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96 tacoma lift body vs. suspension ???????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by yota new.o, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    i am torn between a three inch body lift or a three inch lift kit and what brand. give me your opinions and experiances with anything you have used. looking for something on a low to medium budget
     
  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    personally i would got with the suspension lift kit, but everyone have there own opinions on with they like. whats the low to medium budget exactly? cause if your planning on putting anything bigger than a 33 your gonna need a body lift along with a suspension lift. says you got a 96 reg cab i have the same thing :cool: thought i could help cause i already know exactly wst i wanna get.
     
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    The suspension lift is 10x easier to install.a bl leaves you with unsightly gaps between body and frame. I removed the bl that was on mine and the hardware that came off was garbage.
     
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    I vote suspension lift 1000%
     
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    Suspension lift = better ride, safer and saves alot of headache in the long run.
     
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    go with the OME 3 inch suspension lift and get the new leaf pack in the back to have a total suspension upgrade your truck is 15 years old and will only benifit from a suspension lift where as a BL does nothing but giving it a little bit of clearance bit more then you might be willing to spend but in the long run you will love it.
     
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    x2! Lots of good info in the Suspension Forum, BTW...
     
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    My suspension on my 99 was completely shot when I took it off, my bushings were literally worn to almost nothing.

    I would get (everyone else would too) Bilstein 5100's. You could atleast replaced the front, which would give you 2.5 inches of lift and a very smooth ride. Later on you could add rear 5100's and coils which would get you over 3 inches and an even better ride.

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    That's 220 dollars for a safe, correct way of lifting the truck while replaced worn out struts.

    If you go the body lift route, you are simply taking your worn out suspension and making it work that much harder while gaining absolutely no ground clearance!
     
  11. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    thanks to all for the help now all i gotta do is get the money
     
  12. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    love the the little standard cab. i went from a 84 extended cab to a 97 chevy extra cab long bed then back to this. and this truck just seems to beat them all
     
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    yea man i love my reg cab i just need a new set of tires. i want a lift but its gonna be a while before i get it :(
    these are the parts i want to get im gonna have to piece it together over time and i left out the leaf pack i want

    front and back shocks you can find a discount code on this site its about 10 bucks but hey its 10 bucks
    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-9...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html

    Coils alot of people go with the toytec eibach coils or OME
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    im getting these my buddy just got his in they look sick, also i heard when you lift your truck 3" it give you alignment problems and UCA's help with that. theres also Total Chaos UCA's
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504camburgcotaco.htm

    Drop diff kit
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
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    If you're still looking for a cheap lift I bought a 2.5 inch Daystar suspension lift and am having no trouble our of it at all. Second day I had it i went and did flex tests and it made more of a difference than I expected. Also my ride quality improved which wasn't what I was expecting at all. As for durability it's been able to handle everything I've done, and my truck isn't used as a mall crawler.
     
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    well i finally broke down and spent the money for a lift. a tough country 3 inch suspension lift toyo m/t 33/12.50/16 and a set of bushwacker flares. that was one spendy bill pics up later
     
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    Sweet man can't wait to see the finished product! Its gonna look sick!:D
     
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    so the first one is what i began with (close) and the next four are almost what ill end with.
    minus-
    toyo m/t
    racing seats
    sound system
    rock sliders
    and tube bumbers

    not a bad start though
     
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