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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by All Beef Taco, Apr 21, 2010.

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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

  1. I lifted and maintained rake

    204 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. I lifted and levelled

    232 vote(s)
    53.3%
  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    taco084gb

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    Damn NICE LOOKIN TRUCK. I really like those wheels.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    I just finished putting 5100s up front at 1.75" and have TSB springs in the back so I'm just about dead level... I'll have to measure as it looks like there might be a SLIGHT rake. Way better than TSB rear springs and stock front.. I looked like a door stop!

    This winter we're planning on getting a pop-up camper and at that point I'll either get some additional height in the rear or drop the front 5100s to .85 so I'll be level when towing.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Ahshiet

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    Mine was level but after flexing the snot outta it the rear has alot of sag thinking of putting a 2inch block for now but was thinking tsb with shackle flip
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    whitebread

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    That is what happened to mine. I watched it go from a slight rake, to level, to 1/2" of sag over about 5k miles. I ended up just changing out to the Darkar leaf pack and it hasn't been an issue since.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    What u got on there now?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    Ahhh, what is rake? I've made a few observations about this. Basically, it comes down to personnel tastes and what the person looking at it picks up on.
    What I mean by this is, the 2nd Gen Tacoma has some things going on which create illusions of both forward and reverse rake.
    The wheel well in the rear is cut about 1/2" higher in the rear in relation to cab-line. The bed rail sits at a reverse rake in relation to cab-line, which is really...'different' for a truck. I especially pick up on this, because I have a DCLB.
    Those who like more forward rake are less affected by these than those who favor a 'level' stance.
    Measuring front/rear wheel wells is generally considered the way to measure rake. But, a 3" rake on a reg cab will actually have more rake than a DCLB; measured in degrees.
    Now throw in a Sport hood....
    It hurts my head...lol.
    I like me a little rake; at least enough to level the bed rail since that's what I pick up on. I hope to accomplish this with my OME/Dakar set up.

    Or, I just might be full of it :D
     
  8. Oct 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Hey just curious about this ,My bilsteins are @ 1.75 and I plan on doing the same thing you did to your rear. Do you have an problems at all from this ? Vibes or any thing unusual ? Thanks
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    Too much rake?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Looks good ,mine has 1 inch reverse rake which I am going to fix .
     
  11. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Coreyjon

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    Too much?

    [​IMG]



    Fronts going up 1.75" tomorrow. But for now it looks like a "door stop".
     
  12. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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  13. Oct 18, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    mine has about a 1 inch rake because i left the aal in.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    I say leave at least a slight rake to allow for the settling that is bound to happen. It seems as though our trucks are destined to sag, so if you work too hard to level it your just going to end up with negative rake. Just my opinion though, I think they look better level or a slight rake.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    With weight in the back or while towing you'll want a slight rake.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    I like ass high...

    but, then again I'm a fan of women in heels. :D
     
  17. Nov 6, 2010 at 12:34 AM
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    bilsteins on all four corners, front set at 1.75. Didn't do the tsb or aal cuz I like it a little nose high. Oh yeah got the driver side spacer too for that damn tacoma lean!
     
  18. Nov 6, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    I ended up with lots of rake. My original intention was to lift and reduce rake, not remove just reduce.

    I measured from the ground up through the center of the hub stopping at the top of the wheel well. Tires are 31x10.5. This was a few weeks ago, so the rear may have settled some by now. I think it has, but I might just be getting used to it.

    Front passenger: 36"
    Front driver: 36 1/8"
    Rear passenger 39 1/2"
    Rear driver: 39 5/8"

    [​IMG]

    If you want more info about this particular snafu, check out my build thread, page 2. I honestly can't decide if I like it this way or not. I keep bouncing back and forth...
     
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    I say, move it up to the 2.5" setting and call it good! Course then your tires will look small so you'll need 32s after that. :D
     
  20. Nov 6, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    2" lift front and back. With the weight of the canopy there's a 1" rake. When towing the boat it sits level...

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