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3" Lift Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Charlie2go, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Jan 24, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Charlie2go

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    Hey guys,

    I'm fairly new to the game of suspension and lift kits, but I'm looking at lifting my 2018 TRD Off-Road about 3" and looking for recommendations on what exactly I should do.

    I'll be honest, my truck is my daily driver, and I'm only going to be off-road maybe 10% of the time. Not trying to do any "hardcore" wheeling but I want it to ride good and feel good when I do decide to go off-road.

    From what I've gathered the Bilstein 5100's sounds like a good option, but what else do I need to know?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Welcome to the forums.

    3" of lift is too much without a drop bracket kit or +2" kit. That much lift won't leave you any droop travel and it will ride poorly. Some people are ok with that ride, but we recommend running the shocks at 21" from coil bucket to lower bolt maximum with UCA.

    Anything more than 1" lift benefits from adding an UCA to gain back droop.

    I'd recommend checking out the mid-travel packages offered by several companies.
    Here are the ones from AccuTune:
    https://accutuneoffroad.com/product...-tacoma-2019-2005/mid-travel-suspension-kits/
     
  3. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    3" in the front AND rear?

    Budget? Goals for tire size?

    Need more information..
     
  4. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Let's just throw out a number and say for around 1K for the suspension. Tire size.. 285/70/17?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p402/Coil/Bilstein_5100_Kit_w/_Dakars_(HS16BK-1-Dakar).html

    887 coils, strut assembly, LR UCA's, and medium duty Dakars

    Are there cheaper options? Sure.
    Can I recommend AALs or progressive AALs? No.
    Toyota leafs are shit. You can sell your stock stuff and recoup some of the money from the lift kit.

    Do it once, do it right. My .02.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Thanx man, that's my motto as well.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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  8. Jan 24, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    TheNewGuyTaco

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    alright I'm on the same boat as Charlie2go, want a 3inch lift kit but want a nice ride as well for the best bang for my buck. Spending about $3k to $4k for wheel set up and lift kit/suspension
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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