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I dont know anything at all about lift kits

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by East21, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    East21

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    So im new to this. like all this
    I just got my tacoma around christmas time its 2.7 L 4 cylnder prerunner 2x4. the most off-roading im going to do is when i go to the beach and i have to pull off in the sand a little bit. So i really dont need a lift kit for anything, but honestly i just think it looks cool.

    I dont want to do anything crazy, i really dont need, or have the money for bigger tires, and i want to keep all my MPG's

    so what do yall think? should i get a lift kit?
    if so what are some good ones? how much? and would it void any warrenty? could i get a shop to do it? i really dont trust myself with anything.

    haha i told yall i didnt know anything!
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Since you're a 6 lugger, you can use the same components that most of us use...

    Check out www.toyteclifts.com and www.wheelersoffroad.com for some lift ideas. I can't give you suggestions because I don't know the price range you're looking at.

    and Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    I can do $200+ i have that now i can get more hahah

    do you think id be ok if i keep stock tires?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:29 AM
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    I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff too. Been learning a lot on the forums and appreciate all the good info. I too am looking to lift my truck, but it is almost purely for looks. I don't really go off-road at all, and at most I might hit some trails or snow when I'm in the mountains.
    Reading through all these forums, I've learned about different types of lifts and extra things you need to consider, but are a lot of these lifts specifically offroad performance enhancements? If I were to just lift my truck and get some bigger tires/wheels, do I need to do the "higher end" of lifts? I know that a lot of ppl here are good with Billstein 5100's and getting a little higher. Is that enough to stuff some 285's and be able to just use it as an everyday driver?
    Thanks for the info and sorry for the long post. I guess I'm just learning all the details into this stuff and I think I might be missing the big picture.
    Thanks.
    rP
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    OP- For that kind of money- Some 5100 shocks will help you level out the front end. You won't have to get bigger tires to make it look right, you won't lose much in the way of mpgs (you have increased the frontal area-so you may lose some..but not much).

    For RP- I if you want to do 285s I think you need to put the billies up as high as they go...but I'm not sure. Welcome to the board too!!
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    Psst........The 5100's arent springs...they are adjustable shocks........:)
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    ok cool yall are being really help full

    ok. So if i go buy 5100's it will level out the front so it sits a little higher
    and that'd be cool with my P245/75R16 stock tires?
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    You got it man, go with the 5100's. Nothing but the best info on this site. Welcome to TW.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    5100s are your best best but don't forget to factor in install since you need someone to assemble the coilover correctly.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    If you've read this already sorry. It was a big help for me when deciding what it was I wanted to do. From there if you comb through some of the older post by searching "5100" or "spacer" or "OME", you'll see more of the pros and cons of each as people will post up some of the problems they've run into. Good luck, and post pics :)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/11282-tacoma-lift-faq-guide-read.html
     
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    yeah....i was like 1/2 awake and i didn't want to let that thread jack get in the way....and fixed :wink:
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    As you are more of a mall crawler, like me, you should be fine with 5100 or spacers. The spacers give a harsher ride. Toytec is a great place to start and they have great customer service. Either way though, with 285's you'll probably have to do a little trimming. Just something to consider.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    Thanks for the posts, and hope I'm not stealing the thread. Thought it was more along the lines of the same topic...sorry OP. Sapper, I read that post a few times and thats what got me thinking that I might be wanting to do too much to the truck when its not going to really be seeing any off road action, like it seems that some of those products are designed for. I do appreciate the link. Its like I wouldn't want to add a twin turbo to my car if I wasn't allowed to drive over 50mph. So knowing my uses for the truck, I don't want to "overdo" a lift if its not going to benefit me in any other way. Thanks again.
    rP
     
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