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Im dumb! need help with lift options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by reilly118, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    reilly118

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    what is the best lift option for my truck. Ive never done any lifting. Ive worked on cars and bikes before but not on my truck b4. I'd like to get a little more ground clearance for the snow. I have an 07 crewcab 4wd. I did have the suspension service done on it. so it now has blue and yellow Bilstein shocks on it. i dont off road. I just what to lift for looks and a little ground clearance in the snow as i said. so what is the best option for me help me out guys!

    I dont want to spend a lot if i dont need to so please dont sugetst a 1,000 lift kit to me.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    To get ground clearance you should put bigger tires on. I would suggest the bilstein 5100's or OME lift.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Adjustable Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 will lift the truck and level it with the TSB that I think you are referring to. Downsouth Motorsports have them for less than $300 for the full set.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    I just got an OME lift from toytec, got here in about a day, plus the forum discount helped. I got it because I can't afford the ultimate but wanted a half-decent lift.

    I got the kit that has front coils (chose 885 for added weight) and rear add-a-leaf. Then got OME 9000 front shocks. So it's basically the OME kit from here minus the rear shocks that I might get later...came out to around 650.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    So front lift spacers and rear blocks is not the way to go. am i right?

    or this!
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Also could someone explain the acronym ome ?
     
  8. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    OME is the company Old Man Emu, they make tons of suspension parts for various trucks. I'm putting spacers in with my coil and shock. the coil and shock will give me about 2" or so and the spacer is the rest of the 3" lift. the reason i got the leaf in the back is because my leaf pack only has 3 leafs and am past the warranty so i can't get it switched out for the 4-leaf pack at toyota...so i'll do it this way, plus it gives me a bit more carrying capacity

    the spacers alone are said to make your ride much more harsh...more "truck like" i suppose
     
  9. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Well how much are you looking to spend? Did you plan on installing the parts yourself?
     
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    im looking to keep it reasonable and i do plan on doing it myself.
     
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    5100's will be just fine.but most places ar eon nat'l back order right now :laugh:
     
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    if your going to lift it ...lift it ! lol 6in pro comp ..love it and is great in snow ....
     
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    I think downsouth should have some in by the end of the month...at least I think thats what I read in a post earlier :eek:
     
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    Well most of the guys on here will tell you to stay away from spacers and blocks to be honest. But I have heard both good and bad things about them. More bad then good but some people dont have any issues at all vith them. Others have issues with the alignment, harsher ride, vibrations and some other stuff.:rolleyes: But I think at least coils and AAL's would be the way to go.
     
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    "I dont want to spend a lot if i dont need to so please dont sugetst a 1,000 lift kit to me."

    Thats his quote so I think a 6" lift is out of the question!!!:eek::D
     
  18. Feb 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    yupp read below OP
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/69741-bilstein-5100-series-update-05-10-a.html

    true
    I ran a spacer lift for alomost 2 years. little rough. but nothing to call your grandmother and complain about :laugh: installed them on another members truck and he enjoys the spacer as well.
    came up on some used 5100's for a good price and took the plunge. no complaints. :)
     
  19. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    If you can track a set down the bilstein 5100s would be perfect. They'll let you choose the size lift you want and they also have a lifetime warranty which is reassuring. Or the OME would be good but I think that might be a little more pricey. A lot of people on here have expressed problems with spacers while others think they're great. In the end its up to you. I just got 5100s and they did exactly what I was looking for. On the bilstein website there is an explanation between new struts and spacers you might want to check out. Hope this helps

    Bilstein 5100 link
    http://www.bilsteinus.com/leveling/index.php
     
  20. Feb 5, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    I order my 5100's from DSMS 10 days ago and received them 5 days later so I don't think they are out of stock at the moment:)
     
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