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is it really worth lifting a 5 lug?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Hinanomon, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Hinanomon

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    ever since i could remember, ive always wanted a lifted truck or suv, it didnt matter what it was, as long as it was lifted and had 4wd. so i turned 18 and my parents bought me a used 2wd 5 lug for cheap. although it was 2011 and in mint condition, i was unhappy because it wasnt 4wd. now im only 20 now and i still have the same truck. im asking if i should take the time to lift this truck or should i sell it and get a brand new 4x4? if i lift it, its gonna look something like this:
    http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/2845158973.html what do you guys think i should do?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    whats your budget? if you have money id go mid travel or long travel if you dont have money then id say leave it
    that truck has a body lift lol
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    I'm happy with my little lift and 32's. I'd also be happy if my parents bought me a 2011 anything! I'm 20 as well I'd make what you have and do little things and save for a dream truck personally
     
  4. Mar 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    Make what you have cool #
     
  5. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    sounds like long travel :cool:
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    parents bought you a truck you should be stoked no matter what it is....its free. Ill admit my parents bought me mine too and I'm now 20, but i would never complain that its not the right truck. If i want a 4x4 I'm working to buy it just like all my mods were bought/made by me. Im even considering "buying my truck from my parents"
    If you sell it and get a 4x4 with gas prices climbing to almost $5 you won't have money to lift that thing. My 5 lug has gone some places guys with 4x4 refuse to go, most of offroading is driver ability.
    Lifted 5 lugs look way better than 6 lugs IMO because there are wayyy less of them
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    very true 5 lugs are more unique yes they arent very tall or anything but if you drive down the street you wont see another one like it
     
  8. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Taco me elmo

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    Sell it so someone can use it for its intended purpose and you buy a 4x4 with the money, or trade it in. a lifted 5 lug is a great platform for one thing.. getting stuck where a 4x4 would not. :p

    Disclaimer.. In most cases....
     
  9. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    ill buy it and lt it :D
     
  10. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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  11. Mar 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    if you go offroad you should get a 6 lug truck. if street queen lift it.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    i offroad and i have a 5 lug. I give some 6 luggers a run for their money...defiantly not a street queen
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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  14. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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  15. Mar 21, 2012 at 3:06 AM
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    I am just saying the 6 lug platform is stronger so if you really wanna mob, better to have stronger foundation. I dropped a boatload of money into my 5 lug. Just takes more money to get it where you want vs. 6 lug.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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    no. you should lower it.
     
  17. Mar 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM
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  18. Mar 22, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    Obviously a v6 model is more equipped, however if you upgrade your suspension a little change your tires and lock the rear you can keep up .. at least with the 2wders who have the v6
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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    a 2nd gen V6 5Lug is an XRunner. the only 2WD Tacoma with a V6 besides that would be the 6 Lug trucks.

    Lifting an XRunner would be one of the most idiotic things you could do. this topic was already discussed with great derp on another forum.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    I would never lift my 5 lug. gas mileage would drop with the increased wind resistance, not to mention shittier handling. Lowering would be more logical.
     
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