1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Lift kit?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by IrmoRabbidMoose, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    #1
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
    Hey guys, I'm thinking on lifting my '04 PreRunner and I'm thinking on doing a 3" spacer in the front and a 2" AAL in the rear. I don't want my truck to look huge, I just want a nice looking Taco that doesn't have the "nose to the ground" look. Anyone else have any better setups or suggestions? Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    #2
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,214
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
  3. May 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    #3
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
    Wow, that was a lot of help quick! So with the install of 5100's I would have to go and buy larger coils with that as well? I'm just trying to make my truck level off or have that "Squatting" look on it. I'm not looking to go all out, it's only a double cab prerunner.
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    #4
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    5100s could be used with stock coils but would be better with OME or Eibach coils.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    #5
    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Member:
    #62240
    Messages:
    4,831
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Deltona, Florida
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB 4x4
    stock.....for now...
    what he said,

    Bilstein 5100's are adjustable...so you set the bilsteins on 2.5'' with the stock coil (but you are worsening the ride because you are preloading the coils) Or you can set the bilsteins on "0" and use a lift coil like eibach or OME (better ride, no preloading). Depending on what OME coil you choose you can get 2-3'' of lift...and the eibachs give around 3''.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    #6
    AzogSS

    AzogSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Member:
    #21829
    Messages:
    2,398
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Soda City, SC
    Vehicle:
    2008 Pick-em-up-truck
    Ultimate Tailgate Machine
    What up Irmo!?!? Class of 99' here.
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM
    #7
    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Member:
    #9899
    Messages:
    1,855
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harry
    VT
    Vehicle:
    Yeti Rescue Package with 220k miles
    '95-'97 camouflaged, ARB bull bar, RAT Products skid plate kit, sliders, Green Mountain Customs rear tube bumper, King coilovers with Icon neoprene condoms, defenestrated sway bar, OME Rear Suspension: CS046R leafs/N85 shocks/NWOR greasable mounting stuff; S13WL Tundra calipers/pads/rotors, IPF H4 lenses and bulbs, IPF 968 DCG 100W fog lights, clapped out CB radio, Aussie-spec FJ60 inclinometer, ARB CKMA12 compressor, Superwinch S9000, 4' Hi-Lift, deckplate mod/grey wire mod/dif breather extensions/dif drop, Duratrac tires, Sockmonkey bedside decals, boat cupholder
    I hear the best way to lift a truck is by using search bars. :D
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM
    #8
    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Member:
    #27342
    Messages:
    2,645
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Upstate, SC
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4
    no spacers IMO just do it right the first time and go with a complete lift
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM
    #9
    Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Member:
    #76429
    Messages:
    443
    Gender:
    Male
    NW Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma access cab V6 4x4 manual
    dirty truck mod, custom trailer scratch on tailgate, husky floorliners, OME Lift
    Most everybody will steer you away from blocks and spacers unless they are very small. A full suspension lift would be your best bet. OME or a toytech ultimate lift seems to be pretty popular and has good reviews. There are some other options if those are not in your price range. Just spend some time looking. I just installed my OME kit and am still learning things I would have liked to have known before.
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM
    #10
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
    I heard class of '99. I'm class of '09! Yeah like I said I'm not going for anything major, just a smaller leveling kit around 3" on the front. I'd like to stay away from AAL so it sounds like the best bet is the 5100's and a larger coil?
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM
    #11
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
    And if I go with the 5100's and a 3" lifting coils in the front would I have to do anything to the rear besides the 5100's? I'm new to the whole "lifting" thing, so you guys are going to have to forgive me. I've spent all my time lowering cars :D
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM
    #12
    AzogSS

    AzogSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Member:
    #21829
    Messages:
    2,398
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Soda City, SC
    Vehicle:
    2008 Pick-em-up-truck
    Ultimate Tailgate Machine
    I did OME struts all around and 885s and UCAs up front. In the rear I have the TSB and AAL.
     
  13. May 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM
    #13
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    5100s in the rear will give you a better ride but no lift. The springs do all the lifting (or where you mount them with the 5100s in the front). I put OME 885s up front & Dakar leaf packs in back and got 3" lift front & rear.
     
  14. May 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM
    #14
    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Member:
    #62240
    Messages:
    4,831
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Deltona, Florida
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB 4x4
    stock.....for now...
    You will have to do something in the rear to make it level, unless you want "bro lean."

    An AAL or whole new leaf pack will do the trick.
     
  15. May 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM
    #15
    quattrokiwi

    quattrokiwi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Member:
    #24518
    Messages:
    422
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bruce
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma, Limited, TRD, Locked, Geared, 4x4
    that's really relevant to a first gen
     
  16. May 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM
    #16
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm leaning towards the 5100's on the front and rear and the lift coils on the front and probably an AAL in the rear as well. I appreciate everyone's input as it was greatly appreciated :D
     
  17. May 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM
    #17
    bpkrules

    bpkrules Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Member:
    #70834
    Messages:
    363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma4x4 BATMAN
    ARB Front bumper. Custom rear bumper. ARB snorkel. 883s 90004s. 1 inch daystar body mounts lift. Full skids. Leather seats.
    But he got so much extra info from the 2nd gens. Thanks for helping 2nd gens!!!!!:D
     
  18. May 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM
    #18
    bpkrules

    bpkrules Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Member:
    #70834
    Messages:
    363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma4x4 BATMAN
    ARB Front bumper. Custom rear bumper. ARB snorkel. 883s 90004s. 1 inch daystar body mounts lift. Full skids. Leather seats.
    edit
    HI
     
  19. May 18, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    #19
    IrmoRabbidMoose

    IrmoRabbidMoose [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Member:
    #78520
    Messages:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Irmo, SC
    Vehicle:
    2003 SR5 Debadged 4x4
    tool box, tint. (Soon to come... HID's, Mud Terrains.)
  20. May 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    #20
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    I think it's Wheelers that makes a 3 leaf AAL that I've heard good things about. :notsure:
    Didn't pay much attention because I wanted and/or had a full leaf pack.
     
To Top