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Lifting my Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jweir1995, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Mar 10, 2015 at 5:08 PM
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    Jweir1995

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    Hi guys, I've had a Tacoma for a while (2005 double cab black 4x4), and I've finally decided to get a small lift on it with some oversized off road tires. I was wondering what I should ask the mechanic to do after he installs the 3" rough country suspension lift and my 33" Nitto trail grapplers? Like do I need an alignment or what? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    FloTaco

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    Yes, you will need an alignment. You will also need to recheck the torque on every bolt after 200 miles.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    Up2NoGood

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    Alignment, will likely need to do some minor trimming with 33's and as was mentioned re-torque after a bit of driving time
     
  4. Mar 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    If you have access to tools or a shop and are even a little bit mechanically inclined, I highly recommend doing it yourself. I was going to have my OME kit installed professionally a couple months ago but the good TW folks here told me to do it myself. So glad I did...saved a lot of money, learned a lot about what's under my truck, and have the pride of doing it myself. It's a good feeling.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2015 at 6:34 PM
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    This. Lots of good tutorials and info on here. Do some research, you will find out more than you know. Yes you will need an alignment. And do yourself a favor and get a good lift, don't get a crappy cheap lift. You get what you pay for.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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    I concur, DO NOT get a cheap lift. Save your money and get the best you can possibly afford. I've gone through 5 lift kits between my 4runner and tacoma. Wasted a lot of time and money before doing things the right way.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2015 at 8:29 PM
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    Yeah I ended up going with the Rough Country 3" suspension lift. Thanks for the info I was pretty sure I needed an alignment but had no idea about the re-torquing. I'll post a pic when the finish project is done.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2015 at 6:49 AM
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    Isn't the Rough Country lift just front spacers and rear blocks? You're going to get upset and replace it within 1 year...
     
  9. Mar 11, 2015 at 6:52 AM
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    Mademan925

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    Yep. Its just spacers. It costs more to have it installed then the parts cost.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2015 at 6:54 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    It's called Rough Country for a reason..
     

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