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lift kits

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mudjunkie, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What do you want from the lift? Looks? Off roading? A little of both?
     
  3. Aug 27, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    a little of both
     
  4. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What kind of budget are you on?
     
  5. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    3 to 400 buck preferably lower
     
  6. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    its not a true 3 inch prop 1.5 i got ripped off lol this was before i got the truck so it did not cost me anything i was just under the wrong impression
     
  7. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Are the spacers 1.5"?
     
  8. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    no clue thats why i want to start from scratch i just replaced the shocks amd now ready to do a lift
     
  9. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    See if you can show me a pic of the lift you have, if you dont mind. :)
     
  10. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    i do not have a camera at all i will tell you this my new shockks are huge and i do kave a 4 leaf pack in the rear but since my lift is so goofy i just want to start from scratch and possibly go with something from toy tec just unsure what
     
  11. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Since you want to start from scratch, which I endorse fully, I'd go with some OME springs for the front. I cant remember if your truck would be best with 881's or 882's. Then, if your rear springs are shot, get a new pack from Deaver, or Alcan. They are both fine companies.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    do these provide lift i want 3 inches i am planning on new packs in the rear but the coils in front are stock
     
  13. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    i dont think i can afford those leafs to pricy just thinking of an add a leaf with front spacers from toytec if my shocks are new do i need to order the kit with shocks anyways or can i just use me rear ones with the add a leaf or amybe i should just save up for those coil overs adjustables
     
  14. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:10 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If you think your springs are shot, get the OME springs. A little pricey, but worth it. If you try and put a preload spacer lift on shot springs, your ride will be horrible. You can use your shocks with the new springs. An AAL should be fine for the rear, but, Like I said, if you think the springs are shot, you may want to consider replaceing them. If you are going o keep your truck for a long time, its money well spent.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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    ToyTec 3" basic lift
    I installed the ToyTec 3" lift with spacer up front, AALs in the rear, and the differential drop kit...all for about $320. I bought it for looks and a bit of minor off-roading. Looks great and rides awesome. Check out my pics in my gallery to get an idea.

    I don't think you really need to go all out on stuff unless you are an offroading maniac, IMHO.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:31 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    His springs are 12 years old. Yours are new.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    bvalistic

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    hi, can you please give me the part # of the kit you got...i like the way it looks on your tacoma....thanks
    Don
     
  18. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    My bad...missed that part...sorry.:eek:
     
  19. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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    I was trying to find the part number on ToyTec's site, but I'm having internet problems. I have the ToyTec Basic 3" lift with spacers and rear AALs. I did not get the 885 coils even thought their website says that double cabs should get them to get the full 3" up front. When I spoke to one of their techs, he mentioned that I didn't need the coils and I would be fine with the spacer. I also got the front differential drop kit.

    I'm just one who isn't a real off-roader, so I just don't spend a whole lot of money on stuff that I know will not benefit the way I use my truck. There are a lot of folks here ono TW who are very knowledgeable about lifts and suspension...like chris4x4...he has awesome insight. The question, like he asked, is to determine what you want to do with your truck. I chose looks and some offroading, and the Basic ToyTec 3" was perfect for me.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2008 at 12:35 AM
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    mudjunkie

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    i also think i need new leaf springs i was thinking about buying one that have a 3 inch lift to it then just lifting the front but not sure leaf sprngs are expensive any suggestions would be great
     
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