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LOWERED 4x4...right or rong

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by motocross, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Jul 7, 2007 at 9:39 PM
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    motocross

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    hi im new here because im going to buy a tacoma its a 1997 4x4 2.7L 4cyl its got 32" tires and 2" susp lift, i already own a ford ranger thats lifted and nice and hard on gas, this will be my truck to drive back and foreth from university so i need something with really good gas milage. i like lifted trucks and especially because of the roads around here but it herts the wallet, so my idea is i could lower it abit and put some nice 20" rims on it, i no its a 4x4 but thats my problem no one makes a lowering kit for a 4x4 tacoma so how would i lower it, the backs no problem but im not sure how to lower the front, would 2wd tacoma springs work ? and how much would they drop it ? also i would be tacking the lift out.

    motocross
     
  2. Jul 8, 2007 at 12:22 AM
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    Lemme get this straight, you have a lifted 4x4, but you want to lower it. Why not just get a mini to begin with?

    It would be more headache than it's worth... really. Do a search on the customtacos.com forums and you'll get an idea.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2007 at 9:07 AM
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    wat?
    i'd say drop the ranger...off a cliff...haha....j/k...i'd keep the taco as is
     
  4. Jul 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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    i would agree with the drop ranger off a cliff, my experience with the ranger hasnt been very good, the reason im geting this 4x4 is because hes always been friends with my family and its a 1997 that im getting very very cheap, its only a spacer lift in the front and blocks in the back, the tires are abit worn and the rims arnt that nice, my rangers already lifted so i wanted something clean with low pro's. so how would i lower the front end ...take out the spacer and put in 2wd coils ?

    if i do keep it lifted i want to lift it more, how much susp lift can i get without having to change drop brackets and stuff, i dont no much about these iv just been into rangers. also where can i get a nice set of rims for these and what bolt pattern it this truck thanks
     
  5. Jul 8, 2007 at 12:18 PM
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    I think you can go about 3" before you need to worry about your CV angles and the like.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2007 at 10:30 AM
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    Even at 3", people have started noticing that their CV boots are starting to rub. As they say "there is no free lunch".
     
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    Really no reason to lower if stock & you say its 2" lifted already so returning to stock height shouldn't be a big deal & FWIW my old rangers weren't the flashiest trucks but hard as hell to kill as i tried in vain to kill mine... they held up...
     
  8. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:43 PM
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    Rong. Definitely rong.
     
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    This thread is from 2007.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:45 PM
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    @4WD ......lol.....
     
  11. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:46 PM
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    Wye iz yoor spellink sew phuked uop ??...
     
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  12. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:47 PM
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    I taught yu Dug it
     
  13. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:48 PM
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    You just went fill retard...
     
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    Goddammit... it's almost always me that never notices.... guy prolly drives a colorado by now...
     
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    "I need better mpg than my current truck.....OH! I have an idear! LET ME BUY ANOTHER TRUCK!"
     
  16. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:52 PM
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    Don't lower your truck.

    As for university, good luck with that kind of grammar.
     
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    I knew there was logic in your skewed view of things.....:p
     
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