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another lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ZonKs, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Aug 10, 2007 at 4:18 AM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs [OP] Can speak french in Russian.

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    My plan is to lift the front end approx 2". However, Im not sure what to do about the rear. I would like a slightly, and i mean slightly, lower front end, and I want to install aal's to solve the sagging bed prob. Are there aal's that will keep the rear the same height? Also will this affect the ride. Its a pretty stiff ride as it is (and I love it) but I dont want it any more so.

    Ive been browsing the toytec site for a few days and just came away with more questions than answers. Are 2" spacers the way to go for the front? Also which aal should I go for? I saw the
    2.5" Pro Basic Kit, and the 2.5" Basic kit. One comes with shorter aal's and one comes with longer aal's. If i wanted to maintain the current feel of the ride, which ones should I go for?

    Finally what is a reasonable price for installation, and are there any good places to get this done in the Los Angeles / Pasadena area?

    Thanks guys,

    Ted
     
  2. Aug 10, 2007 at 1:20 PM
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    reid

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    I just installed the 3"spacer lift on the front and 2" add-a-leafs on the back. I bought it all from Toytec. The rear is a lot stiffer with the new leaf spring. I would not complain about it, I love it, but it is noticable. I choose the front spacer kit instead of the spring kit because I heard a lot of members talking about the aftermarket springs sagging. The spacer kit also compresses the stock sprinfs a bit so it is a little stiffer( I am really happy with this). This added compression will help combat any sagging of the stock spring, but I have never heard of this happening with stock springs.

    Just so you know, lifting the front and not the back will make your truck look like crap. I lifted the front 3" the day before I did the back. Looked stupid. Tacomas are designed to look good with the rear slightly higher than the front.

    On a stock, off the lot V6 access cab Tacoma the rear is 3" higher than the front. After my front and back lift the rear is 2" higher. It looks great. I would try to keep the rear at least 2" or more higher than the front.
    Sorry I dont know about install prices, I did it myself.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2007 at 2:34 PM
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    TRDeity

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    How much did all that cost you, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2007 at 5:14 PM
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    ZonKs

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    Thanks Reid,

    BTW, do you have any pics of your truck after you got the lift you described. I would love to see your truck from the side. Its such a fine line with me; I dont want too much of a lift.

    Thanks again,

    Ted
     
  5. Aug 10, 2007 at 7:03 PM
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    The kit cost me $300 CAD. I also bought the 1" diff drop kit. This includes shipping.

    I will take a picture sometime this weekend and post it.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2007 at 8:09 PM
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    ZonKs

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    Patiently waiting :D
     
  7. Oct 4, 2015 at 8:24 AM
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    jwctaco

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    i,m a newb, so bare with me. got a 2015 4cyl 5spd ac base. getting a snugtop for camping. want to level out front end. are the billsteins 5100,s the way to go. no hard off road,its a daily driver. want nice ride,
     
  8. Oct 6, 2015 at 4:04 PM
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    Fitz235

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    Bilsteins are great for lifting/leveling the front, but if you're putting a shell on the back, your going to need some help in the rear, like an AAL (Add-A-Leaf), or airbags, or even a new leaf pack.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM
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    thanks man. dont want to get to rad. just want it to look clean i,m how much the cap will make it sag. pick the cap this wknd hope all goes well. its came from cali to chi.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2015 at 4:28 PM
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    No problem. I don't know how much it will sag. There are a lot of variables. Biggest being how much the shell weighs. I think they are generally ~150 lbs. The easiest thing would be to just install it, and take measurements front, and back (take from center of hub to bottom of fender). You may be level with the cap installed, without doing anything to the suspension. Most stock Tacoma's have 2" of rake in thier stock form (front is lower than the back). It all depends on what you're going for. If you do want to lift it, then 5100's, and an AAL, or airbags would work.
     
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