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Old 09-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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3 inch lift options

I have a 05 Tacoma prerunner 2wd and want to add a 3" lift. What are some good quality kits that are not going to break the bank? There seems to be so many options...
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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Budget? Cause you can spend upwards of $1000+ just on the kit from OME to Eibach/5100's to spindles and so on.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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I didn't want to spend more than a few hundred bucks. A buddy of mine recommended this kit.http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-...lug-p2132.aspx

They have another one that is also 2.25" but adds a leaf to the rear, which would be better for towing? I'm guessing the leaf.
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I say no to Spacers!!!! I have one. but its only temporary! do not go with that lift. it may seem tempting, cause its so cheap. but say no to spacers!

I plan to toytec/eibach coil, billy 5100's on all 4 corners, and rear aal when the finances become available.
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I didn't want to spend more than a few hundred bucks. A buddy of mine recommended this kit.http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-...lug-p2132.aspx

They have another one that is also 2.25" but adds a leaf to the rear, which would be better for towing? I'm guessing the leaf.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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What's the issue with spacers?
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What's the issue with spacers?
Because spacers on the devil on here...
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What's the issue with spacers?
They put a stock shock out if it's operating range.
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I could see an issue with using spacers for large lifts, but this is only 2.25". I won't be doing any heavy off road stuff, just some trails when camping.
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Because spacers on the devil on here...
Haha ok
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They put a stock shock out if it's operating range.
Ahh ok, does this apply to the Front and rear?
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A lot of people around here have them. But on F150s mostly, and some get beat to hell and back. No problems I've heard of. I've a 2 inch spacer on my truck, and I don't have any problems.
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I could see an issue with using spacers for large lifts, but this is only 2.25". I won't be doing any heavy off road stuff, just some trails when camping.
http://www.camburg.com/news/read-thi...a-spacer-lift/

Oddly enough, most of the damage to the shocks occured during daily driving and not off road.
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Ahh ok, does this apply to the Front and rear?
Yes
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http://www.camburg.com/news/read-thi...a-spacer-lift/

Oddly enough, most of the damage to the shocks occured during daily driving and not off road.
I can see the downside, most of the damage photos look like large lifts, over 4". Well my truck has 67k miles on the stock shocks, so if I need to buy shocks anyways...
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Most of them are just 3" lifts. If it is over 4", is a dropbracket lift.
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Ok so if I want a 3" lift without spacers what is a good affordable kit?
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Most of them are just 3" lifts. If it is over 4", is a dropbracket lift.
And that's why I'm trying to find another way to go to fit my new tires. I've seen what everybody says about spacers and don't wanna mess my truck up. Hopefully I can find an alternative, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. But in the end, it's not my decision.
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How about this, for rear use 3" blocks and longer shocks to match. And in the front? Longer shocks and springs?
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