newbie questions on my new ride - TTORA Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 64
Send a message via AIM to raginazn616
newbie questions on my new ride

what's up guys...new to the toyota world. i've only been on the ls1 forum. i'm gettin ready to buy a 01 or 02 tacoma crew cab sr5 v6 auto with trd package. i'm gonna do 6" fabtech, 3" body lift, 2.5" daystar front coil spacers and blocks in the back to level it. 37" nitto mud grapplers, and probably 4.88 gears. since everybody here knows more than me about building a big friggin truck. can i get some input on what else i should do to support this much lift, or what i should change that's gonna be a problem. i just basically wanna know what i should do. thanks guys!

2006 Superwhite Tacoma DC SB
-4.0 V6 Auto 4x4
-TRD Off Road
-fog light mod
1998 Z28
-5.7 V8 6-speed
-little bit o' bling
-even more go fast parts...
raginazn616 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:00 PM
Veteran Member
 
Dick Foster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nevada City, NorCal
Posts: 12,891
What do you intend to do with the truck. Unless the truck has a charger, you may want some taller gears. If you intend to actually wheel the truck, I suggest that you tone if down a little. IFS rigs that all jacked up like that have a way of rolling over.

I admit to being Crazy but I'm not Stupid
Dick Foster is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 64
Send a message via AIM to raginazn616
haha...that would suck. alright...i plan on wheelin a little (probly more than i think...jsut like street racing...ha), muddin, and then lookin damn big everywhere i go. taller=higher?

2006 Superwhite Tacoma DC SB
-4.0 V6 Auto 4x4
-TRD Off Road
-fog light mod
1998 Z28
-5.7 V8 6-speed
-little bit o' bling
-even more go fast parts...
raginazn616 is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,446
I think you need to reconsider your entire plan. Try using the search function.
Paul is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:22 PM
Veteran Member
 
Dick Foster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nevada City, NorCal
Posts: 12,891
I suggest that you do just enough lift to run 33" tires, about 6" or so, and if you get into wheeling more, then go for the SAS. If you jack it way up there for looks then try to really wheel it, it won't look so good after the roll over. http://www.norcalttora.com/gallery/album85

It's also gonna be difficult trying to keep the CV axles intact with 37" tires if you wheel hard too.

However, if you are just going for looks on the street, this is probably not the board to be on as this one is more for the off road thing.

I admit to being Crazy but I'm not Stupid
Dick Foster is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 64
Send a message via AIM to raginazn616
i don't wanna be just for looks...but i don't wanna go out breakin shit al lthe time...every now and then will be alright...lol. how much would i be lookin at to convert the ifs to straight axle? what does sas stand for?

2006 Superwhite Tacoma DC SB
-4.0 V6 Auto 4x4
-TRD Off Road
-fog light mod
1998 Z28
-5.7 V8 6-speed
-little bit o' bling
-even more go fast parts...
raginazn616 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:33 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,446
SAS = Solid Axle Swap. Price ranges vary. I have heard of people spending upwards of 8 grand for the swap.
Paul is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 64
Send a message via AIM to raginazn616
how much then for a decent swap. not a all-out hardcore 4 wheelin job. just one that's gonna have a solid yota differential and what not...and will have some nice flex

2006 Superwhite Tacoma DC SB
-4.0 V6 Auto 4x4
-TRD Off Road
-fog light mod
1998 Z28
-5.7 V8 6-speed
-little bit o' bling
-even more go fast parts...
raginazn616 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 06:36 PM
Veteran Member
 
Dick Foster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nevada City, NorCal
Posts: 12,891
Now you need to do a little searching. SAS Solid axle Swap in other words the straight axle conversion. The cost varys considerably depending on what kind of swap you do. and how you source parts. i.e. leaf springs, or links and coils etc. Try to keep the roll center as low as you can. In short you can either look like you wheel to the dummys on the street. That what we call a mall runner, or you can be a real wheeler. Take you pick.

BTW Toyota calls them Double Cabs.

I admit to being Crazy but I'm not Stupid
Dick Foster is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-05-2005, 07:13 PM
Member Dismemberer
 
ShowStop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 17,498
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to ShowStop
Try this combo if you don't go the SAS route:

4.88 gears
35" tires
5" Tuff Country lift
Donahoe coilovers (cranked to 2.5")
1" body lift
5" lift springs in rear + shackle

The body lift may not be necessary with the suspension lift, but it probably will be needed to prevent rubbing.
ShowStop is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 02:00 AM
Big tars, little bed.
 
GOT COPE?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On teh beeg rawks :) Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 8,407
Send a message via AIM to GOT COPE?
Quote:
Originally Posted by raginazn616
taller=higher?
Dick meant shorter, as in lower gears for 37's. But trust us friends dont let friends drive IFS & 37's.

4.88's will be fine for 35's if you get a V6. May wanna go lower w/ a 4 banger.

My Truck and Specs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yotaoffroad27 View Post
I think Colin just rides around looking for a good photo op.
Quote:
Originally Posted by crawlrunner View Post
Blatent abuse of power ... but funny ... carry on ...
BRC since 2006www.sharetrails.org
TLCA #15854 www.tlca.org
SFWDA since 2005 www.sfwda.org
GOT COPE? is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TTORA Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie questions TimsTRD Performance/Engine/Exhaust 43 06-30-2005 12:31 PM
Newbie Guitar Questions agroal Off Topic 5 06-20-2005 06:25 PM
Taco Questions... from newbie. Before i Buy... chad.johnson Early Tacoma Tech 8 04-22-2005 10:28 AM
Newbie questions gt0987 Newbie Tech 2 03-22-2005 12:05 PM
Newbie Questions Please Help xakman Newbie Tech 9 03-16-2005 03:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome