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Alright ordering a lift.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueTaco07, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Ordering a new lift to fit the 285's and this is what I'm going with http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    My options are (if you scrool to the bottom) a 2" AAL, a 1.5 aal (tsb springs), or 1.5 blocks w/ U bolts. I think I wanna go with the 1.5 AAL for the rear but what is the tsb spring, but what does the tsb mean? I really wanna go with 2" AAL though but im afraid it will lean forward because of the brush guard. Anyone running this lift or knows what there talking about please help. What would you rather go with?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    TSB springs are toyota technical service bulletin replacement leaf packs that I'm guessing you don't have on your truck (since you are not familiar with them -- the only way you would have TSB spring is if you knew to ask your dealership about them, or if you bought the truck used with the TSB springs). Since you are 2007, your chance to get the TSB replacement springs has already come and gone with your warranty.

    Having said that, I would recommend the 2" AAL if you are lifting the front 3", but that's just my opinion. It depends on what kind of fore-aft rake/attitude you like to have on your vehicle. I got a 1.5" AAL for 1.75" front lift and want to add another 1/2" of lift to the rear now that I'm going to increase the front to 2.5". I like the factory rake. Not into the leveled or bro'd out look.

    JMO.

    Keep in mind that 2" of lift in the rear may require other mods like extended brake lines, carrier bearing drop, and longer travel shocks.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Alright thanks ill probably just hit the 2" if it doesnt have a forward lean
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Get the 2"

    I have 2.5 in the front, and it almost sits level with my 2" AAL
     
  5. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Okay sounds good. Thanks
     
  6. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    If you plan on doing any off-roading, plan on buying extended shocks. I just blew my rear 5100(short one) with my 2" AAL
     
  7. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Ill probably order 5125's. You think the 2 AAL will be fine with the shocks if I just do city driving for a few days intill I get the money for new ones?
     
  8. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    That spacer lift will ride like shit just so you know
     
  9. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    I know, I gotta get something fast and 5100 with eibtechs are going for 629.99 on toytec for the whole set up I only have
    300
     
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    Ya it should be fine. I was told by DSM(DownsouthMotorsports) That the 5125/5150's need an adapter to fit the Tacoma. Both ends have "loops", while our trucks require a bottom "loop" and a top "stud" to mount up. I would recommend calling DSM, and make sure you buy the correct shocks for your lift. They're currently sending me the longer version of the 5100's to try out with my 2" AAL. The extended length will be fine, but idk if the collapsed length will be.

    e: That's assuming you're buying from DSM (which I HIGHLY recommend)
     
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  12. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    Damnn I gotta find out soon.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Why in such a hurry? Things tend to get effed up when you start rushing things!
     
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    Well I gotta order the lift tomorrow tires are being put on next weekend at sams so I gotta have the lift on before that. and if I need longer travel shocks then Imma have to find a set thats somewhat cheap but dependable. Are you running a spacer in the front?
     
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    No, I'm running 5100's set at 2.5" in the front. Just have Sams mount and balance your wheels/tires, and set them in the garage at home until you figure out what you want to do. Trust me, there's no need to get in a hurry. You'll just end up ordering the wrong thing which will cost you more time and money.

    e: I'm running 285/65/18 tires
     
  17. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Yeah your right haha
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    ^this. BTDT.
     
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