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2" leveling kit?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mbaltonv, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Feb 6, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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    Has anyone had any problems with 2" leveling kits on Tacomas. I have heard that going over 2" can result in excess CV wear. Any help.

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  2. Feb 6, 2008 at 11:56 PM
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    2" should be OK, going 3" is maybe going the limit with your CV's.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    i have 3in with 1in diff drop so its acting like i have a 2in lift
     
  4. Feb 7, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    What about using add-a-leafs in the rear, any problems?
     
  5. Feb 7, 2008 at 9:02 AM
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    no rpob for me a little rough at first but after a couple weeks they get better
    did the schakel get in the way of the tail pipe what kind of sway bar disconnect do you have
     
  6. Feb 7, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    The shackle did so I just cut the tail pipe off where it turns down over the axle. Slightly more noise but I think it sounds better. The sway-bar disconnect is homemade and on my taco I had do build a homemade mount that was mounted on the sway bar. With that I was able to fun a l shaped piece of medal down to the mount on the lower control arm, where I have a lynch pin holding it in. It wasn't too hard to make and works extremely well. My truck flexes in the front better than some solid-axle vehicles I have seen.

    Has anyone had any axle wraping problems with 1" blocks? Also any one run 33" mudders? Notice any major changes in gas mileage?
     
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    IM HAVING A PROBLEM.. i installed a 2'' leveling kit in the front of my tacoma . it was a pain in the ass puting it in. i have an 09 tacoma btw. since i installed it, ive had a weird vibration thats noticeable when driving down the road. and theres sort of a wobble i cant figure out what it is.. any suggestions? i already got the alignment done.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    check your drivline angles, you may need to shim
     
  9. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Top plate spacer or coil spacer? I'm guessing coil since you said it was a PITA.

    First thing to do is re-torque everything in case it shifted after settling.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    top plate spacer
     
  11. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    i willl try and take some pics and post em up here. i dont like the leveling kit. and i dont have much money. due to payments .. but does anyone have the billstien 5100s? had the tsb done
     
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    EVERYONE has the bilstein 5100's.
     
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    haha yeah , but how are they? how well do the perform offroad?
     
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    A quick search will give you hours of reading material.
     
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    yeah, nice truck btw
     
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    just checked the driveline angles, they are off a bit
    im no machanic..haha. do i attempt it? or should i go to an auto machanic? i dont want to mess up anything in the front end. thanks for the reply
     
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