Originally Posted by DevL
Here are some pointers.
Heavy duty springs like 885 are for extra weight, like plate bumper, winch etc. If you don't have these use a lighter spring or add weight.
The shocks are valved for stronger springs and more weight... again why didn't you get springs and shocks for the proper weight? You don't add stiffer springs just for height. That would be silly. You get spring weights matched to vehicle weight and get shocks valved to spring strength. If you want more lift add spring length or assembly length via spacers. Just make sure the shock can not close fully before you hit the bump stop.
OME shocks are short. A uniball gains nothing in travel until you add some top plate spacers to add closed and extended length to the shock assembly.
A shorter spring or less lift won't effect tire clearance. You should be clearanced full stuff to full droop and lock to lock... that means no lift or 3" lift will have zero impact on tire clearance.
Just sounds like you didn't do your homework and buy the lift that fits your needs.
I appreciate your input, but I did do plenty of homework. I came to this forum about 3 years ago. About a year after that I did end up getting this lift. That was after months of questions, reading old threads, posting new threads to ask questions, etc. I did all of that to get the right answers because I didn't know much myself. Over and over again, I was told that on a 2nd gen 4x4 double cab Tacoma, 884s were good for ~2", 885s were good for a full 3", and 886s were good with a bumper/winch for ~3" (depending on your combo). Obviously the higher the number (883, 884, 885, 886..) is the higher spring rate of the coil, and I was advised that the 885 was a higher rate spring, but that would be what I needed to properly lift 3" because of the extra weight of 4x4 and the double cab. I didn't want to get 884s, then work my way up to 3'' with spacers because I'd had spacers before and they ride like shit. My point is that I did research the subject as best as I knew how for several months. I am not saying you are wrong, I'm saying that the suspension I have is the suspension I was advised to get.