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Old 05-04-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Just installed lift got 2" all around

I have a 2007 double cab 4X4 and wanted a mild lift, primarily for appearance but I do go off-road once in a while. I have only had the truck for a few months, there were only three leafs on each side in the rear so I figured the TSB was not done. After researching on this site I decided to go with the 5100s all around and a Toytec 2AAL in the rear. I set the fronts at the 1.75 setting. I used a set of $30.00 spring compressors I bought at Auto Zone with no problems. I also installed the 1/4 inch disk above the drivers side coil spring assembly to correct the lean. The front took me about two hours to complete and I just followed the instructions Toytec included. The first AAL I put in I also followed the included instructions. It is fairly simple but unless you are using a very large C-clamp it is a pain to manipulate the springs and line them up at the same time. On the second AAL I found it considerably easier after the axle was unbolted wrap a tie-down around the springs and frame and use the ratchet on the tie-down to cinch up the springs. I measured from the ground to the top of the fender centered on the hub of each wheel. I started at front drivers side 34 1/4 and drivers side rear 36 1/4, the passenger side front was 34 1/2 and the passenger rear was 36 1/2. After the lift was installed and a week of driving it settled to 36 1/4 on both sides of the front and the rear is at 38 1/4 on both sides. I started with 245/75/16 and just bought 265/75/16 BFGs on 16 MS rims (Discount Tire). I had the alignment completed today and it was corrected to specifications with no problems. I do not have any vibrations or wandering. I do get a slight rub when I turn the wheel about half-way in either direction. It is barley noticeable with the windows down. I plan on just trimming the well where it rubs in the next couple of days. I have included before and after pictures if anyone is looking to do the same thing
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Looks great. Welcome to TW.
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That looks great! I just did the rear AAL to my truck but for some reason I'm at about a 4 in lift in the rear. I dont know why, but hopefully it will settle down some in the next week or so. I plan on putting the 5100's in the front in the next week or so. I'm glad you mentioned the front spacer to correct the lean b/c I was wondering if I was going to have to do that as well. It looks great, I cannot wait till i get all 4 corners done with mine!
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Looks good man. Nice and clean. Not over the top.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the positive comments. Next up for me are air bags to avoid sag when towing.
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I used a set of $30.00 spring compressors I bought at Auto Zone with no problems.
should have used the free one they loan out...truck looks good though...and love the measuring device!
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Andy so thats only a 2" lift? I just got my 4dr and am having a hard time deciding on the size of lift i should go. Want a nice lift like yours nothing over the top with the same size tires. However every lift i see looks different.. Some 1.75" lifts look just like 2.50" lifts and some 3" lifts look good but then some look to big.. I like your look and was looking to run the same size tire but possibly a 17" wheel. Just kind of lost dont want to go get a 1.75" lift and then wish i went 3 or go 3 and wish i didnt.. then again in the truck world i guess you can never really go to big. sorry for the long post any suggestions?
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A suggestion.
This falls sort of in between those numbers, like just over 2 inches of lift.
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Andy so thats only a 2" lift? I just got my 4dr and am having a hard time deciding on the size of lift i should go. Want a nice lift like yours nothing over the top with the same size tires. However every lift i see looks different.. Some 1.75" lifts look just like 2.50" lifts and some 3" lifts look good but then some look to big.. I like your look and was looking to run the same size tire but possibly a 17" wheel. Just kind of lost dont want to go get a 1.75" lift and then wish i went 3 or go 3 and wish i didnt.. then again in the truck world i guess you can never really go to big. sorry for the long post any suggestions?
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A suggestion.
This falls sort of in between those numbers, like just over 2 inches of lift.
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I believe you bought the MB wheels. I almost bought the same ones, too. The MB is similar to Ballistic Wizards, but I was told the Ballistic wouldn't clear the calipers.

Nice job though. Looks really good.
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I am about an hour outside of Vegas, when and where is the meet?
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Andy so thats only a 2" lift? I just got my 4dr and am having a hard time deciding on the size of lift i should go. Want a nice lift like yours nothing over the top with the same size tires. However every lift i see looks different.. Some 1.75" lifts look just like 2.50" lifts and some 3" lifts look good but then some look to big.. I like your look and was looking to run the same size tire but possibly a 17" wheel. Just kind of lost dont want to go get a 1.75" lift and then wish i went 3 or go 3 and wish i didnt.. then again in the truck world i guess you can never really go to big. sorry for the long post any suggestions?
This was the same issue I was having. After doing reading on here I wanted to go with the 5100's, and I knew I wanted to correct the lean without going over 2.5". I do/did not want alignment or wandering issues and I did not want to buy a UCA. I found a few options that seemed like it would end up around 2" that would have been less expensive through spacers, blocks, and AAL's. I spent a little less than $500 on what mine and am happy with the ride and look. I have no regret for not going the extra inch. There is a dealership in St. George that is selling a new white DC Tacoma with a 2.5" Revtech (I think) lift and 285's. I parked my truck infront of theirs and I like my end result better just due to I feel the 285's look to big for that lift, and mine is mine. The tires and rims for the 16" seemed a little cheaper for the similar overall size.

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