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3 inch suspension help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dellingerj1, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Dellingerj1

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    Ok. Before i get flamed...i have been searching and searching and reading and reading about all of the options for lifts and what the pros and cons are....thats the problem. Im looking for a lift mainly for asthetic purposes, however i would like my taco to last. i have a reg cab base model 4x4 and all i am lookinf for is a three inch lift that wont destroy my cv or driveshaft angles....i am planning on a differential drop regardless....i would like to stay under $500 for the lift. I really need professional opinions here. Ive read that the procomp will give me too much lift due to the light weight.
    I will not be doing any wheeling....just carrying my crossfit gear and bmx bike.....please help....even opinions will help me out
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    jammdogg

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    Bilstein 5100's from Downsouth Motorsports. I had a spacer lift, and replaced with these. Was under $500 installed.

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  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Staying under 500 bucks for a good lift is gonna be tough. You get what you pay for. The least you should consider is the 5100 bilstiens. You can set the fronts to the 2.5" setting, or get some Eibach springs, set the 5100's at the .85" setting. Spend a little more, and get Old Man Emu suspension, with 884 springs. Either choice, you should consider different UCA's to correct the geometry after lifting, and be able to get a good alignment. An AAL of your choice for the rear would be good.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Konaborne

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    check out 5100s, as said before.

    an AAL will also give you lift and increase your carrying capacity


    but be advised, there is no 3" lift that does not affect cv angles. one of the inherent qualities of a 3" lift is to raise the front diff, which causes an increased angle of the CVs.
    also note that diff drops don't really do anything on 2nd gens, and can actually cause more damage.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    I went with pro comp came out to 504
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    how did you like the procomp.....has it lasted.....do you have aftermarket ucas?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    No stock uca still I like it it's not as rough as people make it sound it's was worth the money I paid
     
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