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Keep and modify or trade up??

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by CUtigerfan, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Aug 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    CUtigerfan

    CUtigerfan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 04 5-lug reg cab and don't know if it's worth the trouble to lift it and put new rims and tires on it or if it would be better to sell it and put the money I would have put into the lift, rims and tires toward a 01-02 xtra cab prerunner. Anybody lifted a 5-lug truck and liked the results or would I be wasting money?
     
  2. Aug 7, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    What do you want it to look like and what are you wanting to use it for?
     
  3. Aug 7, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    CUtigerfan

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    I want it to at least match up with the Prerunners as far as height goes and maybe have better performance. I want a truck that I can pull my boat (15ft. aluminum jonboat) with and have the traction to pull it out of our ponds and be able to get it out of the fields we hunt in if it gets a little muddy. and maybe have a little fun in the mud too:D
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Sounds like you would greatly appriciate the rear locker in the prerunner TRD off road models. Either that or 4x4 :D
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    CUtigerfan

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    Daystar 1.5" coil spacers, bedlined bumpers, clear corners, aftermarket stereo, 20% tint, half debadged
    Yeah I really wanted the 4wd with a TRD package but this truck came along for $5,000 and I couldn't pass it up (was drivin a 94 accord at the time so you do the math 10 year newer tacoma for $2,000 plus the 3 we got for the accord) I don't know if I'd feel right about selling it yet. Family friend who's husband drove it and died from a stroke gave us a great deal and I don't think I could sell it and make a $3000 profit off her only 4 months after I bought it.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    Upgrading any vehicle is quite often money down the drain if your truck gets damaged, as insurance generally will not cover your costs. As well, resale doesn't correspond with the cash outlay. I say trade up, as I have been burnt in both these scenarios.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    You need a 4wd...if its the least bit wet you'll be stuck in a field in no time. The rear just doesn't have enough weight to get traction. My old 2wd could get around the fields but you'll be spinning all over the place to get around and then it tears up the field and makes it harder to get around the next time you go that way.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    PSJ

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  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    BluTaco08

    BluTaco08 I LiKe TaCos

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    I've got a 5-lug 2.7L too and there are many options out there for the 5-lugs, you just have to look for them and research. Any moddification is going to cost money, but it's all worth it if the end result makes you happy. I will agree that the 2wd aren't very trail friendly but you can still have fun if you stay out of the mud and are careful...you have to know your boundaries. ;)
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Trade it and get a 4x4. Just my $.02
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    rab89

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    I dunno about a 5 lug, but I have been thinking the same sorts of things, do I want to mod or upgrade to a 2nd gen?

    I'm throwing around the idea of a SAS, buying a quad and then in a few years when I'm a full time FF, buying a newer vehicle.

    different situation, but lots of options... being a 2wd, it's much easier to get lift out of the front suspension as there are no cv's to deal with.

    it's also a nice light truck, I'd say giver shit! turn it into a nice prerunner style race truck!
     
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