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need help choosing a mild lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Big D, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Big D

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    hi guys. i'm new to tacoma world so forgive me for asking the same old questions you've answered a hundred times already. but i'm wanting to lift my truck, not much just enough to go up tire sizes an inch and stop my flaps from scrubbing everytime i go in and out my driveway. i've looked at several kits online some kind of junky and cheap like daystar to more high dollar sets like ready lift. found one called zone lifts for $160 that was rated real high on another forum. toytec had a butt load of lifts but the guy over the phone said the cheaper kits of there own name road like bricks for shocks. so what i'm asking is the zone lift going to do the same job as the ready lift at a lower price or is it like running shoes and you get what you pay for .
     
  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's and AAL is what I did. Search "lift" on this forum and that recipe comes up over and over.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    dude you're obviously going to get what you pay for. if you think a ready lift is "high dollar" you need to re-think your lift. i've never heard of a zone lift and around here, ready lift is basically the asshole of lifts. like wilson said, 5100s is probably the best bang for your buck, but you're going to spend a fair bit more than 160
     
  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    5100's up front. your choice for the rear. 1.5" or 2" AAL Just do MASSIVE research on the shocks you want for the rear. I learned this the hard way.


    Or, OME lift, or Toytec lift

    lots of options. Do some reasearch, and you will learn A LOT about your truck.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    thanks for the help guys. I was looking real hard at the 5100s and aal. i can get um both for around $350 the same price as the ready lift. and when i said "high dollar" I ws being funny. lift kits for a toyota is 1/3 the cost of anything else on the road.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    if i go with the 5100s up front will i need to use the 1/4" spacer to ajust the lean from right to left?
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    You can also trim your front flaps too, look in the cheap free mod section.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    I got 2 1/2" front and 2 3/4" rear with my OME kit with Dakars on my DCLB

    How tall are you hoping to go?
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    i don't use a spacer, but some do. if you fill your truck up, does it lean to the left?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    I say you give toytec a call, use their discount code on this website, and get 884s or 885 coils up front with an AAL in the rear all for around $350. Then look for shocks, which OME or 5100(set at 0 up front) shocks would probably be plenty of shock for mild offroad abuse. oh yeah this would be a 3'' lift and you could go with 285s tires with minor trimming to the wheel wells

    Oh yeah but then you might want to look in to new UCAs for proper alignment. Oh and if you're offroading it some extended rear brake lines, if you go with longer shocks in the rear.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    thanks man for the discount code. i've read good things about OME, was going to look into it tomorrow after church. I know they have a kit at toytec for about $700 I think.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    i've got it. lovin every minute of it!
     
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    Love my OME lift
     
  14. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Like everything else, it really depends on what you want to spend. Mine cost about $220 total (I haven't replaced rear shocks yet but need to) but, as stated above, there are plenty of more expensive options.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    yeah the lifts are cheap ..it's the shocks is where they getcha.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    kind of.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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    toytec also sells a kit like the OME with bilsteins instead for about the same money. anybody using it?
     
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