Hello gang, I'm new to the forum, but on my 3rd Tacoma. Been lurking for a while just trying to find as much info as possible, but it looks like I need to get involved now.
Current truck is a 2006 4x4 DCLB TRD Sport with an ARE shell full of about 250lbs of gear, full time. Just broke 100,000 miles this afternoon, and the truck's running a bit loose and spongy. Looking to improve the ride and get a bit of lift, I'm ready to pull the trigger on full OME kit from Wheelers (885's and Dakars), just need to figure out where to get it all installed. I've called around and driven around, and haven't really gotten a strong, confident feeling from any of the shops I've talked to. Probably worth noting, I didn't just walk in asking about installing gear bought somewhere else, I've walked in looking to see who would like to sell me what they recommend, and for the most part, was met with little interest in getting my business.
Who's got a good experience with a Taco friendly / Taco knowledgeable shop? I'm up in Glendale, but I'm more than willing to drive as far across town as needed to get the work done by guys that will do it right the first time.
Also, since I'm here, and you've all got much more up to date knowledge than I do, am I heading the right direction with an OME kit? Is there something else in the smaller lift, middle price zone that's got a better reputation?
Anyways, any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
1995.5 Tacoma ExtraCab 4x4 (Exported to Nigeria in 2003)
2003 Tacoma DoubleCab PreRunner TRD (sold it after I got stuck in 3" of mud)
2006 Tacoma DoubleCab Longbed 4x4 TRD Sport (Paid off and keeping it for life)