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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm Nate and I'm new to the forum. I don't drive a Tacoma but I have 2000 4runner SR5 2wd and I have read that this is a good place to get some info about an idea I have. Since my rig is 2wd, and I'm kinda bored with it after owning it a few years, I'm looking into options on making it more aggressive. I am looking into lowering the stance a couple inches, a good brake upgrade and hopefully supercharging the rig down the road. I can't seem to find any info on lowering a 3rd Gen 4runner and it definitely seems to meet a ton of resistance on the 4runner forums, so I'm hoping that you guys are more receptive to the idea and can point me in the right direction.
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Welcome to the forum!


SOS Performance has a kit for the (6 lug) 4x4 / Pre-Runner 98-2000 Tacoma
It's seems shock specific though...so you may want to give them a call regarding applicability to your 4Runner.
You would also need to figure out how you want to approach lowering the Runner's rear as this Tacoma kit
is for rear leaf springs


https://sosperformance.com/products/...2005-16-Tacoma


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Thanks for the reply. I'll definitely look into it. Any recommendations on lowering the rear? I've searched and can't seem to come up with any info on it being done and what had to be done or modified. I have seen some guys refer to the JDM market for kits but I didn't come up with anything in my searches.
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Welcome to CT!

Your 2000 is a 3rd gen 4Runner. This was the generation in which the chassis was re-designed and shift from being similar to the pickups over to being based on the Land Cruiser / Prado.

Given this change in chassis design and the fact the 4R's remained Japan-built, I'm not sure how much parts / suspension compatibility there may be between your 4R and any Tacoma.

In theory, though ... The shorter(?) front shock perch and rear leaf conversion (over-axle to under-axle) tactics the SOS kit represents may well work on your 2000 4R even if that Tacoma kit can't be used because of parts incompatibility.

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a comment found on a 4Runner forum...
"Anyone looking to lower a 3rd gen 4runner, I found a way. I havent done it yet due to lack of funds but, 1st gen tacoma 2" lowering springs for the front will work for the 3rd gen t4r and for the rear Eaton Detroit Springs inc has a 2" rear lowering spring part # is MC7015-2 eaton want $239.95 plus shipping, the Tacoma front lowering springs I believe are from belltec they are roughly $200 plus shipping, "


https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/coil-springs/
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Man, you guys are awesome! Thanks for all the help. I'll definitely be checking those springs out and hopefully applying soon to get my Tr4 hugging the pavement a little better. 😁
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