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My New Tacoma! Need Help & Advice Quick!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AAA, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Jun 27, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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    AAA

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    Ok guys, so today I got my Tacoma, well it's still at the shop, deciding what to do with it now.. It looks just like this....
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    2006 Toyota Tacoma 2x4 PreRunner
    V6 Automatic Transmission
    Double Cab Short Bed

    This is my dream truck and now I want to get it setup before I take it from the wholesale dealership....

    This is what I want it to look like more or less....
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    or this.. too hard?
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    What do I need to do.. I dont understand lift kits very much. I want it to be usable, to take off in the dirt occasionally and have a nice ride. But budget is somewhat limited. I want 17 or 18 in rims with like a 31/32/or 33 in tire? What can I fit and with what lift? Body lift or full suspension or spacers or what? It's all confusing to me. I know what I want it to look like, but not sure at all what I'm looking at when I look at kits.. PLEASE HELP!!
     
  2. Jun 27, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    toku58

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    6" Fabtech Stage II, 17x9" Centerline Eclipse rims, with 12.5x35x17" BFG KM2's. On board air system,Toyota skid plate, spidertrax wheel spacers, TRD CAI w/AFE ProDry filter (21-90045),Flowmaster Dual exhaust, GrillCraft grill w/custom emblem, Custom Shifter, BushWacker fender flares, Hood struts, Underhood lights, TW driveshaft, Wet Okole seat covers, Dashlight mod, Many other little things to make the truck complete!
    Those truck you posted have 6" lifts on them. Also looks like 35" tires.

    You can check out my link in my sig to see what my truck looks like.
    I have a Fabtech 6" lift and BFG KM2 12.5x35x17" tires.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2009 at 1:17 AM
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    I like that, nice truck man. So any more details you can give me on the lift you have.. product details, pricing? i can pick my tires/wheels.



     
  4. Jun 27, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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  5. Jun 27, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    4" Camburg Race Spindles and Icon 2.5" ext travel Coilovers in the front for about 5"of lift and for the rear All-Pro 3" leaf pack and Fox 2.0 Resi's converted to piggyback and custom valved by DownSouth Motorsports. 17x9" KMC XD Addicts w/ 4.5 inch Backspacing and -12 Offset. Wrangler Duratracs 285/70/17. K&N CAI, Exhaust, Carriage Works Billet Grill, Custom Bed bar with ProComp fog lights,DirtKing Fabrication front bumper w/ 3 HID converted Hellas, Demello rear PreRunner bumper, Tinted windows, Full System w/ 2 10s, Garmin 265WT, ClearHLM. Theres more I just cant think of it right now.
    I would recommend a 3" lift with quality parts and some nice wheels w/ 33s. The wheels and tires are up to you. I got my wheels and tires from www.4wheelparts.com for $1837 balanced, installed, trimmed for rubbing, lugnuts and locks and tires insured.

    Front Coilovers: Fox, King, Icon, Sway-a-Way (in order)
    Upper Control Arms (UCAs): Camburg or Total Chaos
    Rear Shocks: Fox, Icon, Sway-a Way, Bilstein, ProComp (in order)
    Add-a-leaf or Full leaf pack: Deaver or Icon

    The 6" lift looks nice. But Im a fan of ProComp not FabTech (almost died because of them) The good thing is that you can run 35" tires.



    This setup was bought from Off-Road Warehouse by FoxRacR17 for 2365.31 with free next day shipping. The only thing you would need is the rear leaf pack, installation and an Alignment. Good Luck on what ever you choose.:D

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  6. Jun 27, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    I'm looking at the RCD 4" lift.. Looks about like what I want. Would 33's look good on that size of lift? Where's the best place to look at wheel selections?

    The FOX kit you showed below, how much of a lift does that get you?


     
  7. Jun 27, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    Ok so I'm narrowing it down..

    Ultimate lift kit for 2005-2009 Tacoma from ToyTec is $1200
    Full Suspension 4" lift from RCD is $2500
    Coil Over 3" kit from Pro Comp is $500

    Pretty big price differences.. Can someone help me out?
     
  8. Jun 27, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    4" Camburg Race Spindles and Icon 2.5" ext travel Coilovers in the front for about 5"of lift and for the rear All-Pro 3" leaf pack and Fox 2.0 Resi's converted to piggyback and custom valved by DownSouth Motorsports. 17x9" KMC XD Addicts w/ 4.5 inch Backspacing and -12 Offset. Wrangler Duratracs 285/70/17. K&N CAI, Exhaust, Carriage Works Billet Grill, Custom Bed bar with ProComp fog lights,DirtKing Fabrication front bumper w/ 3 HID converted Hellas, Demello rear PreRunner bumper, Tinted windows, Full System w/ 2 10s, Garmin 265WT, ClearHLM. Theres more I just cant think of it right now.
    RCD is awesome too from what I hear. 33s would look great with that kit. I would go to www.4wheelparts.com to buy wheels and tires. Good prices and a big selection. If you do go with them tell them I sent you. I've bought so much shit from them its crazy.

    The Fox setup gets around 3-3.5" of lift.

    I just thought of something. Camburg makes 4" lift spindles. That and some coilovers would get about 5" of lift.

    Keep me posted.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    Their is no way to do this on a budget................its going to cost you some $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.................be happy that you have a new truck.........not allot of people in this economy can afford such a nice ride......It kills me that we live in a society of more,more,more.....be happy w/what you have now..........It will happen like this.....you will eventually do it,still not be happy w/it and sink more $$$$$$$$$$ into it...and thats just the outside of the truck...........wait until you want to mod the inside..............
     
  10. Jun 27, 2009 at 8:31 AM
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    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    If you are gonna spend $1200 DO NOT buy the Toytec kit!! Those coilovers are just 5100 bilstiens with a mod to them. Get Real Coilovers!

    Like SURFSUPL said you are going to spend money. Just do it right once and be happy. Dont spend money on something and wish later on down the road you bought it right the first time. Thats what I did. I have the Toytec Spacer kit and I wish I would have done differently.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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  12. Jun 27, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    imsikotic

    imsikotic If u cant stand behind our troops. Stand in front

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    I 110% agree with you Toku. You got a sick truck by the way.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I would've bought that white one...no easier way to get your truck to look like that one than to own that one. :D
     
  14. Jun 27, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    Would of probably been the cheaper route too.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    :laugh: True that!
     
  16. Jun 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    That's what I was about to say.

    Honestly, learn your new truck before you start screwing with it. Walk before you try to run. This truck doesn't drive like a normal truck, but it's not a car either.
    Learn it's dynamics before you start modifying it, other wise things will go wrong and you won't notice it, or things will be fine, and you'll freak out because you're not sure if it's normal or not.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    :DI like it a lot. I get a lot of compliments as well.
    Went with the Icon coilovers up front with the Total Chaos Upper A-arms.
    Bilstein 5100's in the back with add-a-leaf. Very nice ride. Although I have not driven the Fox or King's.:D
     
  18. Jun 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    Just FYI?
    RCD is a Procomp "knock off"

    Like Camburg C/O's are a "knock off" of Sway-A-Away C/O.

    Just re-badged.
     
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