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Remain lifted or go back down X-SP style?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flyingface, Sep 24, 2009.

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Which way to go?

Poll closed Oct 24, 2009.
  1. Keep it lifted

    62 vote(s)
    75.6%
  2. Go back down and make it a uber-street queen

    20 vote(s)
    24.4%
  1. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM
    #1
    flyingface

    flyingface [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm torn. I kinda like the lifted look, but it's kinda silly since I don't wheel it. Also, I like the idea of a street rig like Viet2100's with 20's, appearance mods, and performance mods like intake and exhaust. I also kind of miss the ride and handling of a stock truck. So, what do yall think:
    Option 1: remain lifted but continue with intake/exhaust/BHLM/tint/etc.
    Option 2: set bilsteins to .85", take out AAL, get some Enkei WT4's (20's) with street tires, and do exterior mods like Viet's:
    [​IMG]

    Vote and post your opinions, please.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    i say option 1...I like lifted trucks...you can conquer more terrain...nothing wrong with being a little different...

    but its really up to you bro...
     
  3. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Chazmanian

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    How much lift is that? Its hard to tell as you have the lo profile tires...

    Truck is sexy as fvck. I voted before I looked. Drop it back down to stock and put a TRD SC on the biatch...Its too sexy to not be fast!
     
  4. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    flyingface

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    BTW that white one is not mine...it's Viet2100's.
    This is mine in its current state, just with sockmonkey emblems:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    I agree. I like the lifted look of trucks, but if you're not wheeling it at all, why bother. Get rid of your lift and sell the stuff to get some $ put towards dropping it and making it street cred worthy.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    tim920

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    I like the lifted look and I don't plan on going wheeling. I'm looking forward to buy my lift kit when funds are available. :)
     
  7. Sep 24, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    THXEY

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    keep it where its at it looks soooooooooooooo good!
     
  8. Sep 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    gupster88

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    i'm in your same position man. ive been going back and forth, considering all lift options and all that. i LOVE the lifted look but i do not off road at all, 100% daily driver for me. i do miss the nice ride, better mpg, and less wear and tear on the components. if i do take off my 3" lift, ill set some bilsteins on it at 1.75" max...it all depends on what look you like best.
    viet's probably will have less maintenance to do such as changing cv boots when they bust and all that. but which do you like better?
     
  9. Sep 24, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Your truck looks great. Leave it. :cool:
     
  10. Sep 25, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    MRCapps

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    I think it looks awesome!!! However, if there is never a need for off-road, take it back to stock! Just dont lower it below stock! JMO :D
     
  11. Sep 25, 2009 at 12:49 AM
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    Kelson

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    slam um!
     
  12. Sep 25, 2009 at 1:11 AM
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    XC4ME

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    Looks good now, leave it!
     
  13. Sep 25, 2009 at 3:56 AM
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    Viet2100

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    Why lift if it doesn't see dirt? Just going to lose MPG and have other parts to worry about.
     
  14. Sep 25, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    Janster

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    That white truck looks sweet....and those wheels & low profile tires definately set the look 'correctly' (so to speak).

    If you're not totally happy with the current setup and want something different..... GO 4 It!!!

    Take the lift out and get some new wheels/tires and do all those other mods. If you really like Viets rig - then go for it!!

    Have someone photoshop your truck with the new ideas and see what you think.....and make sure its really what you wanna do.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    Burns

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    Keep it lifted, its looks kickass.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    slamm it.... then slit yout wrists.

    or just leave it lifted!
     
  17. Sep 25, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    Chazmanian

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    Leave it lifted....I thought the Sooper Whyte one was yers.:cool:
     
  18. Sep 25, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    jonny

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    some what agree.. lol

    i think your truck looks good the way it is. but then again i bought my truck because i came everytime i saw a taco on 33's pass me everyday:D. something about a lifted tacoma just does it for me. IMO <-notice the bold lol, second gens are way too frumpy/bulky to try and make them a sleek looking street truck. but then again...to each his own. good luck with your future plans and whatever you decide
    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Capita

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    I don't see a point of having a lifted truck just for looks. All that money could be used on other stuff that can be functional and still look nice. I chose option 2 seeing how the lift really isn't benefiting you at all.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Agent475

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    Keep it lifted... fat chicks can't jump.
     
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