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3" Front 2" Rear Leveling kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WickedLongTaco, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    WickedLongTaco

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    Hey All - new here and have sifted through multiple lift threads already. Most people are saying don't do spacers but there are plenty of others saying their ride is just fine. I just want to understand what if any implications are there doing a 3" front and 2" rear leveling Kit? Not sure I can justify the cost of a full suspension upgrade after buying a brand new vehicle...

    Just picked up a 2019 TRD Off Road Crew Cab Long bed. I am looking to run 33's with either 17-18" wheels and were thinking about utilizing the following:

    Front Spacer
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IU34TA6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rear Block
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00192NCXU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  2. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Gixerkiller

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    Spacers and blocks are fine for street and mild to medium off-road. IE cut and organized trails. It depends on what YOU want. The best is actually full coil over replacement with good shocks and springs, an AAL or full leaf replacement, new UCA’s, and spindles if you can.

    Two questions must be asked and answered to yourself before you can proceed.

    1) Budget
    2) What are you trying to do?
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    Most people here are going to shit talk spacers and how your truck will explode and break in half if you have them. That being said I installed a pro-comp 3/2 kit along with the front diff drop on my fathers truck. 17 inch wheel with a 265/70/17. In all honesty his truck rides almost like stock. It’s slightly stiffer but in a good way imo.
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  4. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    I think the hardest part I am having is I want the truck to be reasonably lifted. 3" seems perfect for look and for clearance but then getting into all of the different options my head is spinning... I am not mechanically inclined haha. many people say that there are also a whole slew of issues once you go past 2".

    This is my first truck. Going to be used for house projects - hence the long bed, and I want to use it for off roading in WA to go camping, exploring ect. I don't know how serious I will get or how crazy some of these fire roads/wheeling trails are.

    Just the cost of wheels, tires, lift is looking to be $5-8K...
     
  5. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    2.5 front 1.5 rear lift surpreme suspensions diff drop rear block shims etc. No problems at all. Light trails and camping for me. Ride is like stock honestly. Do what’s best for you and works with your budget. If I was off-roading every weekend. Then hell yeah I would of spent a lot on suspension. I don’t so why spend the money. Truck rides great. If you do this lift. Do all the necessary add on’s. Diff drop , rear block shims. This kit cost me like $210. My buddy is a mechanic and installed it for me.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    71tattooguy - Can you please explain more about Differential Drop and Rear Block Shims?
     
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  7. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    It’s comes with the kit , shims in rear for drive line angle. So no vibrations etc.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    I had purchased the two links I posted earlier, just last night. I don't think they had them in there... maybe I can purchase separately. Wanted to keep the cast iron block vs going aluminum.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    Check details on block. If it's a tapered block no need for shims. If it isn't tapered you will need them, along with longer center spring bolt. Buy shim kit, bolt included.
     
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    I just did the 2 inch level kit front only I like the ride it’s like a truck is supposed to ride. I did thousands of dollars in aftermarket lifts on my last truck and decided with this one to keep it simple and I have the spacer lift is fine for streets and dirt roads if your planning on wheeling the truck hard then get what you need for the type of wheeling you plan to do just my two scents

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    Revtech 3 inch up front, aal rear, 2 inch diff drop. No issues at all on road. Rides stiff off road and I off road a lot for work. 400 ish for the kit, around 800 total with the install and alignment.

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  12. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Done it to 2 Toyotas. Wouldn't do it again if it was free..ride is already rough and the spacers make it worse. However it does provide the space for biggers tires and the lift/level "look".
     
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  13. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Sorry you had bad experiences with these lifts. I’ve had mine on for almost 10 k. Ride is like stock. No problems at all.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Nice looking truck.
     
  15. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Looks great. I would recommend installing a 1” block in rear. Being the back up a little. So when you load it up, you won’t be bro leaned big time. Just a suggestion. I personally like the 1” of rake for that reason.
     
  16. Aug 5, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Thank you for the suggestions. Appreciate the feedback. How does the differential drop work? Would I purchase this in addition to the spacer and block? Do you know what parts off of Amazon would fit?
     
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  17. Aug 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    I’ll message you the set up I got with all parts
     
  18. Aug 5, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    I want to play too. 2/0 using Rough Country 1" spacer.
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  19. Aug 5, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Holy smokes 5k-8k? What kind of wheels and tires aren’t you getting? For that amount of money you can be getting a damn good setup, even with tires and wheels.
     
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  20. Aug 5, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    Curious, was your spacer a coil spacer or strut spacer? There is a difference; the latter yielding the stock ride, and the former riding like dook.
     

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