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Old 06-11-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question on lift: Kit or not?

Hey everyone,

I'm a newly registered member here and I've come to my first crossroads on the 1998 Taco I bought a bit ago.

Any way, the lift on this truck was said to be a 3" suspension lift and a 2" body lift.

Now the suspension lift was definitely not a kit. It's got Sway=A=Way Race Runners in front and a 5-leaf downey pack in the rear. When I was having the steering rack replaced my friend and I realized that the stock steering stop (I think that's what its called) wasn't replaced with a longer one. Allowing the tire to turn all the way until the shock hits the caliper.

Well there's the story and my question I guess is what other crucial things should I check for to see if the guy did a hack job effort at this lift or not?(he seemed pretty knowledgable, but ya never know).

Thanks for any help. and sorry if this is an easy answer but I'm new to the lift thing. I look forward to many an hour spent drooling here haha.

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Sorry, I meant to tell ya I was gonna show you some up close pics of the stuff tomorrow when it's light out.
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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Sorry I didn't prrof read very well... Its got Bilstein 5125's in back as well.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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the suspension you have on that truck is better than most kits out there... SAWs are a reputable coilover and Downey made some good leaf kits back in the day when this truck was likely built up...

not sure what the steering stop extension you are talking about though... steering extension would only be necessary if running a long travel kit, but your truck doesn't seem to be long travel...

definitely post up pics of the wheel turned at full lock and where the coilovers are hitting the calipers...
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Pictures coming... the extension im think that I'm talking about isnt to allow further turning of the wheel but to prevent over turning. Right now the turn radous is super small, but if cranked all the way it must be doing some damage to the components.

Sorry about my lack of knowledge on the subject but thats what I'm here ot do is learn! haha.
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Hopefully these will help.





And here's some of out back too.



Thanks again guys for any help.
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