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Lift Suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by richardbui23, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    richardbui23

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    So I've had my 07 Tacoma DCSB for about a year and i'm extremely indecisive on which part i want to get first. I've decided to get the lift first but like i said im very indecisive im between the billy 5100's or the OME im leaning towards the billy's simply because of price and i was wondering whats everyone's suggestion. are the 5100's comfortable? im a college student and not looking to spend a whole lot otherwise i would've gone with the ICONS. PLEASE HELP:confused:
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Billies will be fine.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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    UCA's necessary?
     
  4. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    UCA arent really nec. unless u go up to about 2.5" of lift... I have front 5100's set at 1.75 and 1.5 aal in the rear (no tsb). I have no problems and like the way it looks. U can have a good sized tire with that set up alone. Many guys on here have the front 5100's cranked up to 2.5 and dont even have aftermarket uca's. OME stuff is awesome, but 5100's is prob all u need,unless u offrad alot.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    I need UCA's for mine. Going to order soon.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Not to hijack the thread, but how is it you know you need UCA's? I remember somebody saying it was about alignment, but that is it. Will they just tell me when I go get it aligned after I get mine lifted? I'm going with a full OME kit with 885's.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    You have to get an alignment after lifting whether you keep your stock UCA's or not .

    After about 2 1/2" of front lift , you run out of caster adjustment when using the stock UCA's , aftermarket UCA's restore some of this lost caster and allow you to correctly align the truck with the alignment cams
     
  8. Apr 22, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    so if i go up to 2.5" im good without new UCA's but anything beyond that i would need it. am i getting that right? just trying to save a few bucks but trying not to ruin my truck. its rear wheel drive and probably not going to see trails often maybe once a year if that Especially being in north texas.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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  10. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    I went up to 2.5" with stock uca and coils, just got an alignment and was fine. Got ome 885x's and set the 5100's at 0" with stock uca no problem with alignment. Honestly its hit or miss. If you want to level your truck dont go up to 2.5". Itll be about .5" higher in front. go to 1.75" and youll be fine
     
  11. Apr 24, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    i was on toytec lifts looking at the 5100's would i need that top plate spacer for my DCSB?
     
  12. Apr 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    No I didnt have the spacer. Thats just if you want the full 3" lift
     
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