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Lift advice needed please

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tronracer, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Tronracer

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    I just bought a 1998 Tacoma SR5 with 220k miles. It has Size: 31X10.50R15 tires on it currently.

    It has a broken leaf spring on one side in the rear. The other side is an aftermarket Dorman leaf spring.

    Here's my dilemma...

    I could replace the one side and have a near stock SR5 for $150.

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    $154 Dorman 929-401 Leaf Spring for Toyota Tacoma, Pack of 1
    https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-929-401-Spring-Toyota-Tacoma/dp/B003SJJRMC


    OR I can lift the whole truck with leaf springs included for $449? Is that right? What am I missing?

    https://www.roughcountry.com/toyota...UHZTSHvklHlVqXDwUSernkgnYe8Ig618hLZZefXSZ35Ko

    Will raising it a few inches give me a better ride on and off road? Will the tires still be big enough or would it look weird?

    I won’t be doing much if any off-roading. I just want a slight lift (2 inches) for a cushy ride and keep the same size tires or increase maybe to 33” just in case. Plus I like the way it looks.

    min not trying to spend a fortune on the suspension. $5-800 is my budget.

    It’s got 220k miles on it after all.
    thanks... Im a total newb
     
  2. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    VirusCage

    VirusCage Well in the secondary immune response

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  3. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    whatstcp

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    that lift kit is for 1984-1985 vehicles so keep searching
     
  4. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    agalloch07

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    Rough Country springs are bottom of the barrel garbage even if this lift did fit your truck it would be foolish to buy it.
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    mlcc

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    Check out some of the venders on here you'll find everything you need and then some. Old man emu leaf springs can be had for around $300-$400 and they have done everything I've ever asked of them and that's a lot. You might want to check out their complete kit, they have coil spring options and leaf spring options
     
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