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Lifts and DIY Poll

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krazie Sj, Sep 30, 2010.

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Do you have a lift and did you put it on yourself?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2010.
  1. Yes I have a lift, and yes I put it on myself.

    59.4%
  2. Yes I have a lift and no, I got someone else to put it on for me.

    17.2%
  3. I don't have a lift and I put it on myself.

    10.2%
  4. I don't have a lift and I didn't put it on myself.

    6.3%
  5. I saw poll and thought sweet delicious meat poll.

    8.6%
  6. Still fucking smells like purple in here...

    15.6%
  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Curious how many people have a lift, how many put it on themselves.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Bite my ass.

    I DUNNO?! I'm curious as to that as well.

    Maybe tcbob installed a purple frebreeze.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    Janster

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    I don't have a lift, but I've lifted a lot of 1st gens many years ago and did some write-ups for them.

    So, if I did lift my truck - I'd definately install it myself.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I've seen the pictures of you wrenching on the Jeepies.

    I believe it in a heart beat.

    Interestingly enough though, how come you didn't lift your Tacoma?
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, TRD 1st gen CAI.
    installed everything myself, but i did have Midas put my shocks together for $40... the spring compressors from autozone are a little to sketch for me.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    Janster

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    :D

    It's a case of, been there done that. Priorities are on the house.... Believe me, I often think about how cool it would be to jack it up. I guess the regular maitenance is about all the wrenching I wanna do anymore. I like not having to step UP into the seat. The truck is the perfect height where I just slide right in.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    That's understandable. The stored power of those things compressed is just unimaginable.

    Know how I know you're gay?
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:46 PM
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    Leadgolem

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    Herculiner bed liner, White LED instrument lights, Custom painted hood, Homemade leather steering wheel wrap, Avic u310bt gps stereo, 1.5" bushwacker fender flares, 1.25" bilstein lift front, 1" shackle lift rear, rear bilstein 5100 shocks, ridiculous helper spring lift rear, wet okole seat covers, mutilated exhaust, boom mat under hood
    Well, mines a first gen. I did install my lift myself though. Including the mucking about with the spring compressor.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    MY50cal

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    Yes.
    just have your ol' lady do it for you :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    What if I'm not mechanically inclined , but can carry the heavy parts and bring beer ?
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    Highly recommended!! Years ago, tried the compressor rental deal and it's almost like the compressors weren't meant for truck (heavy duty) coils. Definately a 'nail biter' experience. Ever since that first try.... we've always taken the coil assemblies to Midas or a garage with a wall mounted coil compressor.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    And you think I am mechanically inclined?

    Well actually I'm not that bad, I just have absolutely zero formal training in automobiles.

    How are you not mechanically inclined? You're a fucking carpenter? You use power tools every day?!
     
  13. Oct 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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    OK , I agree , I could figure out how to get it done with some direction , but my good friend is a mechanic , with a 2 hoist garage , it's just so much easier to let him help me on my truck , just like I helped him build his hot tub deck .

    But I give full marks to anyone willing to tackle it on their own .
     
  14. Oct 1, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    Quit sucking up.

    If I had a friend with a hoist I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a smartie.

    Unfortunately most of my friends are either in unskilled labour or engineers as well. A baker or a front end supervisor isn't much help. Specially when they don't have licenses or even own vehicles.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    So far I havent had to only install coils. I replaced the entire strut so it wasnt that bad. No rear lift tho
     
  16. Oct 1, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    So far I have only done the billies lift on this truck. I used the manual spring compressors and yeah it sucks to do it that way but works none the less. These trucks are really eays to work on.
    And I've put lifts and drops on many other trucks, jeeps, and cars, and the one thing I have noticed is that everyone is about the same. Little variation here and there.

    On a side note... if your not mechanically inclinded just start takin stuff apart. I've never had aclass about this stuff and I can now change out engines work on trannies etc... I think it just takes the balls to jump in.

    And yes I have broken stuff, but then I get to work on it more which is fun
     
  17. Oct 1, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    I had a garage install the front and I did the rear.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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  19. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    I had my buddies shop install my lift. It was the OME 885 coils, rear AAL,s, 5100's all around, TC UCA's, wheels and tires mounted and balanced and an alignment.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    I installed SAW coil overs and a AAL last week. Had never worked on a truck before and did it with a canadian tire socket set and a set of jack stands.

    Going to install UCA's and rear shocks in the next month or so. I already took my UCA's out so that won't be a problem.... might have to get you to split my nuts on the rear shocks though cause they just spin :p

    I have lowered a couple of my cars before back in new zealand so had a little experience. I think you just have to back your self, following pictures and instructions from this site made it easy!!
     
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