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Old 11-20-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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What Can I DO to make my lift better

i am new to lifting trucks, and i believe i made a mistake by purchasing the lift i just bought about a week ago. I bought the 3" tough country lift, which is basically just adding a leaf to the rear and putting coil spacers in the front! I kinda put the horse before the carriage here, but i was wondering what can i do to make this lift ride alot smoother, and last longer. Im not really gonna be doing any rock climbing or anything, just getting in a little mudd from time to time while i go hunting. I think this lift will be fine for me, but im dissapointed somewhat because i wanted a smooth riding lift, what do you suggest i do to make this better? Heres the link to the lift i bought, any help would be great

http://www.tuffcountry.com/suspensio...lift-kits.html

I have a 05 tacoma, thanks alot
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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Replace it with some coilovers
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Replace it with some coilovers

so sell the lift and buy just coilovers, and that would be the best kinda lift to go with for what im looking for?
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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Look at your second thread on this subject, SS gave you a good post to answer
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:25 AM   #5
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Good question.
Whenever you can replace the front coil and shock with a little longer ones, you will end up with a better ride. Spacers work great, they just don't offer the 'best' ride out there.

There are a couple options when replacing the coil over. You could start out with OME, which have been around a long time. Their coil over does not offer adjust ability, nor a life time warranty, but they still make great gear.

If you wanted to step up to the next coil over. You could look at ours. We use the life time warranty Bilstein 5100's shock with our custom Eubach coils, with an adjustable collar, and you got yourself a Front coil over that will give you the exact ride height you want between 0 and 3.5 inch's. We back this component with a life time warranty for everything.

Hope that helps a little bit.
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[quote=ToyTec Lifts;1141509]Good question.
Whenever you can replace the front coil and shock with a little longer ones, you will end up with a better ride. Spacers work great, they just don't offer the 'best' ride out there.

There are a couple options when replacing the coil over. You could start out with OME, which have been around a long time. Their coil over does not offer adjust ability, nor a life time warranty, but they still make great gear.

If you wanted to step up to the next coil over. You could look at ours. We use the life time warranty Bilstein 5100's shock with our custom Eubach coils, with an adjustable collar, and you got yourself a Front coil over that will give you the exact ride height you want between 0 and 3.5 inch's. We back this component with a life time warranty for everything.

Hope that helps a little bit.


I am actually interested in the adjustable coil overs that you offer. I want to get the adjustable ones so that i can correct any issues later on, maybe if i get a heavy bumper, or if either side starts to sag for some reason. Im worried that if i adjust the front coils up to 3.5" that the ride would be too stiff for a daily driver though, what do you think, and can i just get a .5" top spacer and adjust them to 3" so i could get 3.5" lift total? If i did lift it 3.5" could i go with a 305/70/17 or would i need wheel spacers to make them fit well, not worried about a little rubbing at full lock? Does toytec make a 2.5" AAl for the rear so i could make it a level 3.5" lift? If i do the 3.5 lift will the bliesten 5125 give my ride enough down trave so its not too ruff and break stuff? And would lifting my truck 3.5" cause great concern to the CV boot and ball joint's, i only go off road for very minor things no rock climbing or sand dune jumping for me till i pay it off and can get a car for a daily driver. I would appreciate your honest opinion on all of this, thank you for your help
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:16 AM   #7
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I really wouldn't suggest going to the 3.5 inch setting. They can go that high, but it starts to really make the ride stiff and it definitely puts more strain on your CV's.

I also would NOT suggest adding any other component to the coil over, ie: top plate spacer. That will also cause you problems, creating to much down travel, over extending your CV's, ball joints, etc.

If your not content with the ride with the coil overs set to 3.5, either set them back to 3 or you might want to consider going even higher and stepping into a 4-6 inch lift, where you cut your cross member and keep your CV's at stock angle. But most of your IFS suspension lifts pretty much stop at about the 3 inch mark for good ride quality.
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