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3" lift help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacohound, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    tacohound

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    im planning on putting in a 3" lift and was thinking of using OME 885 coils with spacers and add-a-leafs in the rear. now im looking at suspention lifts and it says stuff about a diff drop and needing new shocks. am i just over analyzing this or am i about to spend 700 dollars rather than just the springs and add-a-leafs. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yes you should get new shocks that are properly valved to dampen the stiffer spring rate.

    As for the diff drop, it doesn't do much in second gens.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    ok so diff drop no, shocks yes. should i go with the OME n140s, or i hear things about the 9000's. so i should expect to spend another 200-300.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    The 9000s are the FRONT shocks-N182s are the REAR shocks for the 05+ Tacoma's.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Work in progress, but installed so far; 265/70/17 Duratracs, Spidertrax, OME885X coils with OME lean spacer, OME N140S and N182 shocks, Wheeler's 1.5" 3 Leaf Progressive AAL (kept the overload), LR UCAs. TP14 spacers
    Yep. The N140s are the precursor to the 9000s. 9000s are pretty much all you can find these days (although I did manage to find an old OME kit with N140s last year).

    Might want to think about UCAs too.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    ok 9000's it is, and im just doing add-a-leafs in the back.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Yeah...I had forgotten the 140s were the old ones.

    With AALs-You stock shocks will be extended further- Having longer shocks, built to go with a lift, is probably a good idea. I'll Jonny is right- UCAs are a good idea.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    what about a set of OME dakar leaf springs, the ones with the 2.75" lift
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Good stuff, you will get at least 3" of lift without a shell (I got 3" with a shell) they will ride better with a shell or other weight in back (a local member I helped to fix his Taco rode in mine and liked the ride better than his with Dakars). http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/173193-2nd-gen-ome-dakar-hub-fender-measurements.html
    On my 4banger AC I got 3" in front with 885s no spacers & 3" in back with Dakars. I think OZ got 2 1/2" up front on his DC with 885s no spacers so you would probably get 3" with spacers.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    If you are a hardcore offroader and flex your truck a lot, you might consider putting on some extended brake lines with those dakars.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    im not a huge off roader, just looking for some space for the off road trails to get to my fishing ponds, i was hitting my skid plate a little last time i went out. so you think those items will lift my truck just right.
     
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