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Bro-lean

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by IamJorgeEdward, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    IamJorgeEdward

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    Going to be installing my new lift this weekend but cant decide to go with level or the bro-lean. What you all think?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I vote for level, or slight rake.
     
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    steve o 77

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  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    how bro lean can you go? i got the bro lean as in the front is maybe 1/2" higher and i really like the look of the almost but not level
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    I personally like level or a slight forward rake but that's just my opinion. Go with what you like because it's your truck and money.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    if you ever tow or haul, level or front rake...if not...whatever you think looks best
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
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  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    misterquad

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    I absolutely hate the squatted look when I load stuff in the bed of a level truck so I vote for a slight rake that gets level when loaded.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    CUtigerfan

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    If you can get it perfectly level I would do that but if you can't a little "bro lean" isn't a bad thing. My truck still has a rake and I hate it. I would rather lift the front a little too much and hope it settles a little bit than not lift it enough and have to deal with the rake.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    747 function > form

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    Higher front-end looks good imo...reminds me of trophy trucks.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    blake1012

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    level. no bro. everrrrrrrrrrr
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    mjp2

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    Rake it. All bro, all the time!

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  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    carmellocafe

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  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Slightly higher in the front. don't forget to make the driver side a little higher than the passenger side
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    I don't know what to tell ya dude,, I just put on the Bilstien 5100's on the front (still stock in the rear) I set the adjustment second groove from the top (not quite the highest setting) & all I got was a bunch of bullshit " AWWW DUUUUDE, ! ya got a "Bro' truck now."" I didn't know what a "bro' truck." was til' it was explained thats when the front is higher than the rear, I mean, ok the front IS about an inch or so higher than the rear, but it's better than feeling like I'm driving downhill all the time(now I guess I'm driving uphill)ha-ha, anyway I do prefer a level lift, so until I get around to leveling out the rear with the front then a "BRO' TRUCK" is what I'll have I guess,I don't think it looks that bad, but whatever, at least it isn't an F-150, j/k..........:cool::eek::cool::eek::D

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  16. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    level or rake
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    You know, driving uphill all the time is going to give you bad mileage...:poking:
     
  18. Mar 30, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    sandman427

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    its gonna depend on what u think is a "broLean" cuz out hear in cali is a whole style of bro lean lol.... i like the "prerunner" look IMO.... Bro lean here is 6" in the front and 1" block in the back... i know u can picture that ugly shit.... i have 5 in front and 3 in the rear which is almost level but has a slight "rake" to it...
     
  19. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    I agree, but mine was kind of ridiculous before I put on my 1 inch shackles. My back is still about 3/4 inch lower than the front but pretty much never haul anything heavy. I really hate when the front is way lower than the back, it's so common from the factory, it looks very front heavy.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    when I think of "Bro" I think of Southern California, long black socks with baggy shorts, flat bill hats, tats, KMK, Metal Mullisha... trucks that are just built strange with the front a lot higher. Are "bro" people becoming more known?

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