Yeah, rubbing on the frame doesn't happen too much (at least once you have a decent alignment) I will rub at full lock under a few circumstances....tight parking space, tight turn on trails, etc. But not enough to make a huge difference. The thing that bugs me most about running 4.5" backspacing is that the front wheels end up being tucked into the wheel wells more than the rear wheels. Because the front of the truck is independent suspension, when it's lifted, the wheels get sucked in.I have been surprised at how easy it has been to keep the tires off the frame even with 295s and 4.25" BS, I guess I just don't go full lock as much as I thought I did. I will eventually pick up a set of the -25 offset SCS wheels, not in the budget yet though.
Good call on the heat shrink for the backup camera. I did the same thing for the rca for video. On the power,I cut the connector off and soldered it directly. On the one hand, its nice because it is smaller to feed through the frame and cab, on the other hand I had to redo it once because the wires are like 28awg or something tiny and I pulled one out. My camera also has an additional connector so you can still pop the camera out if you need to which is good because I mounted mine directly to my trailer hitch.
The expanded sleeve is awesome but man I got hand cramps while doing all the additional stuff on my truck.
Your frame is super clean, my Texas truck isn't that nice and I am dreading the repairwork I will have to do at some point.
Love it! Really looks nice. Is that an Addicted Offroad front bumper? I've always liked the hybrid plate/tube.Hey @Kpack
I commented on here a few months ago and your build and page helped me pulled the trigger on selling my 3rd gen tacoma and going to a first gen tundra.
I do want to say I do not regret it one bit!
Updated: (06/23/20) Build is dedicated to my adventure buddy, Max. Trying to show him as many cool places as much as I can while we have our time together. 2005 Double Cab SR5 4x4 4.7L IG: @mad.maxyy Suspension: - Icon 2.5 Extended Travel Fronts w/ 700 lbs springs - Icon 2.5 Piggyback...expeditionportal.com
Cheers! Hoping to do a coolant fan mod for more peace of mind since its starting to get hot
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Its actually a custom bumper from a local guy in san diego. His instagram is @nickdeyatnightLove it! Really looks nice. Is that an Addicted Offroad front bumper? I've always liked the hybrid plate/tube.
Also, what headlight/turn signal combo did you use? I need to replace mine and like what you've got.