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2wd lift ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by saltbranch, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    saltbranch

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    96', 2.4.5spd- just your basic taco. If we do a lift like the Fabtech, put on taller tires like my son wants....then arent we lookin at rear gearing the differential to bring the power back, esp in 5th gear on the hwy?
     
  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Depends on what size tires. But yes you should re gear
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    i agree
     
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    ecspecially with the 2.4
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    I put 235/75/R15s on my 2.4. It had a mild power loss but it really isn't bad. Still enough to spin the rear tires.

    I lifted mine with spindles and shackles. There's a link to it in my signature.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    if you go to 31s you will be fine. anything bigger you should re gear on the 4 cylinder
     
  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    What brands are the better ones to go with? I dont mind spending some$$ for good setup. Just not sure whats out there. Only one I have really seen is the FabTech
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    2" suspension lift with King Coilovers up front. Standard Bilsteins on rear with a Fabtech 1.5" AAL. Leer 100XL Shell.
    Lifts are best achieved through front suspension upgrades and bigger leaf kits... or, like in my case, an add-a-leaf will do, lol.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Depends on how high you wanna go. Around 3" check out old man emu and bilstein with eibach coils. If you want to go higher than 3" you will need to go with a drop bracket lift (fabtech)
     
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    I don't think any of those will work with a 5 lugger. Spindles up front and a new leaf pack or shackles/add a leaf depending on how worn your stock leaf pack is. New extended length rear shocks will be needed as well. I think only fabtech makes spindles for the 5 luggers. Fatbob's garage sells a lot of 5lugger lift components as well.

    Fabtech Spindles

    fat bobs garage
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    :facepalm: ahh didnt know he was a 5 lugger. My bad
     
  12. Jun 17, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    You will feel any tire size increase, I had a 4 cylinder ranger that I went up less than an inch, and it made an irritating difference in acceleration, especially passing. 4 cylinders have enough turning small tires on pickups, an increase in tire doesn't help. I went up 2 inches on my 3.4, and it made an enormous difference, despite what most people predicted. I always try to steer people away from lifting, unless they truly plan to wheel and do all the other proper upgrades to go along with.
     
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    I have fabtech spindles and I also found that Doetsch makes a kit

    http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/22.asp

    I also don't believe anyone makes spacers for the 1st gen 5 luggers... I searched pretty hard when deciding on what to do with mine.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    As For a lift on a 2wd 4 cyl. I would try to find a lift that will fit a 5-lug before worrying whether or not to regear. I have a 2.7 with a 2.5 inch suspension running 265's and i haven't had any noticeable power loss. And I'm also going to 33's here soon.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    I have a five lug did a fab tech spindle lift with a day star spacer in front and im runnig 235/75/15. I did not lose significant power.
     
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