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Same Clearance as a jeep

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lowBudget, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    lowBudget

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    I felt this needed posting, there's a dude i work with, drives a 98 Cherokee with a 3 in lift. And my Taco with stock tires and no lift has the same ground clearance than him.... thought that was pretty cool. :)
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    TreyTRD

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    +1^ owning 3 jeep's I'd like to point out that one they come way to low to ground from the factory, my 2.5'' lifted 06 rubicon on 33's was window to window with my new stock tacoma. Two, IFS will always have more ground clearance than a solid front axle with the same size tires. The key to jeeps is to get as big of a tire as possible for the axle and frame clearance, with as small of a lift as possible to keep the weight low, while getting max flex. A stock jeep with stock tires is just about as capable as a lifted jeep with stock tires is. Your axle will still hit at the same spot whether you have stock suspension or a 4-5'' lift.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Pugga

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    What Whipper said...

    Also, look at departure and approach angles, they're more relevant than how far the body sits off the ground.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    He has better approach and departure angles, as well as a shorter wheel base, which will both out maneuver a stock taco on the trail.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    My 2012 Rubi has much more ground clearence than my taco from the pumkins baby
     
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