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Lifting your truck! Things you need to know.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by toku58, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    Alright, so lifting.

    In the end I want a LT kit so bare that in mind. But that may be 5 years down the road FYI.

    I'm after new tires and I'm thinking of going 285x75x16. Now if I get 5100s for the front (Canadian truck, came with the TSB) set at 2.5" that should level the truck out instead of having a rake.

    Provided I keep my stock wheels, will I need to A) Trim the fenders and B) Buy wheel spacers? Will spacers help with not having to trim the fenders?

    Am I going to do serious hard core Off roading? Not till I get the LT kit. This will be mostly for highway and cut trails, not mudding or crawling.
     
  2. DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la 07La

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    All Eligible Factory TSB's performed. Sway Away Race Runner Adjustable Front Coil-Overs, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with Deaver 3703-K33 Leafs, Camburg UCA's and 4" Drop Spindles, Pro-Comp Extreme 285/75/16 Tires 33", on Moto Metal Wheels,AIRAID Cool Air Intake, Pioneer 6100 AM/FM/CD/Satellite Radio, HID Headlamps Hi-/Lo


    I have a dilema. Perhaps you can be of assistance.

    In order to support a load in my 2007 TRD Pre-Runner Quad Cab 2WD, the firsr thing I did was take the truck back to Toyota and had the weak leaf pack replaced under the TSB. This still did not support (2) CRF450R Dirt bikes, gear bags and 2 passengers and a trailer with about 85 -100 pounds of tongue weight. I was practically on the bump stops all the time.

    I installed an AAL and this cured the load problem, then to compensate for the lift, I installed Adjustable Coilovers with Bilstein 5100's in the front.

    Now the problem is when not loaded, the Stock Bilstein shocks are now too short, when I go over a bump, they extend to the point where I think they will pull the plunger rod out.

    I went to Downey off Road and the guy behind the counter told me to jack the truck and suspend the rear end, unbolt the shock at the top and let the rear end hang, then measure from the centerline of the bottom through bolt to the top of the stemm mount on the truck where the rubber donut sits. This is 26". I also measured the same points while the truck was sitting on the ground as it sits normally, that is 22".

    Well I tried calling him back today, (Downey Off Road) the number has been disconnected and the website no longer exists.. Go figure.

    Can Anyone tell me which shock would work ? Bilstein does not make a 5100 series shock that has a stem top mount. I would need a "Stem Conversion Kit" which takes up about 1½".

    I do not have to put Bilsteins on the rear, just need a comparable shock, the right length and travel that would work, not too stiff, not too soft.

    Am I asking too much? :cool: Frustrated.
     
  3. Spootypuff

    Spootypuff Well-Known Member

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    Could you elaborate on this?
     
  4. DLPerry432la

    DLPerry432la 07La

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    Just FYI... My kit uses 2004 4-Runner Springs in the front.. The ride is ok adjusted up just to where I have 2½" of sag.
     
  5. TACO LOCO

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    Just did my 09, 3'' with 18''x9'' wheels

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  6. willmhobbs

    willmhobbs 50Tacoma

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    3in Lift 17 inch Pro Comp Xtreme Rims. Tires BF Goodrinch All Terrain 265/70 Undercoating Lift kit done by dealer services international
    any idea what type of lift a delarship usually does
     
  7. 1337Taco

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    Most likely a spacer lift. Something like Revtek.
     
  8. 05TacomaCO

    05TacomaCO mmmmm beer!

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    I currently have a 1" lift block in the rear and was thinking of switching to an AAL, but I was wondering if it would make the ride stiffer. Any thoughts?
     
  9. GreySky72

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    I didn't read anything in this thread except the name of it and what you need to know (and I'm sure you already do and your just going to say I told you so) is dont get a spacer lift. Really dont do it! I've had the revtek spacer lift on my truck for almost 2 years and my suspension is totally shot. Makes me wish I had gone with a better lift when I had the money.... damn it:(
     
  10. sAm I aM

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    Great info man! Rep your way. :)
     
  11. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    with billys at 2.5" will i need ucas? how far will my caster be off?

    Also, with toytec coilovers will the spring be two aggressive for my 4banger?
     
  12. Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    Man, that looks GREAT, Loco.
     
  13. TACO LOCO

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    Thanks G, I noticed you had your seatbelt chime disabled. My dealer tried to disable mine however was not able to do it. What is the trick?
     
  14. dwzild

    dwzild Well-Known Member

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    I just did mine as well. I forgot where the link is, but here is the info:

    1) Turn the truck 'ON', but do not start the engine (Lave your foot off the brake). Cycle your trip reset knob until it reads ODO. Turn the ignition back off. Wait a couple of seconds.
    2) Make sure seat belt is not fastened.
    3) Turn the ignition back on, do not start truck (Leave your foot off the brake). As soon as you see eaverything light up, press and hold the trip reset knob for a long 12-second count.
    4) Keeping your finger on the trip reset knob, fasten your seat belt. You should see the ODO display go from your mileage to "b-on". At that time, take your finger off the trip reset knob and press it again. It should cycle to "b-off". You should be all set to trun the ignition off and unfasten your seat belt. You will still get 4 initial chimes each time you start the vehicle, but no more seat belt reminder chimes.


    Hope this works out for you.
     
  15. Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    ^^^ Took me a couple of tries. Turned out that holding the button down for 30 seconds did the trick.
     
  16. TACO LOCO

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    Good stuff..many thanks .
     
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    Took me 3 times but it worked.
     
  18. 05TacomaCO

    05TacomaCO mmmmm beer!

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    wtf...just looked at my leafs and there's only 2 with a helper and a 1" block. Looks like someone removed one of the leafs...why would any one do this. I bought the truck used a few weeks ago and just noticed this.
     
  19. dwzild

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    That's how it comes from the factory, minus the block. The TSB adds a 3rd full length leaf to make a 4-leaf pack total. My 2010 has 2 full and 1 helper.
     
  20. FLAtacoma05

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    toytec spacers body lift 315/75/16
    I have seen some Tacomas with 9" of suspension lift. How did they do it? there are some on cardomain. can you stack a revtek 3" spacer kit on top of a 6" procomp, fabtech, total chaos, or rough country?

    i want to do 6" pro comp, 3" revtek and 3" Body. i know you will have t modify other components like the UCA. But can it be done and what new components are needed?
     
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