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Lift Setup

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cdub2009, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    cdub2009

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    Hey everyone Ive been looking around this form for over a year now just added finally though. I going to buy a lift for my Tacoma its a 09 Trd Access Cab Super White.
    The plan is Bilstein 5100s all the way around set at 2.5 with a 3/8 spacer on top for the front so i can get the full 3 inches for the front. I'm going to run my stock wheels because I think they look good on the truck so no need upgrading till they get old in my opinion. Going to run 285/75/16 M/T MTZ's with the spidertrax 1.25 spacer. How will this setup ride for anyone who has something close or identical. Another question I had was blocks or add a leafs. I know blocks can lead to axle wrap but how much towing/hauling before that happens. The most I ever haul is a 8ft trailor with lawn equipment on it. Thank you all for helping me get this far in making my decisions. Great web site to say the least. Glad to be apart of it.
     
  2. May 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Seabass

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    You don't really care, do you.
    Billies maxed out with factory springs/UCAs will be a super stiff ride for sure, plus you'll max out your castor to get even close to aligned. Recommended you wait and get new springs and UCAs then set your billies to either 0 or .85 and you'll get 3" of lift with a much smoother ride and better travel.

    Always go with the AAL instead of blocks. Hands down.
     
  3. May 2, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    Work in progress, but installed so far; 265/70/17 Duratracs, Spidertrax, OME885X coils with OME lean spacer, OME N140S and N182 shocks, Wheeler's 1.5" 3 Leaf Progressive AAL (kept the overload), LR UCAs. TP14 spacers
    x2. That's what everyone told me...especially regarding the factory springs and maxed out billies.
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    So for now what would be the way you would go to get 3inch lift kit. I already have the tires sitting at the house waiting to go. Glad i didn't order the billys yet.
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Johnny at wheeler's offroad is the person who said to go with the billys all the way round with the spacer on top and the aal for the rear. He said it'd be the best way to keep the ride closest to stock.
     
  7. May 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    confused by "closest to stock". in what respect?
     
  8. May 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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  10. May 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    JonnyBb

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    As far as using 884s with stock shocks, I can't speak to that. OME does have a strong following on TW and everyone says they ride well. Most of them use the OME shocks though. I can't speak from personal experience because my OME lift is sitting in my garage waiting to be installed. I'm just relaying what I've heard, been told, or read.
     
  11. May 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Sorry bout that its an off road. The other thing wheelers off road said was a good option was revtek 3inch it was one of their popular lifts.
     
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