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Old 07-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a new Tacoma and need advice

So here is the deal. i'm looking to purchase a new tacoma within the next 4-5 months but i cant decide which model i wan to buy between your run of the mill dcsb trd off road or the baja. i've never had a lifted/aftermarket suspension truck always ran with stock options as i can only do minor troubleshooting on a vehicle. as i've noticed here alot of people here bash on baja because you can get an equivalent/better suspension for a cheaper price. i'm all for getting a better suspension for the same price however i thought i read somewhere that the icon kits require a lot of maintenance over time to keep it properly tuned(maybe i'm way off base with this one). so here is my dilemma i definitely want an upgraded suspension from stock(even if it is still a stock baja susp) but with the baja i know it would be maintenance free and i could get the extra package financed. if i dont go this route i was looking at getting a trd offroad with an icon stage 3 or 4 kit, as i said i've never really messed with the suspension on a truck before so i dont understand a lot excepte obviously that with a better suspension you can cover a more divers terrain with greater ease. if i went that route i would probably have to pay someone to install it for me as i will be at a new base and wont have my truck savvy friends there and also what if any other modifications would need to be made. i know that all of this is jumbled and incoherent since i am forgetting most of what i'm typing as i type(been working 22 hrs running solely on redbull now) it but if you can somehow decipher the message and questions i'm trying to get across please all feedback is welcomed + or -
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Why kind of off roading are you wanting to do?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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The baja is hard to find I had to get mine shipped from the other side of the state. You can never go wrong with the trd off road package, then upgrade the suspension for around the same cost.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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You want the BAJA. It's done for you with a warranty.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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i just found this http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...tructions.html i just started reading it so i have learned much from it yet. and i want the suspension to be able to handle almost anything from alaska off roads/mountains to the desert canyons as i move every couple of years. and if i had the dealer install say an icon kit would it still be covered under warrenty?
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Why kind of off roading are you wanting to do?
X2 unless you are offroading a lot, you don't need anything other than stock
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Dealer won't cover anything they don't manufacture and sell for the truck.

You want dealer warranty find you a Baja. You want to learn about your truck and be able to handle whatever you want go custom and accept it like the rest of us if something breaks. I put my OME lift on at 3 months. Could it void something? Sure, but they have to prove that broke it. I don't like other people working on my truck. Unless I absolutely cannot do it, I work on it myself. Yes I do have the 100,000 mile warranty.

BTW what made you decide to go Icon?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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thanks for the feedback guys after moving from ga to germany for 4 1/2 years where the only thing you can do off road without receiving a hefty fine is hike i'm mostly wanting a setup that can take me off the grid and outta cell service
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:50 AM   #9
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BTW what made you decide to go Icon?
i sen alot of people giving props to DSM and i seen icon had a kit that looked like it came with everything it needed the be installed and i also seen a poll on here where people picked icon over fox. thats about as far as my reasoning goes i havent done any personal research in to either brand
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