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3" body lift removal question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jguardino, May 4, 2020.

  1. May 5, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    The pic I posted of my 02 is a 3/2 lift with 285/75/16 on 16x8 0 offset wheels.
     
  2. May 5, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    285s are 33s right? I’m thinking I can just change the rear end suspension to brand new 3” and from the look of it my front end is already 3” just probably get new coil overs installed. Did you like the 0 offset?
     
  3. May 5, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    Yes 285s are 32.7 tall. Imo the 0 offset looks good. On my 2015 I have 17x8.5 -12. Height on the 285 will depend on the aspect ratio you choose.
     
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  4. May 5, 2020 at 8:51 PM
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    285 refers to the width of the tire not the diameter.:der:
     
  5. May 6, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    Doesn't look like a drop bracket from pics, looks like a 3" suspension lift + however much body lift.
     
  6. May 6, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    I googled what a drop bracket is lol and didn’t find any mounts on my truck. I believe it is 3” 5100s in front and extended shackles rear plus 3” body lift that I’m going to get removed
     
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  7. May 6, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    I think this is the correct assessment ;)
     
  8. May 6, 2020 at 7:51 PM
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    Sweet! All I need is to get some steelies 16s and some 33s and get that body lift removed and I’ll be happy.
     
  9. May 6, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    The shackles too but you are headed in the right direction.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    Wanted to update for those who may want to see this after I've done the work and were clueless like I was.

    Thanks to all these fine people at TW and some friends for help.

    Truck specs when purchased: 2/6/2020
    35" KO2's
    3" Bilstein all around
    3" fiberglass body lift
    Stock frowning Leafs with 6" extended shackles

    Now: 6/30/2020
    33" BFG KM3's
    3" bilstein all around
    0" Stock height poly urethane body mounts bushing
    3" All pro Expo leaf springs
    Ebay snorkel
    Prinsu cab rack

    Planned:
    Timing belt
    skids all around
    weld on sliders
    New locker
    Trailgear low profile tube bumper + Smittbuilt 10k winch
    Breather's extension mod parts on the way + Sealing airbox
    ARB single compressor waiting to be installed under hood (Time is hard to find)
    Shelving in bed
    Prinsu cab rack
    >it never ends


    Toyota specialist work done, (Yota1 performance, Riverbank CA) Great Shop!:
    -New OEM rear axle bearings, oil seals, drums & Shoes
    No more anxiety about not stopping while braking thank god! Figured the shop can do this since I'm mechanically challenged :)

    >For now this is just an easy fire trail camping vehicle. Do not plan on taking this on anything more serious until protection is on the vehicle and is capable. I like to be prepared.

    Day Purchased :
    first day.jpg

    After purchasing BFG 33" KM3's, Next was removing the body lift. Thanks to my girls brother for help. it took a solid 8 hours

    In middle of work: Front end finished now to rear.

    body lift removal bed.jpg


    body lift removal.jpg
    Way it sat after body lift removal: still sagging due to crappy leafs and shackles, but feel much better about the truck handling and safety

    Inkedbody lift removed with 33s_LI.jpg

    Next on my list was new Leaf springs and shackles to make the handling and components the way they should be. Bought All pro Expo leaf springs & Stock height shackles from wheelers.

    old springs:

    before old springs.jpg

    old springs.jpg

    old springs 1.jpg

    New springs in:

    new all pros.jpg

    Body roll was really bad and now it is gone! Might have to get longer rear shocks due to it feeling like they bottom out with the new springs.

    Camping trip to Murphys-lake alpine after all is done for now. (untill the bank account stacks up) Need to figure out my kayaks with the RTT :(

    murhpeys.jpg

    Inkedhow it sits 63020_LI.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    Looks Soo much better with the BL gone!
     
  12. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    Good looking hombre! One of these days I gotta pull my 3" body lift off too. Was on it when I bought it. Maybe this summer.
    You got a great looking Tacoma hermano :cool:
     
  13. Jun 30, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    I know ! thank god its gone :)
     
  14. Jun 30, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Jguardino

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    Highly recommend a buddy for it. My mistakes were not aligning the steering column 100% and now my steering wheels is slightly to the left, but i can live with it. Also a bolt broke in the steering column extension but came out easy with a drill.

    and thanks i appreciate it :D
     
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