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6 inch lift to baja lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by REFLEX_CHEA, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    REFLEX_CHEA

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    Hello Tacoma World,
    i have a 2005 TRD PRE RUNNER SHORT BED, i lifted the truck 6 inches in 2009, and now have thought of giving it a baja look. it is 2 wheel drive so i am wondering if i am just wasting my money doing any of this. i do take it off road but over the years my truck has taken a beating in the front joints and drive shaft. any help would be great, thanks. here is how it currently looks.


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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    llibrm

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    If you have a DB lift, you might be SOL as that removes the front cross member
     
  3. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    What kind of lift do you have?

    Did you modify the frame for the lift? Looks like you have a Cali/bro lean so im gonna guess spacer.
     
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  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    Bro lean :rofl:
     
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    My guess is he can unbolt the kit since normally 4WD is when you have to cut the front cross member.

    OP, when you say you want to go the baja route...are you referring to long travel? If so, your suspension and capability on trail will increase significantly although you wont have as much lift as you do now, but you can still run 35s with glass.
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    If your just going for the look of a "baja" truck you can just put on fiberglass fenders.

    Although I did go from a 6'' lift to a +2 Total chaos long travel and the difference is night and day if your really looking to use your truck in the desert.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    Also looks to me like your suspension is not setup right at the moment.... not sure if you just have a spacer in the front or an adjustable coilover, but if it is adjustable you should crank down the adjusters at least a few turns (assuming you just have blocks in the rear and that can't be adjusted down)

    To me thats not a bro-lean but the stink bug lean, where the ass is in the air too far.
     
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  8. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:23 AM
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  9. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    He is a prerunner so no need to cut the cross member.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:48 AM
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    6inch lift sitting on bilstein coilovers. Lexus is300 studs in front to keep stock wheels, general grabber red letters, nfab front bumper.
    Did you forget something in the front end to make it sit that low in the front. The problem with db lift kits is usually nose up not nose down.
     
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  11. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    Looks too odd with the front being so low or is that just the angle of the picture?
     
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