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looking for suggestions on a three inch lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by koda boy, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Feb 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    koda boy

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    hi first time on this site.. i got a 06 tacoma trd and im thinking i want a three inch lift with tires and rims. i dont really know much about lift kits and could use some suggestions on which direction to go.. i would like good quality, but im not going to be using it for off roading very often..
     
  2. Feb 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    YotaKid62

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    Best idea is to search the site. Theres a bazillion threads on here about 3" lifts. But 90% of the people here will either tell you to go old man emu or bilsteins and eibachs. I just have over coil spacers on mine.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    Good options posted above ^

    If you have the extra coin get coilovers
     
  6. Feb 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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    I was dead set on the OME lift for a long time, but for just a little more cash, you can get a nice mid travel coilover lift instead. I just ordered mine today.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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    New uca's too?
    id say its worth the wait for c/o's
     
  8. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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    Yup. Total Chaos :D
    I went with the DSM "build your own MT kit" Fox all around.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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    read build thread
    this is what TW does do you man! :eek:

    have to draw the line somewhere lol :)

    also op, you can look at my build link below for an example of the OME kit w/ tires but stock rims.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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    :sigh: i know...

    I was totally content with my new truck until spending time here :eek:
    Its okay tho. Still gonna have a bad ass, capable truck when its done :cool:
     
  11. Feb 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    I've been searching for a little bit now, and haven't come across a dedicated source for mid-travel information. Or rather it's hiding from me.

    What are the benefits of mid-travel over coil-overs? I'm looking for a 3" lift that'll also give me more ground clearance. I want function, not just appearance.

    What's the average price of a mid-travel kit?
     
  12. Feb 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    Fox 2.5 IFP extended travel coilovers, Fox 2.0 extended travel FJC rear piggyback shock, Icon 3 leaf progressive mini AAL pack, Total Chaos UCAs, konig countersteer wheels and 265/75/16 duratrac tires.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/200644-mid-travel-bs-thread.html
    This is the MT thread. Best to ask your questions there. I paid a little over $2500 with new UCAs shipped to Hawaii from down south motorsports. Mainland should be cheaper. They are a vendor here. Just go to their site and click on the "build your own mid travel kit" and choose yor options. With mid travel or extended travel coilovers, you should get a little more up and down travel than just a regular coilover.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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    Thanks, I'll check it out. I'll expect the same price here (darned shipping to Alaska).
     
  14. Feb 19, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Ver nice! [​IMG]
     
  15. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    Like i said i just got a new 13' tacoma trd. it is my first truck and no clue what lift kit to put on. does anyone know what would be a great lift for off road and street. I would like to do both, and recently saved about $1,000 so if anyone could send some ideas that would be great.

    Would Toytec ultimate lift kit be a good route????
     
  16. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    I got about 2 inches out of 5100's on the front. I did black rockrock rims with goodyear wrangler 265/70/17's. I like the setup and it didnt break the bank.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Feb 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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