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01 tacoma front lift advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bennett87, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    bennett87

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    I'm sure you have all gotten this alot but i need some help deciding how to do the 3 inch lift i want on the front of my 01 tacoma. It has 180K miles on it and worn out, bouncing all over the place and the 265/75/16 BFG all terrains i put on pro comp black rims are rubbing when i turn em. The lift for the rear is already decided, im going to get 3" skyjacker leafs and new shocks but i just dont know what to do with the front. any help would be appreciated!!
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Are you getting a full leaf pack or just a AAL (Add A leaf?) Oh and welcome :wave:
     
  3. May 9, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    im going to go with the full replacement leaf springs since mine are sagging and squeaking and i dont like block lifts.....any ideas for how to do the front, it rides horrible right now i just have seen alot on the 3" range for the front about maybe having to do a diff drop and UCA's and all sorts of stuff i havent messed with before
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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  5. May 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    Why is there two threads about this?
     
  6. May 9, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    I dunno but he's going to get flamed I think....
     
  7. May 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    ahh don't be mean just help the guy out he's new.

    For a 3-inch lift in the front I would suggest getting Bilstein 5100's set at 0" and Eibach Coilovers that will give you 3-inches of lift
     
  8. May 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    sorry about the two threads my internet is messing up and it never showed the first one posting so i put it up again and then realized the first one actually went up
     
  9. May 9, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    I was intending to be mean, just wondering. SO... I'll post again....

    How much do you want to spend?

    $800-1300 = Coilovers

    $250-400 = Eibach/Bilsteins.
     
  10. May 9, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    ive seen alot of good things about the eibach/bilstein combo....is there anything else id have to do to it to make it all work or are they just bolt on i.e. diff drop or anything?? im new to this suspension system my 94 was alot easier to lift
     
  11. May 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Diff drops are lame. No. Just bolt on suspension
     
  12. May 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    hows that? doesnt that help reduce the cv angles?
     
  13. May 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    awesome i end up with the eibach/bilstein setup here soon....with the skyjacker 2.5" leaf springs in the back am i going to have to do anything with brake lines or exhaust hangers??
     
  14. May 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    i got the bilstein and eibach coils up front and all you need to do is bolt em in. you might need someone to put their weight on the front disc so it stretches down enough to fit the coil over in there. i need to do a diff drop because my cv angles are too steep
     
  15. May 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    i hate to tell you but there still going to rip 6 months with my Eibachs and I tore a boot and I have the diff drop. you really need weight in the front of the truck to bring it down to 3". I just installed my winch and front bumper and I'm now sitting at 3"
     
  16. May 9, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    okay well im installing a tube bumper in about a week so that will add some weight. but a diff drop still helps?
     
  17. May 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    so with no plans of putting anything special up front and having the 2.7L am i going to need to drop the diff or no
     
  18. May 9, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    is there anywhere besides toytec to get the springs because they seem to be out
     
  19. May 9, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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  20. May 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Man your going to be sitting high with the 2.7 you might get 3 3/4" lift.
     
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