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Does a lift make a truck safer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhowell, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    rhowell

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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. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Safer in what regard ?
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    snowgod06

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    Nope, less safe. No matter what anyone says its not as safe as a stock tacoma.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Theres the answer^^
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    It will raise the impact point so I would say so
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Safe from another hit. Rear end or front end collision.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    When did he say anything about adding larger tires?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    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.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    That's a terrible analogy for these trucks
     
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    :eek::laugh:
     
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    What if that midget wearing shoes is on stilts. Hmmm :)
     
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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:
     
  13. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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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...
     
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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.
     
  16. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    x2. Good information right here. Then get one of those whiplash kits and throw some 40s on there. :D
     
  17. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    Yeah...a lift makes you safer from collisions if you have a "huge" lift with "huge" tires.....but a Tacoma will not give you that.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Long travel might actually make it safer. It raises the center of gravity a bit, but it also increases track wich which would make it more stable.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    I think anytime you mess with what it is factory tested for safety, it makes it hard to say whether or not it would be safer.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    What if you wrap the truck I'm bubble wrap. That would make it safer!!
     
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