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'04 DCSB , 102K miles, need to freshen up suspension, do a lift too?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mystik cabs, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Oct 7, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    mystik cabs

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    Just turned 102K and stock suspension seem to be tired, especially the front. Tires are cupping and vibrates at 55-70 mph. I wouldn't mind a 2" lift or so...what should I replace and with what parts? I don't do serious wheeling...just some trail running. Don't carry much weight ever so I don't need heavy rear springs. Tires are BFG All Terrains, 265/75/16, may get new wheel and tire package too, not likely to go any bigger on tires. I do not have plate bumpers or a winch so no extra weight to consider, Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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    im kinda in the same boat, love to hear some ideas from the pros here
     
  3. Oct 7, 2015 at 6:42 PM
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    I'd highly recommend OME (Old Man Emu) suspension components. Best bang for your buck out there in my opinion. There are a number of vendors on TW that carry their parts. I can't speak highly enough about Wheeler's Offroad as a vendor.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2015 at 6:47 PM
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    1.75" Billy's plus 1/4 spacer on both sides. 1" block in rear. 265/70/17 nitto g2 SCS matte dark bronze 6s
    OME or bilsteins 5100s plus new springs are what most including myself go with. Adjustable 0-2.5 and not to much $$$. +1 on wheelers.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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    This is the set up I have on my 04 Double cab 4x4. With the shocks set at the 0 setting since I have 3" coil springs and a 1.5" AAL in the back with regular 5100's.

    image.jpg
     
  6. Oct 8, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    Sicyota04 Slowly but surely.

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    I did my lift at 200,000 miles & have 234,000 now.
     
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    Logger out for a rip are ya bud?

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    sub'd to continue obsession over what to purchase.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2015 at 6:54 PM
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    ^^^ dont listen to that guy.
     
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  10. Oct 9, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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    lol your 1000th message was against me! yay :-D
     
  11. Oct 9, 2015 at 7:39 PM
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    Spacer lifts are a cheap way to lift your truck. I agree with devinzz1
     
  12. Oct 9, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    yeah but the guy isn't going to be doing anything major. just some trail riding. that doesn't need anything special.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2015 at 7:46 PM
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    Oem reps and spacer lift would cost more than just getting a set of 5100s.. It would ride a whole lot better and cause less damage aswell
     
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    I went full out cause at 137k I already knew I needed new stuff and one rear shock lost most of the fluid.

    I got the OME kit with 881s with dakar leafs. got 3" of lift and gonna get a little bigger tire to fill the gap. the rear is like night and day. front is mostly stiff still.

    20151003_120759_zps5x0catcx_7439034ff2c83d590049dcb419473ca9e2d919e0.jpg
     
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