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Least expensive way to raise truck 1"-2"?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dbs1, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    dbs1

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    I noticed while changing my oil the other day that my skid plate had been dented pretty good from the last fishing trip into my favorite spot. With my former Tacoma I got the next size larger tire, which helped a bunch, but this truck I have the stock size with some expensive Michelins that are only a couple months old.

    What might be the cheapest way to raise both front and back another inch or two without spending a bunch or affecting the handling?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    JdevTac

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    Most inexpensive route while avoiding spacers and blocks would be 5100's on stock coils set to whichever setting you prefer and an AAL and 5100's for the rear.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Mademan925

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    enough to go over stuff

    That this guy said^
     
  4. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    I was thinking of going this route until I can afford an actual lift.

    How does this affect ride?
    Stock like?
    Like Piloting a marshmallow?
    Stiffer than a '85 lifted solid axle?

    Thanks...
     
  5. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    when i did it, it actually improved the ride alot i felt like the stock ride was way to soft and bouncy but the 5100's really smoothed things out
     
  6. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    Why are spacers so bad? :crapstorm:
     
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    I did it on my 2012. I set the billys at 1.75 on the front and it leveled the truck out with my 4 stock leafs in the back. It road like stock. If yout maxes them out at 2.5 and added a leaf it probably wont ride as nice but would be better than spacers.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    They limit uptravel of the shock and over extend it while off roaring
     
  9. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    He did ask the least expensive way :) That would be spacers and blocks. He didn't ask if it would ride well or not.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    5100s up front and a progressive add a leaf out back. I have this set up and love it.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    i see. Totally makes sense. Thank you sir!
     
  12. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    What would something like this run?
     
  13. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    Ok so i know theres alot of discussion over this, but with the Billies on the front, if you put them to 2" will you be ok with the stock UCA's if just doing moderate off roading?
     
  14. Nov 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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    i have a 3" lift billy 5100's in all 4 corners with 884's up front and AAl in the rear with stock UCA just dont go crazy and you should be fine
     
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    Shoot so sounds like youre really pushing it with the stocks, awesome that calms my nerves a little. Santa will hopefully be dropping some Billies on my doorstep for Christmas :D
     
  16. Nov 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    I have about 350$ into this
     
  17. Nov 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    Im running stock uca's with a 3" to. No problems.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    lol my suggestion is avoid whoops. whenever i used to have to pick up the lady from work i used to flog it on the street before i had to turn (concrete but i guess las colinas is so rich they dont need leveled roads?) and evertime i caught air i would be able to hear the UCA hit the coils. im going to pick up some UCA's in the future just as a precaution but for now im trying to take it easy lol
     
  19. Nov 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    Fernando

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    Thats not bad at all! lol

    Tax season, Im doing this type of lift! WOOOT!!
     
  20. Nov 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    5100's really are one of those "best bang for buck" kind of items
     
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