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Lift question confusion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madams, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    I have read where people have measured the thickness of the 3/4" toytec top plate spacer and they measure the thickness of the spacer and it is 1/2". Will that give you .5 inches of lift or .75 inches of lift. Just like the 1/4" top plate spacer it says it will lift your truck .5 inch. Im looking to lift my truck exactly 3 inches of lift. Im going with bilstein 5100's set at 2.5 and then add the 1/4 top plate spacer depends if it will give me the full 3 inches of lift I want. I want the truck close to being level. Im not going with the lift coils.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Generally speaking the spacers give you about double their thickness, its unlikely you will get exactly 3 inches of lift but will be close.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    So if I get the 1/4" spacer it will give me 2.75 total. Is it still enough so I can run 33x12.50 tires.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Could I still be able to put 33x12.50's on with 2.75 of lift with that 1/4" spacer on my billys set at 2.5?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    you can do anything you want, but if i were you id save a bit more money and get the 3" eibach coils. for the price they are the way to go and youll have to remove your front mudflaps and a bit of trimming to fit the 33s

    but yes you can fit 33s it just depends on how much trimming you want/have to do
     
  6. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I wouldn't stack lifts like that but thats me. I have 2.5 inches of lift on the suspension and I clear my 33-12.5-16R with very little rubbing at full lock.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    aww what? no block AAL and shackles? thats the best there is
     
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    Im just going to get billy 5100's all around with 2" aal in rear with the front adj. billy set at 0 and with the 3" eibach springs in the front with the diff drop that should give me the full 3 inches Im looking for. Right?
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Lol hell yea they are. But really what he said OP the springs with the billys will give you very close to 3 inch and from what I have read on here offer a great ride on and off road. It is nevera good idea to stack lifts even like he said with the blocks, AAL, and shackles you will hate yourself for doing it.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Yes the billys and the eibach springs from what I understand will work great. I also hear that the Toytec AAL is one of the best out there. Spend the money on the drop even if it does not correct as much as you think.
     
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    Im very close to buying my lift all I need is $64 dollars. Going to the bank monday to get that change in the piggy bank turned into cash. Will my truck be level or look level with 3" in the front and 2" in the rear?
     
  12. Apr 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    With 3 up fron and only 2 on the rear yea I would say you would be level. I have a factory look with mine back is slighly higher. But the set up you said in your last post a lot of guys are running that and love it. I just went ahead and got coilevers for the adjustabilty and rebuild.
     
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    That set up is what Im going to get thanks for all the help
     
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    I think you will be more than happy with the results. Remember to post pics of the finished product and give feed back.
     
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    Ok I should be good to go and run 33x12.50's. going to run them on my 15x8 m/t classic 2's I got.
     
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    Fo sure, so what tires will you go with?
     
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    Dick cepek mud country. 33x12.50's
     
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    Quick ?. I can leave the billys set at 0 or .85 then add the 3" lift eibach coils and it will give me 3 inches? Basically what Im asking what setting is good for the eibach springs to lift my truck up to 3 inches?
     
  19. Apr 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    I would leave the billys sat at 0 since that will give you the best ride. You would not want to preload the springs then it will ride rougher. I really think that the billys set at 0 with the coils will give you the lift you want and if not you can just go back and raise them then.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    You've got a 1st gen right? Only option is to set the 5100s at 0 and let the springs provide the lift otherwise it will be all screwed up, 2nd gen can set the 5100 at .85 cause the eibachs for them is like a 1.75 lift or something like that
     
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