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1976 toyota pu

 
turbox79
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Posted: 08/12/09 09:31 AM

Does the 1976 toyota pickup have torsion bars?  

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burnzya
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Posted: 08/12/09 09:39 AM

no, they have coil springs. toyota switched to torsions in 1979.  
it's more like a pebble crawler

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turbox79
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Posted: 08/12/09 10:17 AM

is it set up like a I beam with a straight axel?
Can I cut the springs and get a 2-3 inch drop?
I am thinking of buying one and want to lower it and use it as an everyday driver. I don't want to spend $500 to lower it but I also don't want to buy tires every month.
Thanks for all the help!!  

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burnzya
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Posted: 08/12/09 12:52 PM

no, they are a upper and lower control arm setup. most guys do cut the springs, and it works fine. there isn't any aftermarket for these trucks.

there is actually a thread on http://www.toyotaminis.com about lowering. great site for toyota stout, hilux, and pickups! lots of info.

if you do get it don't forget to add it to http://rides.minitruckinweb.com  
it's more like a pebble crawler

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