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Leveling kit AND Add-a-leaf?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TRDGoatFarmer, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    TRDGoatFarmer

    TRDGoatFarmer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does any one have pic's of a 2nd gen style taco with a Leveling kit and a Add a leaf? I want the added tow capacity of the add a leaf but I also want some what of a lift ( not ridicoulus, just big enough) and Im running 265-75-17's So i dont want it to make the tires look tiny either.

    Any one??
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    FLtaco

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    3 inch lift and add a leafs in back. Tuff country 3" lift to be exact came with everything only 250$. Did all the instalation myself only took a day with someones help. And a trip to auto zone to rent a strut compressor.

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  3. Jul 20, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    Sublime

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    I now have coilovers but had a 2.5" spacer and AAl on 285s. Pretty good set-up just stiff, especially off road.

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  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    cqbeymer

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    3 Inch Lift, 16 Inch Toyota Baja Wheels Powdercoated Black, 285/75/16 Bridgestone A/T Revo, Xm Satalite Radio, Ipod Jack, 10 Inch JL W/02 Subwoffer, 200W Memphis Audio Amp, Grillcraft Grill Off-road lights behind the grill
    I have a 08 tacoma AC in January 09 i put 2.5 coilover spacers in the front it was called a leaveling Kit(Part#DAYKT09116BK) and 285/75/16 Bridgestone A/T Duller Revo's. Acouple of weeks later it looked like the rear end was saging but i measured the two ends i guess the back end in the tacoma just looks low. So for a better look i put 1.5 inch Add a leaf's and i did notice some rubing issues with my tires because of having a bigger tire on a stock wheel, i put 1/4 inch spaces on the wheels and now no rub. i have gone through a lot to make it right, even tho i have a tiny bit of steering wheel shimmy at and between 55-65 it becomes less when i balence my tires. besides the shimmy it rides a little stiff like you can feels alot of the bumps in the road at high speeds like every truck. all in all great decision in a less expensive lift.

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    next to my buddies H2 His is a smige taller than mine i have better gas mileage and its faster
    cost of and lift $215
    tires $900
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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  6. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    r those 17s or 18s???
     
  7. Jul 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    i have 16"s
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    2.25" leveling kit and aal, 265/75/17, 17" moto metal, k&n, dual flowmaster catback, 1000w kenwood, 10" sub, cobra 148gtl cb radio
    i did a 2.25" leveling kit in front and an ad a leaf out back with the 265s i had on it, no rub now and going to 285s when these wear out

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  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    My rear sag and lost almost all it's lift and I never hauled heavy loads or a trailer jus from 4wheeling it wore out it was a procomp 1.5 aal I took the cheap route spacer lift and aal at first now have Leepers Coilovers up front and planning on swapping out the rear asap looks like crap
     
  10. Aug 2, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    I just bought a 2010 Taco D/C V-6 4x4 6 speed TRD Sport in Barcelona Red. I want to just level it out. I want spacer's that go on top of the coils. Anyone recommend anything. Coil overs are nice, but I don't want to have to mod anything. Just want the front to look level with the back. And to get rid of these 265/65 17 inch tires. If I could find a decent coil over system for the front with no mods. Than I would probably do it.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    The tuff country just involved putting 3 inch spacers over struts. Wouldn't have taken 10 hours if I didn't have to run to auto zone that day. Could have been done in 6 hours or so. Involves disasembling alot in front
     
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