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1996 Tocoma Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by feezel10, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    feezel10

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    I can't find anything on the fourms for older lifts.

    I'm looking into buying a 1996 Tacoma from a friend in town.
    Regular Cab. 2wd.

    I don't like how low they sit stock and wanted to lift it a bit. Probally around 3in.

    I don't know where to begin and cannot seem to find anything specific to the old Tacoma scouring the forum. I don't have much money and only want to spend about 200-300 dollars.

    I have found this one on ebay, but have read that spacers are damageing.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995...rQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_2203wt_939
    will i need a diff drop?

    Or should i go with shocks in the front and an add a leaf in the back?
    I dont know anything about lifiting trucks.

    I wont be off roading, just camping and driving through the wisconsin snow.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Is it a 5lug or a Prerunner?
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Look at build!
    Also how many miles? It might not be a bad idea to go ahead and replace the shocks and so forth if its got a fare share of miles on it.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    It is a 5 lug.
    And it has 160,000 miles on it.
    I am going to ask the kid the last time the shocks were done.

    If I do 5100's all around and a rear add a leaf will I get a noticeable lift?

    Like I said, I don't know anything about truck lifts.
    Thank-you again.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    They don't make 5100's for 5-lugs.

    Your only options are long travel or top-plate spacers.
     
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