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New Truck, Need Mod Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BraveLitaToasta, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    BraveLitaToasta

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    I just got a gold 2002 Tacoma with, 2WD, SR5, and TRDOffroad.

    I was wondering what some good modifications would be and links to sites that sell them. I was thinking about eventually raising it (how much should i raise it) and getting new rims. It is my everyday driver but i do like to go offroading when possible. Any advice, suggestions, and pictures of your modifications would be very appreciated :)
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    what kind of wheeling do you do?

    what regional terrain are you in?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    I live in Oklahoma and I am talking like offroad driving with my buddies on dirt trails and what not.

    Nothing like hardcore or rock climbing.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    Thanks Devilsalmostfree that site had a lot of stuff im thinking about.

    Any advice of whether i should go 3inch or 6inch lift or maybe 4inch?
    Which would be easiest to do?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    It really depends on what you will be doing, and what tire size you want to run.. And welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    stick with a 3 inch lift...

    4 inch and 6 inch get too involved to get it performing right...
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    I would be just takeing the truck trail riding since its only 2WD no rock climbing or anything, so like ^ said i think a 3inch lift would be the best for me thanks. (plus like ^ said its less problems)

    Anyone have suggestions of good 3inch lifts kits that are good quality but not an insane price?

    And any suggestions on cool looking 16inch rims for my truck?
     
  9. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    whats your budget? that will play a huge role in choosing parts...
     
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    Well im a senior in high school and im working part time so i mean im not rakeing in the money, but is there any descent 3inch lift kits around the $500-$1000 price range? And rims im just looking at ideas right now of what looks good, I will worry about what I can buy later.

    Also is there another way of raising the truck 3inchs other than buying all new shocks?
    I think i read some where that someone used spacers and AAL would that raise it noticably?
     
  11. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    damn those mojaves look good. cant wait for mine
     
  13. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
    Looks like a good idea for what im wanting.
    Your truck looks great thats what im going for on mine eventually:cool:

    So if i bought those I would have everything i need to raise my truck right? Sorry im new to this kind of stuff and trying to learn, been reading a lot of new information on here. I would just take out the stock shocks in the front and replace them with the new ones and add the new leaf into the back.? Is it really worth it, doesn't the TRD Offroad come with a pretty good suspension for offroading in the first place?

    Just trying to gain information here thanks for the advice :)
     
  15. Jan 12, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    yes the OME kit has everything you'll need. sure the TRD susp is good but your truck is 7 years old and the stock parts are prob getting pretty tired so upgrading wont hurt and the better ride of the OME kit will be VERY noticle upgrade over what you have now. keep in mind after lifting your gonna want to run bigger tires too.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Right on man. Thanks for all the advice and information I will deffintaly look into this stuff.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    I have a 2001 pre-runner 2wd with 2" blocks and spacers, cost me $500.00 for parts and installation. Put them on when I was a senior in high school. It's been 6 years now and i've had no problems with the truck, suspension, etc. I'm on my second set of BFG 33x12.50 All-Terrains. Love the truck, love the tires.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    sweet man. How does your 2WD do off roading?
     
  19. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    new shocks wouldn't hurt, its a lil bumpier than a susp lift i guess. i've only gotten stuck twice (once on a dirt bike trail), the other i just had no business being in that deep of mud with 2wd. i use the truck mostly for hauling my boat and trailer. the big meats really help out with pulling the boat out of steep inclines when the ramp is wet and/or covered with algae.
     
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