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Are there any kits for Tacomas to move crap up and out of the way after a body lift. A guy I hunt with has his engine, tranny, transfer case, gas tank, everything moved up 3inches so its out of the way after his body lift, but thats on an old IH Scout and he fabbed it all up himself since he rebuilt it from the frame up. I don't have that luxury, but I'd still like to get at least my gas tank up and out of the way, and the transfer case too...they catch on shit and make me look bad :eek: Sometimes I feel like I should have gotten a reg cab from a wheeling point of view, but then I think if I could get this stuff up and out of the way it would help significantly.
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A 3 inch suspension lift will do it. I usually go with a suspension lift first to get things up off the ground a little; the larger tires will help a little too. I bought a reg cab just for the reason you mentioned; my wife and buddy's were all trying to talk me into the extended cab. I knew the shorter truck would get around on the trails a little better than the long wheel base.
 

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drivetrain lift

www.4crawler.com

This guy did exactly what I believe you're asking about to his 4runner. I'm sure that with a few differences you could do the same. I'm actually going to buy his body lift kit and then I'm going to do a similar drivetrain lift to my reg. cab. Check his site out, he knows his stuff :welder:
 

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Look for ravencr over on Yotatech. He just installed a 3" bodylift and 4crawler 3" drivetrain lift on his '97 4Runner.
 

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redneck said:
Are there any kits for Tacomas to move crap up and out of the way after a body lift. A guy I hunt with has his engine, tranny, transfer case, gas tank, everything moved up 3inches so its out of the way after his body lift, but thats on an old IH Scout and he fabbed it all up himself since he rebuilt it from the frame up. I don't have that luxury, but I'd still like to get at least my gas tank up and out of the way, and the transfer case too...they catch on shit and make me look bad :eek: Sometimes I feel like I should have gotten a reg cab from a wheeling point of view, but then I think if I could get this stuff up and out of the way it would help significantly.
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Go on the Texas TTORA board and post for the "Proffessor" Jason did a drivetrain lift on his 2000 Tacoma last winter. Sounds like what your looking for.

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just clock the t-case and lift the gas tank, i would leave everything else alone to keep the center of gravity lower. theres a company who makes something to clock the t-case but i cant remember of the top of my head.
 

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clockin the tcase is more what I meant...the tcase and the gas tank are the 2 that are hangin me up and like was said the engine and tranny sittin lower is a good thing...they don't hang below the frame at any point that bothers me... any info on rotatin the tcase up and out of the way? I know the gas tank is just a matter of fabbin something to move it up...which I would probably have to pay someone to do since I'm welderless...
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redneck said:
Are there any kits for Tacomas to move crap up and out of the way after a body lift. A guy I hunt with has his engine, tranny, transfer case, gas tank, everything moved up 3inches so its out of the way after his body lift, but thats on an old IH Scout and he fabbed it all up himself since he rebuilt it from the frame up. I don't have that luxury, but I'd still like to get at least my gas tank up and out of the way, and the transfer case too...they catch on shit and make me look bad :eek: Sometimes I feel like I should have gotten a reg cab from a wheeling point of view, but then I think if I could get this stuff up and out of the way it would help significantly.
Ryan

With the front range offroad T-case/tranny mount kit, you can remove the factory rock bait under the tranny. If doing this, mock up the mount at normal height, then weld on the new mounts either normal, 1, 2, or 3 inches higher as you like. The rear has to match the front though, so if lifting the case and tranny, go to Rodger Browns website and inquire about the 1", 2", or 3" engine mount lift. Its a bracket kit that will lift your engine up at the engine mounts, and will not affect the performance of the mount.

This will take care of the engine, transfer case, and tranny mount that hangs down under the truck. From there you can make a belly skid to help slide over obsticles that normally you would get caught on. I have 3" suspension and 3" body with 35" tires and still that damn tranny mount can get caught up, although I have never gotten my gas tank caught (yet!), there is alot of creases and scratches on the bottom of the "skid plate" under it.

I'm sure there is a way to get the tank up higher too, I think someone has posted it already!

Jon Puckett
 
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