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Cheap Front End Lift For 02 Tacoma PreRunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vrider1993, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Dec 16, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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    vrider1993

    vrider1993 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, Im new to this. Ive got an 02' PreRunner Extra Cab 2wd 3.4L completely stock. The guy I bought it from had a camper shell on it. He added a leaf I think and skyjacker's in the back. I took the shell off so I can load my dirt bike's. It's lifted in the back and low in the front now. I don't like the way it looks and want to either lift it in the front to level it out or get a leveling kit all around. I'm not good with trucks or suspension at all. I just want a cool dirt bike taxi if you know what I mean. Im not looking for anything fancy and want to do it relatively inexpensive. What would be the best way to give my truck a lifted off road look and a decent ride without dropping a lot of money...at least not yet?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    I will take mercy on you because you're from San Diego, the cheapest way to go would be a spacer lift for the front, except don't offroad it or bitch about any weird ride anomalies, the smartest,most economical & useful would be Bilstein ride height adjustable 5100's (if I had no intention of offroading hard this is the way I'd go) Probably under $200...
     
  3. Dec 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    Just get Rancho QuickLift struts P/N RS999907 (left) RS999908 (right) at RockAuto. They are about $310 for the set. Gives about 2" lift.

    Since each is a preassembled strut assy, it bolts in with no special tools and no need to deal with spring compressors (as with the Bilstein 5100s).

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  4. Apr 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM
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    So why can't you off-road in belsteins?
     
  5. May 13, 2015 at 9:22 AM
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    Have you used these? Any advice if you have?
     
  6. May 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM
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  7. May 13, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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    You can but like OMD said don't expect to be offroading hard, at lest with the 5100 series. Plenty of people run them offroad and have a good time, myself included. Just do not expect them to be comparable to a 1000+ shock. Bilstein makes great shocks at the end of the day.
     

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