x12.50 R17LT BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires mounted on Pedestrian Evans 17x8 beadlock wheels to be run with no worry.
What full the Baja Taco are the All-Pro bumpers, racks, and armor. An All-Pro front winch mount bumper easily carries a Warn XD8000i winch. All-Pro 80-inch rock sliders with their trademark "kickout" layout keep rocks away. The All-Pro back tube bumper twists around the rear quarter-panels, so the full vehicle is safeguarded. All-Pro Off Road's Pack Rat modular rack system installs in the bed as well as holds an ARB rooftop camping tent and also every little thing else Jon as well as his family may require in the backcountry.
The Baja Taco's mixture of freight bring capacity, rock creeping armor, as well as suspension make it an unique vehicle. Stripped of its Pack Rat system, it could abound the best. With the Hoarder set up, it permits comfy backcountry discovering for as long as Jon intends to stay out.
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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