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lifts for 2WD?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacodumbass, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    tacodumbass

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    Hey all,

    Newbie to this forum- I recently acquired a '02 2WD xtracab Tacoma.. and I was looking into lift kits, not because I want to take it offroad, but because I am a tall guy and hate getting in such a low-slung truck. I'm sure that lift kits are 99% for 4WD but wanted to ask some questions about whether it's possible (or even a good idea) for 2WD tacomas. I say this with the realization that I could be a complete dumbass for even bringing up the idea, apologies if so..

    Was looking at that great sticky about pro's and con's of the various lift options and was thinking about 2" blocks and extended shackles for the rear.. does this work? This would be in conjunction with a good option for the front.. I was initially thinking spacers for the front but have read that people who have gone this route have regretted doing so.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    5 lug or prerunner?
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    5 lug I believe..
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    u can lift it...go to fat bob's. I think that's where alot of 5 lug guys get there lift stuff from.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    We kinda gotta know, if your uncertain go out to your truck and count. Lift options for a 5 lug are extremely different than lift options for a 6 lug.

    Goodluck, nothing wrong with lifting a 2wd. It looks better, improves off road ability and allows you to run larger tires.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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  8. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    Yes- 5 lug, definitely. Sorry I wasn't clear.

    From what I read, the 5 lug 2WD are some of the lowest slung Tacomas. :mad:
     
  9. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    The more I learn about this forum, the more I think I should repost this thread in the 1st gen forum, correct?
     
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    I'm looking for information on this too! Looking for information to lift a 2wd is hard, everything is centered around 4x4s :(
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    Anybody know if adjustable 5100s work on a 2wd 5 lug?
     
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