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Best option for 3" suspension lift on 01 Taco

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FU_FJ, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Oct 16, 2007 at 12:05 PM
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    I have a 01 Taco 4dr 4x4 and it's stocker suspension sits a bit low for my tastes... what's a good affordable option to get some fift?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 16, 2007 at 12:09 PM
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    how much do you want to spend e-bay has pro-comp spacer for the front add a leaf fpr the rear for around 200$
     
  3. Oct 16, 2007 at 12:34 PM
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    I'd spend up to $1k installed or so...
     
  4. Oct 16, 2007 at 10:18 PM
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    Aftermarket coilovers like SAWs, Donahoes, etc. for the front and AALs, shackles or new leaf packs for the rear.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 at 5:39 AM
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    1k$ is that with new tires or just for the lift
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 at 6:04 AM
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    That's lift only... for now i am going to run 265/75R16 Cooper Discoverys..

    I dont need much lift, just something to give the truck a little more clearence.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2007 at 8:23 AM
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    you can do that for a whole lot less than 1k
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 at 8:54 AM
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    265/75 16 should be stock size just get a spacer lift
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 at 9:23 AM
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    Recommendations/
     
  10. Oct 17, 2007 at 4:12 PM
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    Spacer lift: Toytec or RevTec
     
  11. Oct 22, 2007 at 11:53 AM
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    Well, i called around my town and several shops will install a Fabtech 3" suspension lift front and rear for $1200.

    Anyone care to comment on the qualities of the Fabtech?
     
  12. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:57 PM
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    I'm not sure why you would want to pay $1200 for a 3 in lift when you can pay less than $300 for the same size lift. are you planning on doing some really heavy off-roading? what is included in the fabtech? is it new shocks all the way around? You can get a good 6in lift for about the same price.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2007 at 1:21 PM
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    yeah it seems to be a lot more than i wanted to pay.... i was thinking it should be about half that.

    The Fabtech kit i was quoted was a 3.5" front kit and an add-a-leaf 2" kit for the rear with new Fabtech shocks.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2007 at 2:33 PM
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    check out toyteclifts.com. for the 2nd gen tacos you can use the factory suspension, so the lift with the drop kit etc is under $300. i'm not sure if the 1st gen can use the factory shocks or not so you may have to upgrade the shocks, but it still shouldnt cost over 1k. check em out and read the FAQ section to see if you need new shocks.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2007 at 3:55 PM
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    You would have to get new shocks, but the Toytec lift includes everything else. It's about $270 for the lift and another $30 for the diff. drop. Plus the cost for a re-alignment required after the lift is installed.
     
  16. Oct 23, 2007 at 6:36 AM
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    look on line for prices dont call local shops
     
  17. Oct 23, 2007 at 10:08 AM
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    definately shop online, shops will screw you over
     
  18. Oct 25, 2007 at 8:24 PM
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    ndcouch, i was looking at this thread and you said something about a 3inch lift for about or less than 300 bucks, how is that. i really dont know much about suspensions so i am trying to learn more as i go. what/how is the done.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2007 at 12:54 PM
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    go to www.toyteclifts.com You can get a lift for $209 and then some random other parts like a diff drop kit that will help keep the factory angles and it all adds up to around $300 if you get everything. just look around their site and use the FAQ section. you can email them directly if you have any questions. I'm definately getting the kit, but i may or may not wait till i'm out of warranty
     
  20. Nov 12, 2007 at 3:55 PM
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    i just did the 3" suspension lift on TacoZuki .. 3" ez-lift spacers in front and daystar shackles in rear..all alone and did install in driveway in about 2 hrs.. i would say best way to go would be get the full ezlift kit on ebay for like $150 that includes the spacers...pro-comp aal's..and diff drop.. can get shocks for around $60 for rear... where you located at? anyone of us that has done a lift should be able to help ya out if your near one of us (he he he i love volunteering other people) ... but seriously if your nearby I could lend a hand or drop it off and come back later LOL
     
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