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Can you/ should you do a lift on an automatic

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Coheednme13, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Jan 31, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    Coheednme13

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    I was just wondering can you do a 3" lift on an automatic? Should it be done or is there some problems that will come into play with lifting an automatic. Will I need to regear? I know nothing about lifts.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    also how will if effect my milage?
     
  3. Jan 31, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    Should be the same as a manual. Suspension won't be any different. So yes you can.... And yes you should. :D
     
  4. Jan 31, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    The lift won't affect your mileage
     
  5. Jan 31, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    Ok so if I got a lift what all do I need? Like I said in the original post I have no clue when it comes to lifts. I have a offroad store near me. Should I go there? I would really like to hear what you guys have to say first.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    You want a lift "kit". A kit should include everything you need (minus tools, time, and help!). Depending on what kit you get it'll have new coils and shocks, or spacers for the front. Blocks or add-a-leafs for the rear. Unless you go with new leaf packs like Deavers or Dakars. Just do a search, read up on what people have done, and decide what you want for yourself. Like will you be offroading, or just for looks? Do you want to spend $200 or $2,000?

    A good place to start pricing things is www.toyteclifts.com
     
  7. Jan 31, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    This lift will be more for looks. I just think it should be a little higher. But then I gotta get get bigger tires for it to look right then my gas milage will prob suffer. What do you guys think.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    the looks will outway anything you loose, including millage. you shouldn't loose much if any, 1 or 2 mpg. as far as tools go you will need a jack and some jack stands and basic tools, sockets and wrenches, etc.

    mine is an automatic and i LOVE IT.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    Then you don't need to spend the money on coil overs or new springs and shocks then. A basic spacer/AAL lift would probably be fine. Toytec's goes for around $240 with the shipping, and you can install it yourself with some basic hand tools, air tools, and a spring compressor.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2008 at 9:03 PM
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    tiger,
    you can substitute anger, fustration, sweat, sore for arms, and a couple extra hours for air tools.... trust me
     
  11. Jan 31, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    Hey Coheednme13 go for it!! I have a 3" Revtek lift on my 07 Dbl cab auto. I was in the same boat as you were - loved the truck but thought is should be a little higher. As far as getting bigger tires, I am running stock tires and rims right now (11,000 kms) and it looks ok and runs great. Eventually I want new rims and some BFG AT 275/75/17's. But you can run the stock setup without it looking small or weird.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    Honestly, how will the ride be affected? If I get the kit you speak of piercedtiger what will I be doing? Changing shocks, adding spacers, new springs? What will I be doing?
     
  13. Feb 1, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    Just go to toyteclifts.com and check out the lifts for the taco's. they will list and show everything thats in the kit. everything thats listed.... thats what you do.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2008 at 8:21 AM
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    Spacer/AAL lift consists of:
    1. take front springs off
    2. compress them to take off the shock mount plate
    3. insert spacer
    4. bolt mounting plate back on
    5. take off rear axle U bolts
    6. remove centering bolt
    7. insert AAL
    8. tighten new centering bolt
    9. replace U bolts to reattach the axle
    Well, that's it in a nutshell anyway. There's more detailed writeups out there. I have a step by step guide I followed if you want it.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    I was reading in another forum that the ride is harsher when going over bumps. Is this true?
     
  16. Feb 1, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Yes. If you don't offroad and most of the roads are in good condition you should be fine. I offroad, and the "roads" are crap around me so I'm switching when I can afford it.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    What are you switching to? I live on a dirt road and most of my family's driveways are dirt and long!
     
  18. Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00 AM
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    Get Bilstein 5100s for the rear. It should be $200/pair but it makes a world of difference. I am getting them as soon as I can afford it.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2008 at 4:49 AM
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    Well, I'm planning on a winch bumper so I figure I should go with some heavier coils up front. Plan for now is some OME 886's, OME shocks all the way around (for longer travel), and Dakars in the rear.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    you're not gonna need anything heavy duty for some dirt roads. unless you do some heavy duty off-roading you'll be fine with spacers and an AAL
     
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