Delta00's 2002 Tacoma 4WD

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension


Advice on lift kit for a 2013 Tacoma.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
Petterzon [OP] Petterzon is offline
Junior Member
Petterzon is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2013, #95794
Gender: Male
Posts: 1
Petterzon's Tacoma Gallery
Advice on lift kit for a 2013 Tacoma.

I've been looking at Tacomas for a while and I'm just about to acquire one. At the same time along with my newfound truck interest I also started reading about lifting kits. Now I really dont need or want anything ridiculous. It's pretty much purely estethic. So Im thinking 2-3 inches, just to get a slightly more sporty/aggressive stance on it.

I've been reading and looking around in the jungle that is lift kits. So I've got some general questions that I'm looking for guidance/advice on.

To get about a 3 inch lift kit, would it be possible to retain the factory suspension? Or is it going to be a whole big project?

My work is in mechanics but not related to cars, could i possibly just shim it to get the lift or?

And more so, I doubt I'd go hand to hand on my new car when I'm not familiar with the vehicle, so how much would the actual work craft cost me? Is there any availlable lift and such at the toyota dealers so that i could just have them install it?

Thank you for any help.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
P9HST2 is a splendid one to beholdP9HST2 is a splendid one to beholdP9HST2 is a splendid one to beholdP9HST2 is a splendid one to beholdP9HST2 is a splendid one to beholdP9HST2 is a splendid one to behold
P9HST2's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Oct 2012, #90042
Location: Iowa
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Posts: 513
P9HST2's Tacoma Gallery
I would try to think of lifting a vehicle as one possible benefit to a suspension upgrade. Generally speaking, lifting a vehicle's stock suspension by adding spacers to raise it higher is just a compromise that achieves it by degrading the factory suspension. Replacing suspension components in a well thought out manner is the best way to make your truck sit higher and ride well.

I'll suggest that you look for a reputable shop in your area that is familiar with Tacoma suspensions and tell them what you'd like to do. They should be able to give you suggestions and cost estimates.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Regular Cab - Lift Advice AJM94 4 Cylinder 21 09-30-2013 07:51 AM
Need lift kit for 2013 tacoma TSS series 2wd Newtoyotaguy89 Suspension 2 11-14-2012 08:48 AM
First Tacoma Lift Kit Advice Chace334 2nd Gen. Tacomas 8 10-17-2011 10:16 AM
Need advice on lift kit for my tacoma Jer07 New Members 4 07-11-2011 12:59 PM
New Tacoma owner needs advice with mild lift kit purchase TRDTacoma09 Suspension 1 08-17-2009 06:54 AM

Copyright © 2015 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.