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lifting a 1980 toyota longbed pickup

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1980piledriver, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Mar 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    hey my name is grant. was referred by my good buddy jake(panda jerk). im picking up a 2wd 1980 toyota longed pickup and i was wondering if any of you knew anything about lifting that year of truck? i know spacer lifts and body lifts i should stay away from. are there any alternatives to those?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    yo grant you made it over!! thats legit.

    bunch of good guys on here with really valuable info :cool:

    :wave:
     
  3. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    Welcome to TW man!

    Wish I could help ya, but there's someone here who will know what to tell ya. Best of luck! Can't wait to see some before and after pictures.
     
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    depends on what you plan on doing with it.....
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    its really old
    i want to get a 3 inch lift front and back to start
     
  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    not much yet its just a prerunner that he wants it to look good.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    i just want to fix it up and make it look sick
     
  8. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    2.75" ready lift, 31's BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 with spacers, Skyjacker shocks rear, ARB front Bumper, Full Skid Plate with rear differential armor, Bushwacker fender flares,
    then 3 inch would be fine...maybe throw on some 35's or something like that...Now this is just my opinion, and i could be wrong, but if you not planning on doing any "actual" off-roading, then i wouldn't really worry about a lift more than 3 inches for a lift. Bigger tires will make it look real real good. But then again i dont really know much about 4 runners....my cousin has one, i'll ask him what he thinks tomorrow....but he did most of the work himself (homemade) you know what i mean...lol
     
  9. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    any chance you could post some pictures?
     
  10. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    I had a 85 pre runner with a 3 inch sup lift and 3 inch body had 31's on it was sick but a ruff ride because you have to cranck the tortion bars all the way to the top the back is eazy flip it and a 3 inch shackel! Keep in mind it will be bouncy!
     
  11. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    of mine or my cousin's?...i'm assuming my cousins.....but he doesn't live around me... but if you want pics of mine, i wont be able to post any till the weekend.....
    sorry
     
  12. Mar 22, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    1980? There are tons of stuff to do to those trucks. You need to find yourself a solid front axle and a gear-drive transfercase. Check out www.marlincrawler.com for all the parts you need.
     
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    Ya you can put 35's if you take off the fenders haha!:D
     
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    Well I was originally asking 1980piledriver for some pictures, but if you've got easy access to pictures of your cousin's that would be great too.
     
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    ok my bad....
     
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    its cool man, i didn't make myself very clear
     
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    I would think that you should be able to run a kit like an AllPro or Marlin, but it really depends on how much you want to dump into the truck. also what you plan on doing with it. for a minimum lift you can just put some longer shackles on. http://www.allprooffroad.com/pickupsuspension/48 but if you want to go with new springs then i would say prob these http://www.allprooffroad.com/pickupsuspension/47

    its a truck, they didnt start making 4runners till late 84.

    31s with 6" of lift i bet that looked like crap, also if you had an 85 they did not have tortion bars, tortion bars are an IFS part, IFS started in 86.
     
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    lol...sorry about that... i am new to this site and it gets confusing sometimes.......wrong thread...lol
     
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    Here Are Some Pics Of My Old Work Truck Had It Slammed At First With Some Gold BBS Rims Then Went Up! 3 Inch Sup Lift And 3 Inch Body Lift With Tsl Super Swamper 31's I Loved That Truck!
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