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Looking to make Mods to Tacoma

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Gunner86, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Gunner86

    Gunner86 [OP] New Member

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    Well I am new to Tacoma World, thought I would check it out. Looks like the best place to get help and advice when looking to do mods to a beautiful truck such as the Tacoma. Right now I have a few things in mind, hoping I can get some guidance. One thing I would like to do is a solid axle swap, with a lift. Also wondering if front and rear lockers are posible. See I got a buddy with a 08 Rubicon, and he seems to think his jeep is the the best thing for off road and rock crawling. I would like to show him up in my truck. If anyone can give me some input or point me in the right direction that would be great. Happy to be a new member!
     
  2. Apr 15, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously through myself Moderator

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    First off, welcome to TW! :)

    If the first mod you're considering is a solid axle swap, you're in for a tremendous amount of work. Expect several months of downtime and anywhere from $10k-$15k in cost if you have someone else do the work.

    These trucks are very capable with some minor modifications. If you're looking for articulation you might want to consider a long-travel front suspension system. Keeps the IFS but increases wheel travel to around 14". Match that with some flexy rear springs, a rear locker, and some nice tires and you'll get through most, if not all, of what the Rubicon will.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    Welcome ^^^^ I must agree with the post above... I've seen a few straight axle swaps myself but for the $$$ a top notch lift & some other mods make much more fiscal sense (not to dis those that HAVE done it - the mod is killer!):cool:
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Welcome to TW!

    If you are set on SAS then check out "The Beast" build in the 2nd Gen build section.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Death_Stalker

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    Welcome you made the right choice of both, the Truck and source for help. Good luck! with the future MODs and dont forget to create a Build thread ...
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Gunner86

    Gunner86 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks for the adviece on the long-travel front suspension system. I am not looking to spend a large amount of money, so maybe a better choice. What brand would you suggest I go with?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    1337Taco

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    Since you are in CA, I would suggest Engage Offroad (No 4x4 yet). Other brands to think about - All Pro: for 4x4, Total Chaos, Camburg.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    mjp2

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  9. Apr 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Gunner86

    Gunner86 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks a lot guys, I was not expecting so many responses so quickly. You have been a lot of help, I already feel like I made the right choice in being a memeber.
     

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