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Lift kit reccomendations for a 03 Taco TRD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ToyTaco1992, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    ToyTaco1992

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    I am planning on doing an all suspension lift. (in other words no spacers/blocks.)

    What are some recommendations for new coils up front? something that will maximize my wheel travel.

    For the rear i have heard that an add a leaf is the best way to go.

    Along with new coils and leafs i would get bigger shocks maybe BILSTEIN 5100's or some other shocks with external resevoirs.

    SUGGESTIONSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    giscott

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    I've been hearing good things about the Eibach springs.

    The search function is your friend.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    33x12.50 Pro Comp M/T's All-Pro Coils, UCA and 3" leafs.
    I have had pretty good luck with All-Pro coilovers. They were the cheapest adjustable coilovers at the time I bought them. They ride good and have the same travel as all the rest. If I did it again I think I would spend a little more on the Donahoe coilovers. I also got the 3" All-Pro rear leafs with Bilstein 5150's. The leafs and shocks ride great, have good flex, and keep wheel hop to a minimum but mine still sit about 3.5" after 2 years. I think they are closer to 4" than 3".
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Old Man Emu. Using it on mine and love it. I've got a build thread in 1st Gen Builds if you want to see pics.

    Look to http://www.cruiseroutfitters.com/ for ARB/OME products. Awesome prices and customer service that's better than anyone.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    pittim

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    Yours UCAs limit the travel. If you want the maximum travel using your stock LCAs and CV axles, buy Camburg/Total Chaos UCAs and an extended travel coilover (Icon, King, Fox)

    If you live where they salt the roads, I wouldn't buy adjustable coilovers, as after one winter they wont be adjustable anymore unless you wash them every other day.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    UCA limiting travel is debatable.

    Agree with you on coilovers in areas where they salt the roads. Another reason to go with OME.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 2:24 AM
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    Like box rocket I am going with ome 3" kit . Wheelers has a complete kit with brakelines and everything you need.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Doesn't anybody use a searchbar anymore?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Right now I'm running Eibach springs with Bilsteins in front and back with an AAL (add-a-leaf). I'm getting a little less than three inches with an ARB bumper. It's a little rough on little bumps but is very responsive on the bigger hits; takes them with ease. So far, I like it quite a bit. I use it as a daily driver and getting to hunting/skiing destinations as well. Hasn't let me down yet.

    For the guys that have spent the time to tell him to search the forums, why not suggest some search suggestions to help him along?
     
  11. Nov 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    do u have any pictures of that setup? at the moment i have 5100's up front in the middle setting and nothing in the back ans i was looking for a little more, maybe enough to fit a 285 tire
     
  12. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Here ya go! If you need a different angle, please let me know. I'll see what I can do.

    SNOW TRUCK.jpg
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  13. Nov 17, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Any alignment issues with the 3" coils?
     
  14. Nov 17, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    combinations that work is more of what im looking for. thank you

     
  15. Nov 17, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    nice truck. looks alot like mine.... IN 2 Years hahaha.. arb is clean looking.


     
  16. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Nope, last time it was aligned it was all in spec. Haven't had any troubles thus far. I did put on the diff drop and dropped the carrier bearing with some orings (as shims).
     
  18. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Running the Eibach springs with 5100s up front. Also have 5100s in the rear with the 2" Toytec AAL.

    Love the ride and the height.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    TejasYOTA Countinuous improvement

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    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94262

    Answer the questions, then we can give you better direction.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    That is the single most fantastic thread I've ever seen.
     
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