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Leave it or Raise it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fern, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    Fern

    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    I've did a level kit on the truck couple months ago but the front actually sits bout an inch higher or so now than rear. It has bothered me too at all much but been thinking of raising the rear bout an 1 1/2" to truly level it out. Kinda hard to see it in the pics but what y'all think? My buddy said it looks kinda cool like a baja look but my brother said it just looks crooked. LOL

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  2. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Dude I like like the way it sits in the photos you've provided. It looks effective and mean as hell :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    aficianado

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    how much did you add up front?

    i like our trucks sitting flat, or slightly raked. i would go up on the back of yours.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Looks good as is
     
  5. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    Fern

    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Thanks colts.

    Front went up 2 1/2".
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Fern

    Fern [OP] TEXAS IS HOT!

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    Another angle

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  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    blake1012

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    looks pretty good to me! nice truck.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    skunk

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    nice truck! leave it alone, looks sweet the way she stands.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Hate when the front sits high.
    Have you tried to get the TSB done on the back springs?
    Or do a AAL on the rear.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    gtmiller1001

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    lift the rear. just my $.02
     
  11. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    x2....just a bit....other then that Good to Go!!
     
  12. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    The truck's stance is perfect. Save the money for other mods.

    If you're gonna change anything out back, remove those tail light covers. They're a guaranteed way to do more damage to the lenses in an accident and/or when they get hooked on a branch on a trail. $.02.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    AAL? Is that the add a leaf kit to the rear? Pardon my lack of knowledge.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    It looks level, but it appears that the driveway its in has a downward slope to it. Get the tsb done and you'll be golden. The wheel and tire choice compliment the truck very well. The truck looks fantastic, and with a little rake it'll look that much better!
     
  15. Apr 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Exactly. It's a really cheap path to a quick lift. It basically inserts a stiff spring either above or under the overload spring of an existing stock spring pack.

    If your leaf pack is fairly new it will probably be okay.

    I like your truck the way it is... Looks really good. :)
     
  16. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I called a local shop here that did the level kit and they quoted me at $100 out the the door for the AAL installed (parts & labor). Good price?

    Again,excuse my limited knowledge, What is the TSB? I read that you can raise it a little more too that way. Which is better or is it more of a preference between TSB & AAL?
     
  17. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    leave it. looks fine to me
     
  18. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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  19. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    Agreed with the tail light covers advice.

    Probably be best to remove those hideous/ugly/ghey longhorn emblems too :p
     
  20. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    actually dont ever listen to mjp2. he just has a painted grille. and a shit ton of jackstands.
     
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