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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowhunter11199, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    hey guys i have a taco thas 4x4 3.4 L 6 banger lifted 8" with just a generic lift kit. Heavy duty chevy suspenion. Leafs for the rear. Generic shocks. flowmaster exhaust system. K&N cold air intake. throtler spacer. 33" BFG Mud terrian. Generic 2.5 fenders( not the crappy generic ones real close to bushwackers). rhino bedliner. Big Prerunner bumber with diamond plate. 2 12" subs 1200 watt amp. upgraded entire sound system. and others than those things its all stock.

    Anyways does anyone have some ideas on upgrades( budget is around 1200)

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Any pics of the beast?
     
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    What do you do with that thing? Do you go offroading with it? Or no?

    Does it still have the stock 4.10 gears in it?
    Cuz, if you have 33's and stock gears....you'll definately wanna put some gears in it to get your power band back.
     
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    i just got some pics but oboviously its dark( not in china haha) so the PICS DONT JUSTIFY THE TRUCK but it gives you an idea. just click on the camera below my nametag.


    and what get rid of throtle spacer???
     
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    This is all JMHO but I would remove the body lift. I think it would look a lot better especially with those tiny 33's. Also that front suspension looks scary, is it trailmaster? AND you should replace those blown rear shocks.
     
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    k thats one thing i could do ( rear shocks). i was thinking about 5100's? and why do u think the front is scary?
     
  9. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Idk, I've heard bad things about that particular lift, I have no personal experience with it though so this is all hearsay.

    I have no idea what kind of shocks would work for that much lift. Someone around here might though. Also how is the rear lifted? (blocks, custom leafs, etc...)
     
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    leafs. and just to let you know i did lift this my self. the owner i bought it off of lifted it him self. He is a professional car guy but he got in a tight spot. and ill go get some pics of the rear axel and the lift
     
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    Black wheels would look awesome on your truck.
     
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    8 in lift? clearly you need as many lights as possible.

    preferably HIDs that are aimed right into my eyes.
     
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    Alright, I was going to suggest ditching the blocks for some custom leafs but it sounds like the rear was done right.
     
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    just posted them. and yes black rims would look sweet but i've look before but it hard finding toyota bolt pattern that is 15x12.5. and yes ill have to put more lights on it. hahahahaha
     
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    Okay so its a combo of leaf springs and shackles. That is fine.

    Also what size are the tires exactly? I can't see why you would need a 12.5" wide rim.
     
  16. Nov 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    on the side of the tire it says 33x12.5 R15
     
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    anyways back to my front. what would you recomend doing. im not really extreme 4x4 guy. truck is mostly for looks and when hunting season comes around
     
  18. Nov 13, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    Sorry can't help you there as I don't know much about the drop bracket lifts.


    What I can tell you is that you are going to want a 10" wide rim or even an 8" wide rim for those tires because that measurement is how wide the tread is. You always want the rim a few inches narrower than the tread.
     
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    ok thanks alot man. good info. and the reason i didnt pull of the body lift when i bought it was becuase the owner did such a great job i didnt want to mess anything up. it rides extremly well even with the lift
     
  20. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    ok thanks man i dont know what i was thinking:confused:. duh the rims have to be samller width
     
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