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Finally Ready to Lift Just Making Sure!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wil16714, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    wil16714

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    OK. After tons of research, I think I know what to buy to lift my 04 Tacoma TRD XTD Cab V6 4x4. I just want to make sure I do this right the first time. Please feel free to let me know if I'm missing something or you think it won't work. I intend to buy:
    1. SAW 2.0 Coilovers for front
    2. Toytec 2" AAL for the rear part# TAC-AL
    3. Diff Drop
    4. BPV Hardware
    5. 16X8 MotoMetal MO955 with 4.5" backspacing
    6. Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ Traditional 285/75r16
    I do most of my wheeling on the beach here in NJ, and some light trails. No rock climbing or deep mud.
    Anyway, does anyone see any issues with fitment or rubbing with those rims and tire? I know i'll have to adjust the coilovers to 3" of lift. Any input you guys could give would be great. I've got a lot of info from all your posts. A month ago I didn't know anything about lifting.:cool:
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    looks good for a 2nd gen taco. not so sure about the 1st gen. but someone will be here.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Those tires rock...:D
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    WELL! looks pretty good, I wouldn't do an AAL, if your going to spend that much on your front suspension, spend half on the rear and get a new leaf pack, i've heard good things about the deaver 8 pack from wheelers.

    Diff drop you mean like a drop down bracket? if so, then I just want to make sure you know that you have to CUT out your front crossmember to install it.

    Other than that, the saws sound great I think you'll be very happy with them!
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I think the diff drop he's talking about is the 1" spacer you put on the front diff arms. No cross member cutting involved...
     
  6. Jan 17, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    i think it sounds fine for what youre doing...you may not even need to adjust the SAWs all the way up...

    look into maybe the 3 leaf progressive AAL from www.wheelersoffroad.com

    it rides a lot smoother than most AAL :D

    add some bilstien 5125 shocks to the rear and youre set
     
  7. Jan 17, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    hope so!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Thanks guys. Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the diff drop down spacer for the front. It's like a $30.00 part. So you think the tires will clear without rubbing?
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    im not sure with the backspacing of that wheel...but they should be ok...you may have to hammer a little bit on the pinch weld and trim a bit of the plastic fender liner...but thats not hard and it doesnt hurt anything
     
  10. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Here's a pic of same (size) tires and clearance with a 2.5" lift, I think they'll clear fine, just might rub on a hard bounce and corner at the same time. I went with 3" lift after these pics were taken, just to avoid the occasional scrubbing (like turning into a driveway with deep gutter).

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  11. Jan 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    i believe you're going to be needing some longer rear shocks, something like the bilstein 5100/5125s
     
  12. Jan 19, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Thanks for the pics. Yeah, I know I'll need longer shocks. I was thinking the Billys. What is the backspacing on those rims.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Billy 5125s are nice :thumbsup:
     
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