Okay i want to make my tacoma look a little beefier (2003 Tacoma Double Cab TRD, all stock except for Pacesetter Projector Headlights), so i figured lift kit. And bigger tires.
Right now on a full tank of gas i get 400 Kilometers. About 16 MPG highway/city mixed.
I don't offroad, i may consider it later on. But its highly unlikely, w.e changes i do to the truck are going to be strictly cosmetic with the potential of being used at some point and time (but the likelihood of that happening is dim, or very minimal use).
So what sort of lift can i get ? how much will it cost ? how long does installation take ? Could i just add a leaf spring to the back instead of getting a body lift ?
What sorts of lifts are there ?
I am a complete newb when it comes to trucks, this is my first truck. I saved 100 bucks a month for 8 years to buy it lol. Right now i use it to tow stuff around, boats, trailers w.e nothing heavy duty. And i drive it to University and work.
How badly would larger tires and a lift effect my mileage ? I don't drive like most 23 year olds, i drive for MPG not to stay ahead of the pack. Money is tight, so can't be throwing money away racing around.
This is my baby so i want the best for it, without breaking my wallet. Would a used kit be reccomended ? or is it safer and better to justs tick with brand new.
What sort of tires can i get that will give me the type of aggresive/offroady look that i am looking for, without going overboard and having a monster truck (which btw look ugly esp the ones you see crusing around town - maybe they are compensating for a lack of ?).
Anywho, lots of questions and concerns. You guys are the most active Tacoma forum users, and from the amount of posts i would imagine the best and brightest when it comes to DIY rig upgrades.
Thank You All For hearing me out, and hopefully i can decide based on the responses i get.