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Old 05-17-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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what 3" lift / leveling kit do you recommend?

looking to buy lift/leveling kit for my truck wondering which is best bang ofr buck?
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to TW!

I would not recommend a typical "leveling kit", which involves spacers and blocks. These can mess up the geometry of your ball joints, lead to a rough ride, etc.

The most popular, inexpensive, good quality lifts for Tacomas are:
1. Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. These can be set for 0.85, 1.75, or 2.5" of lift
2. OME (old man emu) springs and shocks. These, with the use of a small top plate spacer, will give you around 3" of lift.

For the back, you should go with an AAL (add a leaf).

Do a little searching ad here and you will find more info than you need on both of these lifts.
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well thanks alot guys. The Bilstiens seem to be the way to go i think i will be going with the bilstiens front and back and also do the add a leaf in the rear. this will hopefully fit 285/75/16.
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well thanks alot guys. The Bilstiens seem to be the way to go i think i will be going with the bilstiens front and back and also do the add a leaf in the rear. this will hopefully fit 285/75/16.
Be prepared to trim.
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Be prepared to trim.
And be prepared to add wheel spacers if you are running stock rims.
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well i think i will be ok up front with the 33" i am running an ARB bumper. and i am purchasing a set of american racing wheels so i hope i will not be dealing with spacers
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