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educate me on LIFT KITS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trx680, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    trx680

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    Are their different types of suspension lift kits? If so what makes them different?
    I'm more interested in 2-3" lifts, nothing major.

    And if there are different types what are the best ones, I mean which is best for the truck where it wont cause unnecessary wear or harm to the truck?

    Anyone here run body lifts? I'd like to see some pictures of some 2012-13 with body lifts. Just want to see what it looks like with the gap at the bumper.


    thanks guys !!!
     
  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Konaborne

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    please dont put a body lift on a second gen, especially a 12-13
     
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    Ya or it Will just end up in a huge argument in one brand is better then this bend or just getting a SAS. Whatever ou get theses days its going to be good. Except body lifts. ;)
     
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    there are many types of suspension lifts, but dont get confused with that word. you have to spend some serious dough to gain any suspension travel. with that said,

    the most common and easy on the wallet thing to do is adjust your ride hight. you can buy a spacer to put between your coil and shock, buy a taller coil, buy a shock that allows you to set your coil "higher", or even buy a spacer that sets your coil/shock assembly lower on the truck, raising the ride hight. 2" is about as high as you want to go with this without running into alignment problems.

    if you are 2wd, you can buy a longer spindle that will set you higher. this way you dont sacrafice any downtravel. the truck was shipped with say 8" of front wheel travel. say it rode right in the middle from factory giving 4" up, and 4" down. add a 2" spacer and you are now 6" up, 2" down. a taller spindle wont have this effect.

    if you want to increase your hight, and gain wheel travel, new upper control arms, with uniballs, and extended travel coilovers are in order. these give you more down-travel, wich allows you to set your ride hight higher, and still have some down travel so your not driving a tractor. say they add 2", now, you can set your ride hight higher, keep ample down-travel, and be able to align it because your fancy new upper arms were engineered to ride like that.

    drop-bracket lifts are another story. they drop your suspension components, raising your rig up, and doing their best to maintain a factory ride and alignment specs. they are in my opinion more expensive than they are worth in the end. its a ton of under-engineered metal to be adding to critical points in the part of the truck that keeps the wheels on the ground, and pointed in the right direction
     

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