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Old 06-15-2005
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im sorry J-dogg but that truck is useless off-road. few times really pounding it and its gunna break.

heh, the chicks dig pavement pounders...
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LOOKS terrible? But how is it offroad? If you point is only looks, you're wasting everyone's time talking about steering stablilizers.

Some people who have watched the "evolution" (or "devolution", lol -- thanks Devo) of my truck hate the way it looks now saying I took a pretty truck and made it look "mean". Oh well. I'd much rather have it offroad the way I've got it now.

That truck in the picture looks perfectly acceptable for an offroad vehicle.
When I mentioned that it looks terrible, i'm saying first I don't like the paintjob, which is a personal thing, and the tires don't look right without fender flares or anything. I also don't care for the front end of that year. Other than that, the customizations are great, esp the lift and stabilizers.
Plus, if you're going for the offroad lifestyle, the options for that are great. But if you're going just for looks its a diffrerent story. If the truck in your pic is yours, i love the prerunner look.
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They had to do some mods, which may not be too hard to accomplish.
'97 and earlier trucks use an entirely different front suspension than '98 and up trucks. '97 and earlier trucks use Twin I Beams (2WD)/Twin Traction Beams (4WD) which are like a solid axle cut in two. Your truck uses a fully independant front suspension that shares nothing at all with the TIB/TTB suspensions. You would be better off making a kit yourself since the only thing you could use from the kit for older trucks is the stabilizer itself.

With only 31" tires, you don't need a stabilizer at all.
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Steering stabilzers are useless on everything. if ur running giant, wide tires on the IFS ur looking for trouble.

the TTB is a different animal...and still a steering stabilzer is a waste.
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When I mentioned that it looks terrible, i'm saying first I don't like the paintjob, which is a personal thing, and the tires don't look right without fender flares or anything. I also don't care for the front end of that year. Other than that, the customizations are great, esp the lift and stabilizers.
Plus, if you're going for the offroad lifestyle, the options for that are great. But if you're going just for looks its a diffrerent story. If the truck in your pic is yours, i love the prerunner look.
Okay, got it! And thanks. I'm eventually going to a front SAS and will be a true 4x4 and less of a pre-runner. Time and money is all I need now...
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