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Old 09-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy my sr5 seems low to the ground

****Is the SR5 lower to the ground than the TRD?****

i just got a new 2012 SR5 and when I look at the other tacoma's out there, they look higher off the ground than mine. my truck is a double cab short bed and i think it looks short and fat.
i now want it to look taller and thiner (without buying a different truck).

I chose the SR5 because I felt it drove much smoother than the TRD.
I got the double cab to fit my pittbull. shortbed - because i am use to driving a small car, & factory tow package for my camper trailer.

i just want my truck to look meaner, cooler, and taller....what would i have to do to my truck to accomplish that without changing the smooth ride? (tires, hood scoop, suspension?)

P.S. please be kind... when i purchased, i didn't pay much attention to the differences btw the trucks. I just wanted a blue4x4 however, now... i wanna pimp it out a bit.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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It may seem lower due to several reasons.

Did you park beside a trd off road or sport?

Does your truck have the tsb springs or just the 3 leaf pack?

Could the truck you were beside be lifted?

My sr5 seems huge compared to my brothers friends trd off road but I have a lift in mine
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Black wheels and the next size up tire will make your truck look "meaner." that's just my opinion though.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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To answer what you would have to do you make it look meaner, lift and aggressive tires would do that. I'm not an expert on coils but I have eibachs on 5100 shocks set at .85 and it feels smoother then stock. I also removed my sway bar not sure if that adds smoothness or not but it feels "cushier "
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I'd guess it's the tires. I believe TRDs come with 265-75-16. My SR5 came with 245-75-16.
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My 2011 TRD OR sits higher then my moms 05 SR5. Mainly due to bigger tires and the rear leaf TSB.
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6-lug or 5-lug?
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I'd guess it's the tires. I believe TRDs come with 265-75-16. My SR5 came with 245-75-16.
TRD ORs come with 265/70R16, I dont remember the sport tire size.

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6-lug or 5-lug?
Did they even make a double cab in 5 lug?

To the op's question, I have OME 885 coils and an add a leaf, and I think it rides better than stock. More truck like, but better. And sitting on 265/75R16s I think it looks tons better than stock.
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TRD ORs come with 265/70R16, I dont remember the sport tire size.



Did they even make a double cab in 5 lug?

To the op's question, I have OME 885 coils and an add a leaf, and I think it rides better than stock. More truck like, but better. And sitting on 265/75R16s I think it looks tons better than stock.


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Stole this from another thread on TW...5 lug DC. I actually saw one in person on the road. Had to do a double take because it looked really off having a DC that low.

Thats the only one I've ever seen! That looks goofy!
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Only one I have ever seen, but would explain why his sits lower...
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I don't think there's supposed to be a height difference.

Just a new set of tires in a slightly bigger size, or even just the same size but more aggressive tread will make a big difference in looks.
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there surely is a very noticeable height difference between a prerunner/4x4/6 lug and a non prerunner/5 lug

but if you're talking about trd vs sr5 6 lug, then there shouldn't be one
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I don't think there's supposed to be a height difference.

Just a new set of tires in a slightly bigger size, or even just the same size but more aggressive tread will make a big difference in looks.
5-lug trucks sit way lower than 6-lug due to the suspension under them...
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there surely is a very noticeable height difference between a prerunner/4x4/6 lug and a non prerunner/5 lug

but if you're talking about trd vs sr5 6 lug, then there shouldn't be one
Other then the possibility that trds come with 265 rather then 245 tires that most sr5s come with( mine came with 245)
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i just want my truck to look meaner, cooler, and taller....what would i have to do to my truck to accomplish that without changing the smooth ride? (tires, hood scoop, suspension?)
I asked the same question when I bought my SR5! It's a common feeling. I think part of it is just a "grass is greener" complex. Part of it is also the smaller tires. And part is the perspective when you're in the truck. I've seen other trucks on the road that I KNOW are the same height as mine and they look taller.

Some perspective:

My sr5 with the stock 245 Dunlops and steelies:


And with 265 Hankooks, which raises it about 1/2" (alsi switched to OR wheels, no diameter difference)


You can see in my sig that I've added some other stuff to it to make it a bit meaner, but it still doesn't look really tall. A true 3" lift and running 285 tires would really take it to the next level but I'm not up for messing with it that much while under warranty. I might eventually go up 1.75" with billy shocks but nothing extreme.

Be confident that your truck looks taller on the road than you think it does and just enjoy it!
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They even put the flares on that DC 5 lug. Didn't know the 5 luggers came with flares but guess they kinda have to they way the front bumper is on 2012s?
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265/70 vs the 245 tire size makes a visual difference. I know there isn't an actual height difference but when I bought mine it had 245's on it and I drove it a few days before they transferred my previous truck's 265's onto the new one. They definitely made it look "bigger".
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