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Let's Talk Lift/Level...Any 2" front - 1" rear Levels?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Mark_H, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    Mark_H

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    *Not trying to beat a surely dead horse but as I've delved into this identical topic with my previous F-150 as well as my Titan I want to do this right the 1st time. I'm looking for a hair more clearance then stock and I want to level it out.

    From my quick research I think I want a 2"/1" level with a simple(read inexpensive) spacer up front and a 1" block in the rear. This doesn't appear to be as common as the many 3"/2" kits I've seen. Has anyone done a 2/1? If so, would love to see pics and welcome all feedback on this idea. Fwiw I want to keep the current ride quality as 98% of my time is commuting on the street with occasional light trail runs.
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  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    Just trying to help ya out, but I did a 1” all around. You can kinda picture how 1” more up front wouldn’t make it look.

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  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    Mark_H

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    Thanks alot for the pics and info. In your opinion, would the extra inch up front make it closer to level or would you guess that may push it just a hair past level?
    Thank again.
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    ah, I shouldn't have clicked on this thread...this makes me want a small lift even more!
     
  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    I bought all the parts from the Low Range Offroad 3/1 kit separately minus the front 3" billet spacers and added the Rough Country 2" lift billet spacer. This will give me a 2/1 lift. Total cost $170. I still need to get a 1/4 inch spacer for the left side to cover taco lean. I figure that I should have no problems retaining a factory alignment and I should pretty much retain stock ride on my 2017 Sport which is a daily driver. When the weather breaks here, I will install and post pics.
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    2/1 should make it pretty damn level.

    I have roughly 1.5" up front 1" in back and the back is slightly higher (which is what I wanted).

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  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    It would level it out because factory rake is 1” higher in the rear than front so lifting the back 1” would require 2” in the front to achieve the level look.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    I really like the stance. Very nice Tacoma!
     
  9. Apr 11, 2018 at 5:45 AM
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    Thanks for the info and pics everyone, I really appreciate it. I'll definitely be doing a 2/1 after confirming that's the exact look/height I want.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    We may have covered this before but...
    What size tires are you running here?
     
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    What size tire are you running looks great!
     
  12. Apr 11, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    Looks great.
     
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    1" coil/strut spacer up front giving it 2" of lift and 1" block in the rear with the biggest tires i could stuff under it (285/75r17)
    cost lil over 100$



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    I’m running 275/70/17.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    2/1” lift.
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  17. Apr 12, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    Perfect stance...what did you use to attain the 2/1?
    Thanks!
     
  18. Apr 12, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    For the TRD OR guys here with the 2/1 spacer/block lifts: how's the ride? Same are slightly harder?
     
  19. Apr 12, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks.
    Spacer in front, block in back. Did it myself, then got alignment at local tire shop. Rides the same.
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    looking at about the same set up on mine, soon, and I know that I will probably change the needle bearing out if I go over 3" level in the front but if you keep it at 2" or below, I have heard you may not need to change the bearing out..just want more clearance when I go with 265-75-16's after the factory 245's wear out..
     
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