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Lifting the truck next week, am I missing anything?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mycal, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    mycal

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    Hey guys, I have an 01 taco 4x4 2.7L I just bought the parts listed bellow to lift my truck next week. I have lowered and installed a ton of coilover systems on cars in my life but this will be my first lift. I cant imagine it will be much different but wanted to run my parts list past all of the experts on here to see if there is anything more that I will need or if there is anything I should look out for. Thanks in advance for your help.

    Link to Toy Tech Coilovers: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58610&category_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Link to rear shocks: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58737&category_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Link to steering bushing kit: http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58587&category_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Link to Front Diff drop kit:
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58626&category_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Link to NWOR rear springs:
    http://www.northwestoffroad.com/parts/2stage.html
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    mycal

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    looks good, how much lift are you getting in the rear? you might wanna look at some extended brake lines.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Are you putting it on a non extended cab? If so I just i just put pretty much the same lift on my truck other than I went OEM lift I used 881 coils in the front and comfort ride oem shocks all the way around. My truck turned out good! The only thing I have to install now is the diff drop kit, its a great idea I tore out both of my brand new axle boots first time out.

    -JEREMY
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Only doing 1 inch lift in the back and 2 in the front. want to level it out and have a little more clearance


    It is an extended cab. Thanks for the replies guys.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    ya wont need extended brake lines since youre only goin up 1'' but it still wouldnt be a bad idea, sometimes lift kits will come with a extension bracket to raise your lines up
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Are there any special tools that I am going to need to do the job?
     
  8. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Installed the lift yeserday. Everything was very easy to install. Only problem I had was removing the rear leafs. The front bolt on the hangers was so rusted that I ended up having to cut them and go buy some new bolts.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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  10. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    I will take some pic's later today and post them tonight.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Isn't that a lot of money for 2 inches?
     
  12. Mar 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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  13. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Well, my front springs and shocks were shot and needed to be replaced. My rear leafs were bending backwards and both shocks blown. I guess I could have gone all new OEM shocks and springs and then got a spacer/block lift. Maybe that would have been a better idea? I though I was only going to do 2" up front but ended a few threads shy of 3".
     
  14. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    Looks Good! :thumbsup:
     
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