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someone please help me with my dilema!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Robby655, Sep 14, 2013.

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quality suspension or average lift with awesome goodies

Poll closed Oct 14, 2013.
  1. Plan A

    7 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. Plan B

    43 vote(s)
    86.0%
  1. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:38 AM
    #1
    Robby655

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    7069 procomp, indash dvd, kicker 10', kicker amp mounted behind backseat, spray in bedliner, Cree LED headlights, 20 in. Lightbar on bumper, 5100's, Eibachs, ToyTec AAL, Gorilla lug nuts, shorty antenna, LED reverse bulbs, hella black magic 500s, tube bumper, bedrack w/ fiskars x27 axe, shovel, hi lift, allpro 1.5' spacers, allpro rear bumper, allpro 80" sliders, JBA Catback Exhaust, Deck Plate Mod
    So heres whats going on!!
    -Wife gave me about 2 grand to blow away... so of course its going to my truck... but im torn

    Do I:
    A- get camburg uca's, king coilovers, icon AAL and rear 5100's

    OR

    B- Get 5100s all around and eibach coils and have about 1200-1400 to put elsewhere like satoshi, lightbar, new (used) tires (im on 265/70 Michelins) new HID's and probably still have some $$$ left over!

    the truck is a 2wd DD that I admittedly do not off-road THAT much, i go camping like once a month... so i wouldn't really even use the Mid-travel set up but it looks REALLY cool :(

    any input is appreciated
     
  2. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Plan B... No sense in buying all that expensive stuff if you're to going to use it....
     
  3. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Colt562

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    Plan A...go big or go home.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    Razgriz

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  5. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Coast2Coast

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    I voted B because you're 2WD and I believe a good set of tires would be your single best improvement.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    I vote plan C: That is plan B, skipping the 5100s and Eiback, and blow the rest on strippers!

    Just kidding. But if you are not going to go wheeling in it, I would think the heavy suspension modding would just make the ride stiffer, and gain little.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    snowtank

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    Hey hey robbie! Long time no talk to. I voted plan b. For the needs we have out here you will be solid with he 5100's. Then take the rest and get tires and a bumper!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    Trowbocop

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    I voted B, if you're not going to wheel it that much- get more than just suspension. Billies won't do you wrong, and as someone said prior- tires are key for 2wd
     
  9. Sep 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    def plan B including an AAL .. maybe some Wet Okoles, tint, cosmetic stuff ya know
     
  10. Sep 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    Hawaiian05

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    Plan B for sure. Like everyone said, no point in all the heavy mods if only light offloading. I just installed the same setup, including aal in the rear, and love it. You won't regret your choice, especially at the price you can get um for on Toytec.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Plan A. I started off with 5100 and just wanting a lift. Then hitting the desert and trails a few times made me want more. So I went mid travel. And surely that wasn't enough so I went Long Travel. Then I went full retard and sold my long travel Tacoma for a Subaru Sti.... But I sold that and got an Fj now which is going to rock a LT kit.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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    plan B all the way!
     
  13. Sep 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    B since if you don't live near a desert or do prerunning the billies will work great
     
  14. Sep 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    So Robby, your wife "gives you $2000.00"? If your wife works and you don't, or the $2K was a birthday gift, then I certainly understand the phraseology you used. If, however, you both work, or only you work, and it was not a birthday/anniversary gift and you use that phraseology, you my friend should be shopping for a pair of balls and not an accessory to you truck.
    Please understand, I'm not making a judgement, yet. Just asking for clarification.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    A . B is a total waste
     
  16. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Addicus24 as I am an active duty member of the worlds greatest airforce as a Tower air traffic controller i certainly do my part when it comes to the $$$ in my marriage... and as its not my birthday my wife just felt like being a total badass and said "Hey hun your truck looks like a grandpa truck, go ahead and tap into our bank account a bit.. your limit is 2 grand" I didnt dare second guess her and i started ordering!!:cool: feel free to ask her, my balls are completely intact... i just didnt think it would be a good idea to go at this without her blessing as she also does her share of helping out with the bills!!

    And thank you everyone for your input, looks clear to me that i should go with plan B... eh when these 5100's give out in a couple years ill go with the fancy king c/o's :D
     
  17. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    I wouldn't drop 2k on 5100's a satoshi and a lightbar.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Plan B man with the OMD springs to match the eibach/5100s on the front. Also you should retrofit your headlights. If got some left over maybe tint, exhaust, paint match your front end. New wheels and bigger tires too
     
  19. Sep 15, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    snowtank

    snowtank whys the rum gone

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    Not the case. Hahaha

     
  20. Sep 15, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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    Great job. And get a cb! I will help install. And you can talk back and durring the run.
     
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