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Lift Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cole47, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Jan 25, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    cole47

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    I have a 04 DC and i want to lift it.....im new to the whole lift thing i want to go bigger than 3 inches, will i sacrafice my ride if i go bigger? and what kinds of lifts do i need to look at? i was looking at the pro comp lifts but i have no clue????
     
  2. Jan 25, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    What kind of budget? I would advice against drop brackets (6"). IF you want more than 3" of lift, get a SMALL (1" to 2") body lift on top of a 3" suspension lift. Don't forget you also get lift from larger tires (you'll probably run 33"s, which are quite taller than your stock tires). If your on a limited budget, I'd check the classifieds here and on TTORA for used coilovers for sale.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    There's a guy on TN selling Camburg 2.5 c/o's for 700... :D
     
  4. Jan 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    yeah im trying to keep it all under 2000
     
  5. Jan 25, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    If your truck is gonna see any kind of offroad, id stay away from the bracket drop lifts.

    Ive got an 01, 1" bodly lift and 3.5" coilover lift with AAL/shackle lift in the rear.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    well its a prerunner so its mostly just for looks
     
  7. Jan 25, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    From what Ive seen with drop bracket lifts, they tend to stiffen up the ride quite a bit. You can find decent coilover lifts for pretty cheap.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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  10. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    how much are the coils for the front?
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    different prices....depends on what you decide to get.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    yeahh i was looking at some 6" lifts and im not sure i want it that big because it is my everyday driver and i drive alot so i want to keep some gas milage.....so i should just invest in a 3 incher
     
  13. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    oh ok
     
  14. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    yyeah thanks for the help
     
  15. Jan 25, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    yeah imma do the coilovers and the aal, could i get 33's under it with 3 inches?
     
  16. Jan 26, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    I recently installed an OME kit and was happy with the results. The kit had 882 front springs and Dakar leafs. After the lift I went a put 33" tires and black steels and there was good clearance. Unfortunately the steelys were hard against the calipers and the whole lot had to come off and new wheels ordered. Anyway, here is a pic of the kit and the truck after the work. Kit was $1100 and the work was free (me).
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  17. Jan 26, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    i got the mickey T classic twos 16x9s
     
  18. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    you can do a spacer lift with AAL in the rear.
    and then put a roger brown body lift on top. i would shoot for 3 inch spacer, and 2 inch body.

    thats what im trying to do.
    i have the spacer lift so far, and i like the ride : ]
    saving money for wheels/tires/body lift
     
  19. Jan 30, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    t.hornstra Keep on Keepin' on.

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    well im ordering the aluminium Roger brown BL.
    and mines pretty much a commuter and very little light trail riding. im going with 2" in the future for BL cuz i want to run larger tires.
    its a cheap combo. but i dont feel cheap necesarily means bad quality..
    im happy with my rough country spacer lift and how it rides.
    i think it all depends on the driver and what type of driving they will be doing
     
  20. Jan 30, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    t.hornstra Keep on Keepin' on.

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    yea i realize it, i figure i would just need a strong buddy of mine to help lift up the body section by section.
    would i need a steering extension?
    everywehre i read you need to extend the gas filler, steering, and transmission with a 3".. as well as on Manual trucks

    mines an auto. i believe the transmission has a little thing that slides to adjust for a height difference.
    correct me if im wrong
     
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