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Damnit, got the itch again. Somebody nudge me

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4X42HEL, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Ok, so been about a year and a half now that I've had my Tacoma. Every time 4WP comes out with their sweet deal for $500 off install for the 6" procomp kit, I get the itch really bad.... I have seen it 3 times now...

    Been really busy and kinda of just said "I'll decide when I need tires..." but when I see the pics of the 6" lifted tacos, they look oh so sweet and it makes me wanna do it now.

    I read a lot of threads about people dogging the 6" DB, and I don't really see why. I mean, the kit will most likely do just as well, if not better, than a 3" kit with "more ground clearance" is 99% of off-road situations.. bla bla. I most likely wont be in those situations. And as long as the kit doesn't actually hurt my performance from stock (4x4 SR5), then any gain is a gain, right? That's for another discussion.

    Anyway, to put it bluntly I'd be a 'mall crawler', not by choice either. No I don't go to malls, but I don't off-road either. I just don't have the time or groupies to do that stuff. So it'd be mostly for looks and I don't care how bad that sounds who who i piss off, so there. :D

    But I know my last (GM) truck had a 6" DB and I enjoyed every bit of its street queen life.... Although a lot of my peeps would poke fun and say "it's not really your personality" since they think I'm this computer nerd. What-ev.

    Just sayin... ;)

    Now, I got until 5pm 12/31/11 to jump the edge....

    This is kind of the look I'm going for (but with different wheel/tire package (I like the Nitto TGs) Sorry for jacking this photo for demo purposes (who ever it is)
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  2. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Sounds like a DB 6" kit would work well for you. I would strongly suggest an All terrain tire though since the MT's are loud, expensive, bad in rain/snow, and wear quickly.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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    just do it!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    Bgwood88

    Bgwood88 Thats what she said..

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    Go for it. Atlest with the 6in you really don't have to worry about your front cv angles
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 2:38 AM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Sounds like your mind is already made up, time to pull the trigger. ;)
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    I have read that quite a bit on the forums here. I hope that isn't the case with the local shop here. I mean, I know some places are notorious for bad customer service, but I'd find it hard pressed to believe that every 4WP in the nation sucks... It could be... but I duno...

    As long as they do a good job and 'know' what they are doing, and as long as they treat me good, I'd be happy. If they are jerks or if I get the inclination they don't know what the are doing, I will bail, even if its for free.

    When I went there last year when I was itchin, the dude over the counter talked about exactly how you have to cut the cross member etc... (which I don't think is a big deal, i mean a modification is a modification, right?). But point is, seemed like he knew what he was saying talking about a specific requirement for our truck....

    Now, the best way is to find if anybody had any run-ins with this local shop (good/bad or ugly...) I'd like to hear it... I'm in Albuquerque NM btw.... So if anybody has any experience with this shop or knows someone who does, I'd like to hear it.

    Thanks!
     
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