Current info is:
- 2000 Tacoma 4wd ext. cab, 3.4L V6 and 5spd. Man. Trans. w/stock suspension and 81,000 miles
- Has canopy on bed
- Just recently installed ARB bumper and Warn XD9000 Winch
- Stock suspension all around
- Installation of bumper and winch lowered front end 5/8Ē from stock ride height
- Iím not going to see how deep a mud hole I can go through our how deep a river I can cross and Iím not going to be getting any ďairĒ. This is a daily driver and my hunting rig. I donít haul much in the way of heavy loads and I donít tow anything
- It came stock with 31x10.50x15 tires and they rubbed under full lock on the pinch weld with stock wheels
- I changed to 30x9.50x15 tires on some wheels with more offset I had left over from my 1995 Tacoma 4wd so I could chain up during hunting in deep snow and that is the size I run year round now even though they will also rub on the pinch weld area under full lock and some flex.
Iím wanting to get back to running some 31x10.50x15s and thus I need to raise the front end and will also do the back end to keep it reasonably level. I actually prefer the rear to be a little higher than the front.
My thought is to go with Bilsteins up front and possibly some OME or similar coils along with the Bilsteins and probably just use some 2Ē shackles in the rear. Iíll probably do the rear springs a little later but for now am thinking just shackles. I know this isnít the big buck lift some of you do but Iím not looking to do any ďextreme rock crawlingĒ and donít have an unlimited budget.
If I lost 5/8Ē up front by the bumper and winch installation, will Bilsteins and some coils get me about 2.5Ē-3Ē lift up from my current ride height and should I be looking at a spacer kit for the front diff and also for the rear hanger bearing? I donít want any problems with vibration and donít want to put unnecessary strain on the cv joints and driveline.
Iíve probably neglected something but hope this gives you a good idea of where I am and where I want to go. Thanks for any help you can provide.