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New Tacoma -Counting the days

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mjhaffeman, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Jun 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    mjhaffeman

    mjhaffeman [OP] New Member

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    Mike
    Colorado
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    1972 bronco. Tacoma soon!
    Hey all,

    I'm new to the forum and looking forward to purchasing my first Tacoma(first new car) in the next few months. I've always been an old car enthusiast but with a new house, new career and new baby there’s no time to work on them anymore. I need to use every bit of spare time to actually get up into the mountains (instead of just working on my truck!).

    I've owned a '74 FJ40, 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, '91 Ramcharger, '89 Suburban, and just as soon as I can sell my 2005 Audi A6 4.2 and my ‘72 classic Bronco I'll be buying a 2013 TRD Double Cab in Spruce Mica.

    I've read a lot on lifts but maybe someone can help me distill some specific info I'm looking for and recommend the right lift. I'm new to IFS but I've worked a lot with solid axle mods with over 24" of articulation.

    This will be my daily driver but I also intend to get twisty on the weekends. I live on the side of pikes Peak, Colorado so I have plenty of rocky trails to enjoy (my wife got nervous when I told her there is a button to disable the airbags off road). For this reason I don't want just a simple spacer lift. I'll need something that will allow for as much front articulation as possible sparing a solid axle swap or major modification(maybe once the warrantee is up!). I'm not in it for looks, I want performance. I don't want to go over 3"-4" and I will do all the work myself.
    Am I to expect no more than 1 inch down travel from a coil-over? I assume a diff drop make up for that?

    Thanks for the help and, yes, I am crazy for selling my classic Bronco.
    -Mike
     
  2. Jun 10, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Spokane, WA
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    2008 Doublecab 4x4 IRP
    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Welcome to TW Mike :wave:
     
  3. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Houston Tx.
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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
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