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3/4 drop tacoma

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by Aldo ct, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Dec 17, 2008 at 11:55 PM
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    Aldo ct

    Aldo ct [OP] Well-Known Member

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    We need some more pictures of lowered tacoma's. Here is mine from over the years...The details are located in my member gallery. All pictures were with a DJM 3/4 kit. Flipping of the balljoints, new upper control arms, angled aluminum blocks.

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  2. Dec 18, 2008 at 7:59 AM
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    1998coma

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    i bought that grille:D
     
  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    neontrail

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    very nice!! Super clean!!
     
  4. Dec 18, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    shit dude, that is rockin! i dont know much about street trucks but its nice to see some new ones on this site. looks great!
     
  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    nice, shave those side markers :D
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    Aldo ct

    Aldo ct [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool. :cool: I thought that was you. Is that the grille on your avatar?
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    1998coma

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    nope the grille i got from you is on my buddies dads taco
     
  8. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    Aldo ct

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    Did he paint it another color?
     
  9. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    She's gone but not forgotten.
    everybody pay attention...THAT is the RIGHT way to lower a truck!
     
  10. Dec 20, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    motoretro

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    Hows the ride with the DJM kit? I'm thinking of one for my 09 Taco and could use some input.

    Motoretro
     
  11. Dec 20, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    Aldo ct

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    I no longer have the DJM kit on my truck. When I did have it, it rode pretty good. I didn't notice much of a difference in ride. The kit doesn't change suspension travel. You won't have a rough ride because the coils aren't cut. All the kit did for the 95-04's was put a 4" block and reposition the balljoints. The coil springs stayed the same. The shocks might give a stiff ride, but it wasn't annoying. My stock height truck feels the same as when I was lowered.

    If you were to cut the coils, that's a different story....

    I am not sure on the 05-09 kits since they have a coil-over front suspension and the 95-04 didn't.
     
  12. Dec 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM
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    motoretro

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    Thanks for the input, looks like there's a couple different kits out there now for 09's Belltech and DJM. Your truck looks great, very clean appearance.

    Motoretro
     
  13. Dec 25, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    Beefed Taco

    Beefed Taco Taco Vending Machine

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    Your truck is lookin' ssaawweett Aldo!
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Found this one online looks nice. [​IMG]
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Beefed Taco

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    That's Slo-mo's truck. (Justin) from San Diego. I wonder what those business cards say?
     
  16. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    Bryan 93 ?

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    I just dropped my truck this past weekend using the same DJM kit. The instructions sucked, but overall I like the result.

    All I need now is a roll pan and a newly painted front bumper.

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  17. Apr 6, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    motoretro

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    Looks great!, How tough was the kit installation? Any issues, special tools needed?

    Motoretro
     
  18. Apr 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Bryan 93 ?

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    The kit was pretty easy to install. The main thing that made it difficult were removing all the rusty bolts and myself working without power tools. Also as I said the instructions are very incomplete. An example would be they give you 16 standard 1/2" washers yet only tell you in the directions to use 4 of them, you have to figure the rest out. There are plenty of other similar examples of the instructions not being complete. Not too bad, but frustrating for an engineer like myself.

    It would help to have a press for installing and removing bushings, but a decent sized vice would suffice.

    I ended up replacing all my ball joints and tie rod ends, mainly because of damaged boots from using the splitter tools. I was shocked, no pun intended, just how bad my factory shocks were. My rear shocks were basically doing nothing. All the gas was gone.

     
  19. Apr 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    natebaur

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    yea thats how my shocks were compress them and they wouldnt return to the top they were junk
     
  20. Apr 9, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    nightcrawler

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    djm drop kit, nippon wheels, tint, headlight covers, rhino bed liner
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    this has a djm kit, could use a roll pan
     
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