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Old 01-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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Beefing up my 2 Door Taco

2008 Base Standard Cab 2 Door Tacoma
Tires: 215/70/R15
Wheels: 15" stock
Lights: Stock Headlights
Factory Clear Fog Lights
Grille Bar: None Yet
Exhaust: Stock
Engine: 4 cylinder




What I have:

What I'm going for: just a meaner looking truck.

I don't have a 4x4 or anything but I don't do off-roading I only use it for street.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Put on a set of new wheels & tires and that'll look much better without a lift!
Really? Because I'm not sure what size tires would fit/look good.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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I just bought some new fog lights about an hour ago! Beefing up my 2 Door Taco-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357269650.661946.jpg
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
Dont be stupid, its not smart.
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Be warned...this site will make you spend bunches of money...I had basically the same truck and only wanted tires and rims....and now I have a whole lot more...

edit.
Also be warned that with any tires bigger than 30" you will want/need to regear. Also 32' will not fit without some sort of lift.
check out fat bobs garage for their spacer
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Also, my battery's lookin a bit tore up... Beefing up my 2 Door Taco-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357270108.378956.jpg
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #8
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Also, my battery's lookin a bit tore up... ]
if it still works i wouldn't worry too much about it. Just get some cleaner on it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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Also, my battery's lookin a bit tore up... Attachment 188039

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ner-build.html

This should clean it up for the most part..

First step is to mix about a tablespoon of baking sodawith one or two cups of water and slowly pour it over the top of the battery posts. If there is corrosion or acid there it will start foaming immediately. The foaming will stop after the acid has been neutralized. Then you can remove the clamps and clean the posts and clamps really good. If you want to make that job easier, auto parts stores sell a very useful battery post/clamp cleaner. Itís a wire-bush type device that has two different parts. One has a round wire brush that fits inside the clamp and the other end has an o-shaped wire brush that slides over the posts. You simply rotate the tool to clean the parts. It works very well and is really the best way to do a good job without removing any of the lead on the post, which happens if you use something to scrape the posts clean. One word of advice, though; if you get that tool, rotate it in only one direction. The wires in the brush will sort of lay down as you rotate it and if you try to go back the other way, the ends of the wires simply want to dig into the post or clamp. Youíll know right away which way the wires lay as soon as you try to turn it. I think I always turn clockwise and I think thatís the way the brushes are made to work at the factory. Before you reattach the clamps to the posts, apply a thin coat of Vaseline to the parts to help prevent corrosion down the road. Donít ďdouble dipĒ in the Vaseline, though. Iíd recommend putting a small amount (1/2 teaspoon should be plenty) on a piece of scrap paper or something and take that out to the truck. That way you donít have to have a clean jar of Vaseline out by the truck where it could get contaminated.
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Also be warned that with any tires bigger than 30" you will want/need to regear. Also 32' will not fit without some sort of lift.
check out fat bobs garage for their spacer
What would be the biggest size that doesn't look weird but I don't need to regear?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #11
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #12
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I would say 30s but I could be wrong, I had spacer in it when I had 30s.
ill post a few pics.
this was 30's with the fat bob garage 3in spacer

whatever the stock size is is here

these are 31"
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I would say 30s but I could be wrong, I had spacer in it when I had 30s.
ill post a few pics.
this was 30's with the fat bob garage 3in spacer

whatever the stock size is is here

these are 31"
So 30" tires on 17" wheels with a 3" spacer lift doesn't need any regearing?
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These are the wheels I'm looking at Beefing up my 2 Door Taco-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357276930.391397.jpg
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These are the tires I'm looking at Attachment 188052
Those are wheels
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Really? Because I'm not sure what size tires would fit/look good.
Keep in mind your 5-lug is not geared the same as the Prerunner.
Even though both are 2wd, if you go larger than stock, you WILL feel the power and MPG loss.
32s would be really bad.
Our stock tires are a little under 27".
Largest recommended for a stock 5-lug is 235/75-15, which is about a 29" tire.

Seriously though... I did it on my '94... went with 31's.
It sucked. It looked badass, but I couldn't maintain highway speed on even a slight hill, and gas mileage was bad.

If you are strictly street, just go with a 225 and a slightly aggressive tread.
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OP,

I am waiting to hear back from DSMS to see what lift options they have for your vehicle. Once I hear back, I will send you the information.

Looks like your finally getting some information from others. Good luck with your build. Try scheduling a mod meet to get assistance from others.
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Those are wheels
Yeah it was late at night haha
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OP,

I am waiting to hear back from DSMS to see what lift options they have for your vehicle. Once I hear back, I will send you the information.

Looks like your finally getting some information from others. Good luck with your build. Try scheduling a mod meet to get assistance from others.
Awesome! Thanks!
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