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do i really need a lift???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yotacoma12, Apr 4, 2012.

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Should i get a lift???

Poll closed May 4, 2012.
  1. yes, for lift

    100 vote(s)
    52.4%
  2. no, dont need it

    91 vote(s)
    47.6%
  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    yotacoma12

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    I just bought a 2012 taco dcsb, with trd offroad, i like to go off roading but i dont want a bunch of trail rash on my truck. Do i really need a lift??? I do truck route driving sometimes and i havent had any problems. I am also adding an ARE truck topper to my truck, would the added weight of the shell cx topper require support"???



    yes or no
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    YES! Never ask, just spend money on the Taco :D

    The topper will lower the back some obviously, but shouldn't be ridiculous.

    now search and find a good lift (NOT SPACERS) ;)
     
  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    rockgecko03

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    If you want to run bigger tires, then I would lift it a little. If not, it's really up to your personal preference.

    I don't know the weight of the ARE shells, but my leer shell made the back sag a little. I did the TSB and it took care of that issue though. Do the '12's have the 3 or 4 leaf pack?
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    OZ-T

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    You might get some sagging from the cap , but as for lift , no .
     
  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    jandrews

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    If you're actually going to wheel it, yes.

    If you're going to drive around on dirt roads in the woods and call that wheeling, no.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    OZ-T

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    but he has ATRAC :confused:
     
  7. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    You don't need a lift. Maybe get a helper spring for the rear if the topper add's too much weight. Enjoy the new pickup :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    jdm.obp

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    You don't need one, but I know you want one. Lifted my 12 a month after I got it for a meaner stance w/ bigger tires and to have some trail fun in good ol flat ass FL. But mainly for meaner stance though.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Few people "need" lifts.

    Many people want lifts.

    It depends on what you want to do versus how much you have to do it.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :laughing: That's TOO funny!
     
  11. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    If you aren't going to do it right, don't do it at all. Depends on what you want man!
     
  12. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    my .02 - if you get the off road bug, what you really need is good tires and some recovery gear- lift can come at a much later date (if at all)
     
  13. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    like a lot of other guys are saying..
    Do we want it? yes
    Need it? nope
    I would invest in tires first, see where it takes you.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    That's awesome.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    Why not just level it? That's what I'm trying to do if it doesn't cause me a divorce. :eek:
     
  16. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    My truck is MAGIC
    I actually NEED a lift for all the offroading I do. I have caused damage because info not has a lift.

    Basically I see it this way. If you go out wheeling, and skid the bottom of your truck on stuff, get skid plates. If your tires aren't doing the job, get better tires. If you get high centered/truck gets stuck because it is literally too low, get a lift. Personally I hate big lifts. Not my thing at ALL. If you don't need it, don't get it.


    I'm going with as little lift as I can. Im getting adjustable fox cool overs for tr front so I can fine tune the suspension height, so I ride high enough to have exceptional ground clearance. Yet I want to keep the COG low. I like them my offroad rigs to be very stable and solid. I hate that tippy feeling. I'm also going to be rolling on 35's...doin need to barely clear those.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Anyhow, just go.

    If you find yourself high-centered, dragging the frame a lot, dragging the hitch through the dirt, or with insufficient clearance to get the front bumper up over the rocks on the trail - time to think about investing in an off-road suspension, tires, and recovery gear.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    If you need improved breakover angle and departure angle, a levelling kit won't really do the job.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Just kind of a compromise.
     
  20. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    depends on what you plan on doing

    i did this stock

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