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Pre-runner vs regular 2wd suspension differences?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roddy1, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    roddy1

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    Hey guys, I can say i havent taken much time to search the difference between the two set-ups but im hoping some of you can post up some answers.

    I have the chance to trade my current truck on an 07' Taco, full load, 5 speed, 2WD, 1 owner truck with 16,000 miles on it.

    The thing is It sits about as low as a car. Normally i wouldnt even consider this truck, but knowing that toyota also offers this truck as a 2wd pre runner makes me ask: What do i have to do to make it sit as high as a Pre-runner or 4x4 Taco.

    LMK.

    Roddy
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    There are lifts for 5 luggers.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    wat?
    if u want the prerunner stance, it'd be easier to just get a prerunner
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    roddy1

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    ^^^ wrong! we dont have them in canada.

    I passed on the deal anyway. thanks tho.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    huge differance with the design of the bump stops in the front and back, the springs are weaker in the regular suspension, with a prerunner spring being 8 rounds aprox. and the base about 5. Leaf springs are more stiff on a prerunner. ive tried the conversion, and its a lot of time invested for minimal results. one of these days ill get it done.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    A little more to it than that. The rear suspension on the 5 luggers is a spring uder axel set up. 4x4's and Prerunners have a spring over axel. Springs are longer on the 4x4's and Prerunners also. For the front, the 5 luggers use shorter control arms, and smaller length shock/springs.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    yeah yeah yeah....... HAHA thanks for the add on

    ***if you plan on making a non prerunner a prerunner..... better have plenty of time and major changes are necessary.... reminds me i need to find an old post about it****
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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