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lift advise

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pse1cam, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    i just bought a 2010 tacoma trd about 2 months ago. it has all the bells and whistles. i have been thinking about lifting it. i put a 2" front only lift on my 2007 that i traded in. i would really like a 3" lift on my new truck. but my question is, do i put a 3" on myself and lose some of my 7 year 70,000 mile warranty on some components. or let the dealer put a 2" on for me for 465$ and keep my full warranty. anybody with a dealer 2" lift please tell me how you like it.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    What kind of 2" lift is the dealer putting on? Just a spacer and blocks?

    If you are that worried about warranty, I'd see if they could install a quality 3" lift (like OME or Bilstein 5100's) for you, and warranty the work.

    They can't void your warranty if you get the lift put on somewhere else. They can only deny a specific warranty claim on a certain part if they can prove that the aftermarket part caused the failure.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    yes its just a spacer and block lift. id hate to spend the money for the bilstein shocks though when my truck came with them stock. shocks are non adjustable. but i only have 1500 miles on them.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    5100's sound like the way to go. thanks guys.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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    i have decided to go with the bilstein 5100 adjustable and do the work myself. seem like everybody on these forums loves them. one last thing, what about the rear? if i set the shock adjustment at 2.5" and don't lift the back, its going to look like i am riding a wheelie. i just hate a nose high truck.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:00 AM
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    You'll want a 1.5" add-a-leaf to level out the rear. Or you could add a 2" one if you want some rake.

    Toytec makes some nice and inexpensive ones.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    Put a 2" Add-A-Leaf in the back.

    Also, consider setting the 5100s to 1.75 instead of 2.5.

    At 1.75 the ride is better and you can still align your truck perfectly without upper-control-arms.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    sounds good, thanks all
     
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