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lifting a prerunner

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mattioss, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    mattioss

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    okay, i really want to do a 3 inch lift on my truck with some 20s.

    what kit is the best to use for a prerunner?

    also is it a stupid idea to lift a prerunner, ive had people question me already why do you want to lift a 2 wheel drive truck? i just dont sit high enough i want to sit higher!

    any good advice?

    Matt
     
  2. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    luk8272

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    keep in mind this is your truck you do what you wish with it. I don't have any advice, sorry.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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  4. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Yeah people will assume you have a 4x4 truck and its point less to lift a 2wd and really theres nothing wrong with it. Im redoing my lift with a fox racing setup and i can give a crap if someone gives me crap i still have fun like a 4x4 truck would. What are you trying to achieve with the lift just want a better stance?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    I lifted my '09 Prerunner. I have the 3" Toytec adjustable coilovers w/ Toytec 2" AAL and 5125 shocks. Rides great. Currently on stock dinky tires until I can make my mind up on tires and wheels.

    I raised it cuz I can! I never go offroad, but love a high stance. I had a 07 Z71 and never used 4x4. I could have bought a 4x4 taco but I was honest with myself and saved the money.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    cole47

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    lift, wheels, tires
    im fixing to lift my prerunner....i could give a damn what other people think :)
     
  7. Feb 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Lifted Prerunner here. I usually lift a vehicle for better off road performance, 2 wd or 4wd.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    Exactly why I bought a Prerunner... lol

    I had a lifted 4x4 Durango that I took offroad exactly twice in the 2 years I owned it...
     
  9. Feb 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    thanks guys, im definately going to go thru with it, i did the exact same thing got 2wd to save money but i just want a higher stance i still feel as tho im sitting to low to the ground and im short too im only 5' 6'' LOL

    well now its time to start ordering the stuff i need for the lift.

    Matt
     
  10. Feb 6, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    I have never lifted a truck before. Because i always remember having to change brake lines and steering boxes and spindles and drive shafts. But the Toytec lifts dont show any of that stuff. Is it really just a matter of shocks and springs to lift a pre runner 2-3 inches?
     
  11. Feb 6, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Lift it! My prior 2001 Tacoma was a 4x4 and I hardly used it, so i went with prerunner this time and I love it. My insurance really didn't change, price was cheaper, and lift was cheaper for a prerunner.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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  13. Feb 6, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Go for it man! I had to save money too,by getting a pre-runner instead of the 4x4. I'm lifting mine soon! Do a little off-roading at the huntin' camp.. I can't Fkn Wait!! :cookiemonster:
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    downsouth badass truck you got there!

    im def doing it now since i saw that...mine is white also!
     
  15. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    I wish downsouth motorsports was closer to where I live.. I would love for them to install my 3" lift. I hear they are awesome!
     
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