-3" (base and XR) DJM upper/lower control arms.
Fits all base and XR models.
The lowest price I've found is $410 shipped from Tony (DJM Direct) on X-Runner Underground (XRU).
They work by moving the all of the mounting points up 3" via replacing upper and lower control arms (UCA and LCA).
You will need new ball joints or transfer your stock ball joints to this kit.
I like the MOOG Problem Solver ball joints because they are greaseable.
Some info that might be helpful to add to the already super-helpful 1st post in this thread...
The part number for the MOOG ball joints for a 2005-2011 base model Tacoma is as follows. I'm assuming nothing has changed for 2012-2013?:
Adjustable control arms.
Company I am going through as of now (Day Motor Sports) links;
Arms (because of my drop I went with 11" and 12").
Ball joints (these are the ones I ordered/are on back order currently awaiting updates on availability ).
Ball joint list
As of now, the current pictures are of when I started to post again. I am unfortunately still waiting for the ball joints I ordered (had to send one in picture back because the cotter pin wouldn't go through the ball joint hole to lock the castle nut). As for the way the ball joint sits, I have yet to install/or test fit. No where to do it really
-2.2" (base) or -1.7" (XR) XII coils
These coils drop the base model 2.2". 1.7" from the coil and factor in .5" from the stock height XR coil.
Remember these were designed to drop the XR, so you must account for the height different from stock XR coils to stock base model coils.
They work by shortening the coil and increasing spring rate via replacing the stock coils.
Pictured: old skool Sittin Sic 1" drop coils (850 ppi).
-0.5" (base) or 0" (XR) XR Bilstein struts.
Stock for the XR, they drop the base model 0.5" and stiffen the front.
-1" (base and XR) Spindle drop spacer.
Fits all base and XR models.
The spacers can be made available from .5" to 1.5".
Most commonly used are 1" drop spacers.
Good luck finding them, I had mine made by Phil Dammit.
They work by moving the spindle and UCA farther from the LCA by spacing the LCA and bottom of the spindle via the addition of aluminum spacers and longer bolts.
Install between part 5 and part 18.
-2" (base) or 1.5" (XR) SOS drop kit from TundraRacing.com
Will fit all base and XR models.
Designed to drop the XR 1.5" then account for natural difference in spring height to get 2" for base models.
Basically what you're getting is a lower spring spacer.
Install between part 6 and part 9.
These XII Performance sway bars are thicker than stock and reduce body roll.
Note: base models do not have a rear sway bar.
If you are using lowering springs and spindle spacers the top nut on the strut stem will not thread down and secure the strut to the tower.
You will need to stack washers or fabricate spacers.
We can now offer an improvement over just having drop coils. Using adjustable coilover shocks, with 18 settings. These are simultaneous adjustable shocks, meaning that both compression and rebound dampening settings are adjusted with one control. (Dual adjustable shocks available for extra cost) A couple spring rates will be offered for either street, weekend warrior, and all track rates. These can be adjusted to stock height down to a 2 inch drop (results will vary to each vehicle). With the combination of the right spring rate and the right shock setting, you'll think that you're in a sports car running through the apex. For those of you that have installed our drop coils without issues, you will quickly see that this kit is not different. We always strive to ensure that our kits are easy to install, are completely a bolt on, and are of the quality we expect.
Kits will include:
18 Valving Adjustable Coil Over Kit with Spherical bearings
Spanner Wrench / Bearing Kit
All Bolts and Hardware
3 Choices for Coil Rate. The coils are made by Eibach and will be silver in color.
1. 550 Coil Rate for Street Use
2. 600 Coil Rate for Weekend Track Warrior
3. 650 Coil Rate for Main Track Use
These coils will be interchangeable. We will offer for sale the coils by them selves in each rate if you decide to change the coil rate at a later date.
In the air: DJM arms, 1" drop coils, 1" spindle spacers, XR Bilstein struts; equalling 6" drop and camber maxed out at 3* of negative camber.
On the ground: