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Old 08-12-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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2k11 4 cylinder 4x4 Regular Cab Tacoma lifted..What are my options?

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New to the forum! I'm pretty new to the whole Tacoma scene so please excuse the noob questions. I'm looking to purchase a 2k11 4x4 Tacoma and I was wondering what my options are for lifting. I'm not trying to spend too much $$. I was looking at a Bilstein 5100 set up but I am not sure if this would even fit or work for this truck. If the Billy's did work would I need anything else? Or will the Billy's alone be enough? I'm not looking for a huge lift, a subtle lift is what I am going for. I will be using this truck to commute +100 miles a day so a comfortable ride is important. The truck will also be used for fishing and light off roading. I will also be putting aftermarket wheels and tires when I have enough saved. I'm leaning towards the Konig Countersteer's and maybe 265/7s? Not sure what kind yet. Will the billy's give me enough clearance? I just bought a house so most of my money is being diverted to things for the new pad but knowing myself....I can't just leave any of my vehicles stock. I gotta mod it some how...especially an almost base model taco.

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If I where you I would get bilstien set up at 1.75'' up front a 1.5'' aal to the rear. Konig countersteers with 265/70/16 duratracs would look sick.

That would be the ideal set up. Also first thing is secondary filter removal, search for it and buy an afe pro dry -s air filter from autoanything.com for $35.00.

As for the lift any higher than that or any tires bigger than that will kill gas mpg. Just a thought. Also chop your exhaust pipe after the rear axle and throw on a kobalt slim line toolbox and your set.

Sound like a good plan?
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^ What he said, but I would go to a 265/75r16 tire size.
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weres this 2nd airfilter?
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Yeah what Niknaq said. I did the Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75" on my 07 Regular Cab PreRunner and it leveled it out perfect IMO. And I got 265/75-16's as well. I really liked the look and I'll be doing the same mods on my next one! Here's a pic of mine so you can get an idea of how it looks with that setup. Oh and I didn't have any lift in the rear.

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weres this 2nd airfilter?
When you open your air filter box, it's attached to the top half (lid?). It will be obvious when you open it.

Edit: Redrazr, How did your truck ride and handle post lift compared to pre lift? I also plan to go the 1.75 route, but I will also prob get the TSB springs done for the rear.
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When you open your air filter box, it's attached to the top half (lid?). It will be obvious when you open it.

Edit: Redrazr, How did your truck ride and handle post lift compared to pre lift? I also plan to go the 1.75 route, but I will also prob get the TSB springs done for the rear.
The front felt much smoother after the Bilstein shocks were installed IMO. I was very satisfied with the ride quality!
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I would choose skinnier tires, especially if I had a 100 mile commute.
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Yeah what Niknaq said. I did the Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75" on my 07 Regular Cab PreRunner and it leveled it out perfect IMO. And I got 265/75-16's as well. I really liked the look and I'll be doing the same mods on my next one! Here's a pic of mine so you can get an idea of how it looks with that setup. Oh and I didn't have any lift in the rear.

Thanks for the replies everyone.

redrazr....this looks really good! Did you have any rubbing issues? Also, what kind of tires are those?
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I would choose skinnier tires, especially if I had a 100 mile commute.
How skinny would you go?
255?

Also, I was thinking of 16x8 konigs. Will this size be ok?
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welcome man! in the same boat, bro.. want to lift this thing a little more.. but ive got other priorities right now, like a house. all i did was a level and 33.5 x 11.5 nittos.. and KMC XD addicts

pic in the sig.. let me know if you want more pics.. love my little truck
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

redrazr....this looks really good! Did you have any rubbing issues? Also, what kind of tires are those?
Thanks! After I got the new wheels they rubbed a tiny bit up front. Fender wells I'm guessing? A bit of trimming probably would've taken care of that. The tires were Goodyear Wrangler AT/D2's. Sam's Club specials lol
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How skinny would you go?
255?

Also, I was thinking of 16x8 konigs. Will this size be ok?
If you want the same height as the 265's, but skinnier, then a 235/85-16 would be a good choice.
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welcome man! in the same boat, bro.. want to lift this thing a little more.. but ive got other priorities right now, like a house. all i did was a level and 33.5 x 11.5 nittos.. and KMC XD addicts

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Hi,
New to the forum! I'm pretty new to the whole Tacoma scene so please excuse the noob questions. I'm looking to purchase a 2k11 4x4 Tacoma and I was wondering what my options are for lifting. I'm not trying to spend too much $$. I was looking at a Bilstein 5100 set up but I am not sure if this would even fit or work for this truck. If the Billy's did work would I need anything else? Or will the Billy's alone be enough? I'm not looking for a huge lift, a subtle lift is what I am going for. I will be using this truck to commute +100 miles a day so a comfortable ride is important. The truck will also be used for fishing and light off roading. I will also be putting aftermarket wheels and tires when I have enough saved. I'm leaning towards the Konig Countersteer's and maybe 265/7s? Not sure what kind yet. Will the billy's give me enough clearance? I just bought a house so most of my money is being diverted to things for the new pad but knowing myself....I can't just leave any of my vehicles stock. I gotta mod it some how...especially an almost base model taco.

Thanks in advance for any replies....

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you dont even need to put the ad a leaf in the back to run those size tires, i have a 2011 taco reg. cab and i just put the billy's at 1.75" to level it out and and am running 265/10/r16 fine i could run 285, but i am putting a 3 inch on now for more height. mine was $1300 for tires and shocks.
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