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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:43 PM
    lifted97tacoma

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    I have a dark green 1997 tacoma single cab 2.7 liter. I have added many mods including a 2.5" suspension lift, 31x10.50x15 mickey thompson tires, 15x10 dick cepek dc-2 wheels, black nerf bars, bug shield, window visors, window tint, black toolbox, k&n fipk air intake, and some other mods on the interior. I am looking for suggestions on ways to improve the looks and/or performance of my tacoma. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM
    Blackdawg

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    First mod..get new rims or tires. You shouldn't be running a 10" wide rims on 10.5" wide tires.

    Then loose the nerd bars..sliders man :cool:

    Get a magnaflow muffer then a sc and deck plate mod for performance

    Bit more importantly..do what you want. It's your truck not ours.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    superswamper003

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    Fox Xtended travel coilovers w/resis, AllPro UCA's, AllPro 3 inch leaflets, 1" Diff Drop, 285/75/16 Bfg KO, 16x8 Black Pro Comp Steelies, AP 1.25" wheel spacers in front, 8 inch Rockford Fosgate sub that bumps like your mother, old school deck, downey headers, cold air intake, grey wire mod, e-locker, hurst shift knob, LED Strips, USMC Decals FTMFW, Fox decal, Billet grille, Alarm with no remote, Straight piped to the side of the truck
    Looks pretty good to me :)
     
  4. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    because you will break the tailshaft off the transmission when it stays put but the motor torques to the right
     
  5. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    lifted97tacoma

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    I mainly got the 10" wheels with 10.5" tires to give it an offset kind of look. Is it bad to be running them like that?

    I probably will look around for some nice sliders and maybe some skid plates

    And as far as the magnaflow muffler I will probably get the magnaflow catalytic converter instead because the stock one needs to be replaced
     
  6. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM
    Blackdawg

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    Yea you shouldn't be as you more at risk of popping a bead.

    For offset look you just need a less back spaced wheel. Not a wider wheel.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    I will probably just wait until the tires wear out that I have and put a 2" body lift and go up to a 33x12.50 tire
     
  8. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Nooooooooooooooooooo!
     
  9. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Why not?
     
  10. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Just please dont put a body lift on your truck.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Yea I'd skip the BL personally. People run them but I don't like how they look. You can fit 33x12.5s will a little cutting and hammering.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    I already have a suspension lift, do you have any suggestions for looks or performance for my truck?
     
  13. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    I hear they make them ride a lot more rough too

    Ill probably just stick with the same size tires and wheels that I have and add some more mods to it
     
  14. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Looks are up to you man. Personally i think body lifts are dangerous. As for performance id try to trade out your wheel tire combo for something a bit lighter. 4cyl tacos no likey heavy wheels and tires. Listen very closely to blackdogs suggestions. He is somewhat of an expert.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    If you plan of wheeling your truck i would not suggest a body lift. It rides like shit, you might get some movement and cause some broken pucks. Plus your raising your center of gravity which may increase your odds for flipping. I recently removed my 3" body lift and it drives a whole lot better now. Plus it looked like shit.

    If you dont plan on wheeling your truck, then sure get a 1" or 2" body lift. But just make sure you torque them every now and then. Oh ya... and get some gap guards to hide that hideous gap between the frame and cab
     
  16. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Ok, thanks for the help
     
  17. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Any suggestions on brands of gap guards?
     
  18. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Also, how good of an investment would coilover shocks be?
     
  19. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Way better then a body lift..by MILES
     
  20. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    Coilover springs are what 90% of the people on here have. If you plan on wheeling your truck, i would heavily suggest getting some coilover springs and extended shocks. If you dont plan on wheeling, just get some spacers
     

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