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First Gen. Body Lift/Levelling Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nugget, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    nugget

    nugget [OP] Active Member

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    I'm looking to do a body lift/levelling kit on my truck to make sure I have good clearance for my new wheel setup. I'm new to Tacoma's and trucks in general. I've be sourcing out various body lifts and have decided to go with 3". Everywhere I've looked, it appears to show that you would get a 3" spacer block for the front shocks and either a 1.5 or 2" for the rear leafs. Questions:

    1) Does the rear sit higher a bit then the front? Is that the reasoning to the 3" to 2" block difference?

    2) I recall someone telling me that with the body lift, I'd also need some sort of cover for my steering column as with the lift, it needs to be covered and some with some lines that need to be extended. Correct me if I'm wrong but is this required for Tacoma's? I don't see this being included for any of the body lifts/levelling kits I've seen.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    - Kemp
     
  2. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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    JuansTaco

    JuansTaco JuanInAMillion

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    ya when the truck is stock a levelling kit is a 1 inch block in the front i have one on but i have also been asking around and people are not recommending a 3 inch spacer lift in the front because it is maxxed out in space and that if you offroad a bunch that it will make the shocks bottom out before the stock bump stops stop it from bottoming out the shocks which ware them down more. i would suggest some adjustable coilovers and uca. it is a huge price difference but from what i have heard a huge difference and way better
    gl Juan~
     
  3. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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    nugget

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'm not planning to do any off-roading. Just looking to do a spacer lift mainly to clear my new wheel setup. 275/65/18.
     
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