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Leveling Kit vs. Suspension Lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoman15, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Ok so I have a 06 SR5 that has a stock tire size of 245/75/16. I would like to be able to run 33's as cheaply as possible without doing a body lift. What are my options? What do you think will work the best?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    There's many, MANY threads on this topic. It helps to look around before making a thread :)

    The cheapest way to level the truck is to get some 5100's from downsouth and set the front struts to 2.5 inches. The 5100's are adjustable by adding pre-load to the stock coils to lift the front.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/

    They have a tacomaworld discount code that lowers the price as well.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    im in the same boat but ive read somewhere you need to add upper control arms with the 5100s which is why i havent made a move on some
     
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    You do not NEED to replace UCA's. Caster will be a little off but nothing major and doesn't cause tire wear anyway. Mine is fine.
     
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    It's generally accepted that any lift below 3" is safe to have without new UCAs- the billy's lift the front 2.5...

    I run 5100's with eibach coils, which gave me 3.4 inches of lift at first- runs fine now even without new UCAs.
    (though they help)
     
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    Message toytec or Down south Motorsports on a set of 4 blisten 5100's. Fronts are adjustable 0-2.5" however if you order eibach springs the spring rate lifts you to a 3" in the front with the 5100's set at .85 aka the second c-clip setting. Rear you can just get blocks. Or a 2" AAL from toytec.
     
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    I did talk to downsouth and we came up with 5100s and OME coils, he told me to measure from frame to ground to see if I needed 884 or 885 coils but I checked under the truck to measure and there's about 6 feet of the frame that'sthe same height so now im stuck with the next road block, sorry to borrow ur thread
     
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    On a TRD Sport your probably going to want 885's...if that's what you're asking.

    ---884--- 2" lift standard coils - add top plate spacers for full 3" lift

    ---885--- Medium 2" lift coils for 110 lbs additional front weight

    Do you intend to run a spacer or not?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    What size top plate spacer do I need for the driver's side with front and rear billys, eibcachs, and AAL?
     
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    Nevermind I figured it out....just ordered all those parts and I am pretty excited!
     
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