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post #1 of 42 Old 07-15-2006, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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1.5 / 3.0 4X4 lowering kit installed

Completed the install of my SOS Performance 4X4 lowering kit. I use the four wheel option only for ski trips not trashing my vehicle (I have a jeep for that) so this was an interesting switch from the typical lifted Tacomas that I see all over the Seattle area. The truck looks tight with the 20" wheels and Yoko tires stuffed neatly into those once cavernus wheel wells and it handles sweeter than it did before. The ride is the same as it was before the install with a sharper steering and cornering responce. I loaded the overload springs with bumpstops, front and back which helps the ass end stay on a leveler plane during hard accelleration. I know some of you are flipping out about lowering a 4X4 but look at my pictures when I post them (later today) and see what the end result is. Any and all comments are welcome: bottomline.........it's my truck and I don't give a f***.
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Completed the install of my SOS Performance 4X4 lowering kit. I use the four wheel option only for ski trips not trashing my vehicle (I have a jeep for that) so this was an interesting switch from the typical lifted Tacomas that I see all over the Seattle area. The truck looks tight with the 20" wheels and Yoko tires stuffed neatly into those once cavernus wheel wells and it handles sweeter than it did before. The ride is the same as it was before the install with a sharper steering and cornering responce. I loaded the overload springs with bumpstops, front and back which helps the ass end stay on a leveler plane during hard accelleration. I know some of you are flipping out about lowering a 4X4 but look at my pictures when I post them (later today) and see what the end result is. Any and all comments are welcome: bottomline.........it's my truck and I don't give a f***.
Can't wait to see the pics. I can't decide if i want to lower or lift. Don't
let those other guys get you down... they have rocks in their heads.
I do mostly freeway driving... I think that a lowered profile would
'stand out' more... so to speak... and give better handling for
high speed maneuvering on the freeway.

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I am looking forward to the pics myself. I kind of wanted an X-Runner but I am going to need a cap for the truck and that would just not be right on an X-Runner. A small drop on the pre-runner I have on order might just be perfect for me.
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I am looking forward to the pics myself. I kind of wanted an X-Runner but I am going to need a cap for the truck and that would just not be right on an X-Runner. A small drop on the pre-runner I have on order might just be perfect for me.

If I may ask, why did you order a prerunner if you'd like to lower it? Don't they have a higher ground clearance than a regular tacoma? Seems like you'd have to work harder to lower it. Unless there's some prerunner features you want with a non-prerunner ride height.


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If I may ask, why did you order a prerunner if you'd like to lower it? Don't they have a higher ground clearance than a regular tacoma? Seems like you'd have to work harder to lower it. Unless there's some prerunner features you want with a non-prerunner ride height.
My requirements (set in stone) were:
Blue
V6
Double Cab
Automatic
Cruise Control

Pre-runner was the only thing that met those options.

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My requirements (set in stone) were:
Blue
V6
Double Cab
Automatic
Cruise Control

Pre-runner was the only thing that met those options.

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ah. i see then. makes sense.


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how about those pics? i cant wait to see it! kinda want to lower my dcab...
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Robaf, We are chompin' at the bit fo' dem' dere' Lowered 4x4 photos...Break Bread Brother!
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how much did it lower it?

'05 prerunner access trd sprt pkg1 w/tow & trd catback
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how much did it lower it?
This much.... .


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Here are links to the pics of my truck:
http://by103fd.bay103.hotmail.msn.co...in=hotmail.comhttp://by103fd.bay103.hotmail.msn.co...in=hotmail.com

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My god... those are long links.

They might work if you have Hot Mail but I don't.

Damn... those are long links....

There is a toyota nation picuture thingie for tacomas at
https://www.toyotanation.com/photos/s...ry.php/cat/510

You can upload your pictures there and then you can reference
them here. As is... most of us can't see your truck yet.

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