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why dont i see alot of lifted 4runners?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aficianado, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    aficianado

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    sorry, i'm not really a toyota expert. i am seeing lots of 3" lifts on our 2nd gens, and i have only seen ONE 4runner. what's up? completely different setup or mentality?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    soccer moms dont need lifts
     
  3. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    haha. There is a 2006 black one lifted 3" with an EMU lift at my high school and it looks sick! 20" rockstars wrapped in 32" Toyo M/T's
     
  4. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Because their center of gravity is already high enough.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Exactly...... :cool:
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    4-runners are a verry capable vehicle off road, especially if set up right....problem is that being an suv with extra room for the kids, lots of "soccer moms" drive them (at least that's what i see)

    no offence to any mothers on the forum (if we have any)
     
  7. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    I'm actually thinking about making my girl get one so I can lift it, I would definitely drive the shit out of one. My mom had a stock 05 and I loved it when we switched cars. I should have just taken the payments over on that.

    On another note, jandrews what is that video in your signature from. That is hilarious, I have to see the whole thing.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    because the people who buy them are usually buy them as a nice family vehicle not a pleasure vehcile
     
  9. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    I have no idea, I found it on the web and lost my shit for like 5 minutes, tears and everything. I *had* to make it my sig for a while after that. No choice.
     
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    I feel like it's my responsibility to show that to as many people as possible. I laughed so hard.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Speaking of which! I just saw a lifted 4-Runner a little over a month ago on the highway! It looked sick as hell!! I could see him checking out my truck in his side view mirror. He was in the slow lane going a bit slower then I was so when I passed him in the fast lane, we both had to look at each other and give a quick wave and nod!!:wave: I respected his 4-Runner and he respected my Taco. He followed behind me for a good 40 miles before we went our separate ways!! It was cool because you could tell all the people that passed us where checking out the two lifted Toyota's!!!:D
     
  15. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    its cute i just dont like the rims and tires
     
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    I think it looks pretty sick!! I would like to see maybe smaller wheels and beefier tires on it though!!!:D
     
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    this is my wheelin buddys 4runner. 3 inch suspension and 32 toyo mt's. That Nfab bumper is for our trucks but he fabbed it up to fit. His rig was on the Nfab site for a while. Pretty sick rig.

    wills yota.jpg
     
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    I put a 3in susp lift on a friend of mines 99 4runner and it looked sick, that thing was awesome off-road too. The 4runners use coil springs in the rear instead of leafs so lifting them is a little different than our tacoma rears..... They do ride great with the coils in the rear.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    Yea Im surprised someone hasnt salvaged a 4runner and fabbed up a rear coil spring tacoma....
     
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