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Lift Advice: How do I not mess up my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by goaggies2011, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    goaggies2011

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    While I know this is probably over-asked, I searched and couldn't find a definitive answer to the question.

    How do I lift my truck 3" and NOT have any problems?

    I know its basically damage control, but I've read some threads where people cut corners and have problems that could mean pricey wear on the truck:eek:

    What are some of the things I can do to ensure that my lift will not mess up my truck in the long run?

    Thanks guys.



    If it helps I've got a '07 Prerunner Access Cab
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    topgun155

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    If you wanna keep evrything in check at 3" get UCA's. Without them your alignment is way off. You best bet to keep everything in order is to go for like a 2 or 2.5 inch lift.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    DiamondDG

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    I have run the Ready-lift SST kit on 3 trucks and I am sold on it. I have a combined mileage of about 50k between all three trucks with never a problem. I have installed several for friends and they are sold too. Alot of bang for the buck. The SST gives you 3" front and 1" rear. Room for 33" tire.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    ktmrider

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    IMO your best route would be to go spindles. With total chaos you can get 3.5 inches of lift, no alignment problems no ball joint problems and factory suspension geometry.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Don't lift it. :p:p:p
     
  6. Nov 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    sooner02r1

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    Don't get top plate spacers, don't get AAL. If you just have to have spacers up front, make sure they are the kind that compress the spring, and even these can eventually blow up your stock shocks because they are topped out all the time. AAL will wear out your factory leaves with time.

    I have been running Bilstein 5100s up front on stock springs, Camburg UCAs, and rear stock for 50k miles, 0 problems. I think the OME lifts are good quality, just don't cheap out on the rear, get a full leaf pack. Coilovers in the front are probably the best option, but most expensive.

    Get a good alignment so you won't tear up your tires.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    DiamondDG

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    Of course if you have a big wallet and don't want to mess around buy King!;)
     
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