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Regular tacoma to prerunner?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wolfeinstein, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    wolfeinstein

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    Hey guys!

    Can i make a prerunner out of my regular tacoma? Do i just need a lift kit and how many inches is the prerunner?

    I have a 2005 tacoma xtra cab
     
  2. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    by regular do you mean a 5 lugger? there are lift kits for 5 luggers but im not sure exactly how much it lifts the truck. a prerunner is a 4x2 on the 4x4 chassis but it still have 6 lug nuts
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:46 AM
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    so is there any chasnce that i can lift it as a prerunner?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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    im kinda confused when you say "lift it as a pre runner"

    do you mean lift it to the same height? if so then the kit is made by readylift i think

    however this kit is only for 5 luggers. if your truck has 6 lug nuts, then well there are alot more possibilites
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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    also i have no idea why you posted this in the b/s/t section
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:52 AM
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    i remember thinking the same thing. In addition to the suspension differences, and the smaller wheels, the regular tacoma doesn't have fender flares. Pre-runners do. I guess if you added a lift, got larger tires, and added color matched fender flares, you'd be pretty close...
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    This should really be moved to the 4 cylinder forum.

    There are several differences between the 5 lug 2wd and the prerunner. They've mentioned most of them already. The rear end is another big difference that you won't notice until you lift it and put big tires on it. You'd have to regear to 4.11 and if you want any additional traction, a LSD or locker.

    There are a couple other lift options for the 5 lug. Your choices are spacers (Readylift, Fat Bob's), TC UCA mid travel (requires SAW or Icon coilovers), or TC long travel ($$$). That seems to be about it.

    Check out the 4cyl forum for more info about lifting 5 lugs.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    yeah so not worth it lifting it to the same height!
    I guess that is why prerunners cost more!
     
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    just long travel the truck and you will get your added height, and you will run circles around any other lifted trucks that are running direct replacement coilovers...
     
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