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Does a lift make a truck safer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rhowell, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. rhowell

    rhowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Short story.

    My Tacoma is a replacement vehicle from my 2010 mazda 3 sport which was wrecked beyond repair when I was rear ended at a red light by a idiot texting on his Blackberry. Did not even look up when he hit me going about 60-65km/h.

    I wanted something a little larger but practical so I went with the 4 door Tacoma sport (which is a money pit (mods,mods,mods....)).

    Will lifting a truck make it safer.
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Safer in what regard ?
     
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    No. As a matter of fact it would make it less safe since you are rasing the center of gravity and adding larger tires which increases stopping distance.
     
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    Nope, less safe. No matter what anyone says its not as safe as a stock tacoma.
     
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    Theres the answer^^
     
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    It will raise the impact point so I would say so
     
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    Safe from another hit. Rear end or front end collision.
     
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    Edit.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    When did he say anything about adding larger tires?
     
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    Well what usually happens when someone installs a lift? Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  12. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    No, it doesnt. People lift their trucks to increase offroad ability (Or to add looks) but it's not as safe.

    It's easier to push over a dude on stilts than a midget with shoes.
     
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    That's a terrible analogy for these trucks
     
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    :eek::laugh:
     
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    What if that midget wearing shoes is on stilts. Hmmm :)
     
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    Actually it is a very good one.
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    I could come up with nothing better in the short time I had to post that...since I'm never on TW too long...........

    :pout:
     
  18. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Then he's about normal size, but with shoes. Still easier to push over :D
     
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    same shit as everyone else
    The higher you go the safer it gets :thumbsup:

    I'd start with a body lift personally...
     
  20. Lost_Humanity

    Lost_Humanity Bad decisions make great stories.

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    He didn't. (although statistically speaking, the vast majority of people who lift also increase tire size)

    But the height factors remain a dilemma. Not to mention your increased clearance might result in more undercarriage damage in the event of an accident, as opposed to damage to the crumple zones normally experienced by a standard-height Tacoma.
     
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