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1st Gen lift suggestions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mtnman, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    I am finally becoming capable of possibly purchasing my dream truck, a 1st gen. tacoma. I was wanting to know more about beefing up the suspension to accommodate 35s if possible and still maintain a smooth ride. Something that flexes when necessary and handles sharp. For now, open to all possibilities, costly or not. As long as there is good reviews, I'll research into it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    I have a 3' inch lift on 33 and its smooth.


    [​IMG]


    EDIT: its a procomp stage 2 with coilovers
     
  3. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    To fit 35's on performance suspension, your either going to need to do a 3" lift with coilovers and do A LOT of cutting, or go LT and fiberglass all around.

    Just to clarify, I would not consider a drop bracket lift performance.

    Or if your really into spending some money and time on your truck, you could do a SAS (solid axle swap) but it all depends on what you want to do with the truck.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    what brand of lift?
     
  5. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    stay away from spacers and body lifts. x2 go with a 3" lift with 33s.
     
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    I know I sound stupid but what is LT?
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Stick with the 33s? Does it just allow for more flex and less rubbing with wheel wells?
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    I think see my pic in post 2#
     
  10. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    I think you should stick with 33's for now. I have about 2.5" of lift with 33's and its perfect to me.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Dude, that is a pretty sick rig. Love the black rims and white. What kind of lift did you say you purchased?
     
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    White on black is sex :cheers:

    Thanks

    Procomp stage 2 with coilovers
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    lol my bad. do you have any shots of it flexing?
     
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    Want a complete setup for under $1500?

    Go with the OME package from Wheelers.


    Want something better for almost 2x the price?

    Run IVD all around with Camburg UCAs and Deaver leafs.
     
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    If I went with the higher priced lift, what are other parts I will need to complete the project?
     
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    stepping up to 35's is a whole new ballgame. ...to do it right, you'd need to go with a solid axle swap and address braking. ..but i doubt you're going to want to spend that much time and money . ..short of a SAS, you'd be better off just stick to 33's or smaller.
     
  20. Jul 27, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    Conekiller, what exactly are your tire dimensions. I like them alot, they are nice and wide and fat...my favorite kind of tire.
     
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