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Help with 3" suspension lift!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cgilbane, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    I have a 2006 double cab Taco with 48,000 miles on it. I want get a 3" suspension lift.

    I have been looking at getting Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox with remote reservoir for the front and back.

    What else do I need to get in order to lift this amazing truck 3"?

    I am not sure if I need to buy new brake lines/brakes?
    Should I get new upper/lower control arms?
    Can 33" tires fit on our Taco's with a 3" lift without rubbing? Or should I go with 32"?


    What I want is more ground clearance, still a nice ride on the streets and highways, but I also do a small amount of offroading in Colorado so I want to be prepared for that.

    Money is not an option because I have a lot saved up for this from an accident I had a year back.

    I want to have a badass, super comfortable ride. Please TACOMAWOLD, help me pimp my ride!!!!
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    :popcorn:Dude, I want to do the same, so I want to know also!!
    (I'm also looking at the Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox)
    O.k. guys point the way.....
    Oh buy the way Welcome to TW Cgilbane!!!
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    thanks buddy! hopefully these guys will help us out! SHARE YOUR GENIUS WITH US!
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    33's will require some trimming to fix rubbing problems. How much depends on what else you do. If you get rims with a better offset (Like 0- to -12 offset with 4.5inch backspace) you'll have to trim a bit. You can also add spacers to the stock rims to make the extra clearance.

    UCAs are a VERY good idea if you are going to 3 inches. Folks have had luck with getting a good alignment with the stock UCAs but aftermarket ones will make it easier and provide extra clearance for those 33s.

    New brakes/brake lines are a good idea if you've got extra money to burn...Not really required. if you are going to get into off roading alot more...rear lines are a good idea to not over extend the stock ones...but even then...not required.

    Think I hit all your questions...Welcome and good luck getting your rig built....
     
  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    You dont have to get UCAs but it is never a bad idea. The Fox coilovers will be awesome! You can run 33's. You might have to trim a little plastic but it is no big deal at all. Your brakes and lines will be fine.

    You could always get the 4" lift Spindles from Camburg. They cost a bit but you will have an amazing ride.

    Welcome to TW!!!!
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    Search the sususpension forums...there are tons of info out there.

    Get the UCAs for 33s if you have the cash and moto metal rims and Nittro grappler 285/70s
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    i really like BFG all terrain tires. everyone out in CO who I see out on the trails seems to drive them. What do you guys think?
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Thanks for the info guys and sorry I forgot to check the suspension forum..:smack::rolleyes:
     
  9. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    BFG Km2s are sick as hell!!
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    but would I want to run mud terrain's when I do mostly driving on the highways at around 80 mph, and I offroad, but only on the weekends
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Thats what I have. I like having them when i need 'em. I dont get to go offraod as much as Id like but the tires are great and they are quiet on the freeway.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    is there any vibration on the highway at high speeds since they are mudders? also how are they in snow and rain and ice?
     
  13. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    No vibes. They are fine in what rain we get in San Diego. "Snow and Ice." What is that? I dont know those terms. Im sure some of the other guys do though.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    hahaha true you prolly dont get much of that in your neck of the woods. I spend most my year in snow and ice and mud out here in Colorado.

    So if I get new:
    *upper control arms
    *Fox 2.5" Coil-Over Shox with remote reservoir for front and back
    *33 inch tires (what is the best size rim for highway driving with a little offroading?)
    *brake lines
    *brakes

    I should be good to go? any other things im forgetting that would be good to replace after I lift 3"?
     
  15. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    What size rims are you running now? I wouldn't go over a 17x9" wheel. You can run a 285/70/17 tire.
    Wheel Specs: 17x8 or 9
    4.5inch backspacing
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  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    not positive on what size my rims are. I have a stock 2006 double cab trd sport package.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    i believe the sport package runs 17" rims stock
     
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    If its a Sport it has 17s.
     
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