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Old 08-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Help with 3" suspension lift!!!

I have a 2006 double cab Taco with 48,000 miles on it. I want get a 3" suspension lift.

I have been looking at getting Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox with remote reservoir for the front and back.

What else do I need to get in order to lift this amazing truck 3"?

I am not sure if I need to buy new brake lines/brakes?
Should I get new upper/lower control arms?
Can 33" tires fit on our Taco's with a 3" lift without rubbing? Or should I go with 32"?


What I want is more ground clearance, still a nice ride on the streets and highways, but I also do a small amount of offroading in Colorado so I want to be prepared for that.

Money is not an option because I have a lot saved up for this from an accident I had a year back.

I want to have a badass, super comfortable ride. Please TACOMAWOLD, help me pimp my ride!!!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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Dude, I want to do the same, so I want to know also!!
(I'm also looking at the Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox)
O.k. guys point the way.....
Oh buy the way Welcome to TW Cgilbane!!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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thanks buddy! hopefully these guys will help us out! SHARE YOUR GENIUS WITH US!
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33's will require some trimming to fix rubbing problems. How much depends on what else you do. If you get rims with a better offset (Like 0- to -12 offset with 4.5inch backspace) you'll have to trim a bit. You can also add spacers to the stock rims to make the extra clearance.

UCAs are a VERY good idea if you are going to 3 inches. Folks have had luck with getting a good alignment with the stock UCAs but aftermarket ones will make it easier and provide extra clearance for those 33s.

New brakes/brake lines are a good idea if you've got extra money to burn...Not really required. if you are going to get into off roading alot more...rear lines are a good idea to not over extend the stock ones...but even then...not required.

Think I hit all your questions...Welcome and good luck getting your rig built....
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You dont have to get UCAs but it is never a bad idea. The Fox coilovers will be awesome! You can run 33's. You might have to trim a little plastic but it is no big deal at all. Your brakes and lines will be fine.

You could always get the 4" lift Spindles from Camburg. They cost a bit but you will have an amazing ride.

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Search the sususpension forums...there are tons of info out there.

Get the UCAs for 33s if you have the cash and moto metal rims and Nittro grappler 285/70s
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i really like BFG all terrain tires. everyone out in CO who I see out on the trails seems to drive them. What do you guys think?
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Thanks for the info guys and sorry I forgot to check the suspension forum..
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but would I want to run mud terrain's when I do mostly driving on the highways at around 80 mph, and I offroad, but only on the weekends
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is there any vibration on the highway at high speeds since they are mudders? also how are they in snow and rain and ice?
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hahaha true you prolly dont get much of that in your neck of the woods. I spend most my year in snow and ice and mud out here in Colorado.

So if I get new:
*upper control arms
*Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox with remote reservoir for front and back
*33 inch tires (what is the best size rim for highway driving with a little offroading?)
*brake lines
*brakes

I should be good to go? any other things im forgetting that would be good to replace after I lift 3"?
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hahaha true you prolly dont get much of that in your neck of the woods. I spend most my year in snow and ice and mud out here in Colorado.

So if I get new:
*upper control arms---GOOD
*Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox with remote reservoir for front and back---GOOD
*33 inch tires (what is the best size rim for highway driving with a little offroading?)
*brake lines----not needed
*brakes-----keep the ones you have if they are good still

I should be good to go? any other things im forgetting that would be good to replace after I lift 3"?
What size rims are you running now? I wouldn't go over a 17x9" wheel. You can run a 285/70/17 tire.
Wheel Specs: 17x8 or 9
4.5inch backspacing
-12 offset
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not positive on what size my rims are. I have a stock 2006 double cab trd sport package.
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i believe the sport package runs 17" rims stock
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i believe the sport package runs 17" rims stock
It does the OR has 16s
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