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Old 10-11-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and I just leased a new 2011 Tacoma double cab with the extended bed. Today I got my new tires 17 inch bbs rims with 265 bf goodrich all terrain t/a tires. Tires made the truck Mayb an inch higher compared to the stock tires so I want to add a lift to get a little more clearance. I want to get a 2-3 inch lift and just wondering what lift
Is best for the money. I was looking at the toyotec lifts and they have a 2 1/2 lift but if I got that would I have to get new shocks and if so what shocks? Thnx for any help and I am open to other lifts
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How much are you willing to spend?
I'm willing to spend 300 - 400 $
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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I am new to this forum and I just leased a new 2011 Tacoma double cab with the extended bed. Today I got my new tires 17 inch bbs rims with 265 bf goodrich all terrain t/a tires. Tires made the truck Mayb an inch higher compared to the stock tires so I want to add a lift to get a little more clearance. I want to get a 2-3 inch lift and just wondering what lift
Is best for the money. I was looking at the toyotec lifts and they have a 2 1/2 lift but if I got that would I have to get new shocks and if so what shocks? Thnx for any help and I am open to other lifts
Most people will tell you to get the lift they got and I will be no different. OME with Dakar rear leaf. Comes with shocks and gave me a full 3" lift front & rear. Very happy with ride both on road & off.
OME Suspension lift kit
Front coil options: Med_885_coils
Top plate spacers: No_top_plate_spacers
Rear Options: Complete rear OME CS047R springs with U bolts (+ $469.00)
Front Diff drop kit: No diff drop kit (2WD) (- $29.00)
Add Rear shock stone guards (Pair): Yes (+ $26.00)
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:24 PM   #6
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I'm willing to spend 300 - 400 $
All you will get for that price is a cheap spacer lift. And Don't do a diff drop!
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Ok

Ive been making a collection of the results of spacers












Dont worry its not like they all are related, probably just random-- but breaking in the exact same spot, IDK ()
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I don't do alot of offroading Mayb 10 times a year and it's only to get out to ponds to fish on which takes me through Powerlines and dirt roads. If I got the coil spacers and add a leaf and got new shocks do u think that would be fine? The truck is leased so I will only have it for 3 years so idk if it's worth investing that much money
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Get 5100s for the front, set them at 1.75.

Get a 1" add-a-leaf for the back using stock shocks.

Do the install yourself.

Get realigned at Firestone.

Meets your price spec (barely) Meets your desired criteria: a little more clearance on your oversized tires, and mildly increased clearance for mild offroading a few times a year.

Keep it simple.
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I wouldn't lift a leased vehicle...

Then again I wouldn't lease a vehicle.

If I had to I would agree with the billies 5100 set at 1.7" front and rear 1" aal
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If I got the coil spacers and add a leaf and got new shocks do u think that would be fine? The truck is leased so I will only have it for 3 years so idk if it's worth investing that much money
You don't want spacers! See pics above.Go with bjmoose's sugestions. Save original parts and reinstall them when you return truck.
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Get 5100s for the front, set them at 1.75.

Get a 1" add-a-leaf for the back using stock shocks.

Do the install yourself.

Get realigned at Firestone.

Meets your price spec (barely) Meets your desired criteria: a little more clearance on your oversized tires, and mildly increased clearance for mild offroading a few times a year.

Keep it simple.
x2, although I have yet to see a 1" AAL... lowest lift out of an AAL I can find is 1.5".

If you get the 5100's and set them at 1.75, you'll be damn near level.

I'll also resonate what's already been said, don't get a spacer lift!

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Get 5100s for the front, set them at 1.75.

Get a 1" add-a-leaf for the back using stock shocks.

Do the install yourself.

Get realigned at Firestone.

Meets your price spec (barely) Meets your desired criteria: a little more clearance on your oversized tires, and mildly increased clearance for mild offroading a few times a year.

Keep it simple.
I would love to hear where you found a 1" AAL (my dream find right now for my truck)
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I would love to hear where you found a 1" AAL (my dream find right now for my truck)
1.5" AAL and a few concrete blocks
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Sorry, 1.5"
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Still not sure what to do i want to go with the Bilstein 5100s but not sure if i should get front and back set at 2.5 with a 2 inch aal or should i just go with the front set at 2.5 and a 2 inch aal?
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