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How to go about it!?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cajuntaco, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    cajuntaco

    cajuntaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I just joined a Local Toyota 4x4 club and they are serious riders, and I feel handicapped with my stock Tacoma. This is what I was thinking; I know I want a 3" lift with 285's (mainly to maintain power and gearing). So I was going to get the Revtec 3" AAL ($350 on 4wheelparts.com) and over time change the shocks, front to Walker Evans coil covers, and rear to Walker Evans also both non resiviour, and Upper A-arms. I will get the Revtec within the next month or two, and the rest will happen over the next year and a half or so, also changing out the suspension componants too. Put simply I want something now to hold me over till I can get (afford) what I really want.

    Thanks In Advance,
    Dustin
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Well said. It would be a shame to jack something up.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2009 at 3:10 AM
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    Janster

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    What timmer said....

    If that club doesn't accomodate beginners or stock vehicles, then you should find another club that does. If you try to run with them, you'll only get frustrated, push you & your rig too hard and possibly end up breaking stuff because you're not equipped for it. Overall - your offroad experience will be a negative one and you won't have fun.

    Building a rig isn't something you should do overnight. It takes a lot of research, time, and money. You've gotta go wheeling with your stock rig and learn how to drive before you dive into big upgrades.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2009 at 3:35 AM
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    Brunes

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    +1 to what timmer and everyone said. You'll also end up spending more money (like enough that you coulda gotten some sliders or recovery gear instead of random lower quality lift parts).

    I know it's not as much fun..but take your time and do it right. Do your research around here and with your club...Put together the right set up for you and save your pennies to get it!!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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  6. Mar 27, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Give Jacque at trdparts4u.com a call. He just came back from the LSLC 2009 and has been many times. Tell him what you have, what club your in and what you would like to do and he'll take care of you. Everything I have done to mine has been with his help or someone from Toyota of Dallas, which is where trdparts4u is located. All 3 employees at trdpart4u, and a few at TOD, are members of the Toyota Tral Riders which is the 4x4 club I'm in here in Dallas. Talk to Jacque, Gerone or Barb, they'll take good care of you with parts and or knowledge.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Lane Cypert

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    I had my Toytec Ultimate lift installed with them this Wednesday and trdparts4u.com is awesome. Jacque was extremely helpful and knowledgable about everything concerning any questions. I would highly recommend speaking with him about any questions or ideas you have for your tacoma. He drives a sweet Tacoma that he takes to the trails and can answer any questions you have concerning wheeling!
     
  8. Mar 27, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Veccster

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  9. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    Fixed it for you. ;)

    I highly doubt they break stuff. Those rigs look built enough to handle it.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Just ordered rear diff skid and transfer case skid, I figure I can do it piece by piece. Probably get my tires in the next week or two
     
  11. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Sliders would be a great addition to your truck
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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  13. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    A little bit at a time,
     
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