Originally Posted by KaosTsoc
Oh, and my truck is out of warrenty for rear leaf TSB so, no dice there. I dont trust the dealership anyway to mess with my truck, plus all they do is try to charge me for crap I dont need. Bunch of vulchers IMO.
The back end of the truck sits higher than the front as it is, not by much, but you can see it. I dont want to get excessive with the upgrade, just something to sink my teeth into if you will. However, if there are things that will be needed in order for this work then so be it. I have also been doing a lot of looking on here as well. Some people get new control arms both top and bottom, and some dont. I guess it all comes down to how high you want to..... Dont really want to go to air bags just yet, good idea though. So, if I set the 5100's at 0", and still put in the OME's I would get like an 1" 1 1/2" lift?? Still trying to grasp this lift calculation stuff. If I do, do this should I just get new UCA's, and LCA's, and be done with it?
Not really looking to do real custom leafs if I can prevent it. And to be honest I dont mind at all if my rear sits a little higher that the front, I am not looking to level her out, but if it works out that way then so be it. In fact I like how the rear is higher than the front anyway, so if I could retain that, that would be awsome.
I do plan on putting these in myself, and I have found some vids on here that show how to do it so, I think I am covered there. Worse case, I might have to ask one of you on here to come help me if you are in Dallas, Tx area.
The only people replacing their lower control arms are serious off roaders or long travel guys. For a lift of 3" or under, DevL is correct, new LCA's are of no benefit.
There are several OME coils to choose for the 2nd Gens and how much lift you get depends on which coil you choose. The 4 coils that fit a 2nd Gen are 883, 884, 885 and 886 coils. 883, 884 and 885 coils all have the same spring rate, 886 coils are very heavy and should only be used if you have a lot of armor on your truck and/or a heavy plate bumper with a winch.
Actual lift measurements depend on the model of the truck but this will get you close for a V6 Tacoma:
883's will give you around 1.5" of lift
884's will give you around 2" of lift
885's will give you around 2.5" of lift
Trim packers and top plates can be added to any of these coils to gain an extra 1/4 to 1/2" of lift.
For a front lift under 2" of lift, you should be perfectly fine with your stock UCA's. 2 - 2.5" of lift you might be alright but it's a bit of a crapshoot as to whether you'll need new UCA's or not, 2.5" of lift or higher and it's a very good idea to get UCA's to avoid alignment issues.
OME coils can be used with Bilstein 5100 series shocks and many people are running this combo without any issues.