Thread: Finally did it
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
Acro2Pilot
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I would have to describe the impact as mild on most aspects. The center of gravity is obviously higher so body roll in cornering and general handling is more noticeable than stock but it remains more car like in its handling than truck like. The tires have a slight rumble that you would expect to be more than what it is, you can cruise at 60 and listen to the radio at a modest volume. The pleasant outcome is that despite the increase in tire size acceleration and braking are minimally impacted and are very acceptable. I was pleasantly surprised at how livable the outcome is, the truck now has about the body clearance of a stock toyota 4x4 with better undercarriage clearance, yet still drives more closely to a stock Baja than a pickup. I expected the beefier EJ platform to absorb the changes more so than the EA platform, but this could comfortably be used as a family daily driver after the upgrade. And this is currently a NA EJ25 not the turbo, a Baja turbo would be impacted to a lesser extent and you could always dial in a slight boost increase to offset the loss.
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