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Beefing up my 2 Door Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Ahawe37, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Ahawe37

    Ahawe37 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2008 Base Standard Cab 2 Door Tacoma
    Tires: 215/70/R15
    Wheels: 15" stock
    Lights: Stock Headlights
    Factory Clear Fog Lights
    Grille Bar: None Yet
    Exhaust: Stock
    Engine: 4 cylinder




    What I have: [​IMG]

    What I'm going for: just a meaner looking truck.

    I don't have a 4x4 or anything but I don't do off-roading I only use it for street.
     
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  2. Jan 3, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    Janster

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    Put on a set of new wheels & tires and that'll look much better without a lift!
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Ahawe37

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    Really? Because I'm not sure what size tires would fit/look good.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Tacos love Beef.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Ahawe37

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    I just bought some new fog lights about an hour ago! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357269650.661946.jpg
     
  6. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    Be warned...this site will make you spend bunches of money...I had basically the same truck and only wanted tires and rims....and now I have a whole lot more...

    edit.
    Also be warned that with any tires bigger than 30" you will want/need to regear. Also 32' will not fit without some sort of lift.
    check out fat bobs garage for their spacer
     
  7. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Ahawe37

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    Also, my battery's lookin a bit tore up... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357270108.378956.jpg
     
  8. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    if it still works i wouldn't worry too much about it. Just get some cleaner on it.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/250034-my-01-prerunner-build.html

    This should clean it up for the most part..

    First step is to mix about a tablespoon of baking sodawith one or two cups of water and slowly pour it over the top of the battery posts. If there is corrosion or acid there it will start foaming immediately. The foaming will stop after the acid has been neutralized. Then you can remove the clamps and clean the posts and clamps really good. If you want to make that job easier, auto parts stores sell a very useful battery post/clamp cleaner. It’s a wire-bush type device that has two different parts. One has a round wire brush that fits inside the clamp and the other end has an o-shaped wire brush that slides over the posts. You simply rotate the tool to clean the parts. It works very well and is really the best way to do a good job without removing any of the lead on the post, which happens if you use something to scrape the posts clean. One word of advice, though; if you get that tool, rotate it in only one direction. The wires in the brush will sort of lay down as you rotate it and if you try to go back the other way, the ends of the wires simply want to dig into the post or clamp. You’ll know right away which way the wires lay as soon as you try to turn it. I think I always turn clockwise and I think that’s the way the brushes are made to work at the factory. Before you reattach the clamps to the posts, apply a thin coat of Vaseline to the parts to help prevent corrosion down the road. Don’t “double dip” in the Vaseline, though. I’d recommend putting a small amount (1/2 teaspoon should be plenty) on a piece of scrap paper or something and take that out to the truck. That way you don’t have to have a clean jar of Vaseline out by the truck where it could get contaminated.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    What would be the biggest size that doesn't look weird but I don't need to regear?
     
  11. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    2 threads?
     
  12. Jan 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    I would say 30s but I could be wrong, I had spacer in it when I had 30s.
    ill post a few pics.
    this was 30's with the fat bob garage 3in spacer
    [​IMG]
    whatever the stock size is is here
    [​IMG]
    these are 31"
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    So 30" tires on 17" wheels with a 3" spacer lift doesn't need any regearing?
     
  14. Jan 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    These are the wheels I'm looking at ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357276930.391397.jpg
     
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    Keep in mind your 5-lug is not geared the same as the Prerunner.
    Even though both are 2wd, if you go larger than stock, you WILL feel the power and MPG loss.
    32s would be really bad.
    Our stock tires are a little under 27".
    Largest recommended for a stock 5-lug is 235/75-15, which is about a 29" tire.

    Seriously though... I did it on my '94... went with 31's.
    It sucked. It looked badass, but I couldn't maintain highway speed on even a slight hill, and gas mileage was bad.

    If you are strictly street, just go with a 225 and a slightly aggressive tread.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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    OP,

    I am waiting to hear back from DSMS to see what lift options they have for your vehicle. Once I hear back, I will send you the information.

    Looks like your finally getting some information from others. Good luck with your build. Try scheduling a mod meet to get assistance from others.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    Yeah it was late at night haha
     
  20. Jan 4, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
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