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Old 05-21-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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3" Leveling Kit

Hey guys, total newbie here. This is a great forum and I'm learning more and more each time I sign in!

Does anyone have any experience with these or spacers like them?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYOT...Q5fAccessories

I recently had the rear TSB done and would like to raise the front end of my truck. I was thinking about doing either these or the Billy's set to 2.5. I'm looking for the easiest and least expensive method to achieve a little lift. Down the road I may lift the back with a 1-1.5" block. Any input is greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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if you set the billys to 2.5 with the tsb, you're going to be nose high in the front. you're best bet is to order billy 5100s from downsouthmotorsports (all 4) set them @ you're desired height and put an aal (add a leaf for tsb from toytec).

that would give you the best and quality lift for your money. also, be aware of potential issues with raising your truck 2.5", search driveline shudder. it doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen and a possibility on your truck. you'll never know until you get the lift installed, things that correct this are alignment, shims, carrier drop, and/or swaybar relocate kits. all of those that I mentioned are available on the toytec website. if you get shims, you need longer ubolts as the stock ones barely clear with the aal and shims per darrick @ toytec.

Bilstein 5100s
http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-13...djustable.html


ToyTec AAL for TSB
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=53

3 degree zinc axle shims
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

Longer U-Bolts
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72


The Drive Shaft Carrier Bearing Kit
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

I've done much research and reading on this forum about this as I want to lift my truck soon.
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thanks for the reply. I am strongly looking at the Bilsteins though I don't know if I really need it as I do not do any off-roading. I just want the lift for looks. Also, I was looking at that leveling kit that I linked to earlier because it says "no spring compressor required". So it seems a lot easier.
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do your homework on spacers, while they are a more cost friendly lift solution, they tend to wear out your parts faster and many don't like the way it rides with spacers
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...tml#post578941

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...tml#post618762

good read right here:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=137
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[quote=Simon2150;625098]do your homework on spacers, while they are a more cost friendly lift solution, they tend to wear out your parts faster and many don't like the way it rides with spacers
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...tml#post578941

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...tml#post618762

good read right here:
http://www.customtacos.com/tech/inde...137[/quote]

Thanks for the input. I've got more reading to do
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