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Old 05-24-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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need help with choosing lift kit

there are so many lifts out there, and i'm just curious as to which lift is the most bang for your buck? I was looking into the Toytec 3" OME lift with heavy coils and shocks. I don't have thousands of dollars to put towards a lift, but need to get one. any input would be greatly appreciated.
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"Most bang for your buck" is definitely four 5100s set to 2.5" in the front with a 2" add-a-leaf in the back.

You can go cheaper than that.

You can get better capability than that.

But it's a pretty good sweet spot.
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but will the 5100's be enough to hold up a steel bumper? wouldn't i need heavy duty coils? i've heard the stock fj coils fit the tacomas and are a little heavier duty

are you talking about this lift? the Bilstein adjustable 5100's.
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72
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Of you have winch in your bumper get the ome 886 coils

If you don't have a winch get the 885s with the 14mm spacer

5100s don't seem like the lift you are looking for. You will probably only sit at 2-2.25" of lift w/ that steel bumper
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if your getting a heavy duty bumper, with a winch, i would spend the extra $$ and buy a quality lift that will suit your needs with the added weight...
just my 2cents
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I'm thinking i'll probably go with the full OME kit. I've been reading about it and it doesn't require sway bar relocaters. and the bumper will have a winch in it soon, i am still in the process of building it...
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I'm thinking i'll probably go with the full OME kit. I've been reading about it and it doesn't require sway bar relocaters. and the bumper will have a winch in it soon, i am still in the process of building it...
Ome 886x coils with the ome 9000 struts it is then! Are you getting the AAL or the Dakar leaf pack?
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I think i'm going to just do an add a leaf. it will probably decrease flex some but i dont have the funds for the leaf packs
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"Most bang for your buck" is definitely four 5100s set to 2.5" in the front with a 2" add-a-leaf in the back.

You can go cheaper than that.

You can get better capability than that.

But it's a pretty good sweet spot.
So what cons are there to this type of lift? I have never had a topic I cant understand as bad as lifting this truck lol. I was thinking that but then people say "only 1" of travel" or "bad ride". I dont understand.
Right now I have the TRD stock shocks (yellow/blue ones) and I wanted to get the 5100's in the front set at 2.5, and a 5th leaf in the rear ( i have 4 stock). What else will I have to do? I wish someone could take a few mins to dumb this down to me.
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Go to this link. There is a lot of good feedback. I read through this and decided to buy my kit this week. I got the OME Kit btw with the 1/4 spacer to get the full 3" lift with the AAL and 885. You might want to go with the 886 since you will be having a heavy duty bumper and winch but read the link below. I dont go off road so there are guys who can guide you the right direction.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...-lift-kit.html
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