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Looking to do some mods -need good advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by carneya1, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. carneya1

    carneya1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First all I have a 2006 crew cab tacoma trd offroad 4x4 silver. The shop in my town is offering a rough country 4" or 6" suspension lift http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota-suspension-lift-kit-747-20.html
    Install for 1700$ but I know that add a leaf in rear and coil overs in front would be a better ride! Now don't have a ton of extra cash cuz have baby due in December but I want to get my truck lookin good, so I wanting 4-6" with 33s-295 what are some good lifts to look at that maybe isnt 2000$(before installed)

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  2. carneya1

    carneya1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Also with getting that lift can I just buy a set of coil overs for front and take off that above coil lift or would I have to change out alot of other parts also ?
     
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    You will see majority of people on this forum come in and persuade you NOT to buy a drop bracket lift. In many cases they may reduce clearance unless you run huge tires. And you will have to cut the front cross member. IF you are set on that route, lots of people seem to love the RCD 4" lift, and can vouch for it being quality parts.

    If you are not going offroad and are deadset on the drop bracket then thats fine, many people still run them.

    Take a look at wheelers:
    http://wheelersoffroad.com/toyota/tacoma/2005-tacoma-4x4-and-prerunner/suspension-and-chassis/

    They have a many of the more popular setups people run on here.

    Otherwise search around this forum 2nd gen section and you will see the lift question has been asked a lot.
     
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    carneya1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks , I am not set on anythin just yet, it's goin to be my everyday truck so won't be going offroad except at hunting land maybe few times lightly, I just wanna get the look an height and put 33s or 295s on it but I don't wanna hve a horrible stuff ride, I know coilovers are the best just so expensive an with baby due can't drop that much right now just on lift
     
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    If you want to run just 33's, I'd suggest the 4" RCD lift. I don't remember specific pricing, so it may be higher than what you were looking to do. It is made to run 33's (may require very MINIMAL trimming of some items for full articulation) whereas 6" lifts look best with/are designed for 35's.

    Or you can save up and just put together a great suspension later on. Truck is plenty capable in stock form. And for example...OME full lift kit is right in the $1200 range and is a great 2.5-3inch lift that can accommodate 285's with some trimming and looks good.

    Probably some good info in here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/98012-rcd-club-how-many.html
     
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    maxtrac 4" spindles + new coilovers + new rear leaf pack of your choice
     
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    For that price you could get a really nice coil over setup that would be my recommendation.
     
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    all the prices i have seen on 6' coilovers alone are 1500$ thats not including rear. unless i have been lookin at wrong places online lol
     
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    Full coil over set up with aal and new rear shocks all fox

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    May be a tad more but a lot better setup if you ask me
     
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    I think 6 inch lift is ugly. Mostly 2WD guys do that just for looks.
     
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    I have 2.5 inch with add a leaf with 285/75/16 BFGs A/Ts I get a lot of compliments.

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    what website is that and how much lift is that?? and is that everything ill need or are there other parts to order also? i would be happy with a 4' coilover lift i just need to know evrything i need to buy. i wont be offroading much since cant afford to tear anything up right now and its everyday vehical and with baby riding in back seat lol thatnk yall for the help btw
     
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    mine has the horrible (lol) spacer 2' lift and blocks right now (leveling kit) but i want lil more height for looks and fit 33s since it wil be my everyday ride just tryin make it look good but also ride smooth and if i do decide to offroad one day then itll be able to and good resale value for when i can afford a 2013 tacoma crewcab
     
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    you're going to have to top out at 3" of lift. without slapping an expensive drop bracket on it or a ridiculous body lift, it's basically the max for these trucks, and for good reason; a 3" suspension lift will be more capable than a 6" DB lift plus have a lower center of gravity.

    plus fitting 33" tires almost ALWAYS requires trimming of sorts. don't worry about it, everyone trims.... eventually
     
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    Tcprerunner what website is that and would that be the only three things I need to buy, cuz it seems like in the kits there are alot more peices involved to lift it? And how much lift is that?
     
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    http://sdhqoffroad.com/

    And yes that is all you need aal gives you rear lift and the coil overs give you front it is max 3" but you won't even need that to clear 33" tires.. This setup will work q0x better then a db lift .. Only other thing you may need is extended brake lines and if you do the Max 3" you will need aftermarket uca's to correct alignment issues..
     
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    Call and talk to the guys at sdhq tell them you heard if them on tacoma world they will treat you great and help you get the perfect setup for you
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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