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Old 09-02-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Just got my PreRunner. What lift should i get now?

So I finally got my 99 tacoma prerunner v6 and now I want to throw a lift on it, I'm just not sure where to go about starting the process. Such as, do i get body spacers since i realistically only want a 2-3 inch lift, or do i go with the more expensive suspension lifts? If i did want to get 2-3 inch body spacers where would i buy them and where could i get them installed in Los Angeles? Could the typical mechanic install them or do i need to go to a specialist? Please help me! This is all so overwhelming and i just want to get my truck lifted already. Send me links or give me insight on what i should do...

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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I would stay away frim a spacer lift. I would go with Either some Bilstein 5100's and a toytec aal or the OME 3'' lift kit
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I just checked out the bilsteins and saw some figure like 1000 bucks online to buy and i just checked out the ome 3 inch kit for a 4 runner at about 400... so im leaning towards ome. So basically i just buy that kit and have someone install it for what like 150 or something like that? Where's the best reliable online place i could purchase some ome or bilstein stuff?

Thanks for the response by the way man. Im learning a lot right now haha.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:14 PM   #6
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i do like that 2 1/2 inch lift from toytec looks solid and its like perfect right in between 2 and 3 inches, what im looking for. I wouldnt need any additional parts right? To be honest i wouldn't really be going "offroading" at least not hardcore. How much should i expect to pay for installation ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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haha thanks man cheers yeah Santa Cruz is cool i like the town a lot
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:28 PM   #8
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I'm not sure how much in labor. I installed every thing @ TW mod day.with the help of my fellow Nor Cal TW'ers
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #9
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thanks for your help bud, definitely getting the bilstein 5100s now. The benefits just outweigh the body spacers by so much and theyre only 100 bucks more. Im down.
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How do you like the look it gives you though? I read the website's q and a and it said somethign along the line of the difference between a spacer and getting 5100s is that with spacers you get more of a lift in the front as where the 5100s you get leveled so the rear is slightly more lifted.. is that true??? i want both ends to be equally lifted!!!


DUde also, i just thought, and this is a BIG one... Since the tacoma came with a 2 inch factory prerunner lift, when i get my 5100s, will it add another 2 1/2 inches to 2 that i already have or will it only add a half inch???? if its only adding a half inch and that's the case... im pretty bummed now since it won't make a notable difference at all.
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Being Prerunner there is not any other way to go other than SPINDLES Unless you go balls out and do a long travel!!
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6" lifts do nothing for ground clearance so if you wheel thats not really an option!
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6" lifts do nothing for ground clearance so if you wheel thats not really an option!
blah blah blah...

anyway... get spindles, but thats like a grand.

get OME complete lift from toytec.... better than 5100s and stock springs
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Unless you wanna be like Mark and only look good!

jk jk man I am jealous of your truck it is beautiful!
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Since you have a 1st gen I think you will have to get coustom made spindles. Iirc I'm sure some 1st gen guys will corEct me if I'm wrong.
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Spindle lift with new rear leaf pack or a complete OME 3" lift with 885 coils
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Did not realize 1st part of it, ya you might be out of luck!
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:02 PM   #19
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Unless you wanna be like Mark and only look good!

jk jk man I am jealous of your truck it is beautiful!
thanks, it does look good doesn't it... too bad I'm too afraid now to test its functionality
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Hey, a fellow 1999 prerunner guy

by body spacers did you mean a body lift? if so then those only lift the body *cab, bed etc.* higher off of the frame. They allow larger tires, but don't lift the frame any higher.
3 inch body lift - http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/5533.html
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