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Dealer Authorized Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Biff, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Biff

    Biff [OP] What could go wrong?

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    So i was by the dealer today and inquired what type of lift they suggested or authorized for my 07 Tacoma. Apparently they just sent out 8 Tundra's (Brand New) to a local shop here in Winnipeg where they were getting 20" rims and a 3" lift in the front and 1" in the rear. The type of lift they were getting was the strut spacer up front and 1" block in the rear. I was told this was to keep all the stock geometry.

    After reading quite a bit on here it seems that that type of lift is kind of poo-pooed. My question is i wonder why the dealer is using this if it isn't really a great way to lift your truck. I phoned the shop and they are charging $730 taxes in. That comes with a front end alignment.

    ....i understand this would only be for people who want the leveled out truck look and not an actual, full out suspension lift.


    What are every one's thoughts on this?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Its the cheapest way to keep them stock.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    ktmrider

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    they probably do this to buy the cheapest lift available and then mark it up like crazy
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    5100's all on fours
    .........and to protect the warranty
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    Simon2150

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    i've never ridden in a truck with that kind of lift so I can't say if it really sux or not. When I lifted, I went with a suspension lift, billies 5100 x4, aal, 3deg shims, and a cb drop.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    It depends of what you use the lift for. If for just stuffing bigger tires for day to day driving, it is okay. But if you go wheeling, go another route (5100 or adjustable coilover). Whether spacer or adjustable coil-overs, a suspension lift will change the geometry of the truck. Thus, it will cause premature wear of some components.

    The good thing about having a dealer authorized lift is that they will not void warranty in case of a suspension component breaks. So, ask them about lift and suspension components warranty. Consider this in your decision.

    Now, those of us who installed lift not done by the dealership, we risk of being turned down during warranty claim. I've been told by the dealership that they will not cover any of my suspension components due to the the lift. But, be informed that the law states that no dealership can deny a warranty claim unless they can prove the aftermarket parts caused the failure (at least that's the law in the US). Check in you area for the laws protecting the consumers.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    BravesFan

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    Biff....what a name.....thats my dad's name and i had never heard of it for someone else's name until now
     
  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    whatever to keep that warranty.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    I saw a Tundra at a Toyota dealership here with a 6" lift. The window sticker had a price for the lift at $4500! Talk about mark-up!
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Dealer lift is overpriced. I saw a pre-runner lifted with ICON reservoir front and rear shocks and off-road bumber installed. They were nice but there's no way it costs $10K.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Biff [OP] What could go wrong?

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    It's funny because i have never heard of anyone actually having that name either - other than of course Marty McFly's arch nemesis in Back to the Future.

    LOL........you realize that is not my real name don't you. I can't have the people at work having evidence of me perusing Tacoma World on the company dime now can I?


    ps, I'm not looking at getting this lift, i will most likely go the 5100 route but i was just interested to hear what others thought of it.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Haha yea...his real name is William and somehow he go the nickname Biff when he was a kid, he doesn't even know how, but thats what he goes by now.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    FYI: Bilstein 5100 is a spacer lift. Granted, they're tuned for it but that doesn't change the fact that it's still a spacer lift.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    5100's are a preloading lift like a spacer lift. They both preload the spring to acheive height.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    that's why dealerships do it...!!
     
  16. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    The leveling kit may be Ready-lift. I was told that they guarantee a factory ride and these were installed on Jeeps. A 6 inch lift is probably a better set-up which would in turn cost more.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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    What shop in Winnipeg does it? Wanna ask my dealer (Frontier) if 5100's and aal is approved.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    My local dealer installed OEM 884's and 5100's. I know I paid extra, but no warranty concerns....
     
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