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3" suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1999tacotrd, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    1999tacotrd

    1999tacotrd [OP] 1999 Taco TRD xtracab 3.4 V6 4x4

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    Hi i think im going to go with a 3" suspension as they seem pretty easy to install. My ? is the ones on ebay good or bad to go with? I mainly want it for looks
     
  2. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    I just got through about 1.5 hours ago installing the ToyTec 3" spacer and Rear AAL lift on my 2 week old 09 DCLB 4x4....I love it!! Alot of folks on here say that the spacer lift is way to stiff of a ride, but i think it rides fine. It's probably still smoother than my stock 2007 Z71 was........
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    1999tacotrd

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    was it hard to do? and do u got links where you got this stuff ToyTec 3" spacer and Rear AAL lift ? and also do i need to buy new shocks when doing a lift?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    k&n drop in filter for now , looking to get the 5100 and bring it up a bit !
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    With my lift, you do have to take the strut apart, since the spacer actually goes on top of the coil....The lift was not hard. Me and a buddy did it. Took us around 6 hours total, but alot of that time was spent running around trying to gather up some metric sockets that we didn't have and needed. That was the first time either of us had installed a lift before also. I didn't replace the shocks. ToyTec says you don't have to. I definitely don't have enough experience with my lift yet to know if I will want to or not.....

    Just do a Google search for ToyTec lifts and you'll find 'em....

     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    k&n drop in filter for now , looking to get the 5100 and bring it up a bit !
    the link i posted is to one that you dont have to undo the strut , just the three bolts, not the actual spring nut in the center! and the spacer bolts to the strut and has new studs on the top for mounting !

    i dont know i am just see what is out there i am new to the taco too!~

    deff want a little lift though!
    how much was your lift ?
     
  8. May 1, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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  9. May 1, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    I paid right around $270 for the lift, front-diff drop kit and shipping.......I def don't have the experience to say so, but I've read in these forums that some guys warn to stay away from the spacer kits that bolt above or below the strut assembly. They say that they put alot more stress on the front-end components (ball joints, etc.) than the spacers that fit inside in the strut coil.....Just FYI!
     
  10. May 1, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    That about sums it up, I ran a spacer lift for a long time with no real issues, didnt have that bad of a ride, just swayed more
     
  11. May 1, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    Is this required? to drop the dif?

    NVM i see it

    i think i will get this one :) also what size tires are u running on yours easttexascat with your lift? and u got pics of your turck after the lift i would love to see what it looks like.
     
  12. May 1, 2009 at 12:05 AM
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    nope, only recomended on the 4wd
     
  13. May 1, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    That ToyTec lift is pretty much what I put on mine. I did notice though that for the Gen. 1 kit, it says that new rear shocks are required......My advice would be to do alot of reading in the Suspension forums and get yourself informed before making any purchases...That's what I did and found all the info on here to be a huge help.....I'm new to tacoma (always been a chevy man), so i'm definitely not going to start handing out advice like I'm an expert, lol...
     
  14. May 1, 2009 at 12:09 AM
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    I haven't got pics yet, since it was 12:30 am when I finished it..Soon, though....

    I'm running 265/75R16 tires on 16x8 wheels.
     
  15. May 1, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    +1

    i traded in my 06 silverado 4door 4x4 for the tacoma! any how ill look and see what they say in the susp forum!

    thanks and yea pics would be nice !
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    Quick pic I took this morning...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Yeah that looks good :drool: And yeah i saw that i needed new shocks for the rears as long as i know what size to get i should be fine on that part.
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    H2447INTX

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    k&n drop in filter for now , looking to get the 5100 and bring it up a bit !
    nice , did youget diff shocks if no how does it ride , any rougher noise ex ?

    looks great !
     
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