1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2" spacer lift installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by love4steel, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Nov 28, 2012 at 3:18 PM
    #1
    love4steel

    love4steel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Member:
    #81530
    Messages:
    89
    Gender:
    Male
    connecticut
    Vehicle:
    trd off road
    2" toytec spacer lift, 16" MT classic locks, 265/75 duratracs, flashlight mod, cabin led's, wet okoles, vanish tonneau
    Just wanted to report for those of you looking for a cheap cosmetic only lift.. I just installed the 2" toytec spacers up front and 1" blocks in rear. total cost was around 650 including parts, install and alignment. This gave my 2012 dbl cab a nice noticable little lift, sits almost dead level now(still the slightest rake) and it drives/feels the same as it did stock. no diff drop, no UCA's. the mechanic said the alignment went beautiful. Unfortunately no spec sheet so i have to take his word for it but this mechanic came highly recommended and specializes in front ends. Ill post pics tomorrow as Im out of daylight. seems like a good cheap lift if your like me and dont intend to offroad and dont have alot to spend. the only thing i would have done different is spend the extra $20 for black anodized spacers, the silver doesnt look bad they do stand out.
     
  2. Nov 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM
    #2
    Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    15,607
    Gender:
    Male
    Pics?
     
  3. Nov 28, 2012 at 4:26 PM
    #3
    SkeeterBilt

    SkeeterBilt Zombie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Member:
    #90572
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skeeter
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner DC LB TRD Zombie Response Team
    Black Satoshi Grill, Blacked Out Head Lights & Fog lights, Tint, Vent Visors, Shaved Emblems, Oil Catch Can, Ipod Hookup to Stock Head Unit, Sony Speakers, TRD Seat Covers, Xtra D-Rings and Other Small Things.... Lift and more to come
    cool, im lookin at 4 differnt lift options and wanna see how people WITH the lift feel about THEIR lift, not what everyone thinks itll ride like
     
  4. Nov 28, 2012 at 4:30 PM
    #4
    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Member:
    #82254
    Messages:
    8,105
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jessie
    Panama City, FL
    Vehicle:
    02 Prerunner SR5
    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    And how long have you had the spacers? I had a two inch and it rode a little rough but not bad. I put the 3 inch spacers on a couple months ago, wish I never did. Rides like a bull. Should've just bought Bilsteins.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM
    #5
    love4steel

    love4steel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Member:
    #81530
    Messages:
    89
    Gender:
    Male
    connecticut
    Vehicle:
    trd off road
    2" toytec spacer lift, 16" MT classic locks, 265/75 duratracs, flashlight mod, cabin led's, wet okoles, vanish tonneau
    i can also report NO VIBES! while doing my research i could barely find any reports on 2" lifts. everyone seems to go for the 2.5 - 3. toytec told me 2.5 is where we start pushing the envelope as far as angles and alignment. 2" FTW!
     
  6. Nov 28, 2012 at 6:11 PM
    #6
    tacoma1

    tacoma1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Member:
    #31484
    Messages:
    72
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Blossvale NY
    Vehicle:
    TRD OFF ROAD
    TOY TEC 2.5" Lift Front TOY TEC 1.5 AAL
    Nice! I have Toytec 2.5 and 1.5 AAL Sits perfect and aligned perfect. Rides awesome!!:D
     
  7. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM
    #7
    SkeeterBilt

    SkeeterBilt Zombie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Member:
    #90572
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skeeter
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner DC LB TRD Zombie Response Team
    Black Satoshi Grill, Blacked Out Head Lights & Fog lights, Tint, Vent Visors, Shaved Emblems, Oil Catch Can, Ipod Hookup to Stock Head Unit, Sony Speakers, TRD Seat Covers, Xtra D-Rings and Other Small Things.... Lift and more to come
    got any side profile pics of the truck with that lift?
     
  8. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM
    #8
    jmg256

    jmg256 Calmer than you are

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Member:
    #22100
    Messages:
    1,800
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Al Tonter
    Vehicle:
    TRD Offroad
    Bilstein 5100 front/rear (front at .85), Hayden 678 Trans Cooler, 20% tint, Curt Hitch/Wiring Harness, Weathertech Digital Fit Floor Mats (Black), Wet Okole Seat Covers (Black), Cooper Discoverer ATP 265/75/16, LED Map/Dome lights, ImMrYo bracket, Debadged, Extang Tuff Tonno.
    ^^this x2^^

    $300 delivered from Down South Motorsports for all four corners...higher quality, better ride than stock. Jmho, your truck...your monies.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:50 PM
    #9
    SkeeterBilt

    SkeeterBilt Zombie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Member:
    #90572
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skeeter
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner DC LB TRD Zombie Response Team
    Black Satoshi Grill, Blacked Out Head Lights & Fog lights, Tint, Vent Visors, Shaved Emblems, Oil Catch Can, Ipod Hookup to Stock Head Unit, Sony Speakers, TRD Seat Covers, Xtra D-Rings and Other Small Things.... Lift and more to come
  10. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM
    #10
    jmg256

    jmg256 Calmer than you are

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Member:
    #22100
    Messages:
    1,800
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Al Tonter
    Vehicle:
    TRD Offroad
    Bilstein 5100 front/rear (front at .85), Hayden 678 Trans Cooler, 20% tint, Curt Hitch/Wiring Harness, Weathertech Digital Fit Floor Mats (Black), Wet Okole Seat Covers (Black), Cooper Discoverer ATP 265/75/16, LED Map/Dome lights, ImMrYo bracket, Debadged, Extang Tuff Tonno.
    Yes, you can...In the front you can run stock height, 0.85, 1.75, or 2.5 inch lift depending on where you set the spring perch (with stock springs)... The rear stays at the height you started at, just upgrading the shock over stock for better ride
     
  11. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM
    #11
    SkeeterBilt

    SkeeterBilt Zombie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Member:
    #90572
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skeeter
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner DC LB TRD Zombie Response Team
    Black Satoshi Grill, Blacked Out Head Lights & Fog lights, Tint, Vent Visors, Shaved Emblems, Oil Catch Can, Ipod Hookup to Stock Head Unit, Sony Speakers, TRD Seat Covers, Xtra D-Rings and Other Small Things.... Lift and more to come
    sweet thank you, dont mean to HIjack this thread
     
  12. Nov 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM
    #12
    j753301

    j753301 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Member:
    #43364
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    South Hadley , Mass
    Vehicle:
    2010 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport double cab
    I also have a 2" spacer lift and a 1" block in the rear,I also have the tsb rear leaf pack. And I think it sits perfect.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:39 AM
    #13
    DR Da_da

    DR Da_da Infrequent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Member:
    #42390
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    Northeast FL
    Vehicle:
    '06 4x4 V6 TRD Offroad auto access cab
    ToyTec ultimate lift, LR UCAs, TRD gen 1 CAI, TRD cat-back, bull bar, anytime fog lights, lighted 4x4 switch, factory SS step tubes, factory interior lighting package, factory VIP 3200 alarm, FJ TRD center caps, rear diff breather relocate, tint, bug deflector, Weather Tech liners
    Wow, that's steep! My top-coil spacers from Fat Bob's Garage were about $110, Toytec TSB add-a-leaves were about $70, and an alignment was $70 for a grand total of $250. I guess the difference was me installing the stuff myself? :notsure:
     
  14. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:55 AM
    #14
    JRod4928

    JRod4928 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Member:
    #84395
    Messages:
    811
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    '12 Tacoma SR5
    Extang Trifecta Tonneau WeatherTech Floor Liners Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock Antenna X Black Mesh Grillcraft with Tacoma Badge (Upper) and Cross (Lower) 18" BMF Wheels / Cooper 31.5" Tires 2" Leveling Kit
    I had a similar experience as OP, if you don't off road, i think you made a good choice!

    I also have a 1" top plate spacer (which provides 2" of lift) in the front only to level it, but without a rear block or AAL - its perfectly level, glad I went that route for now. It does ride different, but I'm not sure if its due to the lift or to the wider stance, or tires. Ride is still nice though, but even my wife said it rides more like a truck. Lift plus alignment cost me $150, i did the work myself. Also aligned perfectly.

    I'm getting some vibs at takeoff, until about 15 or 20 mph if i'm on the gas hard, I'm going to install the toytec carrier bearing drop in december to see if it fixes it.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2012 at 6:56 AM
    #15
    Cray

    Cray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Member:
    #90525
    Messages:
    145
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kansas
    Vehicle:
    05 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
    Currently 3" revtek lift, plan to upgrade.
    I bought a 3" lift from revtec that came with spacers for the front and AAl's for the back. Almost 400$.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    #16
    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Member:
    #38505
    Messages:
    3,221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4
    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
  17. Nov 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    #17
    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda Go Pro Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Member:
    #54800
    Messages:
    1,841
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Garrett
    Red Stick
    Vehicle:
    06 DCLB
    Sdidertraxx, ARB deluxe winch bumper, Warn M8000, Westin Tailight guards, 5100's, OME 886's, OME N182's, 2" block, 1.5" aal, Pioneer 4300dvd, stickers out the butt, misc crap
    Nice OP, i personally went with the 5100's back in the days before i had OME, my buddy has the daystar 2.5" lift similar to yours on his 4runner and IMO you can't tell a difference in ride, post up if you start to notice any problems, 1" block is pretty safe though so you should be fine, if you have the cash in the future, i'd recommend at least replacing your rear shocks with 5100's, they're designed for 0-1" of rear lift and won't break your bank at all:thumbsup:
     
  18. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM
    #18
    love4steel

    love4steel [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Member:
    #81530
    Messages:
    89
    Gender:
    Male
    connecticut
    Vehicle:
    trd off road
    2" toytec spacer lift, 16" MT classic locks, 265/75 duratracs, flashlight mod, cabin led's, wet okoles, vanish tonneau
    rear shocks, alright will consider doing that thanks. ill report back if any issues... i may be crazy but i think it rides better than stock now, feels a bit tighter in corners. as far as the cost i paid 400 for shop to install the spacers ans blocks and that included alignment. i could have done it myself but eh.. wasnt in the mood plus its been friggin cold out :eek:
     
  19. Nov 30, 2012 at 4:22 AM
    #19
    JRod4928

    JRod4928 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2012
    Member:
    #84395
    Messages:
    811
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    '12 Tacoma SR5
    Extang Trifecta Tonneau WeatherTech Floor Liners Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock Antenna X Black Mesh Grillcraft with Tacoma Badge (Upper) and Cross (Lower) 18" BMF Wheels / Cooper 31.5" Tires 2" Leveling Kit
    awesome :thumbsup:
     
  20. Dec 5, 2012 at 6:46 AM
    #20
    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Member:
    #38505
    Messages:
    3,221
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4
    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    No rain here, nor hate. Mine was a suggestion for survival, and a warning for others!
    Thanks for the Neutral rep!
     
To Top