I am looking for suggestions from experienced Tacoma owners to pick a suspension lift for my stock 04 TRD.
My truck is my daily driver so I’m not looking for a 9” lift with 42” swampers.
I’d like to install no greater than a 5” suspension lift using my 265/70R16 and want to spend less than $1000, if possible.
I’ve found the following online:
Rough Country 2.5” for $239.95
Summit Racing 3” for $703.25
1) Cost vs. Quality…New Leaf Springs vs. Add-A-leaf?
2) Cost vs. Quality…New Front Coil Springs vs. Spacers?
3) Any other required parts for the kits I listed above?
I’m a mechanical engineer but certainly not a mechanic, so any important suspension install aspects or other things to heavily consider when choosing a lift kit are much appreciated.
Thanks for any assistance.