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Best 3" lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigbri04103, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    bigbri04103

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    Seat belt dinger shut off, debadged, window tint, 3" toytec lift, front fended trim, D rings in front of bed, and mangled rear bumper (soon to be a relentless rear)
    Looking to install a 3" lift on my new tacoma. What is the best one to use. Also thinking about painting my rims black, does the paint chip off?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Search about the lifts man. And for the wheels. If you do it right, they won't.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    OME. Make sure you get the proper coils. 884, 885, or 886. Also get new UCAs , and extended brake lines to the rear axle. I went with 886 coils. The coils are too stiff, even with a winch/bumper. Didn't get the UCAs or brake line extensions so those are all getting ordered.

    *Lots of people say to just get the lift and you won't need those other parts. Don't listen to them. If you want to do it right don't short yourself.

    Can't comment on the rim situation, my truck came stock with black rims.

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  4. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Brunes

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    "Best" isn't quantifiable- What are your goals for installing the lift? What is your budget (roughly)?? Are you planning on DIY or paying some one else??

    As far as wheels..There are quite a few threads that go into depth about how to prep and paint them for best results. They work great. I'm just now thinking about taking mine off and cleaning/reshooting them...It's been since June 08...including wheeling trips and about 32K highway/city miles and they don't even really need it.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    Razorecko

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    I went with the toytec ultimate lift kit, tc uca's, diff drop kit & diff carrier spacer. Its best to do that all togethor otherwise your allignment will always be off and you Cv's will take a beating really fast. I'm actually on a 3.25" lift on front and even higher in the back with ome dakar leaf packs and don't have extended brake lines.....I guess that might be necessary if you're heavy into rock crawling
     
  6. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Hey man.. Im looking at the toytec ultimate lift too.. i dont want to go the cheap route.. im spending 30 grand on a truck, i want to have a damn good lift on it.

    Did you install it yourself? if yes, how hard was it? any advise?

    In your opinion, does it come with everything you need to have a good 3" lift and do all neccessary adjustments to make everything align correctly?

    Are you sure you dont need to extend the brake lines? im definitely not gonna be doing any rock crawling and hardly any offroading other than the occasional time that i want to get my truck dirty.

    If i did want to extent the brake lines, do you know how much that costs and how hard it would be to do that?

    thanks man. sorry if im being a pain.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    Asking what is the best 3" lift is like asking what is the best color for a truck. It all depends on what you are willing to spend and what do you want to do with your truck.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    chad68

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    Long travel gives about 3" of lift. I vote for that being the best.



    So there.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Seat belt dinger shut off, debadged, window tint, 3" toytec lift, front fended trim, D rings in front of bed, and mangled rear bumper (soon to be a relentless rear)
    I know it's been awhile since I started this thread but I wanted to say thank you for the advice. When I posted I didn't know anything about LT or any of that. I went with the Toytec Ultimate Lift and installed it myself. It went pretty well the only problem I had was the add a leaf. Need to have two six inch C clamps! Other than that things went good. Did end up with a a vibration on take off till about 10mph. May have a new one piece drive shaft made up, need to save some money.
    As for the rims I bought new ones. For tires I ended up going with 285/70/17. Had some rubbing in the front but nothing a small bit of trimming couldn't fix.
    Again thanks for everything!

    P.S. I hate this site I think I'm happy with what I have done then I see some new mod or part that I must have. Thanks alot TW:D
     
  10. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    x2 LT will be the best suspension kit. DO it!
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Seat belt dinger shut off, debadged, window tint, 3" toytec lift, front fended trim, D rings in front of bed, and mangled rear bumper (soon to be a relentless rear)
    LT is the sickest, but this is my DD. Sticking with what I have. Living in Maine most wheeling is in mud so What I have is perfect. Would like a 1st gen for a project truck. LT all the way on that one
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Im not sure on the lift but i know that all paints chip, even powder coating does all it takes is something to nick or break the surface and thats where it will start, i seen many
     
  13. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Konaborne

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    We need more info dudeh
     
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