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I need some ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bosoxwon09, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    bosoxwon09

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    I have a 2003 Toyota tacoma SR5 Pre-Runner with the TRD off road package. It has a stock lift already on it but i want to lift it a little bit and put some bigger tires and wheels on it. I was wondering if everyone could give me input on what lift owuld look good, and what tires and wheels owuld also look good. I dont want anything extreme
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    most people (includeing me) will say stay away from spacer lifts
    and go with bilstein 5100 front struts and aal in the rear
     
  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    how many inches should i do? i dont want it to look ridiculous
     
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    the bilsteins are adjustable from stock to 2.5 inches of lift
    i guess it all depends on what u use ur truck for most
    off roading
    street
    but if u do set them at their max (2.5) u wont be able to get the front end alighned right
    it will be off
    but not by much
    if its a big proulblem to u then u can get new UCA's
     
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    Def. dont go spacers! Like Higherlux said, do either bilsteins or coil lift. Check out "Toyteclifts.com" they have some great products and prices. But I think a good 3" would look good. And your allignment wont be that off with a 2.5".. but a 3" lift you might want to consider getting new UCA's, (IF) you start to have allignment issues.

    And for the rear, go AAL or 3 leaf progressive AAL from Wheelers.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    now is that a 3'' lift from wat the stock lift i already have or do u mean take off the stock lift and put a 3'' lift on it. I wantt o be able to put 30'' tires on it
     
  7. Mar 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    you can run 30 inch tires as is........you can run 265/75/16 tires, which are about 31's, with the stock suspension. when you install whatever lift you get..........look at it as you dont have a lift when you get your lift. if you get a 3 inch kit.....you'll have a 3 inch lift. if that makes sense.
     
  8. Mar 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    Ok i think wat im having problems with is, i have a stock suspension lift already on it i want to take it off and make it higher than it is now...but i dont kno wat the stock suspension is anyone have an idea? and why are spacers bad? can someone give me exactly wat i would need so i can jus look it up and see wat i am goign to have to dish out?
     
  9. Mar 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    well.......if you take the stock lift off...........the way it came from the factory, you wont really have too much to build from.....................unless you were totally doing a complete suspension.....new leafs, new front suspension. most of the kits that alot of folks get...such as a toytec 3 inch kit, go right along with the suspension you already have. like for the rear........you can get an aal(add a leaf), and it goes with the stock leaf pack. and in the front......they have coils that will work with your shocks, or you can get new shocks/coils in a complete kit. check out toytec.com................lots of good lifts there, and there isnt much you have to do with the stock suspension.

    all you really need are aal's for the rear, and a new coil set up front to give you a 3 inch lift. blocks arent that great becasue they can crack, and the ride is alot rougher compared to aal's. spacers arent as good as better coils/ adjustable shocks for the reason that they can play hell on your suspension, and they ride rougher too.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:22 AM
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    toytec coil spacers! cheap and simple....
     
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