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Lifting 1st generation vs. 2nd generation

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Goosedog, May 13, 2013.

  1. Goosedog

    Goosedog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I know there's a gazillion threads on here about lift kits but I just need a short answer for a simple question.

    As I look for a used Tacoma and consider that I would want a 3" suspension lift on whatever I get, are they equally simple or is the newer generation easier or harder to lift. Also as I look at '05 thru '09's 2nd generation, are all the those years equally simple?

    I knows theres lots of discussion on types of lifts too, so to level the field I'm just talking about a simple spacer lift as this truck won't be seeing any serious off-roading more of a ground clearence issue where I'll be driving.

    Thanks, Goose
     
  2. BeerHat

    BeerHat Got Beer?

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    Pretty much the same
     
  3. Mr. Biscuits

    Mr. Biscuits Salesman by trade, Gentleman by habit

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    the process for lifting both gens is the same. the only noticeable difference is the UCA on 2nd gens requires replacing when lifting more than 2 inches or you'll be out of alignment spec. you dont need to for 1st gens (though many do anyway)
     
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