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1.75" lift need advice

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mattgecko, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    mattgecko

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    Hi TW
    I have a 2011 Tacoma 4x4, I plan to off road in a few times a year. Looking to lift the truck 1.75".

    Did some reading and I'm thinking 5100 front and 5150 rear (10" travel 255/70 valve). Also read I need new bump stops for the rear. What size and where do I get them?

    AAL or Wheelers 3 leaf progressives? What do you guys recommend? I don't haul heavy loads.

    Can I keep everything thing else stock? springs? etc?

    Looking to keep the ride quality as close to stock or smoother if possible.

    I am on a budge but will save for the right parts.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    for the rear i would go with 170/60. I called camburg and talked to them about it. they told me that since the rears of tacomas and rangers are so light, that they found 170/60 worked the best.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Nice truck, love those wheels.


    Thanks for tip.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    My wife just cleared me to spend $1200. Should I get an OME complete lift kit with the 885 springs?
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    That will lift you closer to 3"
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    OK thanks. Wheeler website didn't say so I thought it was adjustable. I don't want to go that high.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Now I'm confused....

    Called motorsport and they said I should not get an AAL only the 5100 fr / 5150 rr, to achieve the 1.5"-2.0" lift.

    Does that sound correct?
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    if you lift it 2 inches in the front and leave the back stock you should have a little bro lean. (front a little nose high)
     
  9. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    Rear shocks don't provide lift , the AAL does that
     
  10. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    The Wheeler's and Icon 3-leaf progressive AAL's are great. They claim to lift 1.5" but you can get closer to 2" of lift if you leave the factory overload leaf in place.

    As OZ stated, rear shocks do not provide lift, you'd need an AAL or block for that.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Thats why I was confused. The Icon AAL kit ($179.00) says it lifts 1.5" but the guy I spoke with said 2.5" and I don't need it if I am only lifting 1.5".

    This is what I am going to order:
    Also need stem adapters for the 5150's (according to the guy I spoke with).

    (1.5"-2.0" is my goal, 2.5" is ok as long as I dont have to replace anything else).


    Is the valving and shock length ok?

     

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    Hi Matt,

    You talked to me on the phone. I think were mis-communicating a bit...

    You mentioned not really wanting more than 2" of lift over all, but wanted it to be level. On a 2011, if you just set the front shocks to 1.75"...the truck will be pretty much level. No need for the rear AAL in this case. That's what I was trying explain...

    Also, if you're not doing a bunch of wheeling, you don't really need 5150s in the rear. The 5100s would be fine.

    We're getting more 5100s tomorrow, so you can place your order online, or over the phone anytime. Feel free to call us or PM me, if you still have any questions...

    Thank you,
    Marco @ DSM
     
  13. Aug 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    It was my confusion, sorry Marco. Thanks I'll skip the AAL and just do the shocks at 1.75. in FR.
     
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    If your doing the 5100s set at 1.75 you do not need the rear AAL unless your looking to have the back higher than the front. Granted if you have the non TSB rear you may be a little high in the front which in that case I would just do the TSB as it will save you some coin and you will definitely want it if you ever haul anything in the bed. My DRZ 400 would cause my rear to drop so much that it would have the bro lean and forget when hauling mulch or anything with real weight. I just installed my 5100s today and have the rear TSB and my truck sits perfectly level now. Rides no different too which is an added bonus. Love the way the truck sits now.
     
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