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Old 09-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Hello everyone I just got my tacoma for my birthday and am wondering what types of body lifts are recommended?? So I thought wha t better way to ask my fellow tacomians?! I found this one http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-...present-6-lug- ( keep in mind I'm tryin to keep the price down) any pointers or recommendations on what to do?
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Save your money and dont buy a spacer or body lift..
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You're gonna find that most people on this site are gonna give you a hard time about a body lift (and spacer lifts are the devil, too). Personally, I'm not against the idea, but I'd recommend only lifting the body an inch or two. I know of some hardcore offroading rigs that run body lifts just to clear a little larger size of a tire. Most people (including me) would just tell you to save up your money and lift it "right", which generally consists of a new coilover unit with stiffer springs and new shocks for the front and springs with a higher arch in the back, OR the cheaper route of adding a leaf to your leaf pack. Let the record show that I am the first of many to tell you this
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You're gonna find that most people on this site are gonna give you a hard time about a body lift (and spacer lifts are the devil, too). Personally, I'm not against the idea, but I'd recommend only lifting the body an inch or two. I know of some hardcore offroading rigs that run body lifts just to clear a little larger size of a tire. Most people (including me) would just tell you to save up your money and lift it "right", which generally consists of a new coilover unit with stiffer springs and new shocks for the front and springs with a higher arch in the back, OR the cheaper route of adding a leaf to your leaf pack. Let the record show that I am the first of many to tell you this
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You're gonna find that most people on this site are gonna give you a hard time about a body lift (and spacer lifts are the devil, too). Personally, I'm not against the idea, but I'd recommend only lifting the body an inch or two. I know of some hardcore offroading rigs that run body lifts just to clear a little larger size of a tire. Most people (including me) would just tell you to save up your money and lift it "right", which generally consists of a new coilover unit with stiffer springs and new shocks for the front and springs with a higher arch in the back, OR the cheaper route of adding a leaf to your leaf pack. Let the record show that I am the first of many to tell you this
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also note that in a bad crash with a 3”+ body lift(or any really, but 3”+ the chance goes way up) but the cab/body can detach from the frame.
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You have a brand new truck, don't cheap out on the lift. Save your money, do it once and do it right.
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You have a brand new truck, don't cheap out on the lift. Save your money, do it once and do it right.
...Aaaaaaaaaaand there it is
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also you get what you pay for with lift. if you really want a 3” lift get 5100 for the front and an add a leaf for the rear.
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...Aaaaaaaaaaand there it is
Damn straight! I don't understand why you'd want to spend $30k on a truck then throw on the cheapest parts you can find when it comes to what attaches the cab to the frame or what controls how the truck rides.
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Damn straight! I don't understand why you'd want to spend $30k on a truck then throw on the cheapest parts you can find when it comes to what attaches the cab to the frame or what controls how the truck rides.
It was a birthday present.. he didn't spend anything
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Hello everyone I just got my tacoma for my birthday and am wondering what types of body lifts are recommended?? So I thought wha t better way to ask my fellow tacomians?! I found this one http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-...present-6-lug- ( keep in mind I'm tryin to keep the price down) any pointers or recommendations on what to do?
Are you looking to DIY or pay a shop to install the lift? A body lift is cheap on parts (just a few spacers) but is time-consuming to install. (Remove a bunch of interior pieces to get at the body mount bolts, a lot of wires and fluid lines to route.) You may find, after labor is taken into account, that a Bilstein 5100 strut lift + AAL to be cheaper overall.
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It was a birthday present.. he didn't spend anything
It's still a $30k truck, logic still applies Who's side are you on anyways?!?!
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It's still a $30k truck, logic still applies Who's side are you on anyways?!?!
Yours lol, but to him it was a free truck lol so he might not see your logic
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Hello everyone I just got my tacoma for my birthday and am wondering what types of body lifts are recommended?? So I thought wha t better way to ask my fellow tacomians?! I found this one http://4x4.fatbobsgarage.com/toyota-...present-6-lug- ( keep in mind I'm tryin to keep the price down) any pointers or recommendations on what to do?
I am running a spacer lift in the front and in the back........ I regret doing so everytime that I see them. I am just waiting ro ger a new job and to save some cash to do billies up front and a add a leaf on the rear. Try to stay away from spacers. Take it from someone who has them.
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Do you have to get a body lift? If so, then I cannot tell, link is broken. How about a "leveling kit"?
I'm sorry I ment leveling kit I know body lifts are junk I have installed body lifts before..
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You have a brand new truck, don't cheap out on the lift. Save your money, do it once and do it right.
I didn't mean body lift.. I have installed body lifts before they are pretty lame and cheap I understand .. I was looking at leveling kits on fat bobs garage and was wondering what is good for leveling kits
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It was a birthday present.. he didn't spend anything
Really?? Because I have been saving my money since I was two. I put 22k down and have 7 thousand to pay off so I'm pretty sure I did spend something! My life's savings and i am very proud of it sir thanks for the tips
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Really?? Because I have been saving my money since I was two. I put 22k down and have 7 thousand to pay off so I'm pretty sure I did spend something! My life's savings and i am very proud of it sir thanks for the tips
You said you got it for your birthday, I assumed it was a present. Props to you for saving for the truck, I am doing the same thing

Oh and save a little more and buy 5100s not a spacer lift
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