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3" Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by norcalbb11, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    So i want to put a 3" lift on my access taco and not sure how it will look, i dont want it to slope down i want it to be level, the guys i went to today said they can do it with spacers? how will that turn out? im new to this stuff and need some advice.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    Read my sticky. It'll help, a lot.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    spacers in the front....aal's in the rear. toytec makes some nice 3 inch lifts for relatively cheap, and they are good kits too. or.....you could get some bilstein 5100's to just level the truck out, and you'll have a slightly better ride with them over the stock shocks. i think a toytec kit will be the way to go though....and add the 5100's if you would like.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    yeah they told me revtec? i believe thats the name they gave me of the spacers thats going in, not sure about the 5100 would that go with the spacers or what? i have so much to learn
     
  5. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    revtek is ok. yeah, the 5100's will work...the spacer sits on top of the coil.......and the 5100's will be adjustable incase you need any more lift in the front. just dont get blocks for the rear...you'll have the potential for axle wrap, and it wont ride as good as an aal will.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    ok i went to les schwab do you know who they are? they are the ones that told me about the spacers, the other guys i went to im pretty sure were gonna do all new suspension cause it was like 500 more
     
  7. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    i have heard of les schwab before, but im not really clear as to who they are/what they do.:eek:
     
  8. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    oh alright haha, well i guess i could buy the 5100 online and find a mechanic to install them, should i get those first? and should i do them for front and back? and no spacers in the back? how will it be level?
     
  9. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    with 5100's...the truck should level pretty damn good, and the ride will be good too. if you decide on the 5100's....go on ebay....and get the 5100 set(front/rear) from downsouthmotorsports.....sonny is a helluva guy, and make him a decent offer, he'll probably take it. his customer service is tops too man.

    basically...with the 5100's fronts are adjustable, so you'll raise the setting to make the truck level.........nothing to do for the rear but put the rear shocks on. now....if you get these, and then decide to get a 3 inch lift later on.....get a toytec................revtek is ok, but i think toytec makes a better overall kit. with the toytec kit.....you'll set the 5100's back to stock setting, put them on the toytec coils if you decide to get a coil kit(spacer kit....spacer will just sit under the stock coil), and then add the aal to the rear. if you have 4x4...get the diffdrop from toytec to keep from messing up the cv angles, and then get an alignment, and you'll be set.
     
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    alright so you think it will be good without the 3 inch lift? i want to put bigger tires on it
     
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    how big are you talking??
     
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    Without a lift, you won't be able to go bigger than a 32" or 265/75/16 tire.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:35 AM
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    i can put a 32" on a stock 4x4 sport? sweet haha i would like to go to 33" what size would you recomend for a 3" lift?
     
  14. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:37 AM
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    with a 3 inch lift...lots of folks are running 285/75/16's with mud flap removal and minor trimming, and they look kickass!!
     
  15. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    wait i still havnt figured out the numbers yet so your gonna have to bring it down to my level here haha
     
  16. Sep 18, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    :D..here ya go...type tire sizes in, the calculator will do the rest!!!;)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php
     
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    wow thats pretty sweet haha thanks for that, sounds like the way to go, but the 16 isnt that the rim? i have 17's on my truck and will probably keep those does that affect anything?
     
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    nah...it wont affect anything. go back to the calc and change the rim setting to 17 and see what it says.
     
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    it just bumped everything up an inch so it would almost be a 34"
     
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