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Old 09-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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New Tacoma owner, need advice on removing body lift/new lift

Hey, all. I am new to this forum and a new toyota tacoma prerunner owner. I bought it and it has 6in body lift on it. I hate this and want to remove it, would it be hard to remove this myself? Also, I would like to put a new lift on it, I have read a bunch of threads but don't really answer my questions;
Will the bilstein/OEM combo be acceptable for minor off roading? And in the future if I want to get a bigger lift is there a way to add to that lift setup, or would I have to get a complete new lift? I eventually want to get a long travel installed, but can't do it now. My budget is about $1,000.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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Most 6 inch lifts (IIRC) include cutting out the factory cross member to install the one included in the lift. I am sure there is some way to undo what has been done but I'm not sure it is going to be worth the effort. Why settle for something you hate?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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I didn't settle, I like the truck, and I like a challenge. Haha, but I was also informed it was a suspension lift, which I am aware now that it's not. Is there anyway to lower the lift? Even going over speed bumps too fast it hits real hard. What is that from?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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To really know how to help, a picture of your setup would be nice if you have one.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Woah woah woah


Hold on here
Did you say a 6inch BODY LIFT???
Did you mean a 6" lift kit? Or a 3" lift kit with a 3" body lift?
Pics of setup please cause if you have a 6" body lift, then that's the first time I've ever heard of one like that
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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Hold on here
Did you say a 6inch BODY LIFT???
Did you mean a 6" lift kit? Or a 3" lift kit with a 3" body lift?
Pics of setup please cause if you have a 6" body lift, then that's the first time I've ever heard of one like that
I was thinking the same
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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Well since you've never seen it before, I probably don't have it!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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Well since you've never seen it before, I probably don't have it!
Pics please ! Anything is possible and the previous owner couldve had one custom made.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #10
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pics or it didnt happen
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Yeah,thats a new one,6" body? i have 3 1/5" fabtech suspention/3"body lift. still rides stiff,but handles well.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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Can you take a pic of the truck from the front?
Im a 2nd gen so I may be missing it but I don't see a spacer lift and looks like regular coils
Cant tell from that pic if it has a body lift tho
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So, tell me I was wrong....
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:56 PM   #16
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Ohhh looks like you got a 3" block lift in the rear with a 3" spacer lift up front.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong tho
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Okay, good. I didn't want a 6 in body lift, so that's good news. Now, can I just remove that block fairly easily? And how do I go about taking the spacer off of the front. Is the spacer the reason I hit bumps so hard?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #18
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Okay, good. I didn't want a 6 in body lift, so that's good news. Now, can I just remove that block fairly easily? And how do I go about taking the spacer off of the front. Is the spacer the reason I hit bumps so hard?
Well hold on now, you can still have a 3" body lift under there. On 2nd gens its easy to tell But idk bout 1st gens.
That's where someone with a 1st gen can pitch in and ask the questions they need to ask lol

Removal of the spacer and block is pretty simple. There's plenty of write ups on here if you Use the search button.
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I was wondering when I was going to be sent to the search button...

thanks for the help guys
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pictures of what exactly?
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