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3 in lift compared to full size trucks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Milan2010, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Milan2010

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking into getting a truck, and I'm strongly considering a 05-09 tacoma. I'd like to put a 3 in lift and 33's on it. I was just wondering if anybody has a picture of this or a similar setup next to any full size trucks.
    Any pics would be much appreciated.

    If possible please inlclude as many details about both trucks as you can so I can get a good feel of what I'm looking at.
    Thanks alot
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    Save yourself the headache and just buy a fullsize. Get ya a Tundra if your into Yotas. No-matter what ya do to these Taco's they still don't perform like a fullsize when working with them day-in-day-out. Tacomas: great truck....just not as capable w/ a trailer as the v-8 Tundra.
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    The Tacoma and other fullsize trucks are in different leagues. But thats not what this thread is about.

    But because the fullsize trucks are so much bigger it would take more lift to make it look like it matches the 3" on the Tacomas.
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    If you want a full size towing capacity or full size passenger compartment or just a lot of truck around you- Get a full size. If you want to wheel or have the smaller truck size/wheelbase....Go the Tacoma and throw the lift on it.

    IDK what rn is trying to say about "they don't perform" If you are doing jobs a fullsize truck should be doing...No shit- They AREN'T a full size...but I'd love to see fullsize truck get into some of the wheeling spots I've put my nearly stock Tacoma.
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    there you go again knocking on tacomas towing. drop it dude. My truck is lifted and i just towed over 6000 lbs fine.
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    So are you asking for a lifted tacoma next to a stock full size?
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Yeah. Right now i have a 92 pathfinder and it is fine for what little towing i do (small fishing boat, lawn mower, etc.) The v6 is great for me. I'm just talking from a looks standpoint. I don't want anything extreme, but I want to be noticed when I roll by too.
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Yeah that would be great. But it really doesn't matter as long as i get some details about both trucks so i can compare.
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    What are you trying to compare?? The more info we have the better we can try to help...
     
  10. May 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    if your talking about height, you'll be impressed with the ground clearance of a taco w/ a 3 inch lift. My taco has probably got at least 6 inches more ground clearance (to the rocker panel) than my last chevy z71( a 2003) did.
     
  11. May 15, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    I guess height is what i'm mainly gonna be looking at
     
  12. May 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Wow. I've really been impressed with the looks of the 3 in lift in some pictures i've seen, but the other day i went by a dealership and the stocks seemed sooo small. I'd just like to see the size difference of a lifted one with a full size.
     
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    i have to hop up a little bit to get my but into my seat, and i'm still on stock tires. Check the link in my sig which is pictures of me and lentsnh hitting a trail. My truck has a 3 inch lift and his does not and we both are on stock tires. Other wise i don't have pictures around of my truck with a stock full size truck. Full size trucks may sit you just as high, but theres a lot more body underneat you as well. I say get the lift, you'll like it. Ignore that rngrchad guy anyways. he's just here to post douchey remarks.
     
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    Yeah...If you want ground clearance for wheeling- Get a Taco and lift'er up. If you want to sit up high and don't care what is underneath you- Get what strikes your fancy.
     
  15. May 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Yeah I got that impression. lol
    Thanks for the info so far. By the way, I thought I'd let you guys know that the offroading I'll be doing probably pales in comparison to you guys. I could probably get by pretty good with stock, but like i said, I'm thinking about looks too.
     
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    I love the way the Taco looks...Lifted is that much more bad ass.

    Look around a bit and give this thread a day or two...You'll have tons of photo whores posting ideas up for you...and welcome to the board!!
     
  17. May 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    my lift was pretty much for lucks. Only reason i got one is cause i got a sick deal on it and couldn't pass it up. Plus i wanted to know how to install one and did it myself. I tend to buy things i don't need just to know how they work...its a terrible habit. I just bought an old ass jeep cause of that.
     
  18. May 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    I don't think there's a truck I like better based purely on looks.
    Thanks for the welcome. But even though these are my first posts i feel like i've been a member for forever. You don't know it, but all of yall have helped me get this far in my truck search. Thanks alot.
     
  19. May 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    wat?
    here's an old one of mine beside a stock taco. at the time i had a 3" spacer lift, AAL, and 32" tires. gives some comparison to stock

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    i think this forum is responsible for a lot of tacoma purchases. I knew i was considering one and was reading different car forums and this site sucked me in and i just had to have a tacoma.
     
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