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motor or suspension ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by mstoudt, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    mstoudt

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    im itching to do something to improve my build.... do you guys think i should go with beefing up my motor or suspension? ill take any ideas,comments, just need some help.:D
     
  2. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Do you want to go fast(not really) on the street or fast on the dirt?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    whats your plan for the truck?...
     
  4. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    superswamper003

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    ^^ what the top 2 said
     
  5. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    well obviously look nasty but daily driver and off road machine! pretty much best of both worlds. ha mud and trails
     
  6. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    our engines already outrun our suspension, so i would go with suspension.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    mud?

    get a 4x4
     
  8. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    Yeah if you wheel alot then just get some nice coilovers or something like that
     
  9. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    how do you know hes not 4x4?
     
  10. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    his description.

    edit: I guess your description doesn't specify :laugh:

    well if you have a prerunner OP, it won't do well in mud. Then again mud sucks so no big loss.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    what do ya think i should start out with to improve my suspension? and is there anything i can to for some extra power besides intake an exhaust ? thats not turbo or s/c?
     
  12. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    not really, you need to boost it to get noticeable power gains.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Yep. You can get some headers, combined with a borla or something else with a k and N cold air intake.... And for supension, either go with a drop bracket lift which isnt recommended by most, or get some nice coilovers................ Or do an SAS :D
     
  14. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    but the headers only ad slight increase in power. not like a s/c or turbo does
     
  15. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    2004 Toyota Tacoma double cab sr5 4wd tow package v6 3.4
     
  16. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    the deck plate mod is a bit cheaper for similar gains;)
     
  17. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    UCA's will improve front end droop.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    Oh.. See i know nothing about that mod :eek:
     
  19. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    you cut a hole in the stock air box, done :laugh:
     
  20. Jul 31, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    to start, you can get some coilovers. i suggest getting king/fox/icon. but i would also look into cheaper alternatives like SAW coilovers.
    make sure to get the ext travel ones.

    then after that you can upgrade to a uniball upper control arm.

    after that the possibilities are endless, you can start on the rear, or keep up with the front. it really depends on your budget and other things.

    some headers you will lose power in the lower RPM range.
    technically the tacomas have a stock cold air intake. you should do the deck plate mod instead.
    DO NOT GET A DROP BRACKET LIFT. :mad:
    doubt you will even want to think about a SAS. properly done is like 10k.

    i forget if you can do the deck plate on a 3.4..... but if so, do it!
     
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