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Old 12-13-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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Lift Kit for my Tacoma

So I read the lift guide at the top of the lift kit suspension page but I'm still a little confused. I want a fairly inexpensive lift for my Tacoma. I don't want to go cheap and buy something thats going to just be a waste of money but I'm not in the market for something that a seasoned off road driver would get. I rarely go off road, just mainly like the look and better ride quality. Right now the Tacoma looks too low to the ground. I saw someone post this kit and it looks nice: http://www.thoroughbreddiesel.com/procomp/toyota-3.htm. The guide was also talking about UCA's being needed with a 3" lift? Need help please.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Once you go over about 2 1/2 " of lift up front you will ( some say may ) need aftermarket UCA's in order to get your alignment correct .
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anything over stock height would mess up your algnment since your changing the stock geometry of the suspension, but you would def want some uca's if you go any higher then 2". i would suggest bilstein 5100's or OME for your application.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:20 AM   #4
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As far as I have heard, anything under 3" does not require uca's. I know of countless people including myself with a 3" lift/leveling kit and allignment is not an issue. Of course i'm in the first gen catagory so unless that is changed for 2nd gen, you will be alright with a basic 3" lift.
I would start with toytec and a set of 5100's or just use your stock coils. And also an asl for the rear and good quality shocks. Billy's as well.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #5
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Getting a definitive answer yet OP ?

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You may find this discussion helpful

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ur-3-lift.html

This is a thread on UCA's and alignment

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...alignment.html
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Thanks for your responses. Definitely going to lean towards new uca's. Anyone now if the procomp kit I posted earlier any good or other recomendations? This would be my first lift so not sure about reliability.
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And how about this kit: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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that is an excelent choice. OME=good shit sir
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that is an excelent choice. OME=good shit sir

Thanks ktmrider. Anyone have any uca recommendations for this kit? Also would I need anything else or just the kit amd uca's and I'll be in good shape?
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Thanks ktmrider. Anyone have any uca recommendations for this kit? Also would I need anything else or just the kit amd uca's and I'll be in good shape?
Camburg or Total Chaos, cant go wrong with either...
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Thanks ktmrider. Anyone have any uca recommendations for this kit? Also would I need anything else or just the kit amd uca's and I'll be in good shape?
total chaos, camburg, or if you want a ball joint style light racing. I have the TCs, I dont know why i picked it over the camburg.
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I jus got mine lifted 3" and used procomp. I read on here earlier that some people didn't like it. So far I really like it. My ride is smoother than stock and havent had issues.
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Thanks everyone for your input. I'm almost set on the OME kit but i'm still stuck on the uca's
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I know this has been dead for awhile but I now have the funds to start this project. Still getting the OME kit from toytec I just need to know if I need new U-Bolts and what size. Also if I should get the rear shock covers or if it's just a waste of money.
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