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First lift ever

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by haggystaco21, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Nov 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    haggystaco21

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    I purchased a 08 Prerunner DB 4X2 LB and looking to do a 3" lift. I've done some searching but a newbie so takes awhile to soak in. The lift will pretty much be for looks since the truck is primarily for commuting and maybe caring around my Yamaha R6. I was planning on just doing it on the cheaper side with spacers or a 3" Toytec lift but was reading UCA were recommended. I came across this deal and thought it would be good for me.

    • Total Chaos Upper Control Arms (Part #TCS96504)
    • Toytec 3" lift kit with 885 springs and AAL (Part # OME3-05-AL-885)
    • Front OME N140S Shocks
    • Toytec Rear Shock Extenders
    Includes:FRONT:
    (2) OME 885 front lift coil springs, (2) ToyTec Top plate spacers, & (6) top plate studs.
    REAR: (2) 2" lift ToyTec Add-a-leafs by Alcan spring (a long add-a-leaf for the best ride), w/OEM style anti-friction Pads, & new leaf spring center pins.

    The price would be $900.00 and sounded like a good deal to jump on. Also, would I need to do anything else with brake lines or differential? Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    well i think those 885 coils will be too heavy for you. they're for trucks with bumpers and winches and stuff. The rest of the kit sounds pretty good though. The simplest for you would be some Bilstein 5100 adjustable front shocks set for 2.5" lift, some UCA's, and then depending on whether or not your truck has the TSB springs under the back, the AAL or a block. I've heard the AAL wont work without modification on the TSB rear springs (they can be identified by loooking under the back of the truck and counting the springs- 3 springs + over load= TSB, 2 springs + overload= non TSB springs)
     
  3. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    AAL, 5100's FR+RR, Light Racing UCA's= ~$842.50
    Block, 5100's FR+RR, Light Racing UCA's= ~$800.00
    all prices are from Wheeler's Offroad
     
  4. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    That sounds like a good price for that lift. The 885's are for Double Cabs, so I think you will be fine. Im running the same set up on the front of my truck, and couldnt be happier! :)
     
  5. Nov 23, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    Delmarva

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    If you're going to run the OME front shocks, you might as well upgrade the rears to the OME extended shocks as well -- don't forget the longer SS brake lines for the shocks (you'll need these too if you just do shock extenders on the rear)
     
  6. Nov 23, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    If only lifting 2" or so, you can bend the brake line braket with no issues. I have done this on both my Tacomas without problems.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    haggystaco21

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    What do I put on the back with OME up front?
     
  8. Nov 27, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I went with the Bilstien rear chocks, as I have read a few reports that the OME rear shocks have broken when off roading. OME has assured me that the problem has been addressed, but by the time they got back to me, I already had the Billies. The Bilstien 5100's seem to match my front OME's VERY nicely in dampening, with the lift that I have.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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    haggystaco21

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    I bought it and got it delivered today. Now to put it on and show the pics.
     
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