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

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dbs1, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    '11 TRD Off Road & 1992 VW GLI
    Bilstein 5100s, Top plate spacer, Wheeler's add a leaf, Spidertrax, Duratracs, Blue Sea fuseblock, Bestop Supertop, LED light bar, ect
    How does it ride with the taller springs vs using the OEM springs? My 5100s are set a 1.75 right now. I wanna bring the fronts up a bit more, so its either adjust them up to 2.5" or installer taller springs.
     
  2. mainewoodsballer

    mainewoodsballer YESSAHBUD...heyut

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    Check out my Build to See!
    Hockey Pucks ;)
     
  3. Kasbien

    Kasbien Dreamin' Big

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    TRD SS (filled w/epoxy), Marlin Shifter Seat, Fog Lights, Weather Techs, LED's, Shortened Antenna, 10" Pioneer Sub, BOSS R1600M Amp
    After seeing this, I think this will be the future route for me to take since I'm not into off-roading yet and don't need the 2"-3" lift I have right now.
    I have a spacer lift in the truck left behind from previous owner and I HATE it. Because of it, I avoid speed bumps or any other changes in flat pavement at all costs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
  4. 92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    5100s, ome884s, wheelers aal kit, and some rustoleum
    whenever I need to lift my truck, I borrow a neighbors jack :laughing:

    and that sir, is free
     
  5. stumblestacks

    stumblestacks Well-Known Member

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    Beat up 98taco 3.4L limited xtracab TRD
    OME heavy load lift kit, Dakar leafs w/AAL, frame mounted energy suspension 4.5" bumpstops, 883 coils, nitrocharger shocks, trail gear sliders, addicted offroad front bumper, KC 130w daylighters, Warn M8000
    I went with OME heavy load Dakars with AAL and 883 coils with OME nitrochargers all around. It's pretty stiff unloaded, but rides great with some weight in back. The front was stiff before I put on my bumper and winch, now it rides perfectly. I destroyed two sets of leafs before I added 4.5 inch bumpstops mounted on the frame. Now it never goes into negative arch even at "full stuff." I went with the soft energy suspension bumpstops. They compress a lot so you barely feel it when the leafs hit them. Blocks and spacers are cheap and fine for looks, but as others have said, no good for off road. spacers change your spring rate, limit up travel, and overextend down travel. Blocks focus the weight on the contact points on your leafs and the "flat spot" changes the way they flex. I back OME after they replaced 2 sets of negative arched leafs free on warranty, even though it was my fault for not extending my bumpstops equal to the amount of lift. 3rd time's the charm. This setup handles great on freeways, windy bumpy roads, washboard, sand, and rocks. Some say you should shim your axle and move your drive shaft bearing to compensate for the increase in drive shaft angle/extension. I didn't, 2 years with no problems. Time will tell.
     
  6. grivera

    grivera Well-Known Member

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    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    ^^ Bad ass truck!!^^
     
  7. cheeseit

    cheeseit Well-Known Member

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    Lots of these :D
     
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