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Suspension???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jpowers24, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    Jpowers24

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    Hi there. I have a 1999 Tacoma 2.4L . I recently had 31 inch tires and about a 2 inch lift added to my truck, which I found out makes the ride really stiff . Any suggestions to a softer suspension kits? Thinking about converting it into a 4wd in the future so just food for thought . Thanks
     
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    Hey welcome to Tacoma World!!

    Do you have a 6 lug Pre-runner? I thought 31s were stock size on pre runner, but maybe I'm wrong... What kinda lift is it? There's spacers, shocks, coils, they can all give you a lift, with each affecting your ride quality in a different way.
     
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    Hi. It's the base model Tacoma 5 lug. And I'm almost positive it's 2 inch lift with the shocks to clear the bigger tires. My mother did it and gave it to me later on .
     
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    Pics of lift? You can always try different shocks. But 31” on a 2” lift for a 5lug must rub alot. I wonder if the suspension is super limited to prevent rubbing.


    Doestech makes a lift kit using coils and od spindles that ride pretty nice
     
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    Area51 posted a great thread for you to read.

    On a side note, you'll find that the work required to convert a 5lug base model into a 6lug 4wd will far exceed your abilities and/or wallet.
     
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    I missed that part. Yep, agreed. I imagine it would require quite a bit of coin to take it to 4wd. Enjoy the truck you have Jake - easy to get sucked into that whole money pit called Tacoma world.

    Can always look at a 4wd next time.
     
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    Its simple if you SAS lol
     
  9. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    Thanks, everyone for all your input and help. It is greatly appreciated! I did not know that I needed to be a 6lug in order to convert into a 4WD. Good to know. Then if its to much to convert into a 4WD, any advice to turn the truck in a prerunner? Suspension and a regear are my biggest goals right now for the truck. I would like the truck to be as soft as possible.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    If you can weld and have 5k you can long travel the front
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    And what suspension are you referring for that?
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Go read though the link posted above. I have everything for a 5lug listed in there and you can compare it all
     

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