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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by nickthedick, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jan 11, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    gman2530

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    Please keep us Posted.....
     
  2. Jan 11, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    Here is my 2003 Double cab with the "bro Lean" [​IMG]

    WP_20140103_16_58_21_Pro.jpg
     
  3. Jan 11, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    That is Broooo Leannnnn!!!

    Can you please tell me the measurement on the front, ground to bottom of fender?
    Thank you,,

    I am at 38"... want to go up an inch... mine is 2wd
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    Mikes Toy Yota

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    I measured the front which is 40 1/2 and the rear is 39" hope that helps you out![​IMG] I like my bro lean it does not bother me at all[​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    3" lift EIBACH coils w/ 5100's front, OME/ Dakar leaf springs w/ toytec adjustable shackles at 1.5" and 5125's out back. 33x10.5x15 KM2's Relentless DIY steel bumper.

    I see you have revtek w/ OME 880 coils. How much lift did that net you up front?
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    Thank you sir! Mine has slight lean... I like it also.. Love these 1st Gens!!!

    N thanks for what you do.. LEO!
     
  7. Jan 13, 2014 at 3:04 AM
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    I got approximately 3 1/2 inches of lift up front and 3 inches in the back I know the front will go down some once I add the bumper and winch.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2014 at 3:05 AM
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    Thanks!!!!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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    Real Tree AP cover king seat covers, Kenwood head unit, took off the beauty rings and mud flaps
    time for me to jump on this wagon... i have been doin the research. readin these threads till my eyes hurt.thought i had it... but now i have lost it again. ok.. here goes. i have an 04 prerunner xtra cab. was goin to get the bilstiens all the way. then thought i had to get new coils. then thought i was good with stock ones. now i think i need leafs for the rear shocks to work! i dont want the bro lean. i was plannin on settin shocks at 1.75. i want her just shy of level, nose down. but definatly more level than she sits now. goin to leave the 265/75/16 on it with some new wheels. help me oh great and wise ones!
     
  10. Jan 14, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    3" lift EIBACH coils w/ 5100's front, OME/ Dakar leaf springs w/ toytec adjustable shackles at 1.5" and 5125's out back. 33x10.5x15 KM2's Relentless DIY steel bumper.
    You can run bilstein's up front with stock coils. If you set them on the 1.75" level and don't do anything to the back then you'll be nose high. If that's not what you want then set the bilsteins to the .85" level and you'll be close to level w/ a very slight rake.

    If you want/ need more lift then set the billies on the 2.5" notch and add new leaf packs to the rear or put an AAL in the stock leaf pack to get you about 1.5" lift out back at least. If you go this rought you'll be close to level.

    But you are correct, you need 1-2" of lift in order to use the billy 5100 on the rear.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    Real Tree AP cover king seat covers, Kenwood head unit, took off the beauty rings and mud flaps
    so how bout 1.75" up front with a 1" aal in the back? love the way your truck sits btw mainmo
     
  12. Jan 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM
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    This is not a bad way to go..

    http://www.eadoffroad.com/toytec-skl2-tacoma-95-04-1-inch-toytec-adjustable-lift-shackles

    Once you set your fronts at the height u want, see how she sits then you can adjust these from 1", 1.5", 2'' of lift.. Sounds like you are a lot like me.. Particular about how the truck sits.. I want level, so i may be going to the Coil-overs because i can adjust the height..
    Or Do the fronts... at 1.75", then decide if you even need AAL or Shackles...

    Pics?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    Real Tree AP cover king seat covers, Kenwood head unit, took off the beauty rings and mud flaps
    how do those work? only lift i have ever done was on my old f-150 and it was just blocks in the rear

    nevermind i figured it out... but if i get the 5125 rear shocks then i wont have to change anything i think?
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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    My care package came in today! Getting it all installed first thing tomorrow morning! Thanks again for everyone's help I will post before and after pictures when its all done!


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  15. Jan 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    I have the same setup(+DAKARS)
    Your gonna love it!
     
  16. Jan 15, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    Look at build thread
    Thats gonna be super nice you'll be happy you got the coils. i ordered my suspension setup like 2 or 3 weeks ago from toytec. they said it was back ordered till the 2nd week of january. then i called yesterday to check up and they said 2 - 3 more weeks till they get it in!! played.. :(.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    Beautiful Sight!!!!!!!!

    Excited for you brother! It will Look & feel like a completely different truck!
    Please send pics & if you don't mind please let me know the measurement for the front, ground to bottom of fender... I am at 38", want to be 39" to 39 1/2"
    Really happy for you!
    first time you get in, is when you will feel and see the difference.. It will ride stiffer so expect that....

    Also double check and make certain they put the clip at the lowest mark on those shocks... There are 3 settings

    Look at this tread when u have a minute... Grease fittings for our truck..
     
  18. Jan 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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    Have them also put rubber boots down on the rears> The rears are different lengths... give them that info... Can not recall if the right side is the longer??
     
  19. Jan 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    Thanks for all your help gman2530! Really helped me make the right choice.


    Mainmoe02 I have a (could be stupid) question.. Was it a pain getting your headlight set up the way it is? I think it looks SICK and was wanting to do something similar.. and did you have a specific thread you used for guidelines for painting your rims or did you just wing it?
     
  20. Jan 16, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's all around. 3'' Lift Eibach coils up front and Toytec shackles in back.
    Here she is! Before before.jpg and after after.jpg !


    I haven't had a chance to drive it yet and feel it out so we shall see how she rides.


    Question. The shop dude said I should look into UCA's asap because the lift has them sitting at a horrible angle that is gonna kill the ball joints. Is he over reacting or is this something everyone does? Im not really stoked about spending a couple hundred dollars more on even more parts right away. Please let me know asap thanks guys!

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