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Lift??? Yes...No

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Doomsday, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Doomsday

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    Ok, I was on the fence about lifting. After reading all the pros & cons, I originally got over it and said what the heck JUST LIFT IT ALREADY. So I went ahead and bought an OME lift kit and TC UCA's.

    I finally got a day to install lift, but something in my gut feeling just came over me not to do it. Moreover, as I continued to jack up truck and such, I pulled of the stock coilover and build up the new OME coil and shock. By this time I just got overwhelmed and bothered by it(gut feeling). I was pondering the idea of just putting everything back the way it was. A few moments later after thinking about it, I went ahead it returned back stock halfway into installing the front portion.

    I'm not sure to follow through with lift install. I so wanted to do it as I got bored with having a pretty much stock Tacoma. I got to admit I already got the red ass from the poor gas mileage of these BFG A/T's, I drive alot. Not sure what to do, just continue enjoying Taco the way it is or lift. Hate to have any regrets after lifting. As mentioned, I was okay after reading and researching, but I learned to trust my gut feeling over the years. Just not sure if stock Tacoma is in my future now. :confused:
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Jimmyjohn

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  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Well...It seems you've changed your mind at the worst possible spot. You've put out the cash for the lift stuff already...Maybe put it on but keep the stock gear too, Just in case??
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    DevL

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    What exact OME parts did you buy? You want to sell it at a loss? I live in Houston.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    lift or not you have the best avitar on tw

    mau5 ftw!
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    You have all of the stuff on hand, so go ahead and lift it. Keep all of the old springs, etc and if you don't like, just put the stock stuff back on. I did a small lift on my '06 this past week and I love it! Chances are that you will like your new lift as well.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    You bought good quality lift products that will IMPROVE your suspension and ride quality. With your setup nothing is permanent and I think once you get it on you will love it.....
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    True, I learned that after modding my camaro to keep stock parts.

    Yeah timing sucks, as mentioned something just bothered me enough to stop doing it.


    OME kit with 885's, TSB AAL, Front Diff drop, Carrier Drop, Toytec spacer(for full 3"), axle shims. Yeah, just debating it right now what to do.


    Yes sir! Can't wait to see him again. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    did you go to EDC???
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Just lift it but change your driving habits. ;)
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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  12. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. :)

    I'm trying to use my logic, not sure if it is working for me at the moment.


    True can always go back. I did alot of research based on TW member experiences and went with OME.


    No I had to work, but I saw Benny Benassi the night before.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Wow?! If MPG is hurting you now? Then you may want to stay with the stock set up.
    You need to look at "Need" & "Want" and if you can actually afford to take on the issues that a lifted 4x4 will have.

    Economy is bad right now. Don't over extend yourself.


    Good Luck man!
     
  14. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Its not that I can't afford the gas, even though afterwhile I do realize how much Im spending. Guess after lifting that it would be my only concern and I could resolve the other known issues. As mentioned, was getting bored just keeping it stock and been wanting to lift it for a long time now. The reason I got one in the first place is to enjoy it.

    I'm at a stalemate. I will keep you guys updated on what I decide. :)
     
  15. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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  16. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    I say do it. Chances are you will like it. I ran that same setup for a while. It was an incredible lift. Rode nice too.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    just get rid of the truck.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    Ummm...?
    Take your smart ass BS elsewhere.

    I would say do the lift man,
    And like everyone else said, If you don't like it just return it to stock.

    Good luck and be sure to post pictures if you install it!
     
  20. Jul 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    SaltySteve

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    My vote would be . . . . Go through with the lift. :thumbsup:
     
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