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Lift or exhaust?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MLemis, Jan 4, 2011.

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Lift or exhaust

Poll closed Feb 3, 2011.
  1. Exhaust

    15 vote(s)
    15.6%
  2. Lift

    81 vote(s)
    84.4%
  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    #1
    MLemis

    MLemis [OP] Active Member

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    I just got some new xd wheels and silent armor tires (will post pics soon!).
    But now I am deciding whether to get a lift or an exhaust. I love the look of a lift but since I don't go off road too much I was just planning on getting a leveling kit. I also love the sound of an exhaust.

    So what do u guys think? Exhaust or lift?!
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    #2
    707tothe907

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    Depends on how much money you want to spend.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    ExpoSpy

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    5100's all around, its also cheaper than some exhaust systems.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    MLemis

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    I would like to spend as little as possible. I am a student so I don't have much money to blow. Probably no more than 500.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    sloppyjoe

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    I would rock the lift first, and I did..... Thats just me though, I want more can do before more gogo. ;)
     
  6. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    booboy

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    I like the look of a lift (which I have) but it's gonna kill you on your MPG's brotha.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Lift it!!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    raswank

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    A lift does not do anything for gas mileage. Going up to a 265/75/16 tire, or a 265/70/17 tire won't really do much to the mpg. Unless you get some really extreme aggressive tread on it. But still won't be that bad. But in the end a LIFT does nothing to mpg
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    396tears

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    Yeah Man do both at same time

    Just Raise up and Fart
     
  10. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Lift it but not with spacers
     
  11. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    Do what I did. Put Bilstein 5100's on the front to level it off. If you like it, you can stop there and it doesn't cost a lot. If you want more lift, get the AAL for the back and jack up the 5100's. Personally I'm happy with the truck leveled.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    brought to you by the guy who has the baddest-ass dual exhaust setup here:D
     
  13. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    arturo

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    Like some one else said. I did a lift first. Now am saving on exhaust. Lifting doesnt effect gas wheels ans tires size do. Cause of weight and bigger rotation. I went with 18" wheels with 35s on a six inch spent 4800 but you should be good with 3" Ive seen them they look nice. But yeah little costy. Long story short lift
     
  14. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    08chocotaco

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    get a solid exhaust in my opinion. I feel like a good exhaust note is more appealing then a cheaper lift.. just my .02
     
  15. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    jjw1

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    A say lift. Check out the Citrus Meet its January 21st-23rd
     
  16. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    thebigk

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    Nothing changes a truck as dramatic as a lift. I wouldn't trade mine for anything!
     
  17. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    thebigk

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    Amen...I'm down to 14mpg since the lift and 33s
     
  18. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    MLemis

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    That sounds like a good idea to me. All I would need is a pair of 1500s for the front?
     
  19. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    TACO2003

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    Depends on what you do with the truck? If you don't go Off Road then, I would say exhaust.

    truck2.jpg
     
  20. Jan 4, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Lift it!! Its not a rice rocket and pipes are so annoying.
    Oh and :worthless:
     
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