Originally Posted by Oswego
IMO 2" of lift is better then 3" for your conditions and many other conditions. The higher lift you go the less down travel you have. You loose some ground clearance vs a 3" lift but who cares. I'm much more likely to hit a pot hole then bottom it out.
For what you want I think youll be fine with a progressive aal instead of a new leaf pack. Will you be hauling or towing stuff? Whats you primary uses for the vehical?
Ok, what's aal?!?!
So, given your statement that the higher the lift, the less travel... I could care less if the vehicle is raised, I just want performance (wheel travel, obstacle negotiation... general off road performance enhancement). So would it be wise to get the coilovers and shocks mentioned here, but to NOT raise the height of the truck? I mean if it rides 9-10" off the ground, but can take a trail and some desert high speeds and maybe a short jump here and there, I'm fine with 9-10" of ground clearance.
The Taco will be a weekend/errand vehicle... no major hauling, just family items. It'll see some offroad work for sure... I'm in socal, so it'll be mostly trail and desert.
*Ideally, I'd turn the Taco into a truck that LOOSELY
resembles the capabilities of a mini-Ford Raptor, but with more trail friendly tunings.
*I'm coming from a muscle car into the offroad world, so please forgive my ignorance.