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Do Prerunners have the same ride height/clearance as their 4WD counterpart?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kn38ms, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    kn38ms

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    I found a low mile 09' 4cyl, reg cab Prerunner for sale.


    Do they have the same springs, shocks and ground clearance as the 4wheeler model?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    YES

    However - If you find a set OEM double cab springs and put them on your regular cab, you'll probably see 1" lift. Atleast, that was the 'rule of thumb' on the 1st gen trucks.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    4x4's and prerunner are the same minus prerunners not having the 4wd part.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    I went from a prerunner to a 4x4 and they're the same. :)
     
  6. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    I believe everybody is correct but when you start comparing TRD Sport vs TRD Off-road, then the shock valving & spring type are different.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    And they are just as capable off road, Dammit!
     
  8. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    :D I drive mine like it is and hasnt let me down but once...in some sand:eek:
     
  9. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    I just had to throw that in there. Sand is a bitch.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    :D yes it is. I was out in BFE and luckily there was a couple fishing a little ways off and I got him to pull me out after I tried digging myself out using a flip flop:eek: haha now that I look back I was such a newb
     
  11. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    A flip flop? :rofl:
     
  12. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Sand is my bitch!

    I have a Prerunner and I never get stuck......anymore :D
     
  13. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    lol yea, it was either that or a fishing pole.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    The flip flop was an excellent choice then.
     
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    You are my hero. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Jul 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    haha thanks. I guess I could have taken off my engine cover and used that. that would have been the only thing usefull it woud have ever done:D
     
  17. Jul 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    SHocks are the same, but the springs are different. And the Sport has a larger sway bar.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    OK, I know it's an old thread but I'm bumping rather than starting a new one. I feel like my DCSB 4x4 OR is way closer to the ground than the prerunners I see around town. It's definitely much lower than the 1st gens (my coworker has one and parks next to me). What's the deal here? You'd think this thing would have gotten higher clearance than a sport prerunner, but that's certainly not the case...kind of annoying...
     
  19. Aug 22, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Maybe the 4X4 gear weighs it down or something, who knows, but I wouldn't think it would be that noticeable.

    Solution: LIFT THAT BITCH!
     
  20. Aug 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    I know this is a older post. Sorry to the OP.

    I have a 06 pre-runner trd sport. Just a little over 100K.
    If I replace the fronts with 2011 trd off road spring and shock, What effects or changes would I get?

    What is the difference between the springs.
    Change in height?
    Change in ride.

    Am I better off reusing the sport springs?

    This is a daily driver.

    Thanks
     
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