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Lifting 2wd

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bhtyler10, Jan 26, 2009.

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Is lifting a 2wd truck dumb?

  1. Yes

    15.8%
  2. No

    72.1%
  3. A little

    12.1%
  1. Jan 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    bhtyler10

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    I think it is stupid for someone to lift a 2wd truck. I can understand a small lift, but I hate seeing 4in plus on a 2wd truck. It pointless. Yes I know that it does look nice, but it is to no use for serious offroad (bc 2wd) or gas mileage.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    jdkeller

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    i have a prerunner with a locker and i do just fine. lift helps in many ways.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    MacTaco

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    I have the prerunner with the locker as well. Mine is lifted 3". I love it.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    I would rather have a 2WD any day for the type of high speed driving I do in both the sand and hard pack! Its funny I pulled out a 4WD Chevy at Glamis with my truck. Locked up the rear and I already was aired down to 5psi. making my tires literally like paddles. I have 33X13X20 Toyo M/T's and when deflated they must have been 20" inch across. I can go up Comp, Test, anywhere in the sand with my 2WD

    2WD in the sand is a talent that takes a special kind of person! Sure everyone can sit at the bottom of a hill and lock up 4WD and creep- But not just anyone can come from 30 yards back full speed and soak up the whoops and fly by the creepers!

    2WD takes talent- not everyone can do what a 4X does in the sand with a 2X, I am proud to say that I was asked "multiple times" if I was 4X4 while deep inside some nasty dunes. Everyone just looks at you like your crazy- that's a proud moment...

    HOWEVER- I have NEVER seen a better 4X4 than the Tacoma, it stomps anything and everything in the sand bone stock! I seen this brand new stock TRD 4X4 literally pull 10 to 15 people out of being stuck. Not just little trucks either- this guy pulled a Excursion and a 2500HD that were tied togeather out AT THE SAME TIME!
     
  5. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I think any lift over 3 inches is stupid, but that's just me.



    I agree with Sonny 100%.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    yeah anything over 3 inches is useless. drop brackets lifts are junk, high center of gravity, no thanks
     
  7. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    3-3.5. Maybe 4. Ok I'm done. :p
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM
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    Downsouth Motorsports

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    This is Jon,

    Im at a fork in the road right now over my personal suspension system. I am installing the Camburg LT kit and it's a 3" Lift. However I am thinking about adding the 4" spindles to get 35's on her. The reason being that the larger tire eats up the bumps easier. I love the look of low Pre-Runners- so Im stuck...

    Here is the kit with spindles and 35's-
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    Here is my truck with just 3" coil overs before the LT kit-

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Go for the spindles Jon!
     
  11. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:43 AM
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    i voted no cause its your truck and u can do what you like to it.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    X2 Your trucks looks good as is, but those spindles would be outstanding. Just my 2 cents.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    Lifting your truck would also let you change your oil easier.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    Alaskaflyer

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    If I were stationed back home (San Diego) I would go with a spindle lift for trips out to the desert. I know there is a jeep racing organization called Jeep Speed, and I believe they only race the 2WD XJ's.

    Unless you are rock crawling and have a long travel kit on a 4x4 under this theory(which I don't go by) a 6" lift is stupid as well, you get no greater clearance with a drop bracket lift which is the only way to lift a 4x4 greater than 3". I'd say a majority of the people who lift their trucks is because they like the way it looks, I know I do. I like our trucks lifted, I will go with a 3" but I love the way the 6" lifts look.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2009 at 7:15 AM
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    beastlytaco

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    well us 4x2 reg cab guys without the locker would probly agree. unless your lifting for road clearance etc, it is a little poinless.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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    ive got the pre runner with a 3" lift an I love everything about it. I really have no use for 4wd. Ive done some pretty sweet hill climbs and my truck is amazing in the snow.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I agree on this too, ive never had to put mine on a lift to change it.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Very nicely said, I agree 100%. It's all about the driver.
    unless of course one of your back wheels is off the ground and you can't get traction with the other:eek: I don't like to think about that though.

    The only thing I really wish I had was low range
     
  19. Jan 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    :thumbsup: Good stuff! I plan on getting TC Spindles eventually, I'd love to rock some 35s!
     
  20. Jan 27, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    I've already talked the wife into them... :thumbsup:
     
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