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Choosing A Lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BenH, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    BenH

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    I am new to this forum and I just leased a new 2011 Tacoma double cab with the extended bed. Today I got my new tires 17 inch bbs rims with 265 bf goodrich all terrain t/a tires. Tires made the truck Mayb an inch higher compared to the stock tires so I want to add a lift to get a little more clearance. I want to get a 2-3 inch lift and just wondering what lift
    Is best for the money. I was looking at the toyotec lifts and they have a 2 1/2 lift but if I got that would I have to get new shocks and if so what shocks? Thnx for any help and I am open to other lifts
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    How much are you willing to spend?
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    I'm willing to spend 300 - 400 $
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Most people will tell you to get the lift they got and I will be no different. OME with Dakar rear leaf. Comes with shocks and gave me a full 3" lift front & rear. Very happy with ride both on road & off.
    OME Suspension lift kit
    Front coil options: Med_885_coils
    Top plate spacers: No_top_plate_spacers
    Rear Options: Complete rear OME CS047R springs with U bolts (+ $469.00)
    Front Diff drop kit: No diff drop kit (2WD) (- $29.00)
    Add Rear shock stone guards (Pair): Yes (+ $26.00)
    OME-TAK
    $1,200.99
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    All you will get for that price is a cheap spacer lift. And Don't do a diff drop!
     
  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    I don't do alot of offroading Mayb 10 times a year and it's only to get out to ponds to fish on which takes me through Powerlines and dirt roads. If I got the coil spacers and add a leaf and got new shocks do u think that would be fine? The truck is leased so I will only have it for 3 years so idk if it's worth investing that much money
     
  8. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Get 5100s for the front, set them at 1.75.

    Get a 1" add-a-leaf for the back using stock shocks.

    Do the install yourself.

    Get realigned at Firestone.

    Meets your price spec (barely) Meets your desired criteria: a little more clearance on your oversized tires, and mildly increased clearance for mild offroading a few times a year.

    Keep it simple.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    I wouldn't lift a leased vehicle...

    Then again I wouldn't lease a vehicle.

    If I had to I would agree with the billies 5100 set at 1.7" front and rear 1" aal
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    You don't want spacers! See pics above.Go with bjmoose's sugestions. Save original parts and reinstall them when you return truck.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    x2, although I have yet to see a 1" AAL... lowest lift out of an AAL I can find is 1.5".

    If you get the 5100's and set them at 1.75, you'll be damn near level.

    I'll also resonate what's already been said, don't get a spacer lift!

    Welcome from another Masshole :D
     
  12. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    I would love to hear where you found a 1" AAL (my dream find right now for my truck)
     
  13. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    1.5" AAL and a few concrete blocks :rolleyes:
     
  14. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Sorry, 1.5"
     
  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 3:59 AM
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    Still not sure what to do i want to go with the Bilstein 5100s but not sure if i should get front and back set at 2.5 with a 2 inch aal or should i just go with the front set at 2.5 and a 2 inch aal?
     
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