1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How high is too high ??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4WD, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM
    #1
    4WD

    4WD [OP] cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I'm just fishing for users opinions on truck lifts & what they(you) think is the right height, same question is posed for tire size also. Personally , my 2000 TRD 4x is stock with the exception of 32.5 BFG's, I have no real issues with the rear of my truck being high enough but think that a suspension lift of say 2.5" to 3" in the front would be ideal (or slightly above level). There is acouple of TOYS running around my areas that are lifted so ridiculessly high & fitted with tires that are obliviously so big that they strain the front axles regardless if its a straight axle or IFS & you know they aren't really funtional anymore. They look like just another bloated overdone street 4x that would no doubt destroy itself if off roaded.:cool:

    Web DSC00187.jpg
     
  2. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM
    #2
    Werloc

    Werloc Large Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17604
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Central, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2003 Double Cab 4X4 TRD 3.4 V6
    3" in my opinion is perfect "IF" you need it to clear for tires. I have the same exact truck you do, except for the 32" tires. I plan to get 32" tires for mine in a month or so. I hope they fit OK because I'd prefer "NOT" to lift it. IF I need to lift it, it will be just 2.5" to clear for tire size. Yeah, I see a lot of really high trucks. Just stupid if you ask me.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM
    #3
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Anything higher than 3 inches is too high, IMO. :cool:
     
  4. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:24 PM
    #4
    Wing

    Wing 2015 World Series Champions!

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Member:
    #22302
    Messages:
    158
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Grant
    Albuquerque
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC TSS
    YELLOW LAMINEX FOGS K&N 63 SERIES CAI WINDOW FLARES STUBBY ANTENNA WEATHERTECH MATS
    :rasta:Ohhhh,you're talking about LIFTS! I read the title to this thread and thought you were asking about something different....:rasta:
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:39 PM
    #5
    4WD

    4WD [OP] cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    I gotcha 420 baaabyyyy but different forum. you know when yer 2 high when..... Up is down , down is up ,left is right ,right is left & well you get the idea.

    Picture 4.jpg
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:46 PM
    #6
    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Member:
    #16145
    Messages:
    7,610
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB TRD Sport Prerunner 4x4
    Things and stuff and such
    nice, pack it up
     
  7. Sep 8, 2009 at 10:27 PM
    #7
    Siebler

    Siebler Duck Killing Machine

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Member:
    #17019
    Messages:
    779
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    CJ
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    99 5 lug LT
    TC LT Front, F67 on 12" shackle, LCE Underdrive Pulley, Flex-a-lite fan, DT headers, Super 44 muffler, 4:11's and Aussie Locker, 22 Gallon Fuel Cell, Beard seats, custom bumpers, sliders, bed cage
    I bet you see way more Rangers than Tacomas though. All white with big shiny skid plates?
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 4:28 AM
    #8
    higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Member:
    #11307
    Messages:
    6,938
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    middle of S.C.
    Vehicle:
    1998 tacoma 2.7l 4wd/1986 POS
    Mall crawler status
    i say over 6 inches and 35's is to high
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 at 5:25 AM
    #9
    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Member:
    #10820
    Messages:
    3,687
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Redz
    Owings, MD
    Vehicle:
    00 Taco 4x4 Xtra Cab, Locked and Lifted.
    Custom Everything! WHAT º¿º
    3" is all you need to be capable of almost anything.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:16 AM
    #10
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    I would agree with that. I have also see some amazing stuff out of a 4runner with no lift, locked front and rear.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM
    #11
    Jason'sLawnCare

    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Member:
    #15878
    Messages:
    12,365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Jacksonville Florida
    Vehicle:
    08 4x4 Double Cab TRD Rugged Trail
    CBI Moab 2.0, CBI Trail Rider 2.0, CBI sliders w/kickout, Superwinch EPi9.0S, OME sport shocks w/886 coils, OME n182, 1.5" aal, JasonBuilt 3/16th full belly skid, BuiltRight uca, Body Mount Chop, 285/75/16 km2's, Rear cat delete, exhaust crossover rerouted, Fog light anytime, Locker mod, Rear leaf tsb, Debadged, Uws Tool Box, Electric Exhaust Cutout, AFE Pro Dry S, Kiwi Wifi, Diff Breather Relocated, Grom Ipod Adapter, Dual Diehard platinum batteries isolated by BlueSea marine switch
    Are you asian? Either that or your girl really likes you. Just kidding.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2009 at 4:33 PM
    #12
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I think it depends alot on what the owner whants to do with his/her truck. Most off roading is best with a vehicle that has the best ground clearance, with a low center of gravity. Some want more lift for spinning larger tire for going thru mud, and yet otehrs want a big lift for looks....Its all dependant on what the owner of the truck likes.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM
    #13
    rb11701

    rb11701 Oh yeah!

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Member:
    #15708
    Messages:
    1,185
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Vehicle:
    '09 Silver Streak TRD Off-Road
    Rear Suspension TSB, DTRL Mod, aFe Pro-Dry S,USA Spec PA15-TOY iPod Adapter, Dynolock Tailgate Lock, UltraGauge OBDII Scanner, CoverKing Neoprene Seat Covers
    When your mouth is dry...you plenty high!
     
  14. Oct 28, 2009 at 4:58 PM
    #14
    Fire931

    Fire931 Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Member:
    #12687
    Messages:
    3,244
    Gender:
    Male
    VA
    Vehicle:
    00 4Runner
    this is about the best you can explain it... all depends on what your gonna use it for.............................
     
To Top