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Old 03-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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i wanna lift my truck what do i need exactly???

i have been researching for a while and it is time to change the shock absorbers on my truck so i was thinking about getting a lift while im at it that comes with shocks or atleast the rear and ill but new front coil overs this is one of the kits ive seen any other ideas or input ?
http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_95-04_tacoma_2.html
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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theyd be best so maybe something from toyotec?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #4
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or maybe doing the one link i posted first and bilsteins on the front? what about rancho are they good? do i need a remote resivor
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #5
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http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...=113&Itemid=72

Anything on that page, minus the spacer lift.

Bilstein 5100's will be what you want all the way around.

You don't need anything with a remote res unless you plan to use it for it's intended purpose. For daily driving and average off roading, no.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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if i get these http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72 will they lift my truck? do i need anything other than what comes in this kit
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #8
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That's all you'll need. You can set the front to 0, .85, 1.75, or 2.5.

If you go above .85 you'll probably need an add a leaf in the back to level it.

Your best bet for a nice good ride would be to get that kit, and set the front to .85 inches of lift.

Then you'll have no need for new upper control arms or add a leaf. And have a great ride.
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and it should fit on my truck? it also says the rear is adjustable from1-2.5 and front from 0-2.5 is it hard to raise or lower it? and would i need a shock compressor to install? and i heard add-a-leaf sttiffens the ride alot
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FYI, this is all Second gen 2005 and up. The link I gave you was for second gen. But it looks like you figured that out and got into the 1st gen second there.

Not sure about the 1st gen settings.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:20 AM   #11
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yueah i saw that lol i went back in and went into firs ge 95-04 i think
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Yes. Just make sure u order the right year setup for your truck.

What are tour goals for the lift? How high do u want to go?

The rear 5100's don't lift at all. They accommodate for a block or AAL of 1-2.5 inches of lift. AAL might stiffen the ride, but will be better than a block.

You'll need a coil spring compresser.

And the adjustment is easy. It's just a snap ring that you pull off and put at whatever setting u want.
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mhhm so should i go ahead and get aal aswell? my truck already looks a lil higher than stock from the suspension pakage it came with i gues so would this be adding on to how high it is now?
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i just looked under my truck and the shocks i have are already bilstiens idk what model though , do they come with stock bilstiens?
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mhhm so should i go ahead and get aal aswell? my truck already looks a lil higher than stock from the suspension pakage it came with i gues so would this be adding on to how high it is now?

Yes get the AAL
Are you planning on using your stock coils?
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i just looked under my truck and the shocks i have are already bilstiens idk what model though , do they come with stock bilstiens?

Yes, they come stock with them if you have the TRD package, they should have been Blue and Yellow, right?
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yes unless i need to upgrade
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U can get an AAL if your lifting upwards of 2 inches or so. Look around at some threads to see some of the combinations people use. I'm not quite sure what height front lift and what size AAL will make it level.

I know some tacomas come stock with bilsteins. Again, I'm not too familiar with 1st gens.

Post a pic of ur truck and suspension and we can tell if it's lifted or not.

If you get this new lift, it will just be replacing whatever was on before, not providing additional lift.
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yep blue and yellow
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i just looked under my truck and the shocks i have are already bilstiens idk what model though , do they come with stock bilstiens?
yes, they should be yellow and blue in color, the best shocks for the money are bilstein 5100's from DSMS:http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-13...djustable.html
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