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

2011 TRD lift kit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by USMCBEANZ, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 3:58 AM
    #1
    USMCBEANZ

    USMCBEANZ [OP] Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Member:
    #57065
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Barstow, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Off-Road Edition
    Stock (for now)
    I want a 3" lift on my 2011" TRD off-road. I have found many companies who make them however I hear that the truck will not be level. I talked with a rep who recommended I use a front leveling kit with rear 1" blocks. Has anybody done this and can I still fit a 32" tire with a 17" rim without trimming? I can't go any higher on the lift due to the vehicle stability control.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 at 2:48 PM
    #2
    IdealError

    IdealError Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Member:
    #10625
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Orange County, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner SR5 Sport
    6" Fabtech lift, 18" KMC XD Addicts on 35" Toyo MT Tires, 8000k HID Lights/Fogs, T-Rex Billet Grille, Viper 5900 Remote Start/Alarm, LED Projector Headlights, 15% Tint fronts, 5% Tint back, Eclipse Head Unit
    I have a 2009 with VSC... I run a 6" Fabtech lift with 35" tires. You can run a 6" if it's in your budget :) and it should be level... no reason that it wouldn't I imagine.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2011 at 2:54 PM
    #3
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Avoid leveling kits all together. and you can fit 32's on stock suspension.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM
    #4
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    before everyone starts recommending a bunch of crap...what do you plan on doing with your truck and what is your budget?
     
  5. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:28 PM
    #5
    berry79

    berry79 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Member:
    #56593
    Messages:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Homestead, FL
    Vehicle:
    08 DBL Cab LB
    I did 3" in the front and 2" AAL in the rear and my truck sits perfectly level.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:56 PM
    #6
    blkbelt42

    blkbelt42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Member:
    #54635
    Messages:
    2,486
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black DCSB 4x4 TRD Sport Loaded
    JL Audio Speakers, Alpine Amp & JL Enclosed 10" Sub BFG KO2's Tint N-Fab Bars Husky WB Mats AVS Visors Console Divider Tacoma Tonneau Cover ALL PRO wheel spacers Removed Charcoal Filter AFe CAI w/ Dry Air filter TRD Wheels
    does any lift to the tacoma require dealing with the carrier bearing? thought I read
    that here.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2011 at 6:09 PM
    #7
    black_magic2010

    black_magic2010 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Member:
    #35195
    Messages:
    266
    Gender:
    Male
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    10 Tacoma TRD Sport DBL Cab
    I did the ready lift on mind. It's a 3 inch up front with blocks in the back. No problems with vibrations or the other crap everyone always complains about these kits. Sits level and not even the infamous tacoma lean. I guess if done right you shouldn't have any problems. My taco is a double cab short bed. And the kit didn't come.with anything for the differential.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    #8
    USMCBEANZ

    USMCBEANZ [OP] Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Member:
    #57065
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Barstow, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Off-Road Edition
    Stock (for now)
    I spoke with a rep a toytech an they suggested going with Bilstein 5100's all the way around with Eibach springs in the front and a AAL in the rear. The whole kit was about $700-$800 dollars depending on which AAL I used. I have seen a example of this kit on a 2010 and it is exactly what I'm looking for. I would also use front spacers in order to ensure it's level
    I also spoke with Fabtech and talked to them about their 6" lift. Seems like either is a good option if I decide to go higher. Thanks guys!
     
  9. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    #9
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    My thought is, why put a cheap ass lift on a brand new truck? Why not spend a little more and get a quality lift and do it right the first time...?
     
  10. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    #10
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    If you are going with the eibachs and the 5100s then there is no reason the get spacers... The springs will give you 1.6" of lift and the 5100s can give you either .85" or 1.75"... that with an aal for the rear and you will be good to go.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    #11
    SPORT

    SPORT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Member:
    #39641
    Messages:
    273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    CA bred, currently living in York, PA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road 4x4 V6
    3" level lift 1.25" Wheel Spacers
    Guess we ought to ask if you're wanting a Mall Crawler or a fully functional overland vehicle.

    If a Mall Crawler, then suspension spacers ought to be fine; just don't get all crazy like. I know quite a few who have had no problems, but there are also those on TW who have.

    However, if your not going for show and want performance, it seems Bilsteins or OME's are the way to go. There are quite of few here that are more than willing to assist if you choose to go that direction.

    For now, I went with a 3" spacer and an AAL level kit, until my existing parts wear out in 30-40k miles. At which point, I'll sell the spacers and go for a true suspension lift.

    Hope this helps
     
  12. Jun 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    #12
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    Spacers won't wear out, all they are is a solid piece of metal, it will be your ball joints and shocks that go.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    #13
    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42529
    Messages:
    6,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Jose CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 Std Cab 4x4 5sp
    OME suspension, ARB Air Lockers, CBI/Relentless/Pelfrey armor, HAM radio
    Guys, when he says level, he MAY mean left to right, and be talking about a packing spacer for "taco lean"
     
  14. Jun 12, 2011 at 3:25 PM
    #14
    sanga700

    sanga700 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Member:
    #24246
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 Red Tacoma SR5 4x4 V6 6sp
    TRD intake Airbox,4 corners 5100 front set @ 2.5".Rear TSB,1.5" Toytec AAL,skid plate.running board, EGR in channel sun visors,Valetine one radar detector, 17x8.5 Black MB Wheels. 265/70/17 Handkook Dynapro ATM
    If you don't do crazy I say get 5100s all around and use stock springs for now . It will get you 2.5" for the front
    get 1.5" AAL if you have Toyota TSB or 2" AAL if you don't have TSB . Ur truck will sit level and total cost around $ 400 bucks (parts and labor). Then get bigger wheels and tires ( if you have more $$)
     
  15. Jun 13, 2011 at 4:52 AM
    #15
    blkbelt42

    blkbelt42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Member:
    #54635
    Messages:
    2,486
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black DCSB 4x4 TRD Sport Loaded
    JL Audio Speakers, Alpine Amp & JL Enclosed 10" Sub BFG KO2's Tint N-Fab Bars Husky WB Mats AVS Visors Console Divider Tacoma Tonneau Cover ALL PRO wheel spacers Removed Charcoal Filter AFe CAI w/ Dry Air filter TRD Wheels
    no carrier bearing issues or vibrations that so many complain about??
     
  16. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:16 PM
    #16
    USMCBEANZ

    USMCBEANZ [OP] Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Member:
    #57065
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Barstow, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Off-Road Edition
    Stock (for now)
    Well from the research I've done it looks like the 5100's with a stronger spring and a AAL is a pretty solid option. I don't want to go ridiculous with it and go 6". I do take my truck off road quite a bit considering I work in the Mojave desert. As long as I can fit 17" rims with at least 32" tires and have a little more aggressive stance I'm happy with a 3" lift. The truck has bilstein's stock and is already a lot taller than stock taco's so I think I'll be fine.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2011 at 11:41 PM
    #17
    blkbelt42

    blkbelt42 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Member:
    #54635
    Messages:
    2,486
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Black DCSB 4x4 TRD Sport Loaded
    JL Audio Speakers, Alpine Amp & JL Enclosed 10" Sub BFG KO2's Tint N-Fab Bars Husky WB Mats AVS Visors Console Divider Tacoma Tonneau Cover ALL PRO wheel spacers Removed Charcoal Filter AFe CAI w/ Dry Air filter TRD Wheels

    anyone know if JUST adding the 5100's to get a small lift in the front
    requires any addition parts/adjustments?
     
  18. Jun 19, 2011 at 5:59 AM
    #18
    xwillx93

    xwillx93 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Member:
    #31321
    Messages:
    431
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    Stuart, FL
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma
    MBRP "Cool Duals" dual side swept exhaust, Volant Intake, Blacked Out Tail lights, Touchscreen Kenwood DDx616 with a 10" Kicker CVR in a custom Box, 2 Kicker Comp 6" Speakers, Removed front and rear mud flaps, Weathertech Floormats, Kobalt Slim Toolbox, Chevrolet Air compressor
    no sir. if you set them at 2.5" some people are saying replace uca's..some dont. im going to purchase all 4 bilsteins with 2.5" in the front, run 270/75r17's, then look into the toytec 3" lift with 2" AAL :D but no,running just the bilstein's is perfectly fine
     
  19. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM
    #19
    jrobson

    jrobson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12211
    Messages:
    1,094
    Gender:
    Male
    Mobile, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4
    Ultimate lift kit, LR UCA's, Bi-xenon 8000K headlights, Xenon 8000K foglites, (4) KC slimlites on N-Fab light bar, Extang trifecta toneau cover
    Whoever is giving you your info is seriously misleading you. You can go higher with VSC.
     
To Top