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best moderate lift for 2nd gen reg cabs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xwillx93, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 18, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    2009 Tacoma 4X4 2.7l 4 banger. I've been researching lifts forever and this will be my last post bfore i buy it! I'm looking into the 5100' from downsouth, then upgrading from 265/70/17's to 275/75/17's. Once i made a little more cash im gonna buy the Toytec 3" lift from toytec. Any opinions/comments on the lift will be appreciated and id like to see your setups too. so bottom line; whats your favorite moderate lift for the regular cab? Here she sits now; stock suspension
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  2. Jun 18, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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  3. Jun 18, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM
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    my lil brother! haha... im thinking about the 3 in toytech coils with 2.5 OME leafs in the rear.... any opinions?
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    :woot: whats up big brother!
    What are you running now? looks great!
     
  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I vote for the 5100's as the best low budget lift. And, these shocks are a nice upgrade as well. :cool:
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    and so ive heard :cool:
    im lookin forward to it!
     
  8. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Why are you going to purchase the 5100s to only change them out to a toytec lift? Thats a waste of money. Just save up until you can buy what you really want.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    im going to buy the 3" toytec lift; it comes with coilovers, spacers and 2" AAL's. but at the same time im buying the 5100s
     
  10. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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  11. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    If you really want to lift now and still upgrade later, you are probably best off going 5100's first and then getting the Toytec front coil over kit and purchase add a leafs. That way you can still use the 5100's.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    exactly what im looking to do! :bowdown:
     
  13. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I'm not sure 275/75R17 is a tire size that exists.

    Your stock size was either

    245/75R16

    Or

    265/70R16

    Or

    265/65R17

    While 265/70R17 is an oversize 32" tire.

    From there, you could go to 275/70R17 or 285/70R17 assuming you're running a 17" rim.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    i vote ome for lift if you offroad alot. 5100s are good too but i think they dont handle the weight of offroad equipment like bumpers/winch as good as having a stiffer spring rate. unless you get 5100s set at 0 with ome coils
     
  15. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    I agree, if an aftermarket bumper/winch combo are in your future, you will need springs at that point, and if a 3" lift is what your after as well, straight to the OME might be the better option for up front. I like the idea of using the 5100's set lower with an upgraded spring, so maybe all you will need to do then is change out the springs when you do the bumper/winch upgrade down the road if you start now with just the 5100's. Do some research, there are some who claim to have had issues with fitment with the OME springs and the 5100's. The OME springs were designed to fit with thier own shock line. Good products, proven around the world... Someone may chime in on this fitment issue...
    Both good entry level options for our trucks...
     
  16. Jun 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    ithink 885s are good for a reg cab even with a bumper and winch. Especk has a full 3" of lift with the 885s and he has a bumper and winch on his reg cab
     
  18. Jun 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    so i have 5100s all around right now, i know i can use them in the front with the toytec coils, but will the 2.5 ome springs in the rear be too much lift for the 5100s back there?
     
  19. Jun 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    You are correct , I somehow missed the reg cab part

    I edited my earlier post
     
  20. Jun 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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