So I have a 2012 Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed Sport. I have ordered 18x9 XD Monsters and 285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers. They will be here by the end of the week. I need to get my lift ordered.
I was going to go with the Toytec Ultimate Lift kit, but they are back ordered on the rear shocks. they offered to give OME rear shocks, but I dont want silver/red coilovers up front and yellow shocks in the rear. Its stupid, but I dont want my 2012 to look like its wearing mis-matched socks. So I am planning on ordering a better suspension....
I am planning on ordering the Icon Extended Travel Stage 1 kit that is on the toytec website....
Im also planning on putting on the Dakkar leaf springs, 7.5 inch u bolts, front diff drop, carrier bearing drop, axel shims.... I was planning on going the LR uca's but I spoke with DSM and they say the LR are more restrictive to the extended travel kit and I should be getting Total Chaos UCA's and get a stainless steel part (I believe its the uniball itself) since I live in Utah and have salt to deal with regularly in the winter.
I am not planning on doing alot of crazy offroading. I just want the best suspension while I am single and can afford it. I'll do some dirt trails, but nothing nuts. this will see alot of city / highway driving and some trails. no top over the bed either. I want to do the upgrades right the first time.
four questions then
Do I really need to go with the TC UCA's over the LR UCA's to take advantage of the extended travel shocks in the front?
Is the Dakkar leaf pack over kill?
Am I going to need anthing else for this lift?
This suspension should be bolt off the old and bolt on...is it more complicated then that?