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Lifting new tacoma.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by justintimesc, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Mar 14, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    justintimesc

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    I bought a new tacoma and wanted to lift it a little, so the dealer sold me a lift kit for it. What he sold me was a toytec 3" spacer with aal in the rear. I got it put on and it rides rough, plus it's a little more lift than I had originally wanted.

    I've been looking at the OME lift, hearing it's the softest riding. What I want is about 2 to 2.5 inches of lift, rides as close to factory as I can get. I don't wanna run a tire larger than 265/75/r16 . Is this the lift for me or is there something better? Also where to buy?

    I believe this is the lift I've been reading about. Is this the best place to buy from as far as price?

    Sorry for all the question, I've been readind for 3 days and feel more confused now then I did.

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=113&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
     
  2. Mar 14, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Sounds like you'd be very happy with Bilstein 5100 shocks with Eibach springs.

    Use the search feature above and search for "5100" and "Eibach."

    Plenty of info. That's what I just installed and I love it.

    Assuming you have a 2nd gen Tacoma.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    ^ x2 thats a good lift
     
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    5100 is legit stuff. im bout to get some.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Sorry fellas, The truck is a 2011. The 5100 and Eibach springs sound good from what I've been reading. How much lift is that gona give me. Also what to do for the rear? I would really like to be around 2" to 2.5"of lift, which is what I told the dealer. He then said this would get me there. LOL, wander if he wants it back now. Guys I don't mind spending a little money on a lift, but I want it to ride and drive nice. Not like I'm driving a 2x4 down the road.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    The spacer lift will give you a stiff ride.

    If you set the fronts to .85, it'll give you at least a 2.5" lift upfront combined with the Eibachs.

    Do you have the rear leaf TSB? If not, get a 2" AAL. If you did, get the 1.5"

    I did the 5100 at .85 with Eibachs and 2" aal. It sits perfect to me and it rides awesome.

    You'd love it.

    Pics in this thread.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/145448-new-lift-tires-wheels-pics.html



    GL
     
  7. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    I got 3" out of the eibachs and 5100s set @ .85"
     
  8. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    No I don't have the TSB. I added the 3 aal that came with the kit. So what you guys are saying is to get the eibachs and 5100s with the 2 " aal and it will ride better than the OME lift.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    From what I've read on here OME is softer riding than 5100s, and 5100s tend to get stiffer as time and miles go on.
     
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    Alright I'm about to place my order. Going with Bilstein 5100's all the way around, with the Eibach springs in the front. I already have the 2" aal in the rear from the original kit. Think I'm gona get the lean spacer also. Any suggestions before I make the call. Any place better to order than toytec?
     
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    You don't really care, do you.
    You might also consider replacing your UCAs so you can get your alignment dialed in within specs. Stock UCAs will align, but you'll max out the caster. Look at the Light Racing UCAs as one suggestion.
     
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    Really? Even at 2.5? That's good to know. I'm going to also do some research on that.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    Reality check. All lifts will ride stiffer than stock.

    All the springs you're considering have stiffer spring rates than the stock springs.

    For most folks, that's OK - they feel the tradeoff is worth it.

    For the "minimal" lift you want - I think you'll set the 5100s at "0" with the Eibach springs. Someone who's got that combo should confirm though.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    I'm curious how much the dealer charged you for the lift.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    I'll let you know tonight I gotta dig out my invoice. I'm pretty sure I got hosed.
     
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    I just put the 5100's on and the truck rides awesome. VERY happy with them
     
  18. Mar 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    I've seen them sell the lift you got for as much as the ToyTec Ultimate lift kit cost.

    For what it’s worth I have the ToyTec Ultimate Lift Kit and absolutely love it.

    ToyTec is vendor here on the forum, if you PM them they will get you a promotion code that will pretty much cover the shipping costs on a lift.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    I checked the invoice and it looks like I paid $60 too much. I guess thats better than some though.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    That is not bad at all.
     
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