1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Need advice on lifting my truck!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TRDChris, May 11, 2011.

  1. May 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM
    #1
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    I have a 2001 Toyota Tacoma, I just got the truck a while back stock and I really want to lift it! It's a 4 cylinder 5 lug... I'm wondering how I can go about lifting it, what lift kits are available for me since I want to lift it at least 2.5 inches, I would greatly appreciate any help since I don't know too much about lifting!? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. May 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM
    #2
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    13,025
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/149086-help-chosing-lift-kits.html

    you can try to use the search function on the site
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/140293-need-help-lift-kit.html

    stolen from netmonkey.... from here..http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/toytec-lifts/117712-help-choosing-toytech-lift.html

    dont get spacer lifts.
    the bilstien 5100's are the cheapest (0.85", 1.75", and 2.5" lift)
    the OME lift is next in cost (replaces the stock coils and shocks - 2.5" lift).
    the toytec coils are probably next in cost (1-3" lift).

    you will need a lift option for the rear. typical solution is the add a leafs with the 5100's.

    at 3" you really should get after market upper control arms that add in camber.

    the toytec ultimate lift kit inlcudes everything for a 3" lift except the UCA's
     
  3. May 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    #3
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    Can I install the bilstien 5100 shocks with my stock coils?
     
  4. May 11, 2011 at 11:33 AM
    #4
    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Member:
    #8536
    Messages:
    1,676
    Gender:
    Male
    Pflugerville, TX
    Vehicle:
    2010, 4x4, DC, off-road, shortbed, automatic
    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders
    yes
     
  5. May 11, 2011 at 2:39 PM
    #5
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    Thanks man I appreciate it.. I was lost
     
  6. May 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM
    #6
    sambojee

    sambojee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Member:
    #53629
    Messages:
    287
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    06 sr5 4x4 Tacoma
    5100 set at 2.5, AAL 1.5, Mesh grill with 4 lights behind it, black headlights, tinted aftermarket foglights HID, magnet mount 6 foot wire with cb stuff, toolbox, new deck and speakers, big clevis in the back, Moto Metal 951, BFG MT KM2s 265s, LED light bar under tailgate, black badges, blacked out tail lights, ScanGauge, TRD seat covers, black lower valance, K and N air filter.
    ive got an 06 and i just lifted my truck 2.5 inches with 5100s and 1.5 AAL in the back and everything is stock except the shocks and it only cost around $300
     
  7. May 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM
    #7
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    that's exactly what I want to do and that's a pretty good price I thought it would be more expensive... Did you get them installed or did you install them yourself? I was worried i would need new coils, I didn't know that you could install them with the stock coils.
     
  8. May 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM
    #8
    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Member:
    #8536
    Messages:
    1,676
    Gender:
    Male
    Pflugerville, TX
    Vehicle:
    2010, 4x4, DC, off-road, shortbed, automatic
    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders

    installing the AAL's are really easy, but taking apart the coils can be a pain. you can rent a spring compressor and do it yourself, but if you dont want to muscle with the compressor, you can take the coils to a shop and they can compress the spring and put on the new shocks. (they might charge $30 for each coil?)

    here is a pic of a set of compressors on a coil. when you crank them down, the screws can bend really bad and there is a risk of them popping off which could be very painful.

    [​IMG]

    dont forget to get an alignment after you lift your truck.

    good luck :)
     
  9. May 11, 2011 at 6:54 PM
    #9
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    Thanks buddy I appreciate your help.. this helped alot
     
  10. May 12, 2011 at 9:49 AM
    #10
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    22,166
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Lol @ the troll
     
  11. May 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    #11
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Member:
    #27905
    Messages:
    35,266
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Christian
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM TRD OR 4wd Auto DCSB
    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    Not sure what lifts are out ther for the 4 bangers but lift if you like. If you do it right it will have minimal negative effects on the truck. It will be a bit more top heavy but it is a truck not a Porsche so your shouldn't be trying to take corners at high speed anyway.
     
  12. May 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    #12
    TRDChris

    TRDChris [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Member:
    #56029
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    La Puente
    Vehicle:
    5 lugger
    H.I.D 6000K, 5% tint all around, black on blacked out rims(sprayed stock rims), fog light mod, deckplate mod, plastidipped bumper and interior, self made eyelids, window visors, clear corners, Billet grille, trd grill emblem
    dont plan on going to high just some lift... I dont like it so low
     
  13. May 23, 2012 at 6:08 AM
    #13
    alexander323bc

    alexander323bc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Member:
    #46454
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Buffalo New York
    Vehicle:
    4cyl access cab
    Anyone know how much it would cost to have to have place install my bilstiens? they will be used with the stock coils.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    #14
    david2011sr5

    david2011sr5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Member:
    #50609
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    take a guess
    East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 SR5 4x4
    afe pro dry, weather tech floor liners,5100's on all four corners@ 0, eibach 620 coils. toytec 3/4" spacer driver/s & passenger/s, rear spring tsb w/toytec 1" blocks, 4runner sport wheels, in channel vent visors, 1.25 spidertrax wheel spacers on the front, Wet Okole's, smity tow hook.
    None of the lifts recamended will work on your truck since you have a 5 lug. Your options are limited. I'd go to the 5 lug section and talk with them. Your limited in options I.e. spacer lifts unless you want to drop some serious coin.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    #15
    david2011sr5

    david2011sr5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Member:
    #50609
    Messages:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    take a guess
    East Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 SR5 4x4
    afe pro dry, weather tech floor liners,5100's on all four corners@ 0, eibach 620 coils. toytec 3/4" spacer driver/s & passenger/s, rear spring tsb w/toytec 1" blocks, 4runner sport wheels, in channel vent visors, 1.25 spidertrax wheel spacers on the front, Wet Okole's, smity tow hook.
    Woops just noticed how old the thread is...
     
To Top