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Planning to customize

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Rays09Tacoma, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Rays09Tacoma

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    I have an 09 Tacoma double cab and I plan to customize it. Already putting on grille guard and nerf bars. I would like to raise the truck a little bit for bigger tires and I am considering TRD's supercharger. I would like to hear from others about what is the best way to do this. I don't do much off road stuff, but I have some land and use the truck for hauling mulch, dirt, stone, and some towing. I am reasonably handy, but I don't have the space to work on big truck projects myself, so I will probably get someone to install the lift kit. I would think the dealer would install the supercharger if I decide to go that way. I will keep you posted on my progress and get some before and after pics.

    Ray
     
  2. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Welcome to TW! Now how big of a lift do you want to achieve and what size tires are you wanting to get. Trd supercharger nice, yeah let the dealer do it.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    silver07taco

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  4. Jan 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah welcome to TW!!! Go with a 3" lift! Not to high, not to low, just perfect!;)
     
  5. Jan 23, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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  6. Jan 23, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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  7. Jan 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Welcome to TW Ray.:cool:
     
  8. Jan 23, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Well....sounds like some excellent choices in "customization". Post up some pics when you get a chance and welcome to the forum.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    Packman73

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  10. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    Rays09Tacoma

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    I need to park in garages a lot so I can't go higher than 6' 6". So I think a 3 or 4 inch lift would do it. I think 33" tires are enough. What kit do you think is best? What other mods to the steering and drive train are needed?
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Rays09Tacoma

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the info. What kit did you use? Which one do you think is best. Will 33" tires fit with the 3" lift
     
  12. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    2009tacomav6

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  13. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have the toytec 3" lift on my truck. Springs in the front and AAL's in the back. I also have 33"s on my truck. You shouldn't have to do much altering for the drive shaft and other things of that sort. I just added a 1" differential drop and that's about it. Didn't even need to extend the brake lines. If you do get 33"s, you will need to take off the front mud guards and do some trimming. Very easy to do though!;)
     
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