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Lift Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by scalfee90, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    scalfee90

    scalfee90 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to put a 3 inch lift on my truck and I'm not sure how to do it. I don't want a cheap lift, I wan't the best for my money.

    I'm thinking 4 in the front and 3 in the back. The back is easy and cheap so i don't really need help with it. I was thinking of 2" AAL's and 1" greasable shackle.

    In the front I'm already prepared to drop my differential some. I just need some help shopping for some coils and struts. I have an extended cab V6 with a good size bumper and I'm about to get a 8000lbs winch so I need some good coils. I also want to get most of my lift from the coils I don't want to buy 5100's and ring their neck out set on 2.5. The best thing I got going for me right now is Eibach 3" lift coils, I just need one more inch the get it to set even. I considered maybe buying some spacers even though I don't care to much for them. Throw some ideas out there if you got any suggestions!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    KPT

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    Can't go over 3 in the front without spindles or sas. (edit ordropbracketthanksscott)

    And a 1" shackle will only lift 1/2" iirc.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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  4. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    best for your money?

    Get coilovers, (Fox, Icon, King) UCA's, (Camburg, Icon, DSM, Light Racing, Total Chaos) rear resi shocks (Fox, Icon, King, Bilstein 5150) and a new leaf pack. (Dakars, All-Pro expo)
     
  5. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    or a drop bracket which = LAME!
     
  6. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    :cheers:
     
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    Oops! Forgot about the db's, edited
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Very good suggestions!
     
  9. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    scalfee90

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    I actually think I may just go with a All pro leaf pack for the back
     
  10. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    if you have the money, get a new leaf pack instead of an AAL :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Get the expo packs! Wish they for my truck.

    Then some really nice extended travel coil overs and ucas
     
  12. Oct 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    if you got an aftermarket bumper and you're getting a winch I'd get OME 886 coils, maybe throw in a 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch top plate spacer to get a little extra lift up front. all the other suggestions for the rear are great!
     
  13. Oct 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    This is first gen man. 886s don't go on out trucks. 883s are the heaviest coils ONE makes for us. Eibachs are better for plate bumpers
     
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