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Advice on lift/skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Slamthiz, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Jan 6, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    Slamthiz

    Slamthiz [OP] New Member

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    Wanting to lift my truck but, I dont go off road..
    Is it dumb if I want it just for looks? Also, any thoughts on skid plates?:confused:
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Lift it if you want, even if it's for looks; plenty of people do. I wouldn't, but it's not my truck.

    The same goes for skid plates, but realize that other than the IFS skid, you really can't see much of them. Here's some photos of mine for reference. Since it's going to be an appearance item, look for one that appeals to you, but doesn't cost $250. There's no reason to spend a lot for protection you won't utilize.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    tensecondchevelle

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    I'm in a similar debate, although I do go off road from time to time.

    I'd suggest looking around the site, seeing what others have done, also use the search engine in the web page. You can search "skid plate" and I'm sure you will get hundreds of hits
     
  4. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    If you lift it just do it right so you won't have any regrets down the road
     
  5. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Full OME lift 885's with Dakar leaf springs. LR UCA's. ImMrYo relocation bracket.

    Do what makes you happy. I have been on other vehicle forums and I am new to this one. There will always be people that dislike your setup, and others that will like it. But in the end you drive your Tacoma every day so your opinion is the only one that matters!
     
  6. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    OZ-T

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    My suggestion would be not to make a hasty decision OP , check out all your options and do as much reading here as possible
     
  7. Jan 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    pra4sno

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    Spend the money on good tires, fuel, and on things that make the way you actually utilize your truck more enjoyeable.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Good advice. While it may be tempting to go with the first quick, cheap lift kit you find, you may be much happier saving for something that'll better meet your needs.

    To that end, if you find a lift set up (or anything else) that interests you, do a search and you'll probably find several people that've already done it. There's a Suspension section worth some time, too. The higher you go, the more problems you may encounter, and the more time and money you may have to spend to correct those problems. That's a common theme, especially once you go past +3".
     
  9. Jan 7, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    Slamthiz

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    Thanks everyone for all your advice. Im definitely going to look more into this. I just wanted to see what every ones thoughts were. Appreciate yall!:)
     
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