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Lift Questions.. (PLEASE HELP)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by eddyb22, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    eddyb22

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    Ok so i am going to get a 3in suspension lift "rough country" and it says shocks are not required but i kinda want them.. should i get two aftermarket shocks and if so should i get a red boot cover or black? i have a silver trd sport.. I think red boot cover would look cool..? OPINIONS PLEASE :D

    Also would the ride quality be better with new shocks or is it not worth it??
     
  2. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    Is your rough country lift a spacer lift?

    If your concerned about ride quality at all there are much better options.

    Black boot...
     
  3. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    not real sure.. but i just thought the red boot would loom pretty bad ass because of the red trd sport writing..
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    You can get a better riding lift for comparable money
     
  5. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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  6. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    what other lifts are better? share links..
     
  8. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    How much are you looking to spend?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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  10. Oct 30, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    Eibach coils. 5100's all around. AAL. WickedFlow
    Same lift except with an AAL which is what you'll want.

    I'd get a pair of Adjustable Bilstein 5100's and set them to 2.5 up front. And an AAL and 5100's in the back. Call it good until you can upgrade your full front spring assembly with a new Coilover or eibach or OME springs.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    my main question is should i get two shocks or just keep stock ones?
     
  12. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    5100s. Plenty of info around.

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  13. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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  14. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    alright thanks.!
     
  15. Oct 30, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    I would do the Procomp over a spacer lift for sure. You get new coils, AAL's, and four new shocks. It's a great value for under 500 bucks. Having said that, the spring rate is pretty high and some people say they aree too stiff to be comfortable and provide over 3 inches of lift which is not good.

    I would buy front 5100's for your stock coils and an AAL for now. You can buy Eibach coils later for 150 bucks and make it a little better while keeping shocks you already paid for. You can also add new longer rear shocks when funds are available. Total for all that should be 550 to 600 bucks and IMHO will be a better riding setup than the Procomp.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    i wouldnt go procomp or rough country. i think you should save your money
     
  17. Oct 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Big difference in those two.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    well the rough country is a spacer= bad ride
    and ive had the procomp and i hated it. that specific procomp is a pile. 720#front springs give way to a really crappy ride
     
  19. Oct 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Can't argue with that. It's too bad because if they would have got the engineering right it could have been a good little kit. I wonder if anyone has ditched the 720 lb coils for some Eibach or OME ones with a lighter spring rate.
     
  20. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    I bought this lift on my old truck, wasnt impressed. It is inexpensive, and it does its intended purpose for the money, however there are many, many better lift options. I ended up replacing mine after about 6 months.
     
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