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5lug vs 6 lug

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by tlh178, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    tlh178

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    ok, this is bugging me. why are some 5 lug and some 6 lug? what are the pros and cons?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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    On Toyota, 5 lugs are 2 wheel drive. 4 wheel drive have 6 lugs.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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    PreRunners are also 6 luggers
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:54 AM
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    5 lugs have a different suspension than the 6 lugs. They are designed to have better fuel economy ie. smaller tires, lower to the ground, 4 cyl engine only, less expensive to buy. While many folks are happy with the stock configuration and it's benefits, a lot of people on here put larger tires and lifts on them. They are popular for converting to long travel suspension for desert running.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2012 at 3:42 AM
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    thanks for the info guys! all 3 of my yotas have 6 lugs, didn't know anything about a 5 lug.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    5 lugs are better.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    Til you need 4wd :rolleyes:
     
  9. Mar 23, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    i don't have any need for that whatsoever.

    so, therefore, 5 lugs are better.

    :)
     
  10. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    6 lug first gens are stronger than 5 lug first gens. Not sure about 2nd gen. If you want to offroad...recommend 6 lug.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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  13. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    nice looking truck, thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    with a five lug you will have to spend a whole lot more money on your vehicle to achieve the look you want.

    i however, wouldn't trade my five lug.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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  17. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    lol, i hear ya, spent 32k on my fjc back in 07. made the last payment last month and brought a 2012 RC/ 4x4. love these yota trucks. have 280k on my 02 sr5, hard to break these toyota's. you couldn't pay me to drive a gm(obama motors). there's no way in h#ll you can put the miles on a gm vs a yota,no fing way! i drive 60k a year and need something that can take a beating and toyota is been a gold star 4 me. don't ask about the gm's that blew up at 100k. i'm pushing 60 and the last 4 new cars i have brought have been yota's. i have 3 of them still, the 4th one the exwife is still driven.
     
  18. Mar 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    The 5 lug drives and rides quite a bit nicer than the stiffer 6 lug. I like being able to reach stuff in the bottom of the bed while standing next to the truck and getting in and out of the lower truck is easier for this old fart. No climbing required.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    Sir, I agree with everything you said 100%
     
  20. Mar 24, 2012 at 4:58 AM
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    nice looking fish jd, looks similar to our lake huron walleye, minus the strip.
     
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