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lift help for tacoma prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bgdeer1, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    bgdeer1

    bgdeer1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    i recently bought a cheap shackle kit to lift the back end of the truck... i mean cheap.. i bought a lift for the front which is a 1.5' lift kit.. ive been looking all over and researchinng on wether i should keep the 1.5 or go with the 3'... i have the shackles in the back now and rides like crappp.. if i go with the 3' in front will it be worse?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Dustin03

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    Shackles and spacers always ride rough because they only shorten the amount of space the suspension has to travel. If you want to make the truck ride better, you have to get lift springs. More expensive, but I think it was worth it.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    bgdeer1

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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    yeah i mean it was something really quick n cheap.. will the 3' in the front make it worse? or the same
     
  4. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    THXEY

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    try to stick with 3"... 3' would be insane :p
     
  5. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    bgdeer1

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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    yeah thats what i really wanted.. the back is a 3' shackle kit but crappy ride =/ on my 03 tacoma prerunner i need struts n just using a spacer for the front.. will it ride shitty?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.
    still wont ride good better off just getting longer struts and an aal in the rear.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    doug355r

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    3' = 3 feet
    3" = 3 inches

    just fyi
     
  8. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    longer shackles won't limit travel, but they will flatten stock leaf packs... on a strong custom leaf pack, longer shackles will yield more travel and soften the ride, but it will lift your rear higher than front...

    what may be riding like crap are the stock leaf packs and the stiff coil spacers up front... if you go any higher on coil spacers, the ride will get worse...

    best possible ride for the money, good quality adjustable coilovers and full leaf packs in rear...
     
  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    shitroc

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    definitly worse, the less distance the suspension has to travel the shittier the ride is
     
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