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dilemma - 6inch vs. parking structure

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma714, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:28 AM
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    Tacoma714

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    Hellooo Tacoma World! I need some advice. My company recently moved to a big office and the only way to park is in the structure. Here is my problem..... my car wont fit due to the height.

    What is the best option to lower the truck. I recently have the pro comp 6inch lift with pro comp 35 inch tires and 17 in wheels. Should I Buy smaller tires for my truck and what is the smallest I can go with the 17 inch wheel.

    I was also thinking of taking the lift off and going back to stock but I don't have the stock cross member but I have both front/back shocks w coils. What is the best/easiest way to go down 3 inch or putting the truck back to stock. Thanks for your help.:)
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:34 AM
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    TexasIslandBoy

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    you have a prerunner you didnt need to cut your cross member your truck would have been eazy to go back to stock if you didnt cut that
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:43 AM
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    I was informed that i needed the stock cross member. When i got the lift install, i am not sure if the stock cross member came off? Is that correct?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:18 AM
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    GotLift37

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    how tall is the parking garage? becase I used to park everyday in a parking garage when I had 9" suspension, 37" tires and a yakima roof rack. yes it was within inches of the top. but I had the antenna hit every beam/rafter I went by. just drive slow real slow
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    buy a commuter car and keep the truck as is.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    skunk what did I miss?

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  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    parking structures is the main reason why I didn't get a 6" lift
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    smaller tires
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I'd go buy like a $1500 POS car and drive it to work.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    another vote for a commuter car.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    how did you find this out? are u assuming or did you actually try to make it in there and hit? seems that your taco should fit, i have seen much higher trucks in parking garages..
     
  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Deflate the tires when you get to work
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    I say buy a cheap car!!! haha
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I'm with everyone else that says get another vehicle to drive to work if thats possible for you.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    ....and most garages won't fit this truck. I didn't want to park my nice truck outside every day and watch the weather wear it down.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    Hell yeah, I never even thought of that till I rolled through a garage with mine and saw how close it really is! Pretty scarey at first!
     
  19. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    At the moment I don't have the $$ to purchase another commuter car. This will be my daily driver until I get more funds. I recently bought his car off my cousin, since he just had a baby and wanted to to get rid of it. I bought it cus it was a good deal. First day of work i tried going in to the parking structure and there was not enough clearance to enter. If you work in LA you know these parking structure are a pain in the ass..its lower then others I've been to.

    My question is can i go back to stock even if i don't have the stock cross member? or can i just buy a new set up..perhaps a 3 inch lift and use the stuff already on the car? Thanks again for helping..:)
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    get a street bike...
     
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