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Taking it to new heights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CarneAsadaTaco, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Jun 11, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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    CarneAsadaTaco

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    I noticed that most Access/Double Cab Tacomas here are lifted to some ridiculous height or even just tricked out for going Off-Roading.

    I myself often gawk or drool-over such monstrocities but it's not what I plan My Taco. Besides, it's not even the TRD Off-Road package. I was thinking more along the lines of dropping my Double Cab Taco a few inches, maybe even just above the X-runner level, then throwing on some sweet rims and interior additions. I really don't plan on hauling very much in the future anyway.

    Is that do-able? Or does it break some sort of Taco code of honor?

    Let me know!
     
  2. Jun 12, 2007 at 6:51 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Whatever floats your boat. It's not my thing and i would never do that to a truck but i've seen it done plenty of times, and if it's done right it looks pretty descent. Personally, i just think trucks should be jacked and cars should be slammed, but thats just my personal preference. One thing you'll notice on this site is that there are people that slam and people that jack and everyone is accepted. We don't discriminate based on truck height :) It's your truck do what you want, and anyone on the site that has any experience will be glad to share it. If you do something cool make sure to post pics.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2007 at 2:56 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    how low do you want to go with your taco? i have seen taco owners with hydrolics (so oldschool but cool) post pics when you have it done :)
     
  4. Jun 13, 2007 at 4:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    not my thing exactly(lowering a truck), but i saw a guy on toyotanation that lowered his 05+ tacoma and put some 20's or maybe even22's on it(not really sure which)......and to be honest with ya, it looked pretty awesome!!! if you want to lower your ride....go for it man!!!
     
  5. Jun 13, 2007 at 5:05 PM
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    Panama Red

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    i thought about going the wrong way with my truck. its a clean look. gl in your non monstrocity of a truck.
     
  7. May 7, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    Im gonna put lowering blocks on mine, because I dont wanna drop a couple thousand on bagging it. If you wanna lower it, just get some lowering blocks, you can get a 5 inch drop for less than $100
     
  8. May 7, 2008 at 1:50 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    get an xrunner they look awesome low. i just see why you would lower your truck but its your truck.
     
  9. May 7, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    Hey I think they look really nice lowered just as well as being raised.* If you were trying to lower lower a four wheel dive then I might think it was crazy but, go for it man.
     
  10. May 7, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    My old 84 Toyota truck - was slammed!!! Slammed as in a soda can would get stuck on my frame if I tried to drive over it. They can be fun, but they can be a ton of work.

    go for it - but I think you should have bought the X-Runner to start off with.

    You can have the rear springs de-arched (instead of lowering blocks) to still have a hair of road clearance under the rear axle. Also look into a C-Notch for the rear frame.

    Are the 4x2's still coming with a Torsion bar front set suspension - if grab wrench and down she goes.

    Keep me posted!
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  11. May 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    Khaos

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    Lowered trucks are personally not my thing.

    I guess if its its a Prerunner you can get away with it. If your a 4x4 then I point and laugh.

    This truck looks pretty sick at the factory height. Maybe you should go this route.

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  12. May 7, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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    5" blocks? That would be one hell of a stiff ride. And how do you lower the front? Heat the coils?

    With the cash some spend on lifting, I would do the same on lowering and do it right, bag it. For the record, not a fan of lowered trucks.
     
  13. May 7, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I kind of in the thinking of "Toyota" did it right, I did put on some larger tires, but nothing that needed a lift.
     
  14. May 7, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    Well, Im only 17, so I dont have the cash to just throw down a couple thousand.
     
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