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Lifting a 2003 taco?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by blake1012, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    blake1012

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    Hi,

    Just wanting to lift my 2003 taco and not really sure the BEST and CHEAPEST way to do it

    All i really want is to fit larger tires.......33x12.50 preferrably.....

    Do not use for off road, just want the look

    whats my best bet? level kit, add a leaf, body lift.....help plz
     
  2. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    level kit may work for you since you wont be doing any off roading. someone who knows for sure will be along shortly to let ya know for sure.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Well If you want to run 33's, then your ganna have to do a 3" lift, and still have to do some trimming. I got 285's on my 3" lift, which is slightly less then 33's and had to trim a little, plus take off the front mud flaps. But a good spacer in the front and AAL in the rear would do you just fine.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 at 3:33 AM
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    I had to put wheel spacers behind my wheels on mine
    my 285 are on 17in wheels tho

    I have coilovers SAW + UCAs
     
  5. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:04 AM
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    blake1012

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    thanks to the both of you.......:)
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    Blake, I had a 98 reg cab with 2.5 inch rough country and 3 in body lift. I was running 33 /12.50 baja claws on mt classic locks. I had minimal rubbing which was reduced with minor trimming on the inner fender. Great set-up for the money. Ride quality was greatly reduced due to Shi**y tires.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    blake1012

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    thanks josh, still looking right now , but appreciate the info
     
  8. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    A spacer up front, AAL in the rear, extended length shocks, and a front differential drop. It's basic, inexpensive (for a 3" lift), and can be installed yourself in hours if you have minor mechanical ability and relatively basic tools. You will need an alignment once it's done.

    I have a 3" Toytec spacer lift. It cost me about $300 shipped and I'm vaery satisfied with the product. It does stiffen the ride a bit, but I like it. I'm running 33/10.5/15 on aftermarket wheels. I had to do the pinch weld mod and remove the front mudflaps.
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  9. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    blake1012

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    nice looking truck, thats exactly what im after.....i have been looking at the same lift on ebay.........prolly what ill do, thanks :)
     
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