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Old 03-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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is it really worth lifting a 5 lug?

ever since i could remember, ive always wanted a lifted truck or suv, it didnt matter what it was, as long as it was lifted and had 4wd. so i turned 18 and my parents bought me a used 2wd 5 lug for cheap. although it was 2011 and in mint condition, i was unhappy because it wasnt 4wd. now im only 20 now and i still have the same truck. im asking if i should take the time to lift this truck or should i sell it and get a brand new 4x4? if i lift it, its gonna look something like this:
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/2845158973.html what do you guys think i should do?
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whats your budget? if you have money id go mid travel or long travel if you dont have money then id say leave it
that truck has a body lift lol
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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I'm happy with my little lift and 32's. I'd also be happy if my parents bought me a 2011 anything! I'm 20 as well I'd make what you have and do little things and save for a dream truck personally
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:51 PM   #6
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parents bought you a truck you should be stoked no matter what it is....its free. Ill admit my parents bought me mine too and I'm now 20, but i would never complain that its not the right truck. If i want a 4x4 I'm working to buy it just like all my mods were bought/made by me. Im even considering "buying my truck from my parents"
If you sell it and get a 4x4 with gas prices climbing to almost $5 you won't have money to lift that thing. My 5 lug has gone some places guys with 4x4 refuse to go, most of offroading is driver ability.
Lifted 5 lugs look way better than 6 lugs IMO because there are wayyy less of them
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very true 5 lugs are more unique yes they arent very tall or anything but if you drive down the street you wont see another one like it
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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Sell it so someone can use it for its intended purpose and you buy a 4x4 with the money, or trade it in. a lifted 5 lug is a great platform for one thing.. getting stuck where a 4x4 would not. :P

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parents bought you a truck you should be stoked no matter what it is....its free. Ill admit my parents bought me mine too and I'm now 20, but i would never complain that its not the right truck. If i want a 4x4 I'm working to buy it just like all my mods were bought/made by me. Im even considering "buying my truck from my parents"
If you sell it and get a 4x4 with gas prices climbing to almost $5 you won't have money to lift that thing. My 5 lug has gone some places guys with 4x4 refuse to go, most of offroading is driver ability.
Lifted 5 lugs look way better than 6 lugs IMO because there are wayyy less of them
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if you go offroad you should get a 6 lug truck. if street queen lift it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #12
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if you go offroad you should get a 6 lug truck. if street queen lift it.
i offroad and i have a 5 lug. I give some 6 luggers a run for their money...defiantly not a street queen
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i offroad and i have a 5 lug. I give some 6 luggers a run for their money...defiantly not a street queen
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #14
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I am just saying the 6 lug platform is stronger so if you really wanna mob, better to have stronger foundation. I dropped a boatload of money into my 5 lug. Just takes more money to get it where you want vs. 6 lug.
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Obviously a v6 model is more equipped, however if you upgrade your suspension a little change your tires and lock the rear you can keep up .. at least with the 2wders who have the v6
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Obviously a v6 model is more equipped, however if you upgrade your suspension a little change your tires and lock the rear you can keep up .. at least with the 2wders who have the v6
a 2nd gen V6 5Lug is an XRunner. the only 2WD Tacoma with a V6 besides that would be the 6 Lug trucks.

Lifting an XRunner would be one of the most idiotic things you could do. this topic was already discussed with great derp on another forum.
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I would never lift my 5 lug. gas mileage would drop with the increased wind resistance, not to mention shittier handling. Lowering would be more logical.
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