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Lifting My 04 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by iHUNTLEATHERFACE, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    iHUNTLEATHERFACE

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  2. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Will you be wheeling at all? Or is it just for street. Blocks ride like shit. And are you sure you want a spacer lift? There are many options on getting a 3inch lift.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    do you want a city truck look, or a performer? Don't get blocks and spacers if you want to take it off road at all. Blocks in the rear will increase the stress on your springs, as well.

    Most larger than stock tires will rub at some point, even with a lift, usually while at full lock (turning) in one direction or the other). Either a huge lift or some body mods will probably be necessary to not rub at all.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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  5. Jul 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    33" tires will fit a 3" lift after trimming, yes, but you will want to think twice about running that specific lift set up. The ride will be worse with the spacers and blocks.

    A decent suspension lift will not break the bank. I recommend doing some research on popular suspension lift set ups to get some ideas and you'll also learn why spacer/block lifts are frowned upon which will lead you away from wanting to run it.

    Better to do it right the first time. :)
     
  6. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Yes, this.

    do a search for Bilstien 5100's. Many guys are getting them for their tacos. I'm planning on a set myself.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    iHUNTLEATHERFACE

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    Hey thanks guys! Yeah i wanna be wheeling around with it, and I guess Ill have to do some more research
     
  8. Jul 25, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    MTNative

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    OME complete lift. Spend the extra money. I have done a lot of research and for the money this is the one. IMHO...Good luck with your search. Look at Downsouthmotorsports.com Call Marco and he will hook you up.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Kings FTW! No really if you are going to wheel it OME makes a great kit you can get it from Down south motor sports or Wheelers off road. Both are vendors here so go to the vender section and check them out.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    04taco2wd

    04taco2wd Take your flame, ignite the world!!!!

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    Billies and Eibachs make for a great front lift on the first gens. and you will get a complete three inches of lift. like everyone else said, blocks suck. either an aal and/or a shackle kit will be better
     
  11. Jul 25, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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  12. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Thats the kit I had on my 04 and it rode like crap...plus you have to cut and reweld the exhaust pipe because the new shackle makes the leaf hit the exhaust pipe.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    OME all the way. I have it on my '02
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  14. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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  15. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    You failed so hard bro. :rolleyes:
     
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    Have this lift on my truck now...and it sucks. PO put it on.

    Do not get blocks man, just does more damage then good. Killed my leaf springs.

    Get 5100s, eibachs(no they aren't on backorder anymore) and then an AAL or be a real man and get new leaf packs
     
  17. Jul 26, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    Like the others said. Please stay away from the block style lifts. I have always thought those were for old fords :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    That's why the guy asked me about the exhaust when I got the Magnaflow installed. He re-ran the piping from the muffler back.
     
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