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Old 03-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Best Reasonable Lift

I want to lift my 06 tacoma im shooting for 2-3 inches and after researching on here mostly i think want to go bilstein 5100's just in the front and add a leafs in the back that way im saving some money, get a lift, and hopefully dont beat the front end of my truck so bad. Opinions please
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Welcome!

Sounds like a plan. 5100's will only get you to 2.5" of lift max and it gets you there by adding preload to your stock coils. It will ride much firmer and, of course there are always better options, but it is a decent, budget friendly lift.
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sounds decent for the money..........Id suggest matching the rears with 5100s

what size AAL are u looking at?
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still here in the garage all warm and cozy

Yeah but did you check to see if your trans. is still there ?????

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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damnit Douggers!

u say this AFTER I haz drinking?!!?!?!?!

Well Brock, its understandable, you'll need a drink when you find out its been jacked & last seen going south....
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can i lift the rear without adding new struts?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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If you go with the Eibach coils you get three right? Thats at least what I have interpreted.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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can i lift the rear without adding new struts?
Yes but the stock shocks might not ride the best with the stock shocks. They may not be strong enough to properly dampen the ride. I also wouldn't go too much taller with the stock shocks because you can top them out and break the shock.

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If you go with the Eibach coils you get three right? Thats at least what I have interpreted.
For 2nd Gens, the Eibach coils give you 1.6" of lift depending on the model. The 1.6" is for 4x4 double cab V6 models. If you pair them with 5100's you can add another .85" to that by kicking up the shock seat one setting. Toytec makes another kit to get you to 3" of lift that's a combination of 5100's set at .85, Eibach coils and a thicker top plate.
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Ok thanks guys. I was under the impression that with them at 5100s you got the full 3in for all models
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can i lift the rear without adding new struts?
I put a one inch block on the rear with the stock TRD Off Road shocks and it rides great. Never bottoms/tops out, hits the bump stops, no problems. Ride is perfect. If you don't tow or haul a lot of weight, I'd suggest blocks instead of an AAL. Many people will say differently, but as long as you're not putting a big 3inch+ block in back, you'll be fine.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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I put a one inch block on the rear with the stock TRD Off Road shocks and it rides great. Never bottoms/tops out, hits the bump stops, no problems. Ride is perfect. If you don't tow or haul a lot of weight, I'd suggest blocks instead of an AAL. Many people will say differently, but as long as you're not putting a big 3inch+ block in back, you'll be fine.
Why would you recommend blocks over an AAL in any situation?
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Blocks are bbbbaaadddd. Unless you dont tow, or off road, or in extreme cases of mall crawling.
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Blocks are bbbbaaadddd.
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Why would you recommend blocks over an AAL in any situation?
Not any situation. Like i said, if you DON'T tow or haul heavy loads, i'd suggest blocks. Our trucks are super light, and AAL can cause a really stiff ride (based on what many people have said on here and friends' experiences). I have blocks in the back and billys with 884s in the front. The ride is infinitely better than stock.
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just wondering what do you guys think about this? i mean im not going out and doing the baja 500 or anything but taking dirt roads and bumpy roads definetely aren't uncommon
http://roughcountry.com/toyota_4wd_tacoma_3.html
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just wondering what do you guys think about this? i mean im not going out and doing the baja 500 or anything but taking dirt roads and bumpy roads definetely aren't uncommon

http://roughcountry.com/toyota_4wd_tacoma_3.html
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Definitely spend the extra money and get shocks and coils for the front! Save yourself the headache (and back ache) from the rough ride, and your other suspension parts will thank you for it too.
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