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New Member Needs Help: Switching from Wrangler to Tacoma!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by burton861, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Oct 21, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    burton861

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    Hey guys, as stated above I am a new member here.

    I have a 2007 wrangler unlimited (lifted, 35in mickey thompsons, winch, the ultimate off roader) and I am very familiar with jeep forums and websites for jeep parts and accessories.

    However, I will be getting a silver 2012 tacoma double cab in the next few days.

    My ultimate goal for this tacoma is to put some aggressive tires and wheels on it (perhaps some trail grapplers), with maybe, MAYBE, a slight lift. I just want an aggressive stance and appearance, I do not want to severely sacrifice ride quality, I do not need amazing off road capabilities (I already have that), I do not want an extremely loud ride, and I do not want to lose too much power.

    Henceforth, I have a few questions for y'all.

    1) Given my goals stated above, what are some of your favorite tire size/lift combos that you have, or have seen? Pictures would be great! (Ive also seen a lot of talk about wheel backspacing in regards to the tires rubbing, which I know little about)

    2) What are the best websites for tacoma "stuff"? Are there tacoma specific websites with every upgrade you could ever want for a tacoma? The reason I ask is because there is quadratec.com for Jeeps which is awesome and I would love to find a site like this for my tacoma.

    3) In the research that I have done I have already seen tons of tacoma lingo that I do not understand (EX: BHLM, AAL, Satoshi, etc.) if you could point me in the right direction to explain some of this stuff that would be great!

    Anything that you can help a new guy out with would be great, and I am really excited to start a new project and enter a somewhat new world with a new truck!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    theTupper

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    AAL = Add A Leaf ...rear suspension "upgrade"
    BHLM = Black Headlight Mod
    Satoshi = dished and meshed grille modification

    Check out the free and cheap mod thread for lots more explanations. :)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    burton861

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    Thanks for that!

    I hate to be just another new guy who asks questions that have already been asked and answered plenty of times on this forum, but I just don't have the time to search through thousands of threads.

    Any suggestions for threads about different lift options, tire size, etc?

    thanks
     
  4. Oct 22, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    ziggynagy

    ziggynagy All Glory To The Hypnotoad

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  5. Oct 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Bone stock like Chicken in the Crock Pot .Dakkars,305/70/16 MT's, Extended length Fox Coilovers, Fox RR rear Shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Dakar Leaf packs, LED Map and Dome, Breather relocate, Slimer from Ghost-busters starut up screen, Vent Visors, LED Pod's on Ditch Brackets soon, Level 8 Strike 6 Wheels, New MT Tars - Fierce Attitude, SOS front bumper -steel, SOS bed rack, LED white marker lights, LED reverse, TRD exhaust, Wheelers Super Bumps up front, SOS sliders bolt on with fill plates, Csjummper2003 White/Amber DTRL and white parking led bulbs, RTT rack basket Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    You and me both. This should come directly to your inbox when you sign up :D
     
  6. Oct 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Haslefre

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    Some flags and center console divider... lots of things on the wanted list.
    Lift for lower price - Bilstein 5100's set at setting "0" and some eibach coils or OME (old man emu) 885x coils. AAL in the rear, or you could go with a better weight hauling rear and get wheelers 3leaf add a leaf which will give you a lift to match the front.

    Check out wheelersoffroad.com

    Also check out the vendors section on this board. A lot of people have discount codes for TW members.

    Tires, depends on the size. Are you getting a sport or off-road? Or just an SR5? If you get 16"s, you can go with 255/85/16 for a tall and skinny approach (with lift) or 265/75/16 for a one size taller than stock. KM2's are popular for the first, and anything is popular for the second.

    Wheels are your preference. Go check out "SCS" wheels in the wheels and tires section. He has a few options. Otherwise, Konig Countersteers or offroads are really popular.
     

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