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Got done eating luch today, and came out to find a stock silver DC Sport parked right next to me. Wish I'd had my good camera with me. I'd have taken more pics.

Anyway... even more so than this pic shows, my lifted truck kind of dwarfs the stock version. :clap:

 

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yeah big difference huh.
 

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docindahouze said:
yeah big difference huh.
Yeah. I mean... 3 inches isn't a whole lot. But, when I was walking up (approaching from the right side of that picture), I could see my truck "outlining" his truck. You can really tell the difference if you look at the lower grills in the pic.

I thought it was neat, anyway. :lol:
 

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lift plus the added tire height.
 

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Good thing he is shielding your truck from that damn shopping cart too!
 

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docindahouze said:
yeah big difference huh.
It might only be a 3" lift, but the way they appear next to a stock one in person makes them look so much bigger. I bet the guy I parked next to at Cabella's was wondering why his truck looked so much different than mine when he came out. :naughty:
 

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Yeah, everytime I park next to a stock truck I think, "Man it looks so much bigger.better with the lift... " This is one of the only trucks I feel that way about too...
 

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i have now realized what makes these trucks look so different stock....... its those big ass headlights. i love the way they look but they are way to big for a stock tacoma i think. it almost looks out of place in that comparison picture between the lifted and non. but i like em now since i have a lift hehe.
 

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Am I the only one who likes my truck the way it is? Hah! I'm not going to slap a lift on mine for several reasons.

I think it looks great the way it is, don't want to mess with problems in the ride or alignment, and I don't do any real offroading so it's unecessary from that standpoint.

Frankly, looking at that photo I like the stock height truck better, looks sportier, "tighter" and faster to me. (shrugs)
 

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I agree with you; I wouldn't dream of putting on a lift. Every time I see the lift + big tires on these trucks, it reminds me of those "monster trucks" that run over the lines of vehicles and smash them, heh.

Plus, I have enough trouble getting in the truck at the stock height. :eek:: But, whatever makes one happy. :)
 

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bueno_taco said:
Plus, I have enough trouble getting in the truck at the stock height.
You must be a short fella:D . I'm 6'1" and I have no problems whatsoever getting in my truck with the 3" lift. I actually have more problems getting into my dad's stock 4x4(I hit my head alot).
 

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Aside from VERY suttle shudder upon takeoff SOMETIMES, my ride quality is way better than it ever was stock. There is less body roll, more steering response, and it soaks up bumps way better. I will be changingthe AAL to a Dakar pack and OME shocks soon, and then there will be even lesss comparison... plus, my alignment is completely within factory specs with my factory control arms...
 

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10se how are u liking the motometals? i think im going with the black ones in march on my b-day. and how much and where did u buy them? i found them pretty cheap at 4wheel parts
 

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cwhiley said:
Am I the only one who likes my truck the way it is? Hah! I'm not going to slap a lift on mine for several reasons.

I think it looks great the way it is, don't want to mess with problems in the ride or alignment, and I don't do any real offroading so it's unecessary from that standpoint.

Frankly, looking at that photo I like the stock height truck better, looks sportier, "tighter" and faster to me. (shrugs)
Same exact reasons i dont want to lift mine. I think it looks much better at stock height and more classy IMO escpicially in Black.
 

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cwhiley said:
Frankly, looking at that photo I like the stock height truck better, looks sportier, "tighter" and faster to me. (shrugs)
Why would you want a truck that is marketed solely on it's offroad abilities to look sporty? If you want sporty, buy a Lexus SC430, not a Tacoma. Also, like Pointer said, my truck now feels much "tighter" than it did stock. the stiffer suspension greatly reduces body roll and cornering stability.
 

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I'm sure the lifted one rides better. My step Pop's 87 Dodge Ram has a three inch lift and handles better than my old 86 Ramcharger did at stock height.

I do hear a lot of complaints about the stock suspension giving a stiff ride. I guess they mean it in an "on road" sense.
 

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My sentiments exactly. If I wanted ******* liftage I woulda bought a Ford/Chevy/GMC/Dodge - meh I guess it's good in ANY truck if you actually offroad. Otherwise it just seems silly. I think there's a lot of folks who have lifted their trucks for looks and looks alone. They think it looks better because LOTS of folks on here that have done it say it looks better so they convince others. Sort of a group conciousness spread type of thing and people not wanting to be "uncool" or left out of the group. I thought so for a while, but I've decided I'm perfectly happy with mine, so I'm going to leave it alone.

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Same exact reasons i dont want to lift mine. I think it looks much better at stock height and more classy IMO escpicially in Black.
05TRDOffRoad said:
Why would you want a truck that is marketed solely on it's offroad abilities to look sporty? If you want sporty, buy a Lexus SC430, not a Tacoma. Also, like Pointer said, my truck now feels much "tighter" than it did stock. the stiffer suspension greatly reduces body roll and cornering stability.
It's marketed solely on it's offroad abilities? Heh, I wasn't aware of that. And no thanks I want a truck, not a car, cos I carry shit around with it. I highly doubt that it handles better with the center of gravity lifted - that just doesn't make sense. I'll buy that it doesn't handle any worse, but it's purely psychological factor to say it's better. As far as the ride being better - maybe it is on a TRD offroad (since I don't ahve one and have never driven one to compare it with my sport) but mine's pretty stiff and I like it just fine. So you like your truck lifted - great - but I'm just pointing out it's not for everyone. I'd rather not mess around with Toyota's engineering when it comes to the mechanics of how my truck operates on a basic level. I trust they did a good enough job on that and I'd rather not monkey it up with aftermarket stuff IF I DON'T NEED IT.
 

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I like the Tacos at stock height. With some nice wheels and angled dual exhaust, they would look pretty cool.


I only lifted mine to look different from the rest of the Tacos around here.

The ride quality is definately better for driving on the streets with the stock suspension.


BTW: I never park next to other Tacomas. People hate if you have something they don't, I don't want them to key my shit or anything.
 
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