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Building a trail truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mrp192, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Jun 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    mrp192

    mrp192 [OP] REALLY!!

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    Alright so I was talking to my wife today and she is down on making a trail truck..

    So I was wondering who makes a good lift? I'm not wanting to go but 3" lift should do good for Alaska..

    But first we are going to do rims and tires..

    then bumpers and what not..
     
  2. Jun 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Well.... one, I think Wheels and Tires should come at the same time as the lift. If you are going to be running a bigger tire. IMO

    But with the lift, it all depends on what kind of terrain/ offroading you will be doing?
    There's ToytecLifts.com
    and also wheelersoffroad.com has some great products and lift kits as well.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Yes tires should come with the lift but we are going to take are time.

    thanks btw
     
  4. Jun 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    toytec ulitmate lift since its a hardcore trail rig. Then I would go with some black steel wheels since they will get muddy and beat up. procomp has them pretty cheap. Tire is a toss up I like super swamper for extreme offroad
     
  5. Jun 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    If you are making a trail truck a 3 inch lift is a good idea. I would do that first- because if you lift it you can get larger tires. You can save a few bucks by painting your stock rims and wrapping new/upsized rubber around them.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Sliders should be near the top of the list too..... along with lots of armor.... you'll save in the long run by getting them early..
     
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