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Leveling Kit on '98 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rocksolid2256, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Ok. so i have a '98 tacoma 4x4 ext. cab. its pretty much stock. i was thinking about putting a leveling kit on it to lift it up a little bit. i was thinking about a 2'' on the front but i dont want it to sit higher in the front than the back. i just want it to beef the truck up a little bit and possibly put on some bigger tires. i dont know a whole lot about this kinda stuff so post any advice you got
     
  2. Apr 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    get some bilstein 5100's and set them at 1.75, that should level it out or if you want to beef it up a little go with setting them at 2.5
     
  3. Apr 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    is there anything i need to do to the back?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    If you get the set, they come with replacement rear shocks. The rear will not yield any lift, just the front do.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    i was thinking about a daystar 2.5'' leveling kit on the front and a tuff country add-a-leaf 2'' on the back. do you think that that will give it a good boots and make it look even or should i go bigger on the front leveler?
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    I rather go with a set of Bilstein 5100's set at 2.5" paired up with a set of ToyTec AAL's depending on how bad your rear leafs are, you may want to consider a new set too.
     
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    If you set the bilsteins at 2.5 and go with a 1 inch AAL you should be pretty level. anything higher in the rear will make the rear higher than the front which doesn't seem like something you want
     
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