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3 Inch TOYTEC?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Muzzy, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Muzzy

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    Ok guys, im new to this... have read a lot of posts trying to learn, think I may be getting there... got a few questions.....help me out

    2010 tacoma sport- 4 door

    Im lookin to buy a 3 inch lift that is decent but not too costly... maybe a AAL in rear and the spacer in front..

    does anyone have this lift? :

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    Or used to own the lift.... how did you like it? how did it ride?

    would I be able to fit 33's with this lift?



    also, are the spacers hard to install?

    thanks
     
  2. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Silver_Taco

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    with 3" of lift, you can fit 33s. Ride is going to be rough - and without aftermarket shocks, downtravel will be an issue. There's better ways to go about it. I wouldn't go with a cheap lift on a '10. Spend the extra money now or do it later, IMO. Hope it helps.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    Spacers have a bad reputation for decreasing the ride quality in the front and I've seen alot of posts on here about people taking off their spacer lifts after a short time and going with a coilover lift. If you want this purely for looks it will be fine but with a harsher ride. If you want to keep or improve your suspension performance you should do a coilover lift. Installing the spacer is fairly easy but unless your friend has a shop you'll need to pay someone $80-90 to compress your springs to get the spacer on; if you can't take the strut assembly off yourself, that would probably be another $80 (?).

    With the 33's, they'll fit but there can be many factors to this: you might need to trim the inner wheelwell if it rubs, your upper control arm (UCA) could rub the tire, and if you have the stock wheels you'll need wheel spacers ($200) or aftermarket wheels with an offset (stick out more). If you strictly drive on the street you might get away with doing nothing and just have the occasional tire rub if you can live with that.

    Your best cheap option to stay close to factory ride feel would probably be the Toytec Ultimate lift which has everything you need except for the tire rubbing issue, you'll still need wheel spacers or new wheels, probably.

    As for the back, blocks and AALs are cheap and easy, consider new/longer rear shocks though.

    Get busy doing searches all over this forum, I've learned a ton about what works and what doesn't on our trucks just by reading others experience. You can ultimately get the lift you want and not get ripped off if you go into it knowing what you want and what your needs are and where to buy stuff.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    ^^ Great post - the reason TW is my favorite site - someone always willing to take the time.

    The stock UCAs will rub. The only part I disagree with is the ultimate lift kit recommendation - just not worth the money IMO. Unless you need to be able to adjust your suspension ... and not sure why anyone would need that. Just my opinion - save some $ and go with the full OME kit.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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  6. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I had the toytec 3" lift with spacers up front and AAL in the rear. I was decent but it rode very rough and i even had passengers tell me how rough it rode. I have since then upgraded to fox coilovers and wheelers 3 AAL pack. It was a night and day difference. If your looking for an econimical lift I would suggest OME 885 coils with a set of their shocks and an AAL with new shocks for the rear. you will still maintain a nice ride while gaining lift
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    callahansd

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    Most these guys on here preach Toytec, not to down it but I went with Tuff Country, good price and good lift, Im not a fan of anything bigger then a 3inch from Tuff Country and Iv heard bad things about the shocks they use, but its a simple Spacer/aal, fairly easy install, and good ride, i kept my stock bilstein's on from when I bought it in the rear, but Im thinkin about getting some skyjackers to swap them out
     
  8. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    That's fixing to be on my truck! :D
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Check out rough country's 3" lift its affordable dosent sacrifice the ride of your truck and you can keep the front bilsteins on it with the front shackles. I put 33's on and only had a little rubbing but some unnoticable trimming fixed that up right away I had to get spacers on and dont notice much of a change
     
  10. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    i dunno why everyone wants to go 3" of lift....i mean why not just run 32" tires?...it's not that big of a difference.....when you lift the rear you can run into vibration issues and such.....i did it the easy way....the rear was plenty high enough for me (no tsb needed on the reg cab)...i left it alone....i got bilstein 5100s all the way around and set them at 0" in the front and got OME 883 lifting springs which lifted the front about 1 1/2"...now there is plenty of room in the front too and the ride is not any harsher than the stock ride....rides great and no vibration problems or anything to worry about....for all four shocks and the two front springs it was $450...not bad

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  11. Apr 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    I agree, getting 33s on a Taco takes a lot, 32s take nothing. I'm about +2" front and +1" back and I run 32's.
     
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