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3 inch suspension lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by huedawg, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Jul 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    huedawg

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    Does a three inch suspension lift look a lot different than a stock Tacoma ? I am still debating on having this done . I dont do much off roading , it would really just be more for looks than anything .
    My local Toyo dealer told me that if they were to get the lift and install it , it would not harm my vehicles warranty . They said they used a company called DSI , or something like that . They told me around $850 for everything . Is that a decent price >?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    That price depends on what your getting. Ask them what kind of lift it is. No Lift you get should void your warranty unless you have a problem and it is caused by whatever modification you did to your truck. If your looking for looks you should go for the bilstein 5100s at 2.5" or just go spacer but its a harsh ride.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    Don't pay the dealer to do it for you...You WILL be getting screwed.

    A 3 inch lift is a fair bit of difference from the stock height and it lets you fit some larger tires under the truck. The Bilstien 5100 series shocks are a good recommendation if you are going for looks- Inexpensive compared to lots of other kits and they retain a good ride.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    $850? Yeah it all depends on what parts they are changing or adding. It could be a great price or a rip off depending. Find out what all they use.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    They said that included new shock/s leafs . Also, they said that if I did it myself , it would void my warranty if I were to ever have an suspension related issue . However, if they do it , and something happens, then they will cover it at no charge , all parts and labor . ? So , I am just not sure . Spoke with a few local guys and they said it was worth having the toyo techs do the install , as long as I didnt mind spending the extra $220 or so ?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    I'm just wondering if it is a spacer lift?
     
  7. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    3" lift may not seem like alot but depending on the size tire you have now the added height from tires that you could fit after the lift combined with the lift itself is definitely noticeable
     
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    I think also the "look" depends on what type of Tacoma you have. My double cab long bed doesn't look much different from far away because of how long it is, vs an access cab with a short bed. My .02 anyway
     
  9. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Just an update here, I got my truck back yesterday from the dealership and the lift looks great ! I just need to get some tires to match . It was a pro compt lift es6000 ( they left me stickers in the drivers seat ) and I ended up paying $815 for everything .
    The only thing I have noticed so far was , a little bit of drift and when I hit speeds of 60 or better and let of the gas, I hear a "clunking" type noise ? Not sure what that is ? Anyone have any ideas ? Its only when I let off the gas at high speeds ?
     
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    have any before/after pics?
     
  12. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    Here is a pic of my truck next to a stock Tacoma, both are 2009's.

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    wow that looks like a huge difference!
     
  14. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    Only 3 inches too...
     
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    Are you also running 285's in that picture?
     
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    Yup, 285-70-17 Nitto TGs.
     
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    I think that between the lift and the bigger tires, the look of the truck is totally different from stock! Nice truck!
     
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    Looks very good VWguy!
     
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    Thanks Colton!
     
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    would those tires fit before the lift? I dropped off my truck at the dealer for the TSB today and asked about a 3" lift and the guy in Parts said that Toyota doesn't do lifts.

    I figure I will just wait until about 50,000 miles when it is time to get new tires and shocks anyway and do the lift and tires then.
     
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