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Lowered my 2008 4x4...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roxspin72, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 [OP] Enjoying my addiction

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    And I am loving the new look and performance. Only one slight issue with some minor axel wrap in 1st. Working on a solution for this and have aquired some good input from both TORSPD and Toon.. I will update all on that later.

    As for now here it is,

    1) Installed Tundra Racing Lowering kit, with 2012 TRD Stock front and rear shocks.

    2) Finally installed Headlights

    3) EVO mod

    4) New rear Bumper

    Let me know what you all think, Im still looking for the opportunity to aquire the perfect comparison PIC, ie.. Next to an X, LOL:D

    Before TR 2" Lowering Kit, 5100's set to stock zero setting and Eibachs 1.75" Lift springs up front with TSB 4 Leaf pack pulling up the rear, riding on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeons 32" ish (Note: all previous parts SOLD):[​IMG]


    After TR Lowering kit & other external mods, riding on Khumo 275/55/18's 29" ish:
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    Height Comparison with a stock 2012 Taco:
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    It's not a drastic drop, as some may have thought. Actually provides a unique look IMO. It measures up to the same ride height as the stock Non Xrunner 5 Luggers, ie... the completely basic models, but has a performance suspension and ride quality, not to mention the op to put in 4WD for the hell of it, or when weather requires.

    I am happy, and will never look back. 4 Wheeling was fun, but besides the once a year meets at Uwharrie, it was not my cup of tea. I enjoy, the responsiveness and feel of my truck, and the look is a plus.

    Oh, and almost forgot to mention, thanks to the new 29" tire height, my truck has regained it's pep & improved drastically in the HP department, due to the new Gear rato this tire heaght is providing... Sweet :cool:

    Check out my new build thread, I will update more pics as projects are complete and or pics finally taken.

    Take Care TW...
     
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  2. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    I suppose I can say that I kind of like what you've got going on here :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Sacrilege
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    That actually looks really good!
     
  5. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    my name is jason and i approve this message!
     
  6. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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  7. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    kcbmx

    kcbmx doing my thing.

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    looks good man, so are your leaf springs SUA now?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    TACOsupremacy

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    May i ask why you dropped it? You are 4WD.............shouldve got a xrunner
     
  9. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    to have snow driving abilities maybe??

    why you gotta be hatin'? :p
     
  10. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    toyPreRunner

    toyPreRunner LET'S GO JOE'S!!!

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    I like how you painted the front grille and bumper. Gives it that sort of Mitsubishi EVO look. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    says the guy who wanted to drop his truck 6 months ago :)
     
  12. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    me like...
     
  13. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    TACOsupremacy

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    No hatin here im jus curious..its a good looking truck tho
     
  14. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    TACOsupremacy

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    KELSON i did not ever want to drop my truck lol... it was jan. But ill see you tomorrow bro at shannons bbq
     
  15. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    People change their setups as much as they change their minds, i know i do too. To each their own. looks great opp.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    thats why its called the EVO MOD lol
     
  17. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    i remember you mentioned it once. dunno if you were serious or not, but it still counts lmao

    yah see you tomorrow lol
     
  18. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    looks great! SWB with the black contrast looks amazing :)
     
  19. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    TACOsupremacy

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    Well i did have 22s and if i dropped it, i would be driving thru pearlridge right now lmao
     
  20. Jan 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Thats a good lookin truck. Now up that horsepower, and take her to the track.
     
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