Hullo there. Just got my first Taco (finally, hooray ). Black 2000 4x4 TRD Xtracab, 3.4 L auto, custom roll bar/headache rack with 4 chrome KC daylighters (lights fold down behind cab when not in use-sweet), K&N CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, 10" Rockford Fosgate sub with 300 watt amp, only 133k on the odo. Love it! Drove it 1000 miles back from Colorado to Nevada in the first 24 hours I owned it. About a year ago had a 97 4Runner with the RR Diff lock that the ex totaled a week after I bought it . She asked to borrow my truck today (to haul trash, no less), which happens to be about a week after I bought it...Yeah right!
Anyway, changed the oil and t-case fluid, then got to greasing the chassis and noticed that the passenger side rear shock is actually broken off at the lower mount. Previous owner told me he towed a couple snowmobiles over Colorado mountain passes pretty regularly. The rear springs are pretty saggy as well, so I figure its time for a lift! Riding on 31x10.5's at the moment. Read a bunch of the susp threads here, checked a few other sites, but never found very explicit answers regarding some questions I have. Here goes:
1. I read (on the BajaTaco build site) that with 2.5" of lift or less no mods are required to brake lines or anything else (diff drop, etc). Agreed?
If so I'd like to get a 2.5" suspension lift. Interested in performance, not just looks. Mix of city, highway, off road, and hauling the occasional dirtbike or even towing a small (16') travel trailer. This is my only vehicle (with four wheels), so hopefully I can get a good mixed use suspension built, though I am going back to school in January, so even though I have a good amount of cash handy, I am trying to preserve it for my college nest egg. That being said, I know I am going to have to spend some cash to get what I want and am bracing myself for it.
2. With all that in mind, can anyone suggest a good package for a 2.5" lift, complete with full rear leaf spring packs, for a reasonable sum of money? Seems like all the packages I find only include an AAL.
Working on pics for you. Thanks for any advice you can offer. Diggin the site. Found the "text a girl can I tap that" thread last night (working graveyards) and am totally getting in on that. Freaking hilarious. Thanks again.