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Old 10-26-2006, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota truck/4runner IFS VS Tacoma IFS

Well I think the deal has gone sour on my 89 4runner but luckily my down found a very clean mechanic owned v6 5speed stick 96 tacoma for $3000. I am going to look at it on tuesday and hopefully come home with it if its everything he says. My main question is: Is there IFS any stronger in a tacoma as compared to the early model IFS's? I'd love to run 35" tires on this truck with 4" of suspension and 3" of body but am not sure if I run the same risk of breaking axels or IFS components as on an early model IFS. I looked around when i thought I would be getting the 4runner and everyone said 33" or less on a stock early model IFS. Is it the same for tacomas or are things tougher? Obviously I wanna shoot for 35's if I get the taco.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, IFS sucks, buy an 85. then lift it and run 35s.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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any IFS is going to be stressed with larger tires

you never mentioned anything about lower the gearing or lockers so I am going to say scrap all of your plans as of know. Buy the truck, get a decent set of tires for it, and lock the rear. The locker is going to take you more places than some top heavy, non flexing ifs, unlocked rig is.
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the taco has bad ifs, and bad rack and pinion. the pickup has bad ifs, and bad steering linkage system. pick one
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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taco has coil over front springs, pre-taco has torsion bars.
the rack is an easy fix, you could run 35's but i would get a power steering fluid cooler. maybe upgrade brakes to the bigger 16" wheel brakes or the tundra brakes. dont get an ifs drop bracket lift.
for that price, buy it and then see what your options are.

check out www.ttora.com for more taco ifs specific info.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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www.sonoransteel.com for late model IFS toyota lifts - you wont find a better resource or lift
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I'm not going to be doing anything downright rediculous. I'm keeping IFS at least for now. I guess I'll just go with 33's to avoid any problems and do my homework on a SAS for the future.

The IFS will be safe with 33's on it correct? I dont want to be adding gas to the fire of IFS with too large of a tire.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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get a tacoma and put a straight axle under it. and put what ever size tiers you want as long as you put in a beefy axle
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I'm not going to be doing anything downright rediculous. I'm keeping IFS at least for now. I guess I'll just go with 33's to avoid any problems and do my homework on a SAS for the future.

The IFS will be safe with 33's on it correct? I dont want to be adding gas to the fire of IFS with too large of a tire.
Dont put a bracket type kit on the Tacoma. Go to www.yotatech.com and post this question. There is a much greater following over there for the IFS Toyotas. You will need some sort of lift to clear 33s. Yes the IFS will be fine, as long as you build it right. As I said before, look into the Sonoran Steel lifts, for the most part they use all factory toyota parts.
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