Boosting A Double Cab
The Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is a popular truck. We find them all over the highway and on the trail. In factory form they are quite capable, and the 190hp DOHC 3.4 L V-6 is a dependable and efficient powerplant. The double cab is also a great way to get family and a lot of gear out on the trail. A minor lift, shocks, and off-road tires increase the truck's capabilities and make it even more trail-friendly.
While looking for a way to mildly lift this '03 Double Cab Tacoma we contacted Daystar Suspension Products and picked up a 31/2-inch lift combo kit, which includes front coil spacers, a body lift, and longer rear shackles. The kit is completely bolt-on and doesn't require any special tools. We also picked up a set of new Goodyear DuraTrac tires for the Tacoma for additional traction and better performance on and off the highway.
After a day of bolting on the Daystar suspension parts and mounting the tires on some black steel wheels, we found the trail capabilities of the Taco significantly better, with increased ground clearance and greater traction from the DuraTrac tires.