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Has my truck been lifted?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sceptre001, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Sep 26, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    sceptre001

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    I just picked up a 06 Reg cab prerunner MT. Previous owner had little to no information to share about the truck since his son drove it most of the time. So I'm in the process of getting a baseline with this truck by changing out the fluids and doing basic maintenance.

    I've never owned a truck or Tacoma before. Never had or driven a lifted truck.

    My questions are. Is my truck lifted? If it is, how can I tell what it is lifted on?

    I know they are on Bilstein shocks, but can't make out model number.

    Thanks
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  2. Sep 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Welcome, send a pic of the suspension. What part of texas are you in?
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Can you take a pic of the shocks? It does look like it is sitting higher than most single cabs. And the wheels are TRD Sport wheels, not the standard single cab 4 banger wheels, so my guess is yes.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    These are from the front. . .
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  5. Sep 26, 2018 at 11:59 AM
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    Rear . . .

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  6. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    I'm in Austin. \m/
     
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  7. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Looks like it's all stock
     
  8. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    That is good to know. Thanks.
    I'm guessing the prerunner has the same suspension as sport tacoma or offroad? My truck is definately taller than some of the other white "work truck" tacomas that run around here.
     
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  9. Sep 26, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Pretty sure the yellow shocks only came on the TRD sport and offroad models. You may be getting a bit more lift since those are meant for non-single cab configurations. The factory shocks on that model would be solid black.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    Thanks. All good information. Quick question. Sometimes when I drive over uneven roads / (think rail road crossings), I feel like the truck is "floating" So not planted. Is that normal? Maybe worn bushings? I do know the current shocks are about 5 years old and have about 50K on them.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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  12. Sep 26, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    Those are good shocks but they dont lift the truck, unless the bottom of the front coils are resting higher than on the stock shocks (like with 5100’s), thr coils are longer, or there’s a spacer on top (this truck doesn’t have), and if the rear springs are different and provide more space or arch over the axle than stock.
     
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  13. Sep 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Welcome. Nice truck!
     
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  14. Sep 26, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    The shocks are probably fine. The Tacoma rides relatively rough. The reg cab is light, and the suspension is stiff.
     
  15. Sep 26, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    Thanks. I guess I just need to get used to the ride.
     
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  17. Sep 26, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    you could always upgrade to bilstein 5100's. The ride will be stiff, but more supple. Kings would be even better.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll take that into consideration when the current ones need changing.
     
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    An empty single cab will tend to "Bounce" on rough surfaces without extra weight in the bed, so it will feel "floaty", and, be really careful in the wet or on slick surfaces until you are used to the ride and handling characteristics! Even a bobtail Semi tractor will feel weird in unloaded conditions, and will slide like crazy on slick roads.
     
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  20. Sep 26, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    Funny you say that because it rained a little today and when I was turning left, my back end started to fishtail.
     
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