After working with Toyota Racing Development on the supercharger article in the July '02 issue, we found that TRD needed to lower one of its Tacomas. To find out the best way to perform a simple lowering job, the company contacted us.

When we found out what it was looking for, we did a bit of research and found out that the same bolt-on application for a '99 Tacoma works every bit as well on an '02 Tacoma. From past experience, we know that when a new model year truck comes out, often there's not much of a change besides the appearance of the hood, the bumper, and the grille.

Even though it may seem as though nothing has changed, the new truck will often have vastly different part numbers for suspension components. Follow along as we install a simple slam on Toyota's newest mini-truck equipped with a TRD S-Runner body kit. The truck has plenty of style, but not enough attitude. For the complete rundown on our exploits, keep reading.

To order your own lowering components, contact Chassis Tech. Its information is listed in the source box of this article.

SOURCE
TM Engineering (installation)
1129 E. Dominguez St., Ste. B
Carson
CA  90746
Volk Racing Wheels/Rays Engineering (wheels)
9921 Jordan Cir.
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
Chassis Tech (lowering components)
260 E. Hibbert
Mesa
AZ  85210