05-09-2004, 08:46 PM
Ok guys, I know this is the 2wd section, but you guys now best, Im looking to drop my 2000 Toyota Tacoma v6 4X4, I know most guys dont drop 4X4 but Im not most guys and I love the lowered look, Anyone know of any kits or companies that will do this????? any Ideas would be great, Thanx
05-09-2004, 08:47 PM
get some 13 inch gold daytons with low profile tires.......you'll be alot lower
05-09-2004, 08:49 PM
well, I wanna drop it like 3-4" and run some sweet chrome 17" rims with some low pro's
05-09-2004, 08:51 PM
I would tend to think that lowering a 4x4 would be almost like lowering a 2x4 with the exception of worrying about the front axle angles.....use lowering blocks, remove the middle leaf, and either cut the front springs (only if you can't find springs to fit) or find some adjustable coilovers or something
05-09-2004, 08:52 PM
sell or trade your truck in for a 2wd and im sure you'll even get money back to spend on rims or bags....
05-10-2004, 03:56 AM
If I'm not mistaken, you really arent gonna be able to lower the 4wd as far as 3/4 due to a couple of reasons. There are some older posts on this, so do a search, but I'm almost positive you'd be better off buying a 2wd.
05-10-2004, 05:15 AM
I second the suggestion you'd be better off going with a 2WD model. The 4X4 running gear (especially in the front) makes for some unavoidable constraints in how far you could drop, as well as some major technical headaches in dropping it even that far. It's like an auto-to-manual or 4cyl-to-6cyl conversion - cool if successful, but probably far more cost and trouble than it's worth.
05-10-2004, 08:59 AM
If I would have bought a 4x4, it would be jacked up sky high, but since I got 2WD I have decided that dropping it is a better idea. To me dropping a 4x4 is useless. Completely ruins what the truck was meant for.
05-10-2004, 07:50 PM
Just sell it and buy yourself a nice 2wd. That way, you'll have some extra dough for the drop and other mods....plus 2wd models will be faster and lighter....less tranny crap and better gearing for the road. Dropping a 4x4 is a total waste of time and money. Not to mention a complete waste of an awesome offroad machine.
05-11-2004, 12:48 PM
i know when you buy or have a stock 4x4 the cv axle joints are pretty close to horizontal. you can only lift it 3 inches without modifying the diff mounting point wtihout putting the axles at too much a stressfull angle. i would suspect the same to go for the lowered application. you can only go so low without the cv axles becoming stressed, even if there is that much uptravel. i say get a 2wd. later
05-12-2004, 10:16 PM
It's like beating a dead horse. Somebody @ one time or another said hey how bout lowereing a 4x4. Nothing new man. A bad idea then, bad idea now. Get a 2WD. You'll thank your self in the morning.