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does lift kits take away the 4wd option???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mainland_newfie, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    mainland_newfie

    mainland_newfie [OP] Mainland Newfie

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    so a buddy through this at me when I was telling him I might be putting a lift in my truck... he asked me if the 4wd will still work with teh lift. I never even thought that I wouldn't have that option with a lift, is there any truth to this?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    x2. Um, no.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    The only type of lift that won't work with 4WD is a spindle lift
     
  4. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    LOL...That's funny!!

    Your 4x4 will be FINE!!!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Jester243

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  6. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    Please don't take any more vehicle advice from that friend.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Why not? I thought it could....
     
  8. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    That's like saying if you lower a honda and just put on an exhaust, you will gain 400 more HP and be like a car on the "Fast and Furious!":eek: Oh and the answer is no.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Ignore the last part of the text but follow the red line. That's where your front driveshaft would be if you were running 4x4. The axle would have to pass through the lower control arm in order to work with the spindle lift.

    TacomaSpindle2.jpg

    ^ that's a pic of someone's installed spindle lift on their 2wd.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    Oh! Thanks. I think I remember you guys talking about this a while back about that RCD lift or something.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    well I think he was basing it on another vehicle, he's got an escalade, but not sure what his buddy had and what else he did with it. But glad I asked, I told you I know nothing about fixing up trucks, haha. This site is awesome. You guys rock
     
  12. Mar 27, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    Mr Wiggles

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    You can lift an escalade no problem either. It's a chevy truck underneath. There's a few lifted escalades around here.

    Your friend is dumb.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    mainland_newfie [OP] Mainland Newfie

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    haha no worries We all call him alot worse than that

     
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