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Basic Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ryanw, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    ryanw

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    Hey all,
    New to the forum and a new toyota owner.
    I have a '11 tacoma dbl cab trd.

    I'm in Calgary. Most of my driving is on the freeway to work (30kms each way)
    Weekend are spent camping/fishing. Looking for something that will give me a little extra height. was thinking 2" but open to suggestions.
    I tow a small jet boat and camper.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Welcome from BC Ryan

    This thread is a good place to start http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/showthread.php?p=125823

    I have a DCLB 4x4 , and haul materials , tools etc , I decided to go with the full OME lift with 885 coils and the Dakar leaf pack .

    I have been quite happy with the results , it lifted me 2 1/2" front and rear
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    are you 4x4???

    I would look at a toytec lift man. MAybe looking at All pro leaf pack in the back for towing.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    No such thing as a 2WD TRD in Canada
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    well i did not know that sorry.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    This ^
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    No worries , just sayin
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    Down here in liberalfornia we have sport 4x4/4x2 and trd off road 4x4/4x2
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Thanks for the replies.
    A few more questions....
    I am not worried about towing weight, both the camper and boat are less than 3000lbs.

    If I have a basic lift installed, do I need to mess around with any front end parts/shocks etc? Alignment would be required right?

    With a 2" max lift, will I look like a fool leaving OEM wheels/tires on?

    Any idea on a cost?

    Thanks again
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Suspension lifts actually replace the suspension components like coils , shocks etc with aftermarket ones to acheive the lift you desire .

    At 2" you will be OK with the stock UCA's .

    If you give us an idea of your budget , we could figure out some options for you
     
  11. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    I don't want to spend anymore than $1500. I believe parts are 10-15% higher up here than the US
     
  12. Apr 20, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    I paid right around that amount , taxes in , to get the full OME kit with Dakars locally in Canada .

    You could go with 884 coils for a 2" lift , or 885's for a 2 1/2" lift

    Dakars will get you approx 2 1/2" out back on a DC
     
  13. Apr 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    OZ-T did you have any vibrations after you installed your lift? If so were you able to fix it?
     
  14. Apr 20, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    I also went with the OME lift with 885 coils and Dakar's in the back. I love it and really recommend as well. Best deal I could get was from ARB Canada so if you decide to go this route I suggest getting a quote from them as well. Good luck.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the help
     
  16. Apr 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    I've got the same OME kit as OZ and have no vibrations at all. I did not install the differential drop but I did install the carrier bearing drop. I also have the top spacers to lift the truck 3". Hope that helps.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    I have no new vibrations since lifting
     
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