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Old 05-10-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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It’s not a Truck it’s a pickup.


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Wrong.


I wish people would stop posting stupid stuff like that. Theyre BOTH trucks. One is a pickup TRUCK, the other is a semi TRUCK. Or technically a tractor.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Wichita Falls Texas
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I want to use my truck as a truck so my pet peeve are when they are lowered.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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When lifting a truck you need to decide what you are going to do with it. When the time came i lifted my Tacoma 2.5 inches to run a 32 inch tire. My goal was to build a nice overland style truck that I could go out an play in. Going any higher would have made the truck unstable offroad and I would lose the articulation in the suspension as the tires would hit the body.

Trucks like the one shown in post #5 look good but are basically useless at doing anything but getting your attention. If you look under that truck you will see all the drop brackets needed for the suspension. You don't have any more clearance than you would have with a modest 3 or 4 inch lift.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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Ruined...no. The lifted trucks with tiny tires (relatively speaking) do look a little funny but thats what they like so more power to them.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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I have a strong bias for 4 wheeling. I can't recall seeing very many raised trucks on Jeep trails. Sometimes they like to wallow in streams with their 44" tires which creates very serious hazards for other drivers for a long time. Not to mention what it does to the ecosystem.

It almost ruins them for serious towing as well. So it would seem to be something done for looks. Though they may often be used for mudding in flatter states.

Its going to ruin some days when their bumper hits someones head in an accident. That alone gives me plenty of reason to avoid it.

I generally see it as "boys and their toys". Boys do ridiculous things all the time.

Another subject....big wheels and small tires? That is just crazy on a truck unless you like flying around the shopping mall instead of being off road. Small wheels and big tires are the ticket to serious off road traction.

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Old 05-11-2018, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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If these vehicles are so perfect then why is there such a huge aftermarket of components to make ones vehicle better?
Just because many believe that aftermarket components will make their vehicles "better" doesn't necessarily make it true.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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I personally feel like every truck out there needs a bit of a lift. Look at the new Tundra. Great truck, tons of power, nice looking body then they sit it on tiny little wheels and tires. Ironically the optional tires that come on the TRD package are the same size that came stock on my Tacoma back in 2000 and look silly on a full sized. Same goes for a domestics and don't get me started on Jeep.

I think adding a REASONABLE life is almost mandatory if you want to get the full use out of a truck.
I can fit 305/70/16 on my super duty and have good clearance. That’s a pretty big tire. And I didnt have to lift the truck to do it. Gas miles sucked. I went back to 265/75/16
My gmc is gonna get lowered. It’s a 1/2 Tom two wheel drive. It won’t tow anything or go off road. I have better trucks for that.
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