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Old 12-17-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
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2009 Taco Lift Options

Hello all, new member here. 2009 DC TRD Sport.

I bought this truck with every intention of lifting it, probably 3". I've researched plenty, and I am aware of my options. The more I read though, the more hesitant I am. People are having drive line vibrations, front diff problems, CV problems, etc - even with lifts as small as Bilstien 5100s set at 1.75" with the rear TSB. Is there any sure-fire way of getting a minor lift without having these issues? Are these issues a result of a poor install (i.e. would a professional installation result in no issues).

Lastly, if I am concerned with factory warranty, am I better off just putting the whole idea on hold until the warranty expires? I'd rather not battle a dealership 2 years down the road about front diff problems that would have occurred even without the lift...

I posted this over in TN as well, I'm sure some of you are members at both places. Hopefully nobody minds posting the same question in both forums.

Thanks for any insight - lots of good info here. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute at some point.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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if u want a good 3" setup w/ no issues, get 3" coilovers w/ a diff drop (if 4x4) and new UCA's. the rear would be good w/ 1.5" NEW leaf packs
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if u want a good 3" setup w/ no issues, get 3" coilovers w/ a diff drop (if 4x4) and new UCA's. the rear would be good w/ 1.5" NEW leaf packs
do the 09's need the new leaf packs too?
frig, i will have to get them done.
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Skip the diff drop. On the new trucks it doesn't have as much of an effect as it did on the older models. I have one in my truck and would have been happier without it.

Driveline vibrations can be helped by installing a center support bearing drop kit on the rear driveshaft to reduce U-joint angles.
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=53

Good luck and post pictures!
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do the 09's need the new leaf packs too?
frig, i will have to get them done.
well if u want the rear to be level w/ the front after 3" in the front....then u'll need a 1.5" leaf pack.

and as for the diff drop, $15-20 is worth the extra piece of mind
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But you can't install BB skids over it without serious fab work.
i installed my allpro over mine w/ no probs
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:18 PM   #7
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$15-20 is worth the extra piece of mind
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mjp2 had issues installing his BB's over them, had to modify the skids. I have BB's in the garage awaiting install. I threw out these two crossmember braces when I had the All Pro skids on (AP's didn't use them) and didn't think I would need them .. DOH! Anyhow, they should be here early next week and I'll be putting them on. I might try to see if I can make them work with the DD. Worst case I loose an hour or so. But I don't think its really needed, my CV angles are fine. I figure I destroyed my AllPro skids in less than a year, I'd much rather have BB skids and no diff drop than AllPro skids and a diff drop.
Very good point, but if you have no plans to install Bud Built skids, then do the diff drop. Then you can take it off later if you DO get the BB skids...
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wow so how much was everyones lifts here?
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wow so got to put down a good amount of money to get a good lift huh
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yeah i know what you mean, i want to do it right the first time for sure
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #15
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so do i get the 5100's with this as well as the toytec or no
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and the coilovers is the lift? and you have the 5100 set at stock right
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thanks, sorry i kinda took over this guys thread but i also have a 2009 so figured why not ask questions as well haha
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