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How'd you choose a lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Jun 25, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    TVH475

    TVH475 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent info in the video above
     
  2. Jun 25, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    08TacoTrD

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    Wanted a stiffer ride so I went with a mild lift just because. Mild meaning ~1.5 overall keeping factory rake.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    mhornco

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    I hate to say it but I used Tacoma world. I did not plan on running the Baja 1000 or the Firecracker 400 so don't need thousands in reservoir kings or foxes. But, het if you are a techno weenie, those look really good at the mall. I ended up with Eibach pro truck and could not be happier for 600 bucks. That and a 75 dollar Wheelers AAL. I only wanted an inch and half or so and to counteract the weight of my winch and front bumper.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    Not sure why anybody would buy a Tacoma to drive at malls
    it gets 18mpg
    and is not very easy to drive
    the power steering requires more effort than passenger cars, and so on.
    typically people buy them because they live in rough ground areas and it's to use on that

    body on frame
    tall springs
    solid rear
    iron parts
    4x4
    big heavy tires
    high ground clearance
    Not sure what that has to do with a mall
    sounds like a vehicle specifically designed for off road

    maybe a simple lift would do the trick for now. Bilstein 500 up front with OME non-armor springs,
    and different leaf pack in rear or AAL, maybe U-bolt flip

    The stock Taco is already too stiff, and stiff ride means shit technology springs and shocks. High quality coilovers tend to handle and ride better.
    You'd think that with taller springs, they should be softer and thus able to absorb more energy and make the ride better.
    But cheap parts are probably so crappy that even with height, they still don't.
    Vs a more expensive part with better design

    certain performance trucks can slam into a curb at 60mph and you won't feel it
    They also cost $300k-$1m
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2020
  5. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    FJ to Taco

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    "Mall crawler" is said on Tacoma World often, is just a phrase for a lifted Tacoma for looks and does not go offroad. Which is ok.

    Good luck on your search
     
  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Fohu

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    Get ads and call it a day
    Truly is a game changer
     

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