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looking for good cheap lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bnavin, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    bnavin

    bnavin [OP] Negative Ghostrider

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    OME lift, driveline spacer, iPod interface, rattle canned center console and radio face flat black, LEER topper, Yakima rack, 20% tint all around
    does anybody know of a nice riding lift kit that i can put on my double cab for less then $650?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    mattcombs

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    3in revtec lisf westin step bars and westin bull bar and some other odds and ends
    i have a revtec and i like it very well. most people will talk crap about it but i havnt seen a problem yet
     
  3. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    bnavin

    bnavin [OP] Negative Ghostrider

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    OME lift, driveline spacer, iPod interface, rattle canned center console and radio face flat black, LEER topper, Yakima rack, 20% tint all around
    is the 1 1/4" lift in the back enough to level out the truck if i put the 3" lift in the front?
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    no such thing as a good cheap lift, to lift it properly be ready to invest alot of money and do it right the first time
     
  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    gusher

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    I'll tell ya what...I put a 2.5" Hell Bent Steel lift on the front and the TSB rear spring swap and am very happy with my setup. I put Spidertrax spacers on and with some trimming am running 285/70-17 Duratracs. For what I've got invested so far, I don't think I could have done better. I did the work myself so the total cost for lift was $75.00 plus I got it aligned for $100.00.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Jigzor

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    5100s and AAL. Will be close in price range.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Why don't you go for the OME lift from toyteclift.com and you can get a 5% discount since you are a TW member. Coils,shocks front & back, Add a leaf, diff drop. Check it out!! That's what I'm saving for :D
     
  8. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    No such thing!
     
  9. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Gonna cost u at least a grand!
     
  10. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    umm no:D
     
  11. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    You talking to me?? I was quoted $720 to my door:)
     
  12. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    The 2.5" Hell Bent Steel lift said that you can fit up to 32" tires. If I want to run 255/85/16s how much trimming is needed? I have an 01. Thanks
     
  13. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    U will still need Uca's = @ least $400!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Im going to have to say that the words "good" and "cheap" really don't coincide with one another when it comes to a lift....come to think of it, i really don't think it works that well with any upgrades! My buddy gave me one of those garage signs when I started wrenchin on cars that said somethin along the lines of
    "Cheap
    Fast
    Reliable
    Choose two!"

    I'd assume the same goes for trucks as well! :)
     
  15. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Don't know much about the first gen Tacomas. I had to trim quite a bit off of the inner fender and clip the edge from the fender flare. Trimmed more than I thought I would have to and still get a rub when I turn my wheels a certain way on a slight upgrade.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    Check build in sig.
    gusher, you got any pics of your truck?
     
  17. Jan 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM
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    put a revtek coil spacer in front with a top plate spacer for 3" front lift and a 2" aal in rear
     
  18. Jan 27, 2010 at 12:33 AM
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    you can also go 5100's with a rear aal for a nice ride
     
  19. Jan 27, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Weather hasn't cooperated for me getting better pics but here's a few I have...

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  20. Jan 27, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Although I agree with you, I think there are other people in my situation. I've read many threads that say "do it right the first time" or "save your $$$ and do it right" and I agree that would be the best way. But, I needed tires now and didn't want to spend the $$$ for both a great set of tires and a great lift. So, I got great tires and put enough $$$ into my suspension to clear them. Now I can save the $$$ for a great lift. I only invested $175.00 in my lift ($75.00 for the HBS 2.5" front lift, $100.00 for an alignment, and $0.00 for rear TSB).
     
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