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Does a 3 inch lift remove the TRD set up?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Alpha Q Up, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    I'm looking around for a 2gen Tacoma. But for my price range I can afford two types if trucks:

    1. 2wd w/TRD

    2. 4x4 with out TRD

    I want a lift for sure. But, is the purpose of a lift only for cosmetic and to make room for bigger wheels/tires? Does it offer any performance?

    And if I buy a TRD will the lift compromise the trd set up?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Buy the 4x4 and upgrade the suspension
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Make sure you get a sport with the skewp.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Skewpz
     
  5. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Andrew H

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    See build thread.
    Any decent suspension lift you put on is going to replace the stock trd bilstien shocks and possibly coils. As well as the stock UCA's.

    Buy the 4x4 if you really want it.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    I have a TRD and the only TRD Off Road thing left on it is the locker. If you're planning to modify, I wouldn't bother paying extra for shit you're just gonna replace anyway. If I was to go back I'd just get an SR5 and build it the way I wanted with ARB lockers. Same price in the end.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Don't listen to this guy get the TRD off-road package that way you get the locker. the hood scoops look gay and there only for looks..
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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  9. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Wha?
     
  10. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    get the 4x4, although i like the trd's interior better
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    if your looking for a DD and not any trails, go with the TRD. more options and nicer interior..my $0.02
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    go with the 4x4 and build it how you want it man. its your truck so make it yours and youll have 4wd just in case you need it because you never know what is gonna happen
     
  13. Aug 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    I vote 4x4 w/o TRD. Like others said above, you're going to replace most of the TRD off-road components anyway...
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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    TRD Sport and SR5 have the same coils. TRD Models have Bilstein shocks and SR5 comes with Tokiko (at least thats what my 2007 had).

    Go with the 4x4 and upgrade as needed for your use.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    i'd say wait a little bit longer and get the 4x4 trd if you really want it .. no use getting something now and regretting it
     
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    I got 2009 SR5 4X and saved 4-5k on the price over an equivalent TRD 4X. I preferred the TRD but in the end, I've already replaced the front shocks and rear leafs. Looking back I feel I made the right choice. The only thing I wish I had was a locker or A-Trac. But the TRAC in the SR5 is pretty good, and I can use the yellow wire mod to get that, TRAC, in 4L if needed.

    IMO, if you decide you want the 4WD save money and get the SR5. Use the saved money to upgrade with what you want.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    this!
     
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    Nope, just better shocks and a thicker sway bar.
     
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  20. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks Guys for all the Help and advice.

    So the most important thing that i should look for is a hood scoop....!











    lol jerks haha jk


    No, but really. I'm looking at a 4x4 with TRD cause i probably won't do a lift until later down the road.

    How much (ball park) do a lift set up cost?

    Thanks
     
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