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Need advice for lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by K25, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    K25

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    Need some advice from all of you who have done this before. I have recently decided to get a lift and don't know exactly what is best. I'm open to any ideas, advice, experience that anyone has to better help my decision.

    I am mainly looking to get the factory suspension replaced and gain a 2in lift at the same time. I think that since things are sagging so bad it might end up being more than a 2in lift but that's ok.

    I was thinking about the 5100 with OME's. But I don't know what setting or spring would satisfy my needs. As for the rear I was also planning on going with the 5100's but adding a new leaf pack. I did notice that most leaf packs give at least 2.25 (dakar) or higher lift. And to my understanding I will need new u-bolts, brake line, exhaust hanger, etc. would I also need dif. extensions for the front with a 2in lift?

    I don't go off road much, don't have the time. But I suspect that with the upgraded suspension I will probably be hitting some nice sloppy mud back in the woods. I will still not get into serious off roading so I don't need anything extreme.

    Like I said any info will help. I have an 03 4x4, quad cab, with a camper shell.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    I would recommend the 5100's and OME coils up front and a Deaver J59 pack in the rear. They give about 1.5" of lift, i also have a shell on my truck and the deavers don't sag at all with the weight. They actually ride better! As for the exhaust hanger, i didn't replace this and i have no issues. I just got a rear stainless line from Wheelers. Btw Wheelers is the best place to go for all this suspension stuff.
    Hope this helped!
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    x2 on the deavers in the back, good ride!
     
  4. Jan 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    what OME coils do you recommend? 881, 882? and at what setting do you have your 5100? I am assuming they are at 0. I'll look at the deavers, thanks.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    eibach's and 5100's set at 0"
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    i agree:D they are awesome some people think they are stiff but im not to sure about that. i love the ride its great. or you could go with a new set of oem coils with 5100s set to 2"..my friend loves this set up on his 99 taco
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    I would go 5100's and the ebiach springs set at. 85 it will give you 3 inches with the aal from toytec. You will jot need.to extend th brake lines or anything. The 5100's are not designed to work with the OME springs. All though people do it I stayed with what was so posed to work together.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    He has a 1st Gen bud with the Eibachs set a 0 we get over 3's of lift :cool:
     
  10. Jan 31, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    Eibachs and bilstein in the front, rear lift shackles in the back, you are good to go.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Eventually I will go to a 3+ lift all the way around but right now 2-2.5 will do. I'm going to go with the Dakar leaf pack, 881's, and rancho's. I'm also buying all the msc pieces, u-bolts, brake line, dif drop, etc. So in the future (it will have to be a couple of years until the wife gets over the current cost) all I will have to do is R&R all of the shocks. The eibach's and 5100's sound like a great match, first I had heard of it. thanks again
     
  12. Feb 7, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Are the Rancho's adjustable like the 5100's? If not, why not just buy the 5100's now and set them at 0" while running your OME's, then when you're ready for that additional 1-1.5", set them at 1"? You can then add an AAL in the back and level it all out. Just seems like a waste of money to buy the Ranchos (if they arent adjustable) when you know you want to go higher, and the 5100's can be adjusted.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    cost, that's why. it all boils down to cost and what I am able to get away with for the time being. I agree with you completely but my main concern is to replace the most expensive piece now, the leaf packs. At a later day when the shocks wear down it will be cheaper for me to buy just shocks, AAL, and Eibachs. Right now all the extra parts are running up the price. If I wasn't buying the extra stuff I would be spending the money on the 5100's now.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    and no, they are not adjustable like the 5100's. Plus after looking around I would rather get most of the lift from the coils rather than the shocks. Although going up one notch wouldn't hurt on the shocks I know I will be getting stiffer coils in the future.
     
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