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Old 04-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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I have a double cab trd off road 4x4 tacoma. I'm wanting to lift it but I'm new to this and need a little advice. This lift is 95% for looks ill go off road very little. My biggest concern is I don't want to sacrifice much ride quality. I'm looking for the most practical lift for my needs and money. I like the toyotec ultimate lift but its more than what I need is what I think. I just don't wanna sink 2k into a lift when I can obtain all my needs for a less of a price. All advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys sorry I'm a noob.
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Well I'm wanting to achieve around 3-4 inches of lift. One other thing is I find kinda strange is my tacoma sits higher in the front than the rear. When I bought it ( used) it was like that.
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Check to make sure there isnt spacer in the front, if its used and sits higher in the front there may be some. Alot to get 3-4in of lift for low cost isnt going to happen and still have a good ride, only 1-2.5ish for cheap or you could do 2ish by leveling kit of 5100s and a 1to 2in taller tire to get a overall 3-4 in higher. ie 265/65/17 to a 265/70/17 and be sure to be careful of how wide you go ie 285 on stock rims and stock UCA. I also wanted a lift for 95% road and looks i did a 2.5in spacer in front and 1.5 AAL in the rear and im very happy with it for a total cost of 260 dollors. im going to run a 265/70/17 on my stock rims...Just my input but im also kinda new to lifts.
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Well I'm wanting to achieve around 3-4 inches of lift. One other thing is I find kinda strange is my tacoma sits higher in the front than the rear. When I bought it ( used) it was like that.
then OME from downsouth motorsports for 3"

2.5 and up and ur in the new UCA territory............which is why I stayed at 2" with eibachs


get us pics of ur current suspension............u may have some kinda spacer lift or something giving it the brotastic lean.
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What about something like this what's the pros and cons to either?

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72



Or this

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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The 2nd link won't do it with the 884 ome springs. U would need the 885 plus the top plate spacer.
Going 3 inches correctly will run you at the top of your stated $$ amount. After 2.5 inches you will need new uca's for a proper alignment. Then u will need bigger tires wheels.. Then... Then... Then...


Try here. 885 with top plate. http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72


Going with the Billie 5100's will get u close to what you want for a better price.. U just have to settle for a little less lift..
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The first will be alot better, but to go 3in you will also need a new UCA and tires....Basicaly your going to be 3K ish (new tires included) to do 3in the right way or 1k ish for a 2-2.5 level kit (new tires included)
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The first will be alot better, but to go 3in you will also need a new UCA and tires....Basicaly your going to be 3K ish (new tires included) to do 3in the right way or 1k ish for a 2-2.5 level kit (new tires included)
Ya at that cost I'm not factoring in wheels and tires that's a whole seperates thing. I'm just trying to get the lift cost in. So if it was you and you were trying to get the most bang for your buck and the best ride quality you would just do a 2.5 inch lift?
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Well I'm wanting to achieve around 3-4 inches of lift. One other thing is I find kinda strange is my tacoma sits higher in the front than the rear. When I bought it ( used) it was like that.
Only way to achieve 4" is with a db kit or a 3" with a body 1" lift. For you this seems like the best option ounds like 5100's up front set @ .85, ebiach coils, lr uca's, icon or wheelers 3 leaf pack and rear 5100's.
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what about this kit?

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=58914&category_id=113&option=com_ virtuemart&Itemid=72[/QUOTE]

Buying it seperate you come our ahead plus you can get the uca's as well versus buying that kit


bilstein 5100's 300 - 330 set fr and rear

ebiach coils 190.00

icon 3 leaf pack 200

lr uca 375
yea but the coils come assembled, also kit comes with new u bolts and axle shims.
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yea but the coils come assembled, also kit comes with new u bolts and axle shims.
So the kit in your link comes assembled but I have to buy my UCA's right? And if I buy it individually I get the UCAS but I have to buy the u bolts and axle shims?
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So the kit in your link comes assembled but I have to buy my UCA's right? And if I buy it individually I get the UCAS but I have to buy the u bolts and axle shims?
Yes if you buy that kit you still will have to shell out extra $$ for the uca's. If you are mechanically inclined at all installing the front shocks and coils isn't that hard and neither is installing the 3 leaf pack. Can be done with simple tools, floor jack and jack stand. You won't need to buy the ubolts as the 3 leaf pack comes with them and you might not even need the axle shims just depends on your vehicle.
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Is anything about this picture not factory because I don't know why my front sits up higher than my rear
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Looks like a spacer
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If anyone can confirm it is indeed a spacer, can you tell me why someone would only put one in the front, and also what do I need to do to level it out in the rear?
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Get rid of the spacers and go with the 5100 billies and your ride will be way better than with the spacers. The 3 leaf mini pack will get you pretty level. I have the Icon leaf pack on my truck with about 2.5 inch of lift up front. The Icon leaf pack gave me exactly 2" of lift when it was new.

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