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LIFT QUESTION!!! (I did search 1st lol)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 2:08 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    I have read lift thread after lift thread and am a lil confused. I came from the import car scene where all every1 wants to do is lower their cars. THIS IS MY 1ST TRUCK AND I'M HOOKED NOW!!!!! So pardon my ignorance

    So I have a 2009 TRD Sport DC Prerunner i would like to lift 3" but dont want to have too stiff of a ride. I was thinking 5100's all the way around (yes I know they are hard to come by right now) and either an AAL in the rear or a whole new leaf kit. I would like to max out the front 5100's to 2.5. In addition i would like to add the spidertrax wheel spacers. WITH THIS SAID, I have a couple of questions....
    1. how high of a lift for the rear would i need to make it level if fronts will be set at 2.5?
    2. what aal's do you guys recommend?
    3. Whats the biggest tire i can get under these? 285's? 33's?
    4. Is there anything else i will need to complete this?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 2:36 AM
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    Usually tacoma's have 1.75 inches of rake. So if u raise the front 2.5 inches then u will only need to lift the rear 3/4 inch to be level. ( most aal's are 1.5")
    u wanna get the long aal with diamond cut ends and anti-friction pads like toytec
    33's are the biggest I would recommend
    the billy's won't give u a full 3 inches up front, maybe look into some adjustable coilovers.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 2:38 AM
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    Also the billies set at 2.5 will be quite stiff!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    ok so if i go with coilovers do i still need the 5100's?

    I've also been strongly considering Toytec's OME Suspension Lift Kit anyone have this or know ifs a good lift
     
  5. Feb 3, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    Yes, that is a good lift that is well liked on this board. Get the 885s (886s if you plan on going with a bumper and winch in the future) with the AAL.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    OME is a great kit. A lot of people are running it. I am awaiting the coils and then I will have OME on my truck.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I have the ome also! Cause I didn't need the adjustability.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    5100's @ 2.5 and tsb leafs should be level on 285's. you will need wheel spacers if you are runnin stock wheels and 285's.
    keep in mind 5100's set at max lift will not be the smoothest ride, but not horrible.
    just my .02
     
  9. Feb 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    You should check www.trdparts4u.com They have complete lift kits at great prices. Also, if you live out of state, there is no sales tax. Shipping is usually the same anywhere in the country.
    I use the OLD MAN EMU suspension. ARB bumper, OME886 coils and the OME shocks/coilover also Daakar 7 leaf, leafsprings and a 3/4" toytec spacer in front (don't forget I have added 300lbs to front with ARB bumper and 10K T-Max winch.) Just go to website, then enter make, model, year & offroad catalog. My rear is lifted 2-3/4" and front at about 3" which works great for me. The ride is STIFF. Buty if you use the OME885 front coils it may be better. I did not use the FK29 Diff drop kit. I have the long bed and put a 3degree shim kit in with the leaf springs, which gives it less angle on the universal joints.
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  10. Feb 3, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    In with the proverbial--you may also want to look into getting new UCAs such as light racing, total chaos, icon, etc... when you lift 2.5" your alignment specs won't be ideal without aftermarket UCAs, especially your caster. there are many benefits to getting new UCAs:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40470-ucas-alignment.html

    After 7 months of me being lifted with 5100s set @ 2.5 in the front and a 1.5 tsb aal from toytec, I'll be getting my UCAs installed next week. I should have done this with the original install, but then the road wandering finally got to me and I pulled the trigger on LR UCAs.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    will the road wander with 2 in spacers or 1.5 spacers
     
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