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Potantial 1st Time Tacoma Owner with Questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wrightcfl, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    wrightcfl

    wrightcfl [OP] New Member

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    I am looking at a 2000 Tacoma with a 5.5" lift, 20" Rockstars (35 12.50 20 tires) and the 2.7 engine with auto transmission and has 120,000 miles. I would like to know if anyone has had any issues with their 2.7 Tacoma after a lift and oversized tires. I love the look of the truck and would love even more to own it but am concerned about the cost of ownership. I'm not expecting the mpg's to be stellar with 35" tires however I am concerned about reliability. It is an SR5 Prerunner model and he is only asking $7,000 for it.

    Thank you in advance for any responses. :cheers:
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    bailerc

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    it's going to depend alot on what parts are in the truck. do you know what kind of lift it is? Pictures would also help, and people will tell you what they do/do not like (mostly do not)

    and welcome
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    wrightcfl

    wrightcfl [OP] New Member

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    I'm pretty sure the lift is a coil spacer, shackle and suspension lift.

    Here are a couple pics, thanks again.

    2011-09-02 19.22.02.jpg
    2011-09-02 19.22.15.jpg
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Nice looking truck!
     
  5. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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    JessyPayne3

    JessyPayne3 Project Man-Dime!!!

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    Nice looking truck.... I had 18's Rockstars on my 1st gen with Nitto TG and I loved the setup....
     
  6. Sep 24, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    haddix

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    As far as reliability you are getting one of toyota's best motors. The 2.7's are bombproof.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Not a bad looking truck, but I'd think that 2.7 has more than its work cut out for it turning 35" 's. Its hard enough for the 3.4 's to pull a true 33" (or larger) tire without feeling a little "doggy" on the acceleration side. As far as reliability goes, not an issue, the 2.7 is a strong,proven, super reliable engine... ;)
     
  8. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:00 AM
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    there is a body lift on that sum b!tc* as well
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 2:21 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Spacer lift + Body lift.

    :pout:
     
  10. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Its a good looking truck but a coil spacer and a body lift is just asking for trouble. I imagine the rear is on blocks as well. The tires are good and the wheels are just ok, if I were OP I would move on to a stock taco and build it my way.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    nice lookin truck...cheap ass crap lift tho.

    i hope its regeared to or itll be slow as shit
     
  12. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    I think the OP indicated that its already been done, it may not be our cup of tea but lets not pile on him about what he will or will not do...just my $.02....:cool:
     
  13. Aug 19, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    what year wheels is on that tacoma. i cant find rockstars for 2000 tacomas. what others fit and let the hub clear
     
  14. Aug 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    I owned a 2004 Toyota Tacoma and love the truck, but it is going to depend on a couple of things, such as have they converted the open diff to a posi or something (Which is a must) etc
     
  15. Aug 19, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Bennett707

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  16. Aug 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    If it is not regeared it will suck on any hills climbs or long up hill drives on the road. typically tHe 2.7's come with 4.56 But you can confirm that by the numbers on the door panel or asking the seller if he has made any mods in the rear.

    You can't go wrong with the motor. I have 244xxx on my 2.7 and it is still kicking.

    Beacuase of the size of the tires, I would do a thorough check on steering components, ball joints, spindle, knuckle to spindle. (just to name a few)
    I would also look at clearence to stuff those tires if you plan on wheeling.

    Good looking truck
     
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