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What to do to my truck?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gatrapper, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    gatrapper

    gatrapper [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey Y'all,

    Got a basic 1998 Tacoma SR5 4x4.

    Im a college student and commute to school 2 days a week. I am also a big outdoorsman and am always in the woods and swamps.

    Getting new Firestone Destination A/T put on the truck today.

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  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    Us3r

    Us3r Reading...

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    how rough is terrain you are traversing? If it's pretty rough, I'd look into suspension modifications. Should have enough engine power to get you around.

    I also have a 98 but standard regular cab.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    MacGyvR

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    ...what are you asking?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    How much money you got to spend? :D
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Could anyone recommend a good aftermarket grille? I hate the stock one.

    Monday-Thursday its a driver. Either commuting to class or off to work at a school.

    Friday-Sunday and whenever Im not in school I am out hunting.

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  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    where you live in georgia??? i am a college student at GSU in statesboro myself
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    donaldwagner

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  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    gatrapper

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    What would a leveling kit do? Im not a automotive geek @ all so I am unfamiliar with a lot of this stuff.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    donaldwagner

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    will sit level or slightly higher in the front as opposed to leaning down

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  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    MowTaco

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    A leveling kit is a small lift for the front end that levels the stance out and gets rid of the factory "ass end up" look.

    Honestly I'm sure your truck will serve you fine stock... you probably wouldn't NEED any upgrades. Now not many of us NEEDED anything we did to our truck but screw that we wanted to lift and armor our trucks. If you do want to do some other upgrades just browse around here and see what you like. Consider this your fair warning... your bank account WILL be empty after seeing some of the crazy trucks here. Leave now if you want any savings at all
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    mwtaco

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    whats the purpose of havibg the front end higher? looks like the rear suspension went bad.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    mwtaco

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    gatrapper. awesome pics. imo, leave the truck as is.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    X2 don't put a leveling kit on it. If you want to lift it do it the right way.
     
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