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Help i need advice on lifting my new truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by UpstateTRDTaco, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. UpstateTRDTaco

    UpstateTRDTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey TW, a couple days ago i bought a new black doublecab tx pro. I promised myself i was going to only do practical mods and no lifts or anything...

    Until i kept browsing on here, then i quickly realized i have a set of tires and a spacer lift(temporary i promise) left over from my last truck. The reason i got rid of my 05 was that it needed all new parts on the front end that would cost more than i wanted to spend on a 100kmi truck. And i wanted a new one.
    But now i wonder if it was coincidence or the lift that caused the problems.

    Will i be safe lifting it? should i not risk voiding the warranty? They just look so good lifted though. And i love the look and how high i was riding before and i have the parts for free and am willing to do the labor. Any insight would be helpful.
     
  2. UpstateTRDTaco

    UpstateTRDTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I would not recommend a spacer lift on the front of the truck if it is second gen. technology.
    So it right, Blistine 5100,s shocks with aftermarket springs (ebach, etc) or blistine 5100 shocks with your existing springs. Then TSB in the back....unless you are going to go 2.5 inches or higher in which case you will most likely need more suspension work:cool:.
     
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    If you're going to lift it, do it right the first time and you shouldn't have any problems. I went with OME 886's (ARB bumper), shocks and Dakar's in the rear. Expensive but the ride feels great with no problems in a year. Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. MontanaTaco

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    Go with some nice coilovers and you will love yourself for it. I have OME 885's and they ride a bit stiff some times, but overall I like them. I wish I had the money for some fox coilovers or a set of kings.
    And the warranty should not be affected because the dealer has to prove that your aftermarket parts caused the problems. If you only go 2.5" you won't have any problems (at least I haven't).
     
  6. UpstateTRDTaco

    UpstateTRDTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    the only reason i said the spacer lift is because its sitting in my garage and its free and itd only be on for a few months because 4-500 bucks for nice coilover lift and such just isnt in the budget right now :(
     
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    Drive it as-is until you can install a proper lift. You will thank yourself for it.
    JMHO.
     
  8. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    sell the spacer kit, then youll be that much closer to oh, say.. some OME!
     
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