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Finally, Lifting up the CSTC Taco!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by CSTC, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    CSTC

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    Hey amigos,

    Next week I am planning to lift up the taco, finally! I will be posting pics of before and after, and the specs on the lift. But, before I do so, I would like to get some advice from you all. First off, I am planning to go 3 or 3.5 inch suspension. The problem is that I really am not sure what is the best way to go. I am planning to try and spend under 2k, and the place in town (College Station) recommends the Pro Comp or the Toytech lifts. The issues I have with them is that as I have read throughout TW, I have noticed that many people who have purchased the procomp 3 inch or higher have said that it is a very rough ride. Also, the company I have been corresponding with has said that the Toytech lift (Actually a 2.5 inch) is pretty much just spacers up front and add a leaf in the rear. Im not really enthused about that very much, so as of right now I am shying away from that option. I have had the company price out a Fabtech and OME 3-3.5 inch suspension.

    What do you all think about the issues I have come up with, and what do you think about the other possibilities of brands that I have come up with?

    I am trying to use a brand that pretty much comes with the things I need, as I am not a expert on the topic, so therefore I dont plan to buy different brands for differnt parts. But, if you all were willing to help with the process, I am definitely willing to entertain the idea.

    Last question: If I were to go up to 3.5, or even with the 3 inch, would I need to do a Diff drop? I dont want any problems in the future, because I plan to keep the truck for a long time and eventually turn it into an offroading beast!

    Please, PLEASE help with this topic. I realize there are many threads on suspension lifts, but with school, I dont really have time to spend the hours it may take to find exactly what may suit me best.

    For anyone who is willing to reply, I am looking for a lift that provides the 3-3.5 inches, a similarly comfortable ride as the stock shocks, and something that will as well be able to do some beginner-ish offroading at times. Also, i would like to stay under or around 2k.

    Please, if anyone has time, reply with your thoughts!

    Cody
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    anthony250f

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    are you 4x4? if not get spindles...otherwise dont go above 3"!
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    Yes, sorry i forgot to include that info. I have a 08 TRD Offroad, 4x4, double cab, short bed.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    3" lift max on a 4x4..otherwise you need a drop bracket lift kit.... ihave toytec coilovers..they are alright
     
  5. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    These are the Toytech lifts I have found that seem cool:

    Ultimate lift package with Radflo front coilovers
    Front Diff drop kit: Add diff drop kit (4WD) (+ $29.00)
    Rear lift options: Rear OME CS047R Dakar Leaf springs (+ $439.00)
    Front coilover options: 2.5 inch shock body (+ $210.00)
    Spanner wrench for adjustment: Add (+ $19.99)
    Add Upper control arms: NO
    Add 5160 Rear Shocks: NO

    Ultimate lift kit for 2005 & UP Tacoma
    Rear Shock options: With_Bilstein_5100_rear_shocks
    Diff drop kit: With_Diff_drop_kit_(4X4)
    Rear lift options: Rear OME CS047R Dakar Leaf springs (+ $439.00)
    Front coil color: Red_(standard)
    Light Racing Upper control arms: No

    What do you think about those setups? Which is best?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    What have you perceived as the pros/cons of the Toytech so far?
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    anthony250f

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    they dont ride that smooth if you have them preloaded, i would get some kings in the front and some bilsteins in the back
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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