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DevilDogTacoma 06-23-2011 10:08 AM

Suspension Questions
 
Hey guys, I'm pretty new at doing mods on my truck. I've done mostly cosmetic sort-of stuff myself, but I want to put a lift on it just to help with the ground clearance, correct the rake, and make my truck look a little more aggressive. I do just a little bit of off-roading, so I don't need anything really serious.

If I get this lift:
http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

It's basically the OME 884 front coils, Toytec plate spacers for 3" front lift, and Toytec AAL for the rear. It says the AAl is a 2" lift. Since the front lift would be 3" and the back 2", that would correct the rake, right?
Also, with a small lift like this, would I still have to put UCAs on the front to keep it from weaving around during highway driving?

DeeKay21 06-23-2011 10:12 AM

Your gonna want to go with the 885's since you are a DC and have more weight to your truck. Yes the 3" of lift up front and 2" in the back will make you sit level. They say anything above 2.5"s of lift, you should go with aftermarket UCA's to get the alignment back in factory specs but there is a lot of guys that are running with their stock UCA's.

Pugga 06-23-2011 10:12 AM

I believe the 885 coils are recommended for a double cab. Measure your truck from the center of the hub to the fender and see what the factory rake is and make your determination from there. "Level" seems to be in the eye of the beholder, level to me (as measured) looks nose high in my opinion which is why I'd say measure yourself and go from there. At 3" of lift up front, you may or may not need new UCA's. You're right on the border line where some are ok, some require new UCA's.

Also, assuming you're getting new struts to go with those coils also? I don't think you'd want to run them on the stock struts.

DevilDogTacoma 06-23-2011 02:40 PM

Okay, now what about doing Bilstein 5100s on all four wheels set at 0.85" or 1.75"? Would I have to upgrade the coils too, or can I keep them stock?
I know I sound stupid asking all these questions, but I figured I'd try to learn from you guys who have already done this stuff.

DeeKay21 06-23-2011 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by DevilDogTacoma (Post 3349525)
Okay, now what about doing Bilstein 5100s on all four wheels set at 0.85" or 1.75"? Would I have to upgrade the coils too, or can I keep them stock?
I know I sound stupid asking all these questions, but I figured I'd try to learn from you guys who have already done this stuff.

The 5100's only raise the front end and they are supposed to work with the stock coils up front. You would need an AAL or block to raise the rear end.

DevilDogTacoma 06-23-2011 03:39 PM

Gotcha, thanks for the help fellas.


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