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3" Lift Kit Opinions

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by trdkrupp, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Looking for some recommendations as to what's the best 3" suspension lift for the 2nd Generation Tacoma. I've been looking at build threads and see a lot of different brands, everyone says they're great. Just trying to narrow it down to one brand that will lift the front and back. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    ummm yeah
    Complete OME....

    my opinion

    but i dont even have it installed yet haha
     
  3. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    whats your budget? Thats what it pretty much narrows it down to what lift you get, purpose of lift like "Poser" or actually taking it to the trails....alot depends on these two things. Need more info. and you will get replies but try searching also.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    Depends on how deep your pockets are.:cool:
     
  5. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:26 AM
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    Would like to stay under a grand for the lift. Just reading through, it sounds like some pieced together kits from different companies. Looking for the best full kit for under a grand, and as always the cheaper the better. Still a daily driver, but some trails, mud, pretty much what you would find at most off road parks. Bottom line, not trying to turn it into a crawler.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:28 AM
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    What brand kit do you buy? Looked at the ARB and others.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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    5100's are a popular budget option.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    Check out toyteclifts.com
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    OME EVERYTHING:cool:

    886 coils,182shocks,90000shocks,dakar pack,d29xl aal

    3 inch OYFY
     
  10. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    I just installed the OME lift on my DCLB .

    885's no spacer , Nitrochargers , N182's and the Dakar leaf pack .

    I also installed LR UCA's .

    I got 2 3/4" of lift front and back , I'm very happy .
     
  11. Apr 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    Can you fit 285s with 2 3/4"
     
  12. Apr 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    I live outside of Nashville, going to go to 4wheelparts down there when I get back. A guy I work with took his Chevy 2500 there, talked to a guy who actually listened to what he wanted, what he was going to use the truck for and sold him what he needed, not what costs the most. Think that's a good recommendation, plus he gives military discounts :oldglory:
     
  13. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Yes , with the usual trimming
     
  14. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    I love fresh new threads this topic hasn't been covered much. Subd for pics!
     
  15. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Good to hear. I've been looking at the OME lift. That's alot of lift for a 2" lift - if I'm correct they don't make another size lift for 2nd gen Tacomas. . .

    What are LR UCA's???

    Did you use the trim packer to level out the drivers side lean?

    Thanks. . .
     
  16. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    The OME kit comes with the option of 884 , 885 , or 886 springs ,

    I got 2 3/4" using the 885's on my DCLB .

    LR UCA = Light Racing Upper Control Arm , it is an aftermarket upper arm that introduces another 2 degrees of built in caster to allow for a correct alignment after you change the geometry of the front components by lifting the truck

    I used the OME trim packer kit on the driver's side to account for the " Taco Lean "
     
  17. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    x2 Tell me about it...

    Every freaken day we get the same question about 3" lifts..
     
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    I have a cheap 3" from rough country. Its spacers up front and blocks in the rear. below $300 for everything, I fit 285/75/16 on mine. The lift is cheesy i know but it works great. I've taken it the dunes and wheeled around with it a few times. Nothing extreme but it gets the job done. I just loctie'd the crap out of everything when i put it together. And it was all bolt on, just need a jack, a few stands, a case of your favorite beverage, maybe a buddy and go to town. Hope this helps.
     
  19. May 31, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    I decided not to go cheap myself; I was planning on getting a pro-comp lift. I ended up ordering the OME 3" Suspension lift three days ago, and I am very interested on how it will look on my truck. With the kit and the UCA'S with shipping across the country, it costed me a little over 1000$.
     
  20. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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