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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by osagecruiser, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    osagecruiser

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    hey fellas...just bought my first tacoma...2002 4 door..very nice truck...i have owned toyotas for years...the fj variety...i have a few questions...trying to get up to speed on this tacoma...will be putting on a front arb...lift...tires and some other minor mods....the lift i have planned is small...enough to run say 33's..what is the best lift option for this situation? and considering the front arb...any recommendations will be appreciated...what the hell is an aal?...the truck is my work vehicle...so nothing to the extreme!...love this site....very informative...alot like ih8mud

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  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Banff2007Tacoma

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    Considering you are using this as your work vehicle I would suggest a few options that seem to fit. I am kind of the same boat so I am thinking of one of these as well. The two I am looking at are Bilstiens in all four corners or the Old Man Emu lift. I think you will find from other member on here who have them that both work very well. Good luck on which ever one you choose and welcome to TW.

    Also look at getting the heavy duty coils since you are getting an ARB bumper.

    I am very new to his so hopefully some senior members on here can confirm if I am right or wrong or give you other ideas as well.

    aal is "add a leaf". At the top of the forum you will see a Glossary. Click on that it it will give you a list of abreviations. It helped me alot as I had no clue what some were saying lol. Once again welcome to TW and good luck.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Go with the OME lift with the 886 coils to hold the arb bumper. AAL is an add a leaf...it lifts your rear. Consider getting new upper control arms like total chaos uniballs to correct your wander and allignment issues.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Welcome to TW, Marc! OME lift is a very good option, but you'll want to stick with 882 or 883 coils for your 1st Gen Tacoma. 885s and 886s are designed for 2nd Gens.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Welcome man!

    I say bilstien 5100s and eibach coils! And a new leaf pack :cool:
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Kings in the front, 5150 billes in the back with a new set of leafs and youll be good to go
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    thanks for the input...what about tires...what do you guys like?....my son has nitto grapplers on his lx450...wear like iron and are quiet on the highway...we have some interco some thing or others on the fj40....i like the cooper discovery...i have been looking at all the builds on this site...cant decide
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    I like the mickey thompson baja claw. Ummm alot of peoole like the kumho tires. Also i like how the super swamper thornbirrds look but they wear really bad and howl, but they look great
     
  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    BFG A/T KOs FTW!
     
  11. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    What are you willing to spend OP?
    That can change everything about your questions.-Also, how much do you wheel?
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    looking to spend no more than 200 per tire...wheel a little..trail rides and a few rock encounters...very mild....really like the cooper stt...wonder how well they wear?
     
  13. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    STTs wear fast. You have to rotate them a lot.

    KM2s FTMW IMO. AMAZING tire. The KOs are also good.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    bailerc

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    i'm with the km2's they are even quieter than i thought they would be.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    yea me too. They are way quieter then my old Goodyear wranglers. And they look sweet and preform epicly :cool:
     
  16. Sep 13, 2011 at 4:12 AM
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    osagecruiser

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    going with the km2...nice look...and should perform well....now trying to figure out sizing...the chart on this site is great...currently has p265/70/r16
     
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