somewhat confusing yes , but here's what I have figured out about this issue ;
2) most on this site have reported an increase of 1" over stock height when getting the leaf spring TSB done , some say less , but they will settle to approx 3/4" over non-TSB 'stock'
1) with the above in mind , the Dakar pack would lift you approx 2" above where you are now , so if you are happy with your current rake , you would need the front to go up the same 2" - 2 1/2" to retain your existing rake
3) don't really understand this question
My stock suspension 2009 Canadian ( TSB , 4 leaf pack ) Doublecab longbox Sport ,currently sits at 22" middle of hub to bottom of fender in the rear , and 20 1/2 " in the front .
This Dakar question was preventing me from deciding on my lift choice as well , so I also asked members for their ride heights with the Dakars installed here http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...asurement.html
Another option is to remove the third leaf from the Dakars which decreases the lift of the rear by 3/4" .
Hope this helps ,