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Does anyone else feel like everyone's truck is taller than theirs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Polymerhead, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    Polymerhead

    Polymerhead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK, this might be a reflection on some deep hidden insecurity or something, but I feel like every tacoma I see on the road is taller than mine. The 5 luggers are definitely shorter, but every 4x4 or prerunner looks taller. I know lifts are common but in the general population there can't be more than 30% or so of tacos that get lifts, can there? I even have 265/75R16s on there so I'm sitting a little higher than sock 245s...

    Anyone else feel this way?
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    rollin904

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    I think it's just perception...from inside the cab the truck feels smaller.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    On this site, a lot of the other member's Tacomas are sitting higher than mine. Otherwise, no. I sit higher than a stock Tacoma.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I think they are all small compared to the fullsize diesels we have had in the family! We used to have a 02 crew cab Duramax, best towing truck ever, then dad upgraded to a 10 Duramax extended cab, it never seemed to tow like the 02 did. Sadly we had to sell our camper this last spring for the money and now the truck is just a waste of space and diesel so dad is gonna either sell it or trade it on a Tacoma AC with a V6 and an automatic, that way he wont have to make payments anymore on anything.
    But after driving one of those diesels all day retiring to the Tacoma sure is a nice treat! You can zip around on the freeway and fit in small places like crammed parking lots. My Taco is completely stock and even the modified ones I see dont seem really big at all, that is just me I guess
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    babytruck

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    I keep getting teased for having a "baby" truck out of all of us at work. Most of them have full size GMC, Chevy or Rams. A couple of us have Tacomas.

    I have no lift at all but I parked next to a GMC and a Ram and for some reason I'm the same height as they are. But the top of the cab on mine is a tad lower. The higher Tacomas in my town have obvious lifts. I don't feel like my truck is any smaller than the next for it being of stock height.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT Stirring the pot since...

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    I sure as hell do.... saving for a much needed lift
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Perspective from the drivers seat, its pretty common for other trucks to look taller.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    I have a 4x4 SR5 - are you saying the TRD suspension sits higher or something? Otherwise I don't understand this comment.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Only around lifted ones
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    TacoDawgs

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    Funny you post this cause I think the same thing while driving. It may be that my truck has the factory rake + tsb rear + bull bar. So the front sits lower than the rear. Hopefully not for too much longer as I see 5100s in my future.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    pretty much all other tacomas tower over mine. there are a few exceptions though lol
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    bjmoose

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    This. You can't see the top of the roof, it's higher than your eyes, so the truck looks "taller"
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    jberry813

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    Sometimes they are taller, but IDGAF cause mine is better. :rolleyes:

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  14. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    lol same ground clearance.....
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Actually I have more (rear diff and rear shock mounts). I have a measuring tape in my truck. :D

    Dude has a DB lift and a body lift. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    SplitDecision

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    and what looks to be EXTREMELY small tires. just proves he is ghey
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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  19. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    I checked.
    Bald 35's.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    That looks bad ass and so much more capable than the other truck.

    Reminds me of a quote complimenting the Corps by a Navy Admiral:
    "Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean."

    Your's looks skinny and mean, his looks big, lethargic and dumb. Having just traded my Ram 1500 QC for my Taco, it is what it is.
     
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