1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Difference in Types of Lift Kits & other questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01GREENTACO, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Nov 3, 2008 at 5:22 PM
    #1
    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Member:
    #8672
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Germantown, TN
    Vehicle:
    01 4WD
    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    I have recently installed a 3 inch Performance Accessories body lift by myself and it looks great but I am wanting more. I was thinking about a 2 - 2 1/2 suspension lift. The problem is I don't know which one is better between the two listed in the links below. One kit contains blocks for the rear while the other one uses a form of add-a-leaf. The front lift concept is one that uses coil spacers and they are the same for each kit. Now the thing I am just concerned are the advantages and disadvantages of one to the other in regards to the rear lifts.

    This ones uses the add-a-leaf rear lift:

    http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/shar...199638009&CategoryID=6485&Target=products.asp

    This one is the block type rear lift:

    http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/shar...435020089&CategoryID=6485&Target=products.asp

    Any feed back is much needed and appreciated. I am wanting to buy as soon as I can so I can install it myself before it's too cold outside. Thanks and "Keep them wheels rollin' but tread lightly"
     
  2. Nov 3, 2008 at 5:46 PM
    #2
    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1932
    Messages:
    2,744
    Gender:
    Male
    Sunny SoCal
    Vehicle:
    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    Without even looking at the links you provided, I would tell you to get the lift with the AALs. Blocks are crap and will give you some pretty bad axle wrap. BTW, below is a link for noobs thinking about lifting their first gen.

    http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=137
     
  3. Nov 3, 2008 at 5:50 PM
    #3
    2004Taco

    2004Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Member:
    #9556
    Messages:
    527
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Beach,CA
    Vehicle:
    04 PreRunner SR5 Trd
    Magnaflow and Deckplate Mod Billet grille
  4. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:00 PM
    #4
    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Member:
    #8672
    Messages:
    1,268
    Gender:
    Male
    Germantown, TN
    Vehicle:
    01 4WD
    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    Thanks for you input on the Camburg lift but I am looking to do something for a lot cheaper. I am only in high school so I can't afford that! hah but thanks anyway. So from what I hear between friends and my buddies at 4WP they all say AAL's are the way to go but I wanted some input from actual Tacoma drivers who have experience with these different lifts.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:48 PM
    #5
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    definitely go with aal's for the rear, and for the front......coils will probably be a bit better than spacers.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:20 AM
    #6
    2004Taco

    2004Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Member:
    #9556
    Messages:
    527
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Beach,CA
    Vehicle:
    04 PreRunner SR5 Trd
    Magnaflow and Deckplate Mod Billet grille
    Try www.racedesert.com under the classifieds. They have deals on suspension or other parts.
     
To Top