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3" Lift Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by AWK Tacoma, May 31, 2012.

  1. May 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    Hey guys,

    I know there are already a lot of posts about this but..... I am looking at a 3" Toytec lift and i was wondering if i needed new shocks for the rear. Im not worried about the front because the front lift comes from spacers. The rear is a AAL and i had seen some posts where people were worried about overextending the shocks.

    Here is a link for the kit: http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72


    Any help is much appreciated!!
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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  3. May 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    my stockys bottomed out everytime i went over a speedbump with my 2" AAL so i had to buy ext shocks
     
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    Thanks. Im looking cheap so i guess $200-$400. I dont need anything crazy, just something for bigger tires. I could use my stock coilovers if i decided to go with the 5100s and AAL, right?

    I like this lift: http://www.tacomaworld.com/out.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toyteclifts.com%2Findex.php%3Fpage%3Dshop.product_details%26flypage%3Dflypage.tpl%26product_id%3D58643%26category_id%3D113%26option%3Dcom_virtuemart%26Itemid%3D72

    I think i will get the extended shocks by the way. Id rather get them so i wont have to run the risk of overextending them.
     
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    The 5100s are what make all the difference tho. You would probably be alright with that lift, but I'm not and expert. When I was doing mine, tons of people on here helped me with info.
    What size rims/Tires are you going to run? 285s will need around 2.5 of lift if I remember right, plus the right backspacing for the rims.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    i have that lift, but its on a first gen. i wheel the shit out of my truck and i have never had any problems. thats not saying i like it tho, it rides like shit.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Yeah. Im plannin on keeping my sport rims, and putting 285/75 BFG all terrains on them. I bet the ride quality will be way better with the 5100s but i dont know how rough it would be without them. I wouldnt mind if it was just a little rough.

    I might go this route:
    5100s all around with stock coils and do a AAL in the back.

    Does that sound like a good setup?

    cshade- I bet their wont be that much difference in the 1st and 2nd gen. ride if its the same lift. How rough is the ride?
     
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    mine is my DD and its really ruff but i could care less as long as it gets the job done. i also have sway bar delete so idk if that makes a difference, but it is ruff.
     
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    You wont fit 285s with the 17 sport rims without wheel spacers. you will rub like crazy. Take a search around for more info, but from what i have seen on here and talked with people, you need some spacers on the stockers for 285s
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Yeah i wouldnt mind it being rough as long as it doesnt jar my teeth out on every bump. ill probably go with the 275s and trim a little if the 285s will rub too much. What did yall think about that suspension setup?

    "5100s all around with stock coils and do a AAL in the back"?
     
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    You could set the 5100s at 2.5 and get a diecent lift outta it. I saw you were talking about 285/75/17s, another FYI. The biggest tire you can run with a 3" lift including trimming is 285/70/17. So I think you will need to get a 275/70/17 tire if thats the route you want to go.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Hopefully i will get this goin soon. Ill post pics after the lift. Preciate it!!
     
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