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3 inch lift cant decide

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Jordansmith23, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Jordansmith23

    Jordansmith23 [OP] New Member

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    i am a newb to all this an have not done anything like this to my truck an i have read other forums on this site to help me decide but i just figured id post it so someone that knew what they was doing could help me out i only ride rode nvr take in fourwheelin an i dont really haul anything big..
    id rather have a suspension instead of body but dont know which lift to get so i could prolly put bout 4-5 hundred dollars into one if someone could help me out an tell me which lift would fit my 01 tacoma reg 4wd that would ride alright an not bounce me off the road

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    With all due respect, if you take a bit of time and formulate your sentences with punctuation, it would be a lot easier to read.

    You can't "have your cake and eat it too", unfortunately. Meaning: you're going to get what you pay for. The RC kit is a spacer lift, which will effectively translate to "bouncing you off the road". If you can be patient, save up a little more than your targeted 4-500 and consider Toytec springs, Bilstein 5100 shocks and an add-a-leaf.

    http://www.camburg.com/toyota/00-06-tundra/read-before-buy-spacer-lift/

    Take some time to use the search feature of the forum, as well. There's lots of opinions and feedback on not only the Rough Country stuff but many, many other lift options.

    Good luck.
     
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    Well, yes and no :p

    If you can afford it, great, that is a very nice lift solution. However, since you said that you don't do any wheeling and rarely haul anything of substance, it's pretty much overkill. I would recommend the following items for you:

    Bilstein 5100 shocks - http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 (You can get them cheaper at Downsouth Motorsports, but they're seemingly never in stock there. Toytec has a discount code in their forum, look it up and use it)

    Toytec 2" add-a-leaf - http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=122&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 (These must be used in conjunction with the 5100 rears. Your stock shocks won't have enough length)

    The front 5100's are adjustable. Set them to their highest setting with your stock coils and you'll get roughly 2.5" of lift. Slap the AALs on with the rear 5100's and there's your simple lift.

    Other components to consider:

    Toytec/Eibach front coils - http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 (These pair nicely with the front 5100's, and will give you a bit more lift)

    Front differential drop kit - http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=124&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 (reduces the angle on your CV axles, reducing the possibility of premature failure)

    Front shock bushings and washers - http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=124&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 (You should just plan for this in the first place. Cheap and it's good peace of mind if you can't reuse your old bushings and washers)

    This is only ONE of many, many options for lifting your pickup properly. One thing I can absolutely recommend for you to read is right here at the top of this very forum: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/11282-tacoma-lift-faq-guide-read.html

    Make good choices, and you won't regret it.
     
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    Bisteins 5100's and an aal and your good!
     
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