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Old 11-17-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Want to lift my 2x4

I have an '08 2x4 access cab taco.

I want to lift it about 3inches and then put slighly larger rims and tires on it for a bit more height and added hyper masculinity (riding on BF ATs / stock wheels right now).

I have been reading all the threads and stickies I can find but I am still a bit lost of the best way to go for what I want.

99% of my driving is just around town / highways. When I do take her into the bush it's nothing too punishing at all. So I want something that will be very smooth for around town but doesn't have to be able to take the abuse a 4x4 would see.

I am willing to shell out a good amount of cash for a sexy setup, but I don't want to go overboard and get a setup that I wouldn't fully utilize based on where I will be driving. I basically just want to be able to order everything I need online (not sure exactly all the parts I need), take her to a shop and have her good to go.

5100's seem pretty popular, but again because I'm just in a 2x4 for around town I don't know if these would be practical.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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Are you a Prerunner or a "5 Lugger" (number of lug nuts on wheel)
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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I think there are a couple of spacer kits on the market that give a 2" lift or so, and allow the use of a 31" tire. Otherwise, Total Chaos (and maybe a couple of others) makes a Long Travel kit for your truck.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks. I am still pretty confused on the best way to go about this since I have never lifted a vehicle before.

The total chaos one looks very nice http://www.chaosfab.com/88500.html

but they only ship to authorized dealers and don't have any prices listed. There are 2 dealers in Canada, both of which I will be near within the next month or 2.

Do you think this is pretty pricey and I would be better off just going with something more simple like this: http://www.readylift.com/c-104-tacom...75-30f10r.aspx
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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That kit wont fit your truck. Its for the 4x4/Prerunner trucks.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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Sorry, but this is a because your description applies perfectly to me, but I'm a 6 lug prerunner, so if anyone want to suggest a lift to match that descirpion for my truck I am all ears.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
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Sorry, but this is a because your description applies perfectly to me, but I'm a 6 lug prerunner, so if anyone want to suggest a lift to match that descirpion for my truck I am all ears.
Bilstien 5100's for you
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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TY Chris, I've read enough posts to know you know everything and to never doubt your opinion . With any luck they will release a rear spring TSB for 2010 tacomas and I can get some 5100's set at 1.75.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
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TY Chris, I've read enough posts to know you know everything and to never doubt your opinion . With any luck they will release a rear spring TSB for 2010 tacomas and I can get some 5100's set at 1.75.
I surley dont know everything. , but that would be a good set up on your truck
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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That kit wont fit your truck. Its for the 4x4/Prerunner trucks.
oops didn't see that it said 6lug in small print.

Right now I'm looking at this one:
http://www.readylift.com/c-107-tacom...-275f175r.aspx

If I install this, is there anything else I can add later to give her another inch or 2? Or would I have to go with a different kit completely? I guess when I put larger rims and tires that will add a couple more inches of clearance too though.
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What is your goal with a lift?

OK, so if you have a 2wd Taco I am assuming you want a lift for looks primarily, correct? Probably want to throw on some larger tires and have that 4x4 look?

OK, so if that is the case you might consider a body lift, or a spindle lift. Cheap and give good results, except they'll change your ride characteristics and vehicle stability.

Here is a link to a TacomaWorld thread from a few days ago about exactly what you are asking, I think?

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-lift-2wd.html
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Questioning myself?

Hmmm. Not sure you can do the spindle lift if it's not a Prerunner? Not sure. Chris4x4 would know...

From my naive understanding it should be possible. If so, you could get 4" lift pretty easily.

Just throw on add-a leaf in the rear and some blocks and new shocks. And then the spindle kit in the front.
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OK, so if you have a 2wd Taco I am assuming you want a lift for looks primarily, correct? Probably want to throw on some larger tires and have that 4x4 look?

OK, so if that is the case you might consider a body lift, or a spindle lift. Cheap and give good results, except they'll change your ride characteristics and vehicle stability.

Here is a link to a TacomaWorld thread from a few days ago about exactly what you are asking, I think?

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-lift-2wd.html
yea I don't want something that will mess around with my factory ride feel too much, which from what I've read, this Ready lift kit doesn't.

I do want it largely for looks, but even though it's a 2wd I still spend a lot of time in the mountains and wouldn't mind have a bit more clearance on my diff which is why I need this so I can put larger tires on her.

I want to change the shocks up too. From what I've found pro comp 324515 are a good match with this lift. anyone know otherwise?
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