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Old 02-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Just got a new 13' tacoma trd... need help

trying to figure out what i would need first. the lift or the tires?
if tires what would be ideal for mt tires.
if a lift i am looking for a 3'' lift and do not know what would be best for off roading and street
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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lift then tires, When lifted you can get a bigger size tire.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Lift first. Tires after. There is alot of info on here for a 3 inch lift. Try searching.

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Check out Toyteclifts.com. one of their kits with 5100s or the OME kit you can also get from them are good options. You can get tires first if you arent going any bigger than a 265/75/16 or 265/70/17.
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I want to go bigger tires

i was looking at the toytec ultimate lift kit i just do not know for sure all the parts needed for a lift.

and tires ive read alot of good reviews from BF GOODRICH MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM2 TIRES
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Only other thing besides the kit would be some UCA's. I have the cheaper lift that they sell thats like 900 bucks or so and 265/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #7
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so when i get my lift....

where would be an ideal place to take my truck to to get it lifted...
should i take it to the toyota service center or somewhere else? Sorry probably dumb question but im new to this.
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where would be an ideal place to take my truck to to get it lifted...
should i take it to the toyota service center or somewhere else? Sorry probably dumb question but im new to this.
I had mine done at 4wheelparts in san jose. They were knew what they were talking about when it came to tacomas. I have heard that at other 4wheelparts stores they dont know anything.

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I personally am leaving my truck stock but good luck and put up some pics of your new truck
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i will when i get home, im actually in class trying to figure out what to do with my truck.
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so what exact parts do i need to just get the 3'' lift in front and back. i looked at this youtube video and it just shows him using Zone 2.5'' front spacer, 2'' rear block kit. is that all or would i need more?

heres the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyE8VkIqPg
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Sorry, dont mean to jump into the conversation. There are many different types of lifts. Some of the types being spacers in the front, blocks in the back. Or spacers in the front and extra leafs in the back. Even height adjustable coilovers, which is the more expensive option. I have the 3" toytec lift and cant say anything bad about it. I would go with the bilstein 5100 height adjustable coilovers for the front. I have the 1 1/2 blocks for the rear. Since the rear is going to be lifted, you would also need your rear shocks lengthened. Go with the Bilstein 5100's for the rear also. Here is the link to the one I would completely recommend to anybody: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

You may or may not need new upper control arms for the front. I havent installed them and have minor vibrations from 10-20mph. I have gotten use to it and it really doesnt bother me. If the vibrations bother you, new uca's is the way to go.
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so what exact parts do i need to just get the 3'' lift in front and back. i looked at this youtube video and it just shows him using Zone 2.5'' front spacer, 2'' rear block kit. is that all or would i need more?

heres the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyE8VkIqPg
That would do it but that's the cheapest way to so it. I would personally never do a spacers and blocks lift.

I have the lift the bigsmit posted a link to. No complaints. Can't go wrong with that or the OME kit.
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no i love the input and i appreciate it. what do you think of this? it is the 3" toytec ultimate lift kit:

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptoytectaco.htm
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Sorry, dont mean to jump into the conversation. There are many different types of lifts. Some of the types being spacers in the front, blocks in the back. Or spacers in the front and extra leafs in the back. Even height adjustable coilovers, which is the more expensive option. I have the 3" toytec lift and cant say anything bad about it. I would go with the bilstein 5100 height adjustable coilovers for the front. I have the 1 1/2 blocks for the rear. Since the rear is going to be lifted, you would also need your rear shocks lengthened. Go with the Bilstein 5100's for the rear also. Here is the link to the one I would completely recommend to anybody: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

You may or may not need new upper control arms for the front. I havent installed them and have minor vibrations from 10-20mph. I have gotten use to it and it really doesnt bother me. If the vibrations bother you, new uca's is the way to go.


Ucas dont really fix vibrations, most people buy then with 3" lifts to corrrect alignment. Most commonly vibrations are caused by changing the angle of the driveshaft, this can ushually be fixed with axle shims or a carrier bearing drop. Some people also have issues with vibrations coming from the front differential after lifting
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Ucas dont really fix vibrations, most people buy then with 3" lifts to corrrect alignment. Most commonly vibrations are caused by changing the angle of the driveshaft, this can ushually be fixed with axle shims or a carrier bearing drop. Some people also have issues with vibrations coming from the front differential after lifting
no i love the input and i appreciate it. what do you think of this? it is the 3" toytec ultimate lift kit:

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptoytectaco.htm
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no i love the input and i appreciate it. what do you think of this? it is the 3" toytec ultimate lift kit:

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05uptoytectaco.htm
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The ULK is good. I'd get the slightly cheaper option posted above thats like 900 and put that 200 towards new UCA's which would be close to 400. The OME kit would save you mode money as well.
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Alot of people have the toytec ultimate lift kit, it is a very good choice. That and the old man emu lift are the most popular on the site. I believe it was mentioned that you may need afternarket upper control arms also if you lift over 2.5 inches. I would recomend SPC light racing UCAs they are adjustable for caster and camber, use a balljoint like the stock setup and are pretty cheap compared to uniball UCAs
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whats the UCA do?

i just looked on amazon as well and it says the SPC light racing UCA would not fit my 2013 tacoma is that true?
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