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LIFT HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Lkitesplit, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Jan 9, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    Lkitesplit

    Lkitesplit [OP] Member

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    I recently bought a lift for my 2012 Tacoma. It is made by Revtek and is basically a block spacer for the rear leads and a round spacer for the front springs. Even though the lift is brand new I bought it second hand from someone else. It contained all of the required instructions to install it as well. The problem I face is whether or not I need to change my stock Bilstein shocks and if there is anything else I need to add? I'm not doing a to. Of four wheeling other than an occasional trip to the beach. I just want to add a little bit if height. <p>
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Fire Taco Fighter

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    How many inches of lift? You will need a wheel alignment
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Lkitesplit

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    I think it's 2 1/2" in the front and 3" in the rear but I'm not positive.

    Will I need a four wheel alignment or just the front end?

    Also, how difficult is it to install myself?

    Thank You
     
  4. Jan 11, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    IgnorantlyAlberta

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    If it is just a lift block kit you should be able to install it with ease.
    The only alignment I know of is the front. Just make sure if you remove the rear u-bolts you line the bolts evenly from the left side and the right side or you will throw out your thrust and be dog tracked. (I made this mistake and the rear diff slid out about a half inch) I just loosened everything up, made it straight (measured the distance from the u-bolts to the outside edge of the lift blocks)
    If you have instructions it should be fairly easy.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Lkitesplit

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    Thanks for the info. All I need to know now is if I need to change my shocks or not.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    IgnorantlyAlberta

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    Keep digging on here. Someone has installed those before.
    I cant say for sure.
     
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