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Debating lift kits voice your opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rydndurty, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Rydndurty

    Rydndurty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im only looking at a solid 2.5-3in lift for now, the 6in is more than im willing to do right now due to i literally just got it and warrenty.
    Ok with that being said, a local shop friends of mine, has suggested the truxx kit installed for 500 out the door-
    The Truxx kit
    http://www.truxxx.com/product/toyota
    Im not sure how i feel about spacers, but he said that kit gets alot of praise for great comfort and leveling out while a great lift.
    thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    mjp2

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    Do not get a spacer lift. Search, and then get yourself some Billstein 5100s.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    what they said
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    Rydndurty

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    Links to said coilovers? im trying to stay under 2gs for a lift so quality is the over all goal
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    get an ome or toytec ultimate lift kit
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    http://www.toyteclifts.com/store.html?page=shop.browse&category_id=64

    edit: search and youll see tons of info about these. IMO best bang for the buck with either of these two kits. That said, i know next to nothing about lifts compared to alot of people on this site, but ive been around almost a year and read pretty much everything on here about lifts and whatnot. im getting the ULK in a month or so
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    For under 2Gs you can do SO much better than spacer lifts. You'd save a lot of money up front to go with the spacers= but down the line you'll be getting upgrades anyways.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    for 2 g's in parts id be leaning towards icon extended coilovers, camburg 1.25 UCA's, extended stainless lines, a 2" AAL and some 5100's or 9.24" 5125's.

    it will ride nice
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    I guess if your a serious off roader some lift is good, However it isn't anything that I'll be doing! Could be an age factor
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I hear those are great kits.;) I personally have 885's with 5100's all around and 2" AAL's.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    oh and also i will be doing a mild amount of off-roading but nothing that would cause damage or tear up a new truck, mainly for looks then i guess you could say
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Yes the ULK that you linked to has everything you need, unless your alignment is off, then you will need some new UCAs (upper control arms) I believe you can get some light racing ones for around $400

    edit: its 379 from fatbobsgarage.com
     
  14. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    I'm putting that lift on my truck in two weeks, and based on what I have read on the forum I would recommend new upper control arms if your budget allows.

    I ordered a set of Total Chaos UCA's from Down South Motorsports $650 shipped. It was the best deal I could find.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-139094-total-chaos-toyota-tacoma-2005-2009-uni-ball-upper-control-arm-kit.html

    Also note that Toy Tec is a vendor on the forum, they will give you a discount for being a member of the forum. The discount will basically cover the shipping costs.
     
  15. Apr 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    For 2K I would go with Adjustable c/o's: Icon, Camburg, SAW, etc and get 5100's and an AAL for the rear. That is what I did and I love it! :thumbsup:
     
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    If I were you, I'd run from the truxx kit as it will only cause you heartache later on! My friend tried going that route because he didn't want to spend much money. As a result, he found himself spending more money fixing the issues he encountered by purchasing it in the first place. RUN!, RUN!, RUN!!!
     
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    [​IMG] 04-06-2010, 03:16 PM<~~~~~~if he hasn't decided by now :confused: :laugh:
     
  18. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Yeah, check the dates on those posts you reply to, GhostRyder. :D
     
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    why would he need new (different) upper control arms ???? I am debating a simliar lift
     
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