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Dumb idea to lift a base model Tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bayareaTRD, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM
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    bayareaTRD

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    Been looking for a 4x4 or per runner 1st gen, but ended up getting a base model xtra cab for a price I couldn't pass up.. So would it be a stupid thing to do to put a lift kit on my Tacoma? Has anyone done this to a regular Tacoma before? I didn't plan on using the 4x4 anyway, just like the looks of them...
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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    its possible, guys on here have done it. I would like to know my self because around here the prise difference is at least 2K for the 5lugs VS a prerunner so if I could lift them and sell them it would be awesome. could someone explain what makes them so different?
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 1:39 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    I'm sure someone will want to buy your 4x4parts if you don't want/need it
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:10 AM
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    someone has 4x4 parts for sale?? :spy:
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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  7. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    i'm guessing 5lug is the base model tacoma? and 6lug would be pre runner and 4x4? this is my first tacoma, so i wouldnt know..
     
  8. Mar 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    Warhorseforever

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    It's a stupid idea to build your truck based on other people's opinions of what looks good, what doesn't, what's a good idea, what isn't, etc.
     
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  9. Mar 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Dont lift a 5 lug
     
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    Do whatever the hell you want with it. It's your truck. I've seen some sick looking 5 luggers.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    if you are lifting a 5 lug might as well get a sick mid-travel set up
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    mid travel that BITCH!!!


    Or just runs spindles and an AAL or a shacke in the rear and run some aggressive 31'' tires.

    IMO it would look good...do what you think would look good, not what others think...

    but PLEASE do the lift right...do not run spacers or blocks!
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Why not lift it?


    What is with all of you saying not to lift a 5 lug? By that logic you shouldn't lift a prerunner either then. What is the difference between a 5 lug and a prerunner? Suspension, engine, and an extra lug. Maybe even gears. I could see the no way comments if he wanted to slam a 4x4, but that isn't the case.

    If you want to lift it then do it, just be sure to be thorough in your research.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    Some people believe exactly that. I'd take a 5 lug truck over a pre-runner for sure. From an objective point of view (excluding styling preferences) the pre-runner really serves no purpose. 5 lug trucks have lots of advantages over 4x4's in many areas, 4x4's also have many advantages over 5 luggers. Pre runners have the worst features of each group. (other than brakes, i'm assuming 5 lugs don't have the fixed 4 piston calipers).
     
  15. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Lift it! I did and was able to put much bigger A/T tires which make all the difference in the world when in off road or wintery conditions. Every person here that has a 4x4 will tell you not to do it, not sure why or care to know why. Do what ever you want, it's your truck! :)
     
  16. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    I would do it.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Denim Dan

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    I say do it. I've seen some pretty sweet lookin 5-luggers. Idk what your planning on using it for but you can't go wrong with having your truck the way you want it :D
     
  18. Apr 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I would do it!! Mine is a base model except for the 4x4 part.
     
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