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What does it take to lower the Pre-runner to standard height.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by amati5, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    amati5

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    I'm just curious. Not sure if I will do anything but I like it to drive more like a car (I need the bed to haul light stuff). Why Toyota assume that all double cab owners want the 4x4 look.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    because most people buy a truck to do truck stuff, like camping 4x4ing fishing, which all are much better with a truck that goes places. you'll get used to the taller vehicle and start to like it Im sure
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    Sounds like you might be better off with a Sienna.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    wat?
    there is a drop kit out there for em....like 2" drop i believe...just cant remember who makes it.


    BTW, get off the guys nuts...he asked a question to get an answer...not harassment
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I was being serious. They have a spacious passenger area, are pretty low to the ground, drive car-like, and have a decent amount of cargo space in the back.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    he asked why they assume everyone who buys a d cab wants the 4x4 look, and I told him why, stop trolling Jamie
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    wat?
    thats me....trolling for almost 3 years....
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    obviously that isnt what he wants his truck for
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    Sittin Sic makes drop coils for the Xrunner. Check with them to see if they would work on a Prerunner
     
  10. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    I didn't mention him wanting his truck for those reasons. I didnt mention a single thing about why he wanted his truck, go back and re read.

    the cold dark winter seems to be bringing out the worst in people around here.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    cold dark???? what is that? i live in florida?
     
  12. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    well then there must be something in the air?
     
  13. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    idk not in a mood so that how it came out
     
  14. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    there's one that i know of
    TR Drop
    heres pics of the TR
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  15. Jan 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Not something I personally would do, but I like it. Looks good! :)
     
  17. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    wat?
    i'm pretty damn sure that the OP was posting a rhetorical question......damn i wish i knew why the sky is blue.....
     
  18. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    LOL...I expected some of the answers to be like that (no offense taken at all) and that was why I mentioned I need the bed to haul light stuff that I can't do with a van which we currently have one, an Odyssey. I had a Titan 4x4 which I had planned for carrying the stuff from the lumber yards (I build some funiture for my home) and skiing trips with the family of 5. As it turned out, kids hate sitting in the Titan for more than 2 hours and we only used it 2 times for skiing trips. So I decided to sell the Titan with another reason, gas (11/17). I wanted a car but as many of you already know, once you have a truck you can't go back to a car, so i got the Pre-Runner TRD, perfect solution (actually a better one is the X-runner but 3 teenagers won't fit in the back). I found out that the Pre-runner TRD takes high speed sweeps on the freeway interchanges really well (at leat it feels very confident) and I got greedy, wanting to improve its handling even more. I looked that the rear brace for the X-Runner but it requires some welding which I might consider but I know it's the height that kills most cars' handling. So that was why I asked.

    Thanks for all the replies and the picture. It's what I want and we'll see.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    just to let u kno from what i know, that tundra racing kit is the ONLY kit out there for 6 lugs. the DJM, Sittin Sic, J&J, C2C and SOS kits WILL NOT WORK with your truck, they are specifically made for 5 lug suspensions, (much different). Handling wise there is a hellwig rear sway bar out there for you 6 luggers, and i think if u use this drop kit you need X runner rear shocks, so you could use QA1 rear adjustable shocks (i think you rear suspension should be low enough). if you want more info on the rear shocks hit up shane or phillip at sittin sic, i think their vendors here.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    oh yah and the rear x brace has two bolts as well as the two points where it is welded on to the rear leaf hanger. there is also a front X brace that bolts on the the front portion of the frame.
     
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