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Best Reasonable Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BrocksTaco, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    BrocksTaco

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    I want to lift my 06 tacoma im shooting for 2-3 inches and after researching on here mostly i think want to go bilstein 5100's just in the front and add a leafs in the back that way im saving some money, get a lift, and hopefully dont beat the front end of my truck so bad. Opinions please
     
  2. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    Welcome!

    Sounds like a plan. 5100's will only get you to 2.5" of lift max and it gets you there by adding preload to your stock coils. It will ride much firmer and, of course there are always better options, but it is a decent, budget friendly lift. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    Brock, this guy stole your taco :eek:
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    OME 885's , 5100's at zero , AAL
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    Yeah but did you check to see if your trans. is still there ?????

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  6. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Well Brock, its understandable, you'll need a drink when you find out its been jacked & last seen going south....:eek::eek::D
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    can i lift the rear without adding new struts?
     
  8. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    If you go with the Eibach coils you get three right? Thats at least what I have interpreted.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    Yes but the stock shocks might not ride the best with the stock shocks. They may not be strong enough to properly dampen the ride. I also wouldn't go too much taller with the stock shocks because you can top them out and break the shock.

    For 2nd Gens, the Eibach coils give you 1.6" of lift depending on the model. The 1.6" is for 4x4 double cab V6 models. If you pair them with 5100's you can add another .85" to that by kicking up the shock seat one setting. Toytec makes another kit to get you to 3" of lift that's a combination of 5100's set at .85, Eibach coils and a thicker top plate.
     
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    Ok thanks guys. I was under the impression that with them at 5100s you got the full 3in for all models
     
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    I put a one inch block on the rear with the stock TRD Off Road shocks and it rides great. Never bottoms/tops out, hits the bump stops, no problems. Ride is perfect. If you don't tow or haul a lot of weight, I'd suggest blocks instead of an AAL. Many people will say differently, but as long as you're not putting a big 3inch+ block in back, you'll be fine.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Why would you recommend blocks over an AAL in any situation? :notsure:
     
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    Go with the full 3 in from Toytec like this

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    Blocks are bbbbaaadddd. Unless you dont tow, or off road, or in extreme cases of mall crawling.
     
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    Fixed :thumbsup:
     
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    Not any situation. Like i said, if you DON'T tow or haul heavy loads, i'd suggest blocks. Our trucks are super light, and AAL can cause a really stiff ride (based on what many people have said on here and friends' experiences). I have blocks in the back and billys with 884s in the front. The ride is infinitely better than stock.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    Definitely spend the extra money and get shocks and coils for the front! Save yourself the headache (and back ache) from the rough ride, and your other suspension parts will thank you for it too.
     
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