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Double cab drop

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by l3aml3oo 01 Taco, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    l3aml3oo 01 Taco

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    Ok so i have an 01 double cab and i want to do a 3/4 drop on it. i dont wanna bag it and i have spintech exhaust thats dual out and the driver side pipe goes through the leafs so i wanted to know if that was gonna be a problem. Any suggestions or opinions welcome. please
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    l3aml3oo 01 Taco

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    Also was looking around at some other sites and hearing i may have to either replace or swap ball joints for the control arms? And does it matter if its a 6 lug or 5 lug. if it does mines a 6 lug.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    So far, all I've found is if you wanna drop a DC your best bet is to do a 5-lug frame swap. If you were to find a way to lower w/o frame swapping, your exhaust would have to be chopped up some, best thing would be to dump at axle. Me and some other guys on here believe that the furthest down a 4x4 could go is ~2.5" and not suffer CV bindings ( kind of like lifting a truck yet inverted). You might be able to do a Spring under axle in the rear or remove leafs for the rear setup. For the front, you could get shorter coils.
    Feel free to read through these links, might be of some help:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/street-trucks/136911-just-throwing-idea-out-there.html
    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146087
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    ok so if i do a 2/3 drop i wont have to do a frame swap? imma keep looking around and asking to see if dropping a double cab is even possible. thanks
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Go over to customtacos.com and search. There is a lot more info on lowering over there than here.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    he has a prerunner though so he has no cv angle to worry about. right?
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Correct.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    don't drop it you'll just ruin a perfectly good truck
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    STLharry

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    Drop?
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  10. Apr 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    I wouldn't frame swap it.if anything just replace the front half of the frame from a 2wd base Tacoma.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    ^that
     
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