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Lifting your truck! Things you need to know.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toku58, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    skiomax

    skiomax Pro skier

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    Great info, I am so green at this all the info your providing is very helpful!
     
  2. Oct 24, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    Top plate spacers. No question. Ask to see the install of 5100s vs top plate spacers, you'd be ridiculous to do 5100s.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    aficianado

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    top plate spacers are so easy..find them used and it would be cheap too!
     
  4. Nov 29, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    RDNK TAZ

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    Good sticky, really informative but I still have a few questions. I would like lift mine up maybe 2" and was wondering what would be my best bet and what size tires can I go with without scrubbing? For now I have to stick with the stock rims. I would love to get a set of the TRD 17" bead lock wheels.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    MGM Humphreys

    MGM Humphreys Go Ducks!

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    Shit hot thread man. Great info for a new guy such as myself. Thanks!
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Killing me? That's so two years ago.

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    From what Miles said in this build thread, droop travel is the key to addressing the limitations mentioned about 3" lifts. What he built seems to be exactly what I'm looking for ... except for the price, of course.

    Fox Racing Toyota Tacoma 2005 - Current Extended Travel Factory Series Kit

    Aftermarket UCAs & stock LCAs- Miles went with Camburg UCAs and some special ball joints

    FJ Cruiser rear Fox Shocks (not sure of model no.) with OME Dakar rear springs

    Timbren bump stops, front & rear

    I plan to run the stock OR suspension (with the AAL TSB) for now, and add Timbren bump stops. That should get me by until I'm ready to dump a few thousand into the suspension, and I won't be wasting money along the way.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    choppersx

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    Great Thread! Good info.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    when doing lift keep in mind gearing and lockers to.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    TSondo90

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    Hey everyone, I have a 2012 Taco. I am planning on doing a lift. Was recommended to do the Bilstien 5100's in the front, OME shocks and add a leaf in the back. I want a 3 inch overall lift and looking to get wider and bigger tires. I saw some Pro- Comp wheels with 5 inch back spacing, will this be wide enough to get some poke with the tires?/ Will i run into any rubbing problems?
     
  10. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    i was looking at putting the same 285 nitto trail grapplers and xd crank rims on my truck with a 3 inch lift. do you have any pictures of your truck you can send me? thanks.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    none yet, starting this weekend!
    Whats better king or icon?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    this is awesome!! i've been looking for a lift and have been back and forth on the best way to go! thanks!!
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    Great info, thanks for the time and effort putting this together !!
     
  14. Nov 12, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    cheap top plate spacers !!!! use 3 inch header collector flanges ! they come in 3/16 5/16 and 3/8 thickness .just open the bolt holes outward with a hacksaw ,jigsaw or cutoff wheel .paint and install .most muffler and parts stores carry them about a 1/3rd of what top plate spacers would cost ya
     
  15. Jan 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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    will defenatly use this when doing my build here real soon
     
  16. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease I like my truck!

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    I am running the Bilstein 5100's at top level 2.5". Do I need to get UCA'S? I don't really notice any issues exept fot slight tire screeching when I make sharp U turns.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    1tacoplease I like my truck!

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    What are your alignment numbers? If your alignment is within specs, you like the way it drives and the stock UCAs aren't hitting the coils then you are fine.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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    Nice Thread
     
  20. Jul 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    Flowmaster 40 series exhaust. Urd true cold air intake. Went a little bigger with my tires.
    Anybody running an OME 3" lift? Been thinking about this brand for a while now.
     
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