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I GOT A 2008 TACOMA FOR FREE!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stangallmotor, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    stangallmotor

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    Hey fellas, My dad just gave me his old work truck. It's a 4x2 RC auto with 106k miles. Everything is pretty clean about this truck, I want to make this my new daily driver. Would it be possible to easily lift? I want to make it look like a prerunner? My last truck was a 08 Tundra that was lifted but I sold it about 3 months go and bought an 2011 RAM R/T. Any info about lifts would be great, Thanks! Here's a pic of my old truck and present, I'll post a pick of the Taco tomorrow. Thanks!!!

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  2. May 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    NICE! Welcome to the forum. As far as a lift goes it all depends on your budget?. Any idea of what that would be around?
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    stangallmotor

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    Thanks, I dont want to throw alot of money into this truck. It's just gonna be my DD so maybe 1 or 2 grand? I'm looking at 3 inch lifts on ebay for 200, Would I be able to run 33's with that kind of lift? I want to keep the stock rims and just rattle can them black, because the stock rims are so narrow would it be even possible to run big tires? Yes I know it's pretty lame to lift a 4x2 but hey it's free and I would love the way it looks. Thanks!
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Jerez

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    Welcome!! Your gonna like this site. Alot of useful info n good ppl to hang oh with!!
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    You need spacers to run 33s
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    StandingCow

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    Sounds like the lift your looking at on ebay is a spacer lift? If so, I don't think many here would have good things to say about them.
     
  7. May 27, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    stangallmotor

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    Yea I think it is a spacer lift. It's cheap, I dont really care about performance, again this truck was free and it's just gonna be my new DD. Thanks
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    derekabraham

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    For a daily driver, a spacer lift is fine. I don't know if a 3 inch lift on a 5 lug is enough to fit 33s though...
     
  9. May 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    I Just have a leveling kit by daystar and running 33's. Its a rubber piece that is about an 1 and a half inches wide..
     
  10. May 27, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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    oh i forgot that its a 5 lug so it might be different to my 6 lug.
     
  11. May 28, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    What type of MPG's can I expect? I'm used to 12 MPG highway so I'm looking forward to driving a 4 banger. Thanks!
     
  12. May 28, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    With a 3" and 33"s? 17-19mpg.
     
  13. May 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Is your truck a 2wd 5-lug or a 2wd 6-lug prerunner? The lift choices are going to be dependent on that.
     
  14. May 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    I'm confused, you say Tacoma, but you have a picture of a Tundra. Hmmm???
     
  15. May 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    He said regular cab and as far as I know there is no such thing as RC pre
     
  16. May 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    Re-read,it his previous truck!
     
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