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Lift Advise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brilliantblk92, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    brilliantblk92

    brilliantblk92 [OP] Member

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    I have a 2003 Tacoma with the TRD package, 2WD. I've been doing alot of research about lifts and wanted to ask what people typically do for our trucks.

    I was comparing body lifts vs suspension lifts. Seems that body lifts r cheaper but may required additional modifications, while suspension lifts r more expensive but may cause problems with shocks, driveshaft, and tranny.

    I wanted to ask if anyone could recommend a specific kit that wouldn't require any other modifications and wouldn't risk the life of any of the power/drivetrain. I'm looking for about a 3" lift, and something on a budget.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    98_Mud_bug

    98_Mud_bug 98_mud_bug

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    3 inch suspension lift, night shades corner and blinkers projector headlights with halos and 3 led's 18 inch kmc xd rockstar wheels,275/65/18 kelly safari tsr's, bush whacker fender flares 7 inch touch screen, 2 kenwood 12's, Magnaflow exaust single in dual out,
    is your truck first or second gen. and 5 or 6 lug?
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

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    6" Fabtech coilover lift. 35/12.50/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, 17x9 ProComp 1089 wheels painted black, UWS black lowprofile toolbox, husky liners, tacoma bed mat, bed lights, Premier stereo, Cobra 19 cb, firestik 3' antenna.
    Welcome to the site, and if you click the search button on the top portion of the page and type 3" lift you will see tons of threads.

    Just to get you started. Theres some nice 3" lifts out there. Most people prefer the OME (old man emu) 3" lift, billstein 5100 ( 0-2.5" lift up front) and coilovers. Check toytecs website for specific parts info. :cheers:welcome

    edit- sorry i misread and just seen you have a 1st gen.thought it said 2005 .i dont know if anything i said to you even applies now! lol
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    brilliantblk92

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    I have a 1st gen with 6 lug wheels
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    Engage Offroad custom LT kit with King coilovers and bypasses, Deaver J59 leaf packs with custom 8 inch shackles and Bilstein 7100 12" travel shocks, 16x8 Eagle Alloy 137s, 285-75-16 BFG KM2s, custom front bumper and skid, Procomp H911 foglights, custom rear bumper and spare tire carrier, bed bar, Engage Offroad custom chase light rack, Icom V8000 radio
    where do you live?

    what kind of terrain will you be taking the truck out on?
     
  6. Apr 24, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    stikkimikki87

    stikkimikki87 Well-Known Member

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    uhh...everything? lol
    the best 3" lift can be bought at toytec, its up to you to decide how much you want to spend on it. But even their 300 dollar basic spacer lift is a good choice! The procomp shocks they sell for the rear 3" lift arent that great though....rear bilsteins are the way to go
     
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