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Advice On Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by OlyTacoma173, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Dec 25, 2008 at 3:30 AM
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    OlyTacoma173

    OlyTacoma173 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey All,
    I'm looking to raise my 04' Xtra Cab 4x4 around 3 inches. The lift would be mainly for looks as I don't do a lot of serious off-roading. Though I do spend a lot of time in the woods, most of my off-pavement driving is restricted to dirt roads and trails accessing fishing and camping spots. I'd like the lift to improve my ride while getting bounced around on dirt roads, but not compromise my load carrying capacity too much. I haul my motorcycle (around 400 lbs) in the bed of my truck and tow a small boat on occassion. What components would you all recommend to accomplish this? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    What's your budget? If you want a comfortable ride with lift then you can get the OME coils with shocks or replacement coilovers and replace the rear springs with new leaf packs. Head on over to the link provide for more details.

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoma.htm
     
  3. Dec 25, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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    OlyTacoma173

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    I'll be selling the car I've been driving over here in Italy and putting all that money into my truck. I'd say I would be working with $2,000 - $2,500. I've been looking at the Camberg coilovers and UCAs with a differential drop for the front and Alcan leaf pack and Bilstein 5100s in the rear. I want to do it right the first time, but that might be a little over-kill for my purposes. Thoughts?
     
  4. Dec 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    Rob Lewis

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    I'm in the same boat as you. My stock suspension is shot and I'm going to go with the OME kit from Wheelers! This should be plenty of lift to accommadate the new 265/75/R16's Destanation A/T's and give me one hell of a nice ride! without breaking the bank!




    Rob
     
  5. Dec 25, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    ETaco23

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    You could look at toytec lift kits. They have real good lifts for a descent price. For your purposes, I'de look into a coil lift with new shocks in the front and then do Alcan leaf pack in the rear. Dont forget the diff. drop as well. But the coilover setup with the UCA's is just a bit over kill for your use purposes, but thats just me. ;)
     
  6. Dec 25, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Cobra69

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    I would go with SAW's 2.5 CO's, Allpro 5" leaf springs in the rear with 10" 5125's or 5150's...........and never look back. That is the set up I have now the 5" rear springs will settle down to about 3 1/2" with you carrying your bike and towing you boat. I have a roofrack,CO2 tank,fullsize spare 33", Hi-Lift jack on my fiberglass cap, in the bed I carry two 20mm ammo cans full of stuff along with a tool box..........the springs handle the weight fine. check out my pics which were taken with the truck full of stuff (silver cap).
     
  7. Dec 25, 2008 at 1:50 PM
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    Cobra69

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    here you go figured i post the pics

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  8. Dec 30, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    OlyTacoma173

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    Thanks for the replies. I've got some time to decide on this, so after I make up my mind I'll post some pics of my decision. Thanks again for the help!
     
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