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Leveling kit recommendations needed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by newertoy, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    newertoy

    newertoy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2" lift AAL and Bilstiens-front-rear,front diff drop. main drive drop
    Hi Guys.
    Just installed toytec AAL-(2" lift-long type)2003 4x4 v6 extra cab. Now rear is much higher than expected, minimum 2.5 inches. Of course I did NOt measure before install. What will be the most cost effective and easiest leveling setup. Not much off-road use-needed aal because of weak stock springs..
    It is my daily driver. Almost time for new tires. Wanted to get it level prior to tire replacement--Possibly bigger tires--265's now.
    Do not want stiff ride. Have factory bilstiens on now.
    Should I get new adjustable bilstiens on the front? Spacers?
    What does everyone have that they are PLEASED that they did.
    Sent request to "toytec'-they have not responded yet-must be busy--that is good.
    Thanks,
    kevin
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    scocar

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    If you don't want a stiff ride, avoid spacers. Man, that's pretty high for what you want to do. You will need a good 3 inches of lift up front to level with that 2.5 AAL, which will put you at the max lift before you need to do a diff drop to avoid bad CV boot angles. 5100s with your stock coils would have to be maxed out at 2.5, which would make the ride stiff and still be about an inch lower than the back. However, those leafs should settle a bit, prolly down to 2".

    You should likely get some new, taller coils to keep the ride nice.
    You may want to look into some OME 881s or even 882s and nitrocharger shocks. Do you have any heavy stuff hanging of your bumper? OME also has 5mm and 10mm spacers if you wanted to add a little more height.

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometaco.htm
     
  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    No, nothing on the bumper.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    FWIW, my new OME coils give a much stiffer ride than my top plate spacers did. The coils are a better lift though. If you want them, I will give you my 2" spacers. Just pay me for shipping, one less thing in the garage.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.
     
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