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Lift for 06 Access cab 4x4

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bmedic50, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    Bmedic50

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    I'm planning on lifting my truck to add some bigger tires and gain some ground clearance. Most likely will go with some 17" XD wheels and 285/70 BFG's. The original method I was going to go with was a 2" "puck?" Im not sure if that is the spacer everyone is talking about but Im curious how/where it is installed. Also, is this the same as the leveling kit? Once I actually went to a 4x4 shop to price the whole thing, they recommended going with a coil kit with AAL's for the rear. Im just curious what is the best method for durability and ride. I also want to keep the angles on my drive train to a minimum but still be able to fit the wheels.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    I have a 3'' tuffcounty lift with a space up front its alright if your not goin to wheel your truck i am cheaging it out for coils i also have the AAL in there rear thats workin just fine, Asfar as tires go i have 265/75/16 no rubbing there
     
  3. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The coils wil give a better ride. If you lift, you are going to change your angles. If you end up with vibrations, there are a few things you can do to fix them. :)
     
  4. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    Silver,I saw there were 2 types of AAL's. One came with a block and the other did not. Which do u have and do u know which is better? Also, I'm looking to go with 17's for my wheels. How much clearance do u have?
     
  5. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    Chris,Yeah I dont need vibrations! Are they common and how do u fix them. Also, do u recommend a front diff lowering kit to minimize the angles?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2008 at 5:38 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I lifted the rear almost 2" and have no vibrations. Just a hint on take-off, but nothing you really notice. And its from my carier bearing. The diff drop cant hurt. Vibes seem to be hit or miss on the Tacomas. SOme people get them, some dont. I have never had any vibrations, personally, on any of my trucks that I have lifted. BUt, back to your question, yes, they are an easy fix. There are shims for the axel to fix the pinion angle, carier bearing drops, etc. Also, for the block vs. AAL, I use AAL's. Blocks can break (aluminum), and/or cause premature wear on your leaf pack. A good spring shop can custom make an AAL for you for about the same price that you would pay for one online. Thats the route I took, and the ride is much better than it was when stock. And it takes BIG hits OOoohhhhh SSooooooo smooooth. :)
     
  7. Jun 1, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    I have the leaf i dont like blocks for offroad. I have plenty of clearance.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    Alright...so if I just go with the 2" puck/spacer up front and AAL on the rear. What size tires can I go with? 17's?
     
  9. Jun 1, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    That would be a wheel size. Stick with a 32" tall 10.5 inch wide for no rubbing issues. Or you can push it a little and get some 33X 11.5's and trim accordingly. :)
     
  10. Jun 2, 2008 at 1:19 AM
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    my tire sizes it about 32 youll be good with that without trimming.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    Last Question...So Ive been looking around and noticed a few different lifts. My plan is to go with the 3" basic kit from either toyec or revtec. I actually seem to like the revtec better. I'll go with the AAL option. I went to a shop and saw a few they were doing. After the lift they had 275/70 18's on there with only minor trimming. What do u guys think. Does this sound ok?
     
  12. Jun 3, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Sounds good, but can you spend a bit more and get the coil springs? Better ride than the spacers. :)
     
  13. Jun 3, 2008 at 9:19 PM
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    chris...I have the same truck as you. How big (what brand too) is your lift and what size tires/wheels did that allow for? Did you have to trimming?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Front = OME shocks, OME 885 springs, Total Chaos UCA's
    Back = TSB leaves, custom made 1" AAL, Bilstien 5100 shocks.
    Wheels are Helo Maxx 6 18x9
    Tires are Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/60/18 (roughly 32")
    No rubbing unless compressed and turning. I havent trimmed as I want to see if I can grind it away with the tires. :D
     
  15. Jun 21, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    Chris, do u have any close up pics of your tires/wheels. I would like to check the clearance.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2008 at 8:53 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Is this what your looking for?
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  17. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    So is this correct? you have 5 leaf springs? TSB and AAL added to that.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yep. :)
    3 main leafs + AAL + Overload leaf = 5
     
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