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3" lift, whats the best route to take

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by octane202, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    octane202

    octane202 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at lifting my 08 access cab 3" and putting on new wheels with more than likely 285's. My question is what lift kit or combination of parts is the best way to go. not looking for the cheaper route but the best most reliable route. I am firm believer of spending money right the first time and being 100% satisfied rather than a more cost effective solution resulting in wanting to improve. I am all about function and i want to maintain reliability.

    I look forward to your input.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Search there's tons of thread like this and also look into toytec they make pretty good lifts for an affordable price
     
  3. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    The most popular 3"s on the site are eibach coils mated with 5100's and an AAL, or OME coils mated with OME struts/shocks with an AAL.

    IMO, the best 3" for second gens would be OME coils/struts and shocks, and a OME leaf pack in the rear
     
  4. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    octane202

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    Thanks, I have done some searches and that why I am now reaching out. As well something I did not mention is I am ok with entire suspension swap. Just looking for durability reliability and functionality. Thanks
     
  5. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Konaborne

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    If you're willing to spend a little more, you can look at high end coilovers, like Kings or Fox
     
  6. Sep 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Old man emu is probably a good investment I've talked to a couple that have it and haven't heard anything bad about them
     
  7. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Coilovers
     
  8. Sep 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Budget ?

    Do you want articulation or hauling / towing ability ?
     
  9. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    XPOTRPR

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    I'm sure alot of people will give me crap and think otherwise (except blacktacoma23) but i have the pro comp full 3" lift and love it. have had no issues with travel, articulation, or anything. Ride is the usual stiffer than stock, but not too bad honestly. I've gone everywhere plus some that the icons, OME's etc have gone. I noticed your In Chandler too. I'm off Elliot and priest myself. If you want to, you an always check out my truck and go for a ride. In the end, Its all what you want.. you can spend a crap load of money and get a really nice set up, or save alot of money and still get a nice set up. Lol personal preference really.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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  11. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    dakar leaf springs. best mod i made. stock leaf's suck. increases your payload. blocks and aal's are a waste of time unless your trunk's a mall cruiser. i would get lift springs instead of billies if i had to do it again.
     
  12. Sep 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Yeah no complaints for me either, My bumper helped smooth out the ride up front.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Just noticed that.. how long have you had that bumper? Looks good man. saw a couple vids on YouTube of your guys' last run. Truck looks great.

    Oh and takin the sway bar off helps too OP.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Had it for a couple weeks.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Ahh, that's why i didnt notice it. Lol
     
  16. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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