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Old 10-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #121
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Great info, I am so green at this all the info your providing is very helpful!
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #122
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cheapest, fastest way to simply level the front end without doing anything to the rear... anyone?
Top plate spacers. No question. Ask to see the install of 5100s vs top plate spacers, you'd be ridiculous to do 5100s.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #123
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Top plate spacers. No question. Ask to see the install of 5100s vs top plate spacers, you'd be ridiculous to do 5100s.
top plate spacers are so easy..find them used and it would be cheap too!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #124
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Good sticky, really informative but I still have a few questions. I would like lift mine up maybe 2" and was wondering what would be my best bet and what size tires can I go with without scrubbing? For now I have to stick with the stock rims. I would love to get a set of the TRD 17" bead lock wheels.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #125
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Shit hot thread man. Great info for a new guy such as myself. Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:42 PM   #126
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IMHO, the best set up would be a ProComp or Fabtech lift with 33" tires on 10" wide rims. (Well actually the best would be SAS but that's a different story)

I don't think the 3" lift is very good for offroading, because it is very limited on down travel. Like what you were describing with your subaru.
I know people will jump on me for saying that. But just think about it.

The 3" lift almost fully extends your stock suspension to achieve the 3" lift. Leaving you with very little down travel. And to do well offroading you need both up travel, and down travel.

The DB lifts like Fabtech and Procomp basically maintains the stock suspension travel, while giving you additional front to back ground clearance.
(Yes I know you don't gain anything wheel to wheel clearance) The 3" lift will have the same clearance.

But this is just my opinion. You can decide for yourself. I really don't care to argue with the peanut gallery about how good or bad a 3" lift is.
It just depends on what you want to do.

I will only provide information and my opinion.

Good Luck!
From what Miles said in this build thread, droop travel is the key to addressing the limitations mentioned about 3" lifts. What he built seems to be exactly what I'm looking for ... except for the price, of course.

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Aftermarket UCAs & stock LCAs- Miles went with Camburg UCAs and some special ball joints

FJ Cruiser rear Fox Shocks (not sure of model no.) with OME Dakar rear springs

Timbren bump stops, front & rear

I plan to run the stock OR suspension (with the AAL TSB) for now, and add Timbren bump stops. That should get me by until I'm ready to dump a few thousand into the suspension, and I won't be wasting money along the way.
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Hey everyone, I have a 2012 Taco. I am planning on doing a lift. Was recommended to do the Bilstien 5100's in the front, OME shocks and add a leaf in the back. I want a 3 inch overall lift and looking to get wider and bigger tires. I saw some Pro- Comp wheels with 5 inch back spacing, will this be wide enough to get some poke with the tires?/ Will i run into any rubbing problems?
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i have the same truck stock

i was looking at putting the same 285 nitto trail grapplers and xd crank rims on my truck with a 3 inch lift. do you have any pictures of your truck you can send me? thanks.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:50 PM   #131
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #132
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this is awesome!! i've been looking for a lift and have been back and forth on the best way to go! thanks!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #134
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cheap top plate spacers !!!! use 3 inch header collector flanges ! they come in 3/16 5/16 and 3/8 thickness .just open the bolt holes outward with a hacksaw ,jigsaw or cutoff wheel .paint and install .most muffler and parts stores carry them about a 1/3rd of what top plate spacers would cost ya
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I am running the Bilstein 5100's at top level 2.5". Do I need to get UCA'S? I don't really notice any issues exept fot slight tire screeching when I make sharp U turns.
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I am running the Bilstein 5100's at top level 2.5". Do I need to get UCA'S? I don't really notice any issues exept fot slight tire screeching when I make sharp U turns.
What are your alignment numbers? If your alignment is within specs, you like the way it drives and the stock UCAs aren't hitting the coils then you are fine.
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Anybody running an OME 3" lift? Been thinking about this brand for a while now.
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