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Lowering Kit F/ 07 prerunner

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by HondaSI, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    HondaSI

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    First of all, just want to say i love this site. I love the helpful information and the friendly fellow taco drivers.
    I currently own an 07 tacoma DC trd sport but lately i've been looking into this lowering kit for my truck....http://tundraracing.com/prerunnerdropkit.htm
    the only reason I'm not too sure about it is because I havent seen any reviews at all regarding the ride quality. Any type of input regarding this kist would be of great help. thnx guys.

    P.S. please keep all the "why lower a prerunner" comments to yourself. thnx.:cool:
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    thnx, i should be changing my username soon too, i used to drive a honda, but now I'm in my taco and i love it.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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    Welcome. Why lower a prerunner?
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    well why lift a 4x2?
     
  7. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    I'm just curious.

    Well when wheeling more body to ground clearance is good for wheeling and it looks good even if you don't wheel. When you lower a prerunner you can only go as low as stock 5 lug height so to me that doesn't look good. If you could go lower I would say go for it.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Well when wheeling more body to ground clearance is good for wheeling and it looks good even if you don't wheel. When you lower a prerunner you can only go as low as stock 5 lug height so to me that doesn't look good. If you could go lower I would say go for it.[/QUOTE]

    you do make a good point, but i don't do any wheeling and i love my double cab, and i also love the look of lowered trucks...so i figured thats the best way to go for me.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    That's fine. Just don't expect to get too low.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Sell the TRD, get a 5 lug, you will save a ton of money....
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    wouldn't even consider it, but thnx for your input.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    shouldn't change the ride up too much. some dude with a blue truck just did it. sure he can chime in about the ride.

    rear suspension travel isn't affected that much since its just a SOA to SUA swap. and the front still uses your stock springs and shocks.

    i really don't believe this kit will help your handling at all though, but that's just my opinion. all its doing really is changing the geometry of your suspension from stock; just lowering the cog by a bit.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    you are not going to get much drop from it. i guess it will be a bit more stanced, but it wont be "low"
     
  14. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    I'm not really going for the slammed look, I would just like my truck to have that nice stance to it. thnx for the input so far guys.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    actually there are ways to get to around my height. personally, though, I wouldn't recommend it. it has been done before, and it doesn't seem too hard, but it does involve combining kits and totally throws your suspension geometry out of whack.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    I'm sitting at 4/4.25 and honestly can't tell a difference from stock ride quality. I'd imagine it shouldn't change much, if at all.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    HondaSI just did mine, tundra racing kit.Ride feels a little firmer but I like it.Running 265/70/17 on 2010 4 runner rims no problems.Been only couple days but I like it.Install was pretty easy.Just removing struts and adding new lower spring perch in front. In back rear spring relocated to under axle.Exhaust hanger welded on frame needs to be bent up an inch so tail pipe clears.Nice kit .Quality of kit looks very good.I say go for it.

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  18. Mar 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    Sample truck on the site looks sharp.
     
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    i like it, but price seem abit too hight
     
  20. May 19, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    I just finished installing the kit on my 07 and i love it. My 100lb dog with a bum leg can jump up in the back. Im short legged and i can step up and down easily when i load up my dirt bike. To me it makes my truck that much more functional. I thought it was a little pricey too but in the long run its not too bad. My ultra gauge made it up to almost 23mpg so it might help a little in that department too. I still might even go a little lower by going to a shorter tire, a 30.5 to a 28 is what im thinking. My only problem with my truck is the crappy rear springs are sacked and the back squats with anthing over a hundred lbs in it.
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