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3" lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TexRGV, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:14 AM
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    TexRGV

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    I have a 2015 4x4 and wanted to get input on a good 3" lift where I can run 32" tires. Will b purchasing after market wheels so input on them would be great. My budget is 2000.00 on lift alone.

    Thank You.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    Are you bound and determined to SPEND the entire budget? Or would you be happy with a really good lift that comes in under that figure?

    Bilstien 5100's, OME coils.....885's w/1/2 top plate, or 887's will take care of the front. You can get the struts pre-assembled. In the rear, use an AAL, or, Dakars. You can get a "kit" from Headstrong Off Road with the AAL for $733 (with struts assembled and freight...does NOT include 1/2 plates) Dakar leaf pack will bump you up just over a grand.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:37 AM
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    Will that clear 32" tires?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:42 AM
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    Is that the 898.99 kit on their website?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    What size "32"'s"? 265/75/r16-----265/75/r17? Or are you talking about a 285?

    I'm putting that same setup on my 2011 Tacoma. I already have 2" lift in front and 1" in rear with 32" (265/75/r16) Duratracs and you couldn't make 'em rub if you tried.....2-1/2" to 3" front and 1" to 2" rear lift will clear that 32" with flying colors......The kit I described will ALMOST clear 33" (285's) (with just a bit of trimming)

    Your selection of wheels will play into what works and what doesn't.....
     
  6. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:47 AM
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    The "kit" I was talking about is $733 assembled and shipped.....That's with the Devers AAL. I'm not familiar with a kit that includes the leaf pack (Dakars) Call Marie @ Headstrong Offroad. She will help you get what you want AND what you need at the lowest price possible. They're top notch people to work with!
     
  7. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    This is good for us to know too..OP, do you want to trim?

    Also..This \/

     
  8. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:49 AM
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    Actually 285 is what I wanted to install. Don't mind trimming
     
  9. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:52 AM
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    For reference,

    FULL OME kit with 885 coils, 1/2" top plate spacer, Dakar leaf pack with D29XL aal, and LR UCAs running 285/75/16's complete with cab mount chop, trimming plastic, and flattening the pinch weld.

     
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  10. Feb 4, 2016 at 5:59 AM
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    Looks nice, that's what I'd like to get. What's pinch weld?
     
  11. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:00 AM
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    With 285's, if you plan on doing any off roading, or for that matter, just normal driving, a full 3" kit will require some trimming. 2-1/2" (assuming you get a FULL 2-1/2") will still get the job done. There's literally hundreds of folks on here that have 285's on a 2-1/2" lifted truck and have made them work. The kit I mentioned will give you 3" with the 885's and 1/2" plates OR the 887's. With 2-1/2", you're right on the fine line where you may need aftermarket upper control arms.....3" you will HAVE to have them to get in alignment. You're looking at an additional $300 to $600 (depending on brand) I personally know of several trucks lifted just 2-1/2" that didn't need UCA's and aligned just fine.....One that didn't.....
     
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  12. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    With 3" I will need to replace UCA's?
     
  13. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    Yes. It is HIGHLY recommended with a lift over 2.5"
     
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    No, unless you want to get longer travel coilovers. But the simple answer is no.
     
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    If you want to be able to get the front end in proper alignment, yes.....

    You MIGHT need to even with 2-1/2".....varies from truck to truck. 2-1/2" seems to be the tipping point......
     
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    For the record, my truck is lifted 2-1/2" (actual measurement was 2-17/32" drivers side and 2-19/32" on passenger side) and I was able to get aligned to spec, but there was very little adjustment left to play with. It was borderline....
     
  17. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    Ok, they should make a complete kit for 3" lift includes everything..
     
  18. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Some companies do..but they're shit quality :thumbsup:
     
  19. Feb 4, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    Yes....They will work with you as far as a few options (choice of coils, different brands of UCA's, various shocks, etc....) but will price it as a complete "kit". Again, call Marie. She's the expert!

    Most of the pre-priced complete kits don't always offer choices....With a GOOD vendor, they will work with you and sell you a complete package that's all top quality components that will match up well.
     
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    I'm a little late to the party. I'd recommend replacing UCA's with anything over 2 inches just to be safe. Go with the OME 3 inch lift. You won't regret it.
     
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