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is this an okay lift kit, mostly for looks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by doons, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Thats the exact lift I have and I do a lot of wheeling. Looks great. Performs awesome. No problems with it. Running 285's with It. Rides a little stiffer than other kits but for the price you can't beat it. No complaints. It goes everywhere all the other Tacos go.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Notice it says not recommended or standard for 4 cylinder models. It's probably a very stiff spring.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    You can get a spacer lift for a little less money, and since you don't wheel you should be fine. Check out Toy tec.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Definitely wouldn't go with a spacer lift over this. You get what you pay for.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    X2 stay away from spacer lifts, they suck.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Just saying less money, and just for looks...
     
  10. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    Spacer lifts do not suck. They serve their purpose, and for a price you can't beat. I had one for about 9 months, and abused it. Never had a problem with it. They are a bit rough, is the only complaint I have.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    If you want it just for looks you really only need a solid axle swap :D
     
  12. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Why spacer lifts are bad:

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    They cause that ^
     
  13. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    That has happened on guys that do not have spacer lifts. Just saying. The guys who spend more money on cheap lifts, also get broken shocks.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    My opinion is that spacer lifts suck and I'll stick to it, you can have your own opinion on them.
     
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    why solid axle is good
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    It causes this to happen^
     
  16. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    I think we can all agree on the SAS!
     
  17. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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  18. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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  19. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    How bout sas with spacer? I bet you could run 44's!
     
  20. Aug 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    That's what happens when you off road with a spacer. If you don't off road, you wouldn't snap the shock like that. That happens when you bottom out the suspension and you don't hit the bump stops before the shock bottoms out. I think you'd be hard pressed to do this if you stick to pavement. I agree that spacers aren't the way to go, but for a cheap lift on a truck that sticks to pavement, they aren't terrible for what they are.
     
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