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What can I do?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kyhunter93, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    kyhunter93

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    to my 2000 Tacoma.
    It's a 4 cylinder, completely stock.
    I don't know what I can do to it without killing the gas mileage and needing new gears...
    I want to lift it a little bit and put new tires on it... This is what it looks like: [​IMG]
    I want to lift it like 3 inches and throw some 255/75/15s on it or something of the like... Any help and criticism is appreciated. I'm only 17 and this is my first truck, so I dont want to stance it and and just throw way too much money into it, but I want it to look a little different.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    YotaDan

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    Well it looks like you have a 5 lug truck. Not exactly a lot of lift options for those.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Honestly I would just take those hideous hub caps off and just drive it the way it is. You'll thank yourself later for keeping the suspension stock.

    You could maybe do a muffler and get rid of the badges if your into that look. Also tint those windows.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    i'd leave it as is....save up your money and upgrade to a v6 4x4 truck later on
     
  5. Nov 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    BRP27

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
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    What they said
     
  6. Nov 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    DanglingFury

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    if you want to lift, i would recommend a cheap "afro engineered" lift. you can buy and install spacers for your front coil springs pretty cheap. you can get add-a-leafs and what not for the rear.

    go to the 5-lug section, there's some info there.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Thanks guys. I posted in there, hope I get some help !
     
  8. Nov 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Deck plate mod, intake silencer removed, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, debadged, Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16. Flowmaster knock-off muffler!
    also, do a deck plate mod!
     
  9. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    deck plate mod?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    My stepson had a '99 so I know full well the absolute rock-hard toughness of your truck. Yeah it's a regular 5-lugger but it is as strong as the big guys with your ladder frame and thicker steel. Mark's truck endured two serious rearender-one from a fridge van and the killer from a utility truck loaded down with auto glass (HEAVY) Mark is still here and still walking. Having said all that-the point here is IMO try to keep it as designed because it is a lighter truck-especially in the rear. I agree-lose the wheel covers and slap on some wider tires with some meat. Beyond that how about the deckplate mod like Carl said and maybe some custom exhaust?
     
  11. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Thanks. I'll look into the tires. I think im doing 3 inch spindles. after christmas then new wheels soon after.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    yeah tinted windows make a big difference
     
  13. Nov 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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