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3 inch lift options

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Penz83, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    Penz83

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    I have a 05 Tacoma prerunner 2wd and want to add a 3" lift. What are some good quality kits that are not going to break the bank? There seems to be so many options...
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    Budget? Cause you can spend upwards of $1000+ just on the kit from OME to Eibach/5100's to spindles and so on.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    OME ftw
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    I say no to Spacers!!!! I have one. but its only temporary! do not go with that lift. it may seem tempting, cause its so cheap. but say no to spacers!

    I plan to toytec/eibach coil, billy 5100's on all 4 corners, and rear aal when the finances become available.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    What's the issue with spacers?
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    Because spacers on the devil on here...
     
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    5100's all on fours
    They put a stock shock out if it's operating range.
     
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    I could see an issue with using spacers for large lifts, but this is only 2.25". I won't be doing any heavy off road stuff, just some trails when camping.
     
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    Haha ok
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Ahh ok, does this apply to the Front and rear?
     
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    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    A lot of people around here have them. But on F150s mostly, and some get beat to hell and back. No problems I've heard of. I've a 2 inch spacer on my truck, and I don't have any problems.
     
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    http://www.camburg.com/news/read-this-before-you-buy-a-spacer-lift/

    Oddly enough, most of the damage to the shocks occured during daily driving and not off road.
     
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    Yes
     
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    I can see the downside, most of the damage photos look like large lifts, over 4". Well my truck has 67k miles on the stock shocks, so if I need to buy shocks anyways...
     
  17. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    Most of them are just 3" lifts. If it is over 4", is a dropbracket lift.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    Ok so if I want a 3" lift without spacers what is a good affordable kit?
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    And that's why I'm trying to find another way to go to fit my new tires. I've seen what everybody says about spacers and don't wanna mess my truck up. Hopefully I can find an alternative, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. But in the end, it's not my decision.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    How about this, for rear use 3" blocks and longer shocks to match. And in the front? Longer shocks and springs?
     
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