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3in lift questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 Tacoma TRD, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    Im looking to get this lift kit liftkit_0143146e24d5743651b7fc7016f07e4561c5de71.jpg
    from wheelers. would i need to buy extended brake lines? and possibly extend the 4wd? Please let me know
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  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    You will not need extended brake lines. And what exactly do you mean by "extend the 4wd"? :notsure:

    also there a alot better kits out there, for not much more $
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    You'll hate the AALs unless you want a "stiffer" ride. If you're on a budget i'd suggest blocks for the back, IMO better than Leafs.
     
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    Blocks promote axle wrap.

    I would recommend a lift that does not have any spacers or blocks of any kind, front of back.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    no. In my experience, blocks ride like crap, even compared to AALs. They also wear out the leaf pack (while AAL's at least extend their life) and, like KPT said, promote axle wrap.

    OP, have you considered spending a bit more cash for a coil lift instead of spacers?

    Generally the answer you'll get on here is to avoid spacer lifts, they can cause too many problems if you drive offroad and stiffen the ride considerably.

    Also, what do you mean by extend the 4wd? Theres no way to do that...
     
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    Worst advice ever.

    Block are shit, spacers are shit

    OP, do some more research and check your options more. Look up billy 5100s, OME, and Eibach. More money yes, but MUCH better option.
     
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    Shhhhh....He's 15. :)
     
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    :gossip:
     
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    Yep. Is is there anyway to lift it a little more if you get billys?
     
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    A little more than.....?
     
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    Than the 5100s give you at the top height
     
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    Just making sure we are on the same page....you are asking whether you can more total lift with a billy setup than 2.5" (the top setting on the billy's)? If so, yes, you can add a thin top plate spacer to up to 3".
     
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    But your ride will be shitty as the stock coils will be like super pre compressed. Eibach coils are like 170 bucks shipped man. Just get those. Way better option.
     
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    If i set my billies a 2.5 in the front will this stiffin the ride? and thanks for all the replys guy, thats very helpfull.
     
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    Also what setting would yall prefer on the billies? im looking to level it up with the back and also what about the AAL what size in those?
     
  19. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    If you use the billy setting and an AAL i think 2.5 up front with a 1'' AAL levels it out pretty good. There is a photo thread on here with truck that have them at 2.5''.

    Personally id go with Eibach coils at 0'' setting and new packs and such. Way more pricey but definitely worth it.
     
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    The ride will stiffen, because you're adding pre-load to the coils to get lift

    Setting them to the middle setting will level the truck out without an AAL, and will level it at the top 2.5 setting WITH the aal

    Do you plan on wheeling?
     

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