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All Beef Taco 04-21-2010 03:57 PM

Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?
 
I'm curious to see what most folks have done with their given lifts setups. Did you lift and level, or did you lift and maintain a rake? Please chime in with your setup specs and height measurements if possible.

ajohnson 04-21-2010 04:04 PM

I installed 5100's at 1.75" in the front and 1.5" aal's and 5100's in the back. I was hoping to have just a slight rake like the factory stance and it came out pretty close. I often carry loads and do not want to sag and bottom out.

jandrews 04-21-2010 04:38 PM

Rake for load carrying.

All Beef Taco 04-21-2010 04:47 PM

Guess I should also have asked: if you lifted and kept a rake, what is your height difference front and back, post-lift?

kilgoja 04-21-2010 04:52 PM

i got 5100s all around with OME 883 lifting springs which raised the front about 1 1/2"-2".....so it still has a rake but the rake is only about an inch rather than the almost 3" rake it had stock

http://i44.tinypic.com/6od302.jpg

ktmrider 04-21-2010 05:31 PM

I have rake, I dont want it but its there.
OME 9000s with 885s
Toytec 1.5 aal
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1271896185

This was a few months ago, its almost gone now just on the drivers side there is still the rake, but i just picked up the .25 spacer so it will be gone soon

dylandercole 04-21-2010 05:34 PM

I have 3'' of lift in the front and 2.5'' in the rear. Its about an inch higher in the rear. I love how the rake on mine looks

whitebread 04-21-2010 05:57 PM

I really wish I had a rake but my truck is pretty level (rake measures 1/4"). I am sure it is due to my fiberglass topper weighing a couple hundred pounds. I have actually been thinking of going to some dakar rear leafs to get the rear up a little higher than my 1.5" AAL. I really liked the way the truck sat with rear suspension tsb, no top, and stock suspension.

tacobo670 04-21-2010 06:07 PM

y would u wanna lift n not level it? mite as well not lift at all

mwild 04-21-2010 06:08 PM

I maitained a rake. I have billy all around set 2.5 in the front and a toytec AAL. My rear is about 1 inch higher at the most.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...cture_0332.jpg

1337Taco 04-21-2010 11:27 PM

Mine has leveled out pretty well.

TRDguyKC 04-22-2010 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmrider (Post 1682298)
I have rake, I dont want it but its there.
OME 9000s with 885s
Toytec 1.5 aal
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1271896185

This was a few months ago, its almost gone now just on the drivers side there is still the rake, but i just picked up the .25 spacer so it will be gone soon

looks to me like your 885's sagged.

taco084gb 04-22-2010 11:20 AM

At first I had mine level cause I left out one of the leafs to keep it level. Then I was having bottoming out problems when I was off road and having a heavy load in the bed. So I installed the other leaf and now I have the rake. Similiar to stock. I like it and truck rides better to me. Just my 2 cents.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/0399.jpg

StandingCow 04-25-2010 07:27 AM

Slight rake.

whitebread 04-25-2010 08:06 AM

I have been noticing that almost all of the lifted domestics I see around town have a negative rake. I don't get it.

kilgoja 04-25-2010 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacobo670 (Post 1682460)
y would u wanna lift n not level it? mite as well not lift at all

cuz when you haul something in the back the front will be alot higher than the rear if it's perfectly level when nothing is in the back....the rake is there so when you haul something the truck will still sit pretty level...plus it just looks better to have a rake...the problem is the factory rake is just too much...mine was 3"...now it is 1" and when i put my atv in the back it's pretty much level.....and it gives you more room under the front wheel well to fit bigger tires in there too

Blue 04-25-2010 10:10 AM

mine has leveled out quite nicely

Beefed Taco 04-25-2010 11:42 AM

I don't like trucks that sit ass high. Level or reverse raked is my fave. I prefer a little ass low, but just a little.

DARK TRD 04-25-2010 02:33 PM

i did the the three inch leveling kit it came with 3 in for front and 2 in aal for back i had my wife drive it and i looked at it driving it looked like it was going to start flying like 747 it looked fine parked but not cool driving so i added a 1 in block looks perfect just like stock but threee in higher

Tillers_Rule 04-25-2010 03:26 PM

When measuring mine, the back actually sits 1/2" higher than the front, though it doesn't look like that:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14...e/IMG_4033.jpg


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