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Old 09-01-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Question Is it true about the suspension lift?

I seem to be getting lots of wrong info. from 4 wheel parts lately and I wanted to know if what they told me last was true... I went in and got an estimate for a 3" suspension lift with 33s and some cheap black wheels and the gentlemen told me that the only suspension lift available for the tacoma was the 6" pro comp. I just wanted to know if there was a 3" suspension lift kit for a 2008 tacoma. Can anyone help and if so, where can I get the lift?
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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That doesn't sound right at all. A lot of the parts stores are slow to receive updated info from the part manufacturers on what new models will accept what parts. That might be the case here. If you go here (autoanything) and choose Tacoma in the make list for lift kits, it'll show only up to 06 models. But email or call them and they'll tell you exactly what fits the 07 and the 08 as well.
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The only thing wrong was that you went to 4 Wheel Parts. Those people don't know their left from their right. There are quite a few options for the 2nd gen Tacos. Just browse the suspension forum and you'll get an idea.
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The only thing wrong was that you went to 4 Wheel Parts. Those people don't know their left from their right. There are quite a few options for the 2nd gen Tacos. Just browse the suspension forum and you'll get an idea.
Exactly. They don't seem to know much at all. If you know what you're looking for you can go to them to get it, just don't ask any questions. There is quite a bit out there. Revtek, AllPro, OME, Donahoe, Sway-A-Away and alot more.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:08 PM   #5
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I'll look around and I'll stop asking 4 wheel parts about anything. Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Ya isnt there a 3" Susp. from Toytec? Im looking for a suspension setup that will give me my "prerunner" stance ..I just am not a fan of level or the snow plow look..nothing bad to say..just not my cup of tea..id rather have a pre runner look..
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:18 PM   #7
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Make sure you are not looking at spacer kits and calling them suspension lifts, because they are not.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:54 AM   #8
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Spacer kits only give 2.5 inches in front if I am correct..for suspension..i would assume that i would have to go with some coilovers..which I saw on Toytecs site..
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:23 PM   #9
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You can buy a 3" spacer kit. I have one from Toytec. But you are right, a suspension lift would involve adding to the suspension not just the height, like new coils or struts.
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Is it possible to add spacers and coilovers? for extra lift and clearance? that would be cool..then I would lift the rear with an add a lear or something..that would yield more lift for bigger tires and wheels
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No, definatelly not. The toytec has info on that on their FAQ area. Spacers cannot be combined with any other lift unless it is a body lift.

Sounds like you really want the biggest tires possible. I would by the ProComp 6"basic kit. I heard it was about 1200.00 and you can go with 35" tires. There is a bit of cutting but no welding. Someone did a DIY report on it recently. Worth checking it out.
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Ya i will have to check it out..although...I will be totally satisfied with a 3" Front lift/Tire/Wheel Setup..If I go 6'' thats gonna really bog me down..I will definatley have to re gear ..to make up for the 35's and all the lift..I dont think I really wanna give up that much loss of power..
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:20 AM   #13
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check-out NWOR www.northwestoffroad.com they manufacture lifted leaf springs, as well as extended shackles.
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