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Old 05-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Lift kit?

Hey guys, I'm thinking on lifting my '04 PreRunner and I'm thinking on doing a 3" spacer in the front and a 2" AAL in the rear. I don't want my truck to look huge, I just want a nice looking Taco that doesn't have the "nose to the ground" look. Anyone else have any better setups or suggestions? Any help is appreciated!
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Wow, that was a lot of help quick! So with the install of 5100's I would have to go and buy larger coils with that as well? I'm just trying to make my truck level off or have that "Squatting" look on it. I'm not looking to go all out, it's only a double cab prerunner.
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5100s could be used with stock coils but would be better with OME or Eibach coils.
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5100s could be used with stock coils but would be better with OME or Eibach coils.
what he said,

Bilstein 5100's are adjustable...so you set the bilsteins on 2.5'' with the stock coil (but you are worsening the ride because you are preloading the coils) Or you can set the bilsteins on "0" and use a lift coil like eibach or OME (better ride, no preloading). Depending on what OME coil you choose you can get 2-3'' of lift...and the eibachs give around 3''.
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What up Irmo!?!? Class of 99' here.
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no spacers IMO just do it right the first time and go with a complete lift
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Most everybody will steer you away from blocks and spacers unless they are very small. A full suspension lift would be your best bet. OME or a toytech ultimate lift seems to be pretty popular and has good reviews. There are some other options if those are not in your price range. Just spend some time looking. I just installed my OME kit and am still learning things I would have liked to have known before.
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I heard class of '99. I'm class of '09! Yeah like I said I'm not going for anything major, just a smaller leveling kit around 3" on the front. I'd like to stay away from AAL so it sounds like the best bet is the 5100's and a larger coil?
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And if I go with the 5100's and a 3" lifting coils in the front would I have to do anything to the rear besides the 5100's? I'm new to the whole "lifting" thing, so you guys are going to have to forgive me. I've spent all my time lowering cars
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I did OME struts all around and 885s and UCAs up front. In the rear I have the TSB and AAL.
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And if I go with the 5100's and a 3" lifting coils in the front would I have to do anything to the rear besides the 5100's? I'm new to the whole "lifting" thing, so you guys are going to have to forgive me. I've spent all my time lowering cars
5100s in the rear will give you a better ride but no lift. The springs do all the lifting (or where you mount them with the 5100s in the front). I put OME 885s up front & Dakar leaf packs in back and got 3" lift front & rear.
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And if I go with the 5100's and a 3" lifting coils in the front would I have to do anything to the rear besides the 5100's? I'm new to the whole "lifting" thing, so you guys are going to have to forgive me. I've spent all my time lowering cars
You will have to do something in the rear to make it level, unless you want "bro lean."

An AAL or whole new leaf pack will do the trick.
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I did OME struts all around and 885s and UCAs up front. In the rear I have the TSB and AAL.
that's really relevant to a first gen
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm leaning towards the 5100's on the front and rear and the lift coils on the front and probably an AAL in the rear as well. I appreciate everyone's input as it was greatly appreciated
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I hear the best way to lift a truck is by using search bars.
But he got so much extra info from the 2nd gens. Thanks for helping 2nd gens!!!!!
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm leaning towards the 5100's on the front and rear and the lift coils on the front and probably an AAL in the rear as well. I appreciate everyone's input as it was greatly appreciated
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One more questions guys, what is the best AAL to get for the rear? I'm looking at an OME
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
Would this go well with the 5100's all the way around and the Eibach coils up front?
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I think it's Wheelers that makes a 3 leaf AAL that I've heard good things about.
Didn't pay much attention because I wanted and/or had a full leaf pack.
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