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Lowering Tacomas

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jamdung_Tac, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Oct 19, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    Jamdung_Tac

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    I notice lots of peeps raise their Tacs i guess for offroading purposes but what if one wants to lower their Tac, What options are available?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    mitiko

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  3. Oct 19, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    Jamdung_Tac

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    lol but id want to lower the x-runner as well and they have similar suspensions dont they? how does one go about lowering a pickup?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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    humanoid

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    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    Similar suspensions, no. Xrunners are 5 lug and 4x4s and PreRuners are 6 lug. 4x4s and Prerunners share the same suspension. The difference between the 5 and 6 lug are night and day. Lowering a 6 lug will involve a lot fabrication work, time and money. It can be done, but it will involve a lot of what was mentioned in my previous sentence. If you want to do it, all the more power to you!
     
  5. Oct 19, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    Jamdung_Tac

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    hmm thanx.....maybe a project will be born after more investigation
     
  6. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    lsocoee

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    :laugh: OK, I'll buy an x runner but I want you to convert it to a double cab. :rolleyes:

    Here's a kit that you can buy http://www.sosperf.com/Tacomadropnew.htm

    I believe that the kit consists of removing the leaf springs and putting the springs over the axle and adding a saddle support in between the axle and springs. I'm not sure about the front. C2C used to make a kit to lower the front, but it looks like they are out of business.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    dually

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    I have a 1.5/3'' Drop with coils and blocks.
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    This drop was easily done. Check out www.customtacos.com for more drop options. A lot of guys do a ball joint flip
     
  8. Oct 20, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    lsocoee

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    dually you've got it easy. It is a bit more difficult for us prerunners and 4x4 to lower a Tacoma.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    OHH! I guess i didnt see what he had. My bad...
     
  10. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    i did the three inch Belltech lowering kit on mine it handles like its on rails, i want it lower though
     
  11. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    wat?
  13. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    Lower a truck?? !! ?? oh man... no offense, but why???? <insert cry>
     
  14. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    why not?

    FYI, most people don't buy a truck to go offroad.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    I guess I believe a truck is for work or camping or offroading and thats why it is a truck...If you want a low rider... grab a '69 Impala or cadi or little civic or something... trust me no offense!!! But mannnnn
     
  16. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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  17. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    I might drop my PreRunner if I didn't need it to do high water crossings, minimal offroad, snow and ice, and the occasional shoulder ditch jump (I mean - no officer, I took the exit - HONEST!).

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  18. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    Hmmm.... it is only 2" in the front and 3.5" in the rear. It might help with fuel economy too. :drevil:

    eh. I have to wait till I get the Suspension TSB before I consider doing anything. :D
     
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