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5 lug to a 6 lug??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco GTR, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    has anyone swapped suspension off a 6 lug to a 5 lug?? or is it even possible? i searched on here before i posted this thread.
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    ktmrider

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    its not possible using stock mounts it would have to be fabricated
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    if you got enough money anything is possible, if not then sale that truck and get a different one.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    dang, i was just wondering. having a 5 lug sucks and i am stuck with it. i wish i could find someone to trade with looking for a smaller truck.
     
  5. May 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    i looked every where for one a few months ago, im sure you could find somebody that has a long daily commute, those things are great on gas and very dependable. somebody would want it.. if nothin else save up and long travel it lol
     
  6. May 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Why does having a 5 lug suck? You need 4wd or something?
     
  7. May 11, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    because i live on a farm. and i have to check the fences around our 56 acre property. which requires crossing 2 large creeks that are up to my lug nuts deep and are very soft on the bottom so i sink. and go up to large steep hills that you would need 4lo for. i have to get a run at every thing to make it. no locker, no good tires, no 4x4. i love my 5 lug on the street. its a beast there. but off road its nothing. i do take time and drift it in the fields around the cows but after that its back to struggling.
     
  8. May 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    Dude you can lift a 5 lug pretty easily, though maybe no cheaper than a 6 lug. As for needing the 4x4 for getting up the hill and crossing the streams? Sounds like you are capable of doing this now.... throw som good all terrian tires on the back like we did when I lived in Louisiana and you my friend are good to go!
     
  9. May 11, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    i can. but its like im offroad racing to get across them. i thought about long travel for a long time. but the money for long travel is crazy. plus its only a 4cyl. and i am buying tires next week. a locker would be nice.
     
  10. May 11, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    I have a prerunner which is fine for what I use my truck for but hell yes on the locker!

    I lived in Georgia briefly and when I did I had a 94 Nissan Hardbody. REgular cab 2x4 just like your taco. However, it had a torsion arm frontend so I cranked them up and that truck was unstoppable! took it out in the woods for logs all the time and drove over streams and stumps without ever getting stuck, no lockers either. Once I drove it to the bed of a stream and loaded the truck with rocks. must have been 1000 pounds worth and it drove right back up the bank one tire peeling out and all.
    so in other words your truck is good, just need to be proud of what you have and make it your own!
    Now get some mud throwers on the back!!!! LOL
     
  11. May 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Oh, BTW you can do the same leaf spring mod to your truck that I'm doing to make some room for larger tires and up front you can get a spindle lift for like $300.
     
  12. May 12, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Check out my build for a5 lug lift or go to the 5 lug section... There's several of us here. There are several options for a locker for you, however most are automatic. This is good for cost and ease of installation but you j have no control over it. You can make a very capable truck out of yours.
     
  13. May 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    All terrains? :rofl: PADDLE TIRES!
     
  14. May 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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