Hello, new member here, just purchased a 2010 Tacoma TRD 4x4 TRD Sport! I have been endlessly reading threads on lifting over the past few weeks. I have a few questions that I could not seem to find a direct answer to. I would like to get a moderate lift and new tires and rims. I know this subject has been beaten to death, but I would appreciate any input…
1. Rear TSB vs. just getting an ALL. I am not concerned about the $$ as an ALL is not a lot of money, just want to make it easy. Is there any advantage to getting the TSB or should I just get an ALL and be done with it?
2. Rear TRD Bilsteins vs. 5100? Is it worth switching? I have heard conflicting information (that the 5100 are better and that the TRD Bilsteins are pretty much the same so need to switch on a new Tacoma)
3. On the front lift I have read mixed reviews on spacers vs. 5100’s. Seems again that with a new truck and the TRD Bilsteins, why would a spacer be a bad idea? You would keep the stock ride quality as you are not compressing the spring. With the 5100’s you compress the spring and make the effective spring rate stiffer, and you are back to the question of are the 5100 that much better then stock TRD Billys?
4. Lastly, I do not want any rubbing issues with my tires and do not want to cut out plastic. Sounds like with 285/70 17’s I would have to do some cutting, what is the largest I can go without cutting? Plus I do not want a very heavy tire, just a reg load rating no greater then C. Going to go on a 17x9 rim (Pro Comp 7089 is the top runner right now). I drive 95% pavement and do not want to sacrifice handling, MPG or braking. Considering Revo 2’s.