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Lowering a 3rd Gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Mopar Mussel, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Mopar Mussel

    Mopar Mussel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon, fellas.

    I was wondering what all I would have to do to lower my TRD Sport by a few inches. I want my truck to ride lower, but not so low that I'm smacking the underbelly everywhere I go. Basically, I want to be driving at roughly the height of a taller car or wagon.

    Any kits or brands that are recommended?

    How would the suspension geometry be affected?

    Is this a project that I could tackle on my own, or should I have it done professionally?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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    Catfish21

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    I’d might say professionally. Never seen one in person, but here’s food for thought:
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  3. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    Hells yeah, now we’re talking, lower center of gravity making the truck functional!!
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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    batacoma

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    It might be easier to lower the new Ford Ranger. It worked with the F150 Raptor.
     
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  5. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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  6. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    I could actually dig an x-runner 3rd gen. I always thought the 2nd gen x-runners were cool. Needs a turbo though...:bananadance:
     
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  7. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    I would like to see a lowered 3rd gen 2wd sport!
     
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  8. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    JKO1998

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    I mean, its got a car motor in it, might as well make it even more car like.
     
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  9. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    RushT

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    Not my cup of tea, but I’m sure there are plenty of Tacoma’s that NEVER need their stock ground clearance.
     
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  10. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    I really don't get all of the hate, and I'm not really a fan of lowered trucks too much. I honestly would like to see a 2wd sport lowered like the x-runner. Just imagine if you were the only guy that wanted to LIFT his truck...gasp...
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    It’s not you, don’t worry a lot of members here get massive worthless lifts that don’t anything except for looks.

     
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  12. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Basically, yeah. I never go off-road, and I am far more interested in on-road handling.
     
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  13. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    If you don’t have strong opinions on weirdly-specific-yet-ultimately-pointless aspects of one particular vehicle, are you really living?
     
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    Thats easy, maybe he likes the look and function of the Tacoma and not the Ridgeline or a crossover. Lots of people like the Tacoma, some of them are from the lowrider scene or former minitruckers.

    Slammed Toyotas have been a thing since the 80s. So it is not a far stretch for someone to want to do a modern version of classic slammed Toyota.
     
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    Do they have shackle kits available for these? I have lowered a couple 2 wd trucks in the past with them. Cheap and easy. Reverse leveling kit. Instead of raise the front, just lower the rear to match.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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    I once gave a coworker crap about buying a 2 wheel drive Jeep Cherokee. He said “we like the style, it’s the right size for us and the kiddos, it’s comfortable, we don’t need a suburban or 4x4, and the price is right”.

    What a douche.... me that is (or was).
     
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    tinker_troy

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    loading...
    Couple of members over in this thread with lowered 3rd Gens... could have sworn there was a blue one but I can't find it

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/has-anyone-lowered-a-3rd-gen-yet.427281/

     
  18. Nov 11, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    That is nice. Got a nice clean look! :thumbsup:
     
  19. Nov 11, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    A set of 4 banger coils will probably be good for about an inch of drop. Or a custom set of coil overs like the fox 2.0s with a shorter spring. The rear is harder with the shackle design to get it lower. The best bet is a custom spring under conversion and shackle flip like the long travel rigs use bit with a lower height leaf pack.

    As a mini trucker and someone who built a 300+ whp mildly dropped frontier having a sport truck is a blast. Yes it's not a sports car but it can still get what you need at the big box stores and carve corners
     
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    2BAA8FDD-82AE-4CFF-ADA0-858273298230.jpgalove em all , great and small
     

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