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3 inch 4 crawler body lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by alexkontos17, May 27, 2015.

  1. May 27, 2015 at 6:38 AM
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    alexkontos17

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    Who has installed a 3 inch body lift on a first gen? I'm installing it on a 97 2wd automatic and I'm worried the transmission shifting linkage won't have enough slack to do the 3 inch lift. Also if anyone has any pointers or things they screwed up Id appreciate the input. Thanks
     
  2. May 27, 2015 at 6:54 AM
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    I think 6 and 5 lug tacomas use different body lifts. As long as you got the right one you should be good.
     
  3. May 27, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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    4crawler makes good body lift kits, and he specializes in 4WD stuff for Toyotas but his web-site doesn't conclusively say if he has a set for 5-lug Tacomas. He does say 2wd, but it could mean pre-runner models. Might want to contact Roger Brown about that, to confirm.
     
  4. May 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM
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    Thank you, I'll be sure to email them about it. Like you said the website says it is for 2wd but I didn't realize 5 lugs and pre runners required different body lifts
     
  5. May 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM
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  7. May 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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    3" body lifts are highly not recommended... forgot to mention that.
     
  8. May 29, 2015 at 5:40 PM
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    I had a 3 inch body lift on my previous truck so I have a good idea of what to expect but thanks for the advice
     
  9. May 29, 2015 at 6:57 PM
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    Not only that but it looks stupid and trashy
     
  10. Sep 4, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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    Hey did u end up installing that? N how did it go? Did everything have enough slack with the lift installed? I'm looking to go with a 1" daystar body lift but I just hope the truck can handle it without having to buy any corrective stuff.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
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    These kits should come with everything required to work. Their not just pucks and longer bolts.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    Ok good that was really my main concern. Looks like all i need to do is make sure i have all the right tools then order the kit :D
     
  13. Sep 5, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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    Roger Brown's site details what is impacted with a 3" lift. Be sure to order the complete $200 3" kit.
    It includes radiator drop brackets, bumper relocate brackets, and hardware for issues with gas
    tank filler, shifter, bed spacers, etc.

    BTW, I also think that a 3" body lift is just plain stupid. But if you are going to do it, Roger Brown is the way to go. I've purchased many items of his (for my old '84 4runner) over the years, including a 1" body lift.
     

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