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Old 02-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Looking for some opinions on potential lift set up.

I am looking for opinions (hopefully educated) for a potential lift set up for my truck.
First the truck:
98 SR5 Extended Cab 2.4 5 Lug (obviously)

Now the lift. I am thinking about using Doestch UCA's and 3" lift springs with a Fat Bob's 1.5" spacer for the front and a 2" shackle plus 2" AAL for the rear. This would give me 4.5" in the front and 4" in the rear on paper. I'm not looking to turn my truck into an off road monster I just want it to ride higher than my moms Camry.

I would rather not use a spindle lift because they all stick out and I really don't want to mess with spacers in the rear.

So let me know what you think and why.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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Spindles would be your best bet but the coils and ucas aren't a bad choice. As far as a fat bobs spacer I don't believe there is one but if you go to suspention connection.com they have daystar 1.5 inch spacers but since you'll be running the coils it will be next to impossible to get it in and if you do you'll have no down travel and a shitty ride
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The only reason I was going to use the Fat Bob's coil spring spacer was to match the rear lift. I can only find AAL and shackles with 2" of lift so I needed to use both to equal 4" in the back and then add the spacer in the front on top of the coils to make up the extra 1". If you could point me in the direction of something that would give me 3" of lift in the back at a reasonable price I'm all ears.

I read your build page and saw you used a spindle lift. Did they make the the front tires stick out more? Also if you got 3" from the spindles and an additional 1.5" from the spacers, how much lift did you get from the Pro Comp aal and how did you compensate for the additional lift in the front?
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From my knowledge there is no fat bob spacers for 1st gens. The spindles do widen the front track width 3 inches (1.5 per side) but imo it looks good. The spindles and spacers up front gave me about 4 inches. But with the aal it sits perfectly level. If you lifted the rear 4 inches that would be goofy looking tall compared to the front
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do spindles in the front and shackles in the rear.
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[QUOTE=Joels98taco;4483404]From my knowledge there is no fat bob spacers for 1st gens.

Hey Joel, not trying to be a dick but:

http://fatbobsgarage.com/i-6765019-toyota-tacoma-1-5-front-poly-spacer-leveling-lift-kit-2wd-1995-2004-5-lug.html
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do spindles in the front and shackles in the rear.
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From my knowledge there is no fat bob spacers for 1st gens.

Hey Joel, not trying to be a dick but:

http://fatbobsgarage.com/i-6765019-toyota-tacoma-1-5-front-poly-spacer-leveling-lift-kit-2wd-1995-2004-5-lug.html
Had never seen those on their site lol thanks for that now I know
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where could i get the 3 inch lift spring and ucas, and about what would they cost? thanks
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