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from Basic to PreRunner suspension, whats needed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Vultite, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Nov 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Vultite

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    Hey guys, so I'm looking around for a Taco to call my own...I'm wondering, how much $$ and what would I need to get a basic taco to a PreRunner stance? would I just need bigger wheels/tires or would I actually need to flip the suspension all the way around.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    what exactly do u mean by the prerunner stance? I think what makes a truck look like a prerunner is wide stance (bigger tires with proper backspacing or wheel spacers) and the prerunner lean (nose up). IMO, it also needs that prerunner bumper, some lights. I dunno.

    IMO, dont just go for looks, go for utility too if your gonna spend the money.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    well what I'm talking about is the basic xtra cab trucks sit low compared to the PreRunner which sits up a bit higher, I'm wondering if there is a difference in suspension parts or is it just the wheel and tire combo (stock vs prerunner beefier wheels/tire) All I want to do is take a basic truck like the one below and have it sit up like the second picture...

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  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    OOOO. I C. Yea suspension is different and wheels make a big difference. I think the truck above is sporting 245/75/16's and the one under has 265/70/16's. The truck below also has TRD suspension components like a different leaf pack and Bilstein shocks. Not sure what kind of suspension upgrades they make for 5 luggers but Im sure someone around here can answer...
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    prerunner has the same suspension as a 4x4, base models i think have 5 lugs, and the rear differential sits on top of the leaf pack, plz correct me if i am wrong...
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    welL i was just referring to whats available for him, not necessarily the truck layout, although that may help in figuring it out.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Hrm, so I'm probably looking at a whole new front suspension plus rear on top of different wheels and tires eh? hrm, I may be better off trying to find a PreRunner to cut out the work...it'll end up costing the same or more anyhow...but there are a couple of guys here that just changed up the wheel and tires and they look somewhat decent...guess i got a lot to ponder about...maybe i'll save alittle longer...thanks for the info guys...
     
  8. Nov 20, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    why dont you just trade your truck in for a pre runner if you feel like wasting money
     
  9. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    +1 like you said
     
  10. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    Readylift makes a kit for 5-luggers to make it as high as a prerunner
     
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