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Lift Kit Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TKingsleyG, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    TKingsleyG

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    I am the new owner of my first taco and i plan on making some modifications to it to spruce it up a bit. This is my first taco and it is a 2003 sr5 with 2 wheel drive. I want to put a lift kit on it because the stock suspension is awkwardly low for a truck and i have no clue what i should get because this is my first vehicle and i have never done anything like this before. I am looking for about a 3 inch lift kit that preferably wont break the bank since i will also need to buy bigger tires and some rims for it. The ideal tire size for it would be around a 265. I am hoping to find a lift kit for less than $400, nothing extremely fancy, just something to lift her saggy butt up. Thanks for any help
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    MTgirl

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    3" lift for $400 is not really possible...but you can get about 2" with Bilstein 5100 shocks all around and an AAL for a little more (assuming you're doing the install yourself)

    check out Wheeler's and Downsouth
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    TKingsleyG

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    One of my friends told me that there are several body lifts out there that will do about 3inches for around 325 to 350 i just need to know what ones will fit my truck

    And installation is covered, my girlfriends dad is really good with trucks and even custom makes most of his stuff, he said he would help me with whatever i needed on it.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    yes, better save up some money because your definetly want to get a suspension lift. body lift = bad!!! you will still have the saggy look your describing and shitty suspension. do it right the first time. search lifts on here you will get a better idea of whats out there.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    TKingsleyG

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    can you make any suggestions for lift kits that would do the job and get about 3in and are still cheaper than most others, since my taco is 2 wheel drive i wont be taking it offroad and i wont need super shocks than can climb a mountain and cost $2,500
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    MTgirl

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    Bilsteins won't cost you $2500...more like $325 + shipping
    And an AAL will be around $100
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    TKingsleyG

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    between bilsteins and AAL, which one will look better and lift higher?
     
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