I'm newbie to site... so be gentle...
My experience with Tacomas:
Owned 2002 4wd TRD OR DC - GREAT TRUCK!
Owned 2008 4wd TRD SP DC - Good Truck!
The suspension on '02 was awesome! Always felt tight, solid! The '08 was bouncy, and leaned in turns.
I will be getting a new '12 4wd DC OR, and hoping to get that same awesome ride quality. I'd like a lift, but have read too many horror stories on this site. Got quotes from local 4Wheel shop for ProComp 3" lift, but they said no need for UCAs and they want to charge big $$ for a 3 yr. warranty.
I've read a lot of positive comments on the 5100's, but despite reading many posts, I cannot understand how a SHOCK raises the truck? Maybe I just don't understand, but I didn't think the shocks set the height of the vehicle.
My real question is this: 1) Is there any lift in the 2" - 3" range that can be guaranteed to give a perfect ride (no vibs, like factory ride)? I know you will ask my budget... it is this: I'll only consider something that'll give me a PERFECT ride quality and reliability. i may or may not be able to afford it.
2nd question: If I cannot get a lift guaranteed to give excellent ride quality, can I see some posts of aftermarket tires / wheels combo's on STOCK suspension. I like the agressive look, but probably don't need mudders.
Truck will be 95% main driver, and 5% light offroad and snow.