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Wondering what I can do to mod 2wd SR5?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by truckfreak69, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    truckfreak69

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    I am curious about either lowering it, or lifting it, but with 2.4L, I'm scared with a lift it will barely be able to get out of its own way. Any advice? What's the best/cheapest lift kit (non body lift)? What way would you go if lowering it, what size rims?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    cheap and effective: 3" spacer lift on 17" wheels + 33" tires.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    Yep except youll never clear the 33" tires with only 3" of lift. I barely got 30" to work with 3"....

    Lift Spindles are probably the best bet on your truck. They will likely be the cheapest way to do it and you will keep the factory ride quality.

    If you want to drop it your cheapest route will be to flip the Lower BJ. If you want more info on dropping your truck youll get way more help on CustomTacos.com
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    I have 285/70/17 on a 3" lift - tire size is 32.68"

    :)
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    You also have a 4x4 that is a totally different gernation.. or so says your profile. He has a 1st generation 2.4l which means it is a 5 lugger :thumbsup:
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    what lift kits are compatible with a 5 lug? do you think I'd need to change the rearend ratio to drive around on larger tires?
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Regearing depends on how big of a lift and tires you want to go. I ran around with 30's for a long while without regearing but when I did the locker I decided to do gears at the same time since I plan on going to 32/33" tires when i kill these ones.

    There are a bunch of lift kits out there. Spindles will be the most economical or you can do coils/ UCAs or even do Long Travel. There a lot of options, a quick search on here and on CT will bring up a lot of results.
     
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