Louisiana Tacomas' Sicily Island Run

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Regional Discussion > Regions > Louisiana

Notices

2013 4x4 Taco build help / suggestions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
2013 4x4 Taco build help / suggestions

Ok, I figured Id post this in the La section because primarily all of my off road wheeling/ riding will be done in the state. I have a 2013 double cab Taco and I am looking to add a front bumper, skid plates, winch and thinking about a roll bar in the back with some KC lights on it. The problem Im running into is I cant decide if a simple bull bar/ winch combo will be sufficient, or do I need to step up to some armor (really liking the look of the all pro armor.) Im not going to lift the truck anytime soon as I have a 7 yr extended warranty on it and im not looking to void that. I plan on attending meetings with the Cajun Yotas and doing some trail rides as well (pissed that I couldnt make last weekend.. lol) and am looking for a good recovery kit to have with me. I am also looking to get another set or wheels and wrapping them in a set of Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Radials If they'll fit with the stock suspension. Any help or suggestions would be MOST appreciated.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Canazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Canazes9's Avatar
Name: David
Joined: Aug 2011, #61673
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 547
Canazes9's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayouRunner2012 View Post
Ok, I figured Id post this in the La section because primarily all of my off road wheeling/ riding will be done in the state. I have a 2013 double cab Taco and I am looking to add a front bumper, skid plates, winch and thinking about a roll bar in the back with some KC lights on it. The problem Im running into is I cant decide if a simple bull bar/ winch combo will be sufficient, or do I need to step up to some armor (really liking the look of the all pro armor.) Im not going to lift the truck anytime soon as I have a 7 yr extended warranty on it and im not looking to void that. I plan on attending meetings with the Cajun Yotas and doing some trail rides as well (pissed that I couldnt make last weekend.. lol) and am looking for a good recovery kit to have with me. I am also looking to get another set or wheels and wrapping them in a set of Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC Radials If they'll fit with the stock suspension. Any help or suggestions would be MOST appreciated.
Skid, plate bumpers, winches, etc all add a lot of weight - this is NOT compatible w/ your stock suspension, you will have to upgrade to deal with the weight. Changing your suspension will NOT void your warranty (except for the suspension pieces, obviously...).

David
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
Ok, by adding these things to the truck, will I need to lift it or just get some aftermarket suspension pieces?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
Canazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shedCanazes9 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Canazes9's Avatar
Name: David
Joined: Aug 2011, #61673
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 547
Canazes9's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayouRunner2012 View Post
Ok, by adding these things to the truck, will I need to lift it or just get some aftermarket suspension pieces?
Well the aftermarket suspension pieces you would need would be the sorts of things that you would get w/ a lift - heavier duty springs/shocks. Technically, I guess it would be possible to keep it the stock height and add all that weight, but it will probably cost more than buying a lift that's manufactured for what you want.

David
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
Team 4Runner
wesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wesrunner's Avatar
Name: Wes
Joined: Nov 2010, #45562
Location: Louisiana
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,163
wesrunner's Tacoma Gallery
Stay away from allpoo bumpers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #6
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
ok.... So if I were to lift my truck, how would that effect the ride/ gas mileage of it? Please understand I am a complete NOOB when it comes to modding a truck. I am, however, VERY eager to learn!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
Southern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedSouthern01Taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Southern01Taco's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Jul 2010, #40457
Location: Holden, La
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,864
Southern01Taco's Tacoma Gallery
The lift doesn't necessarily affect your gas mileage. It's the bigger tires and the weight from the armor that is going to kill the gas mileage. As far as the ride, in my opinion, my truck rides way better after the lift and also after I pulled off my sway bar. It's stiffer but in a good way.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
Senior Member
jbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shedjbmccul is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jbmccul's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2011, #49437
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,505
jbmccul's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayouRunner2012 View Post
ok.... So if I were to lift my truck, how would that effect the ride/ gas mileage of it? Please understand I am a complete NOOB when it comes to modding a truck. I am, however, VERY eager to learn!
I had the same 7 year warranty on my truck and the only thing my lift voided was the suspension warranty, which doesn't matter because all of the factory components are gone. If I were you if look into either the Bilstein/Eibach setup which David is running or the Old Man Emu kit
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #9
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
Cool. Thnx for the replies. I was looking at the ToyTech bilstien lift.. the 5100 I believe it was.. I think that will be my first mod to the truck. .. next question tho, with the suspension lift, will I need to change to an aftermarket wheel/ tire setup or can I run my stock 17s?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #10
Pelfreybilt Off-Road
Socalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSocalduckslayer is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Socalduckslayer's Avatar
Name: Tyler
Joined: Feb 2012, #72745
Location: San Diego, Ca
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,986
Socalduckslayer's Tacoma Gallery
I have several ideas for your truck and know where to get em
Suspension depends ob how mild or wild you want to go, how much coin you are wiling to drop.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #11
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
I dont know if I should be scared or excited!! Lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
Team 4Runner
wesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shedwesrunner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wesrunner's Avatar
Name: Wes
Joined: Nov 2010, #45562
Location: Louisiana
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,163
wesrunner's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayouRunner2012 View Post
Cool. Thnx for the replies. I was looking at the ToyTech bilstien lift.. the 5100 I believe it was.. I think that will be my first mod to the truck. .. next question tho, with the suspension lift, will I need to change to an aftermarket wheel/ tire setup or can I run my stock 17s?
You can keep your 17s. Its up to you whether or not you want new tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
Member
BayouRunner2012 is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement:
Name: Ryan
Joined: Dec 2011, #69024
Location: Plaquemine
Gender: Male
Posts: 45
BayouRunner2012's Tacoma Gallery
Awesome. I'll be able to stick to a plan a have. Ive been looking at the Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials. Id like to get a set of them and put them on separate rims and just change them out whenever I go on a ride and then put my stockers back on after the ride is done.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CJs 2013 DCSB 4x4 Build Chakraj 2nd Gen. Builds 3 11-07-2013 06:37 PM
2013 4x4 TACO, Tires/wheel Help kiccbacc Wheels & Tires 0 04-24-2013 02:17 PM
Lift suggestions for G2 taco — DC/LB 4X4 Levelland65 Suspension 6 02-26-2013 04:08 PM
My 2013 Taco Build Ideas -asking for help 2013NauticalTaco New Members 7 01-08-2013 08:09 AM
"08 Taco rear bumper build suggestions?? Weekend Warrior 2nd Gen. Builds 4 07-28-2010 06:51 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.