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Need help deciding on a rear lift setup

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jordi992, May 23, 2020.

  1. May 23, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    I have a 2008 4wd v6 tacoma Looking for 3-4 inches lift.
    Already have aftermarket Upper arms.

    Im leaning towards the Icon RTX leaf springs, and the Bilstein B110 shocks. Probably going to need a bumpstop, and u-bolt flip kit if anyone can make a recommendation on that as well.


    Rear setup options
    Leaf:
    Icon Multi Rate RTX Leaf Spring Kit with U-Bolts - 51101 pair
    OME Dakar MEDIUM LOAD
    Shock:
    OME 60015 (15.87"-25.87")
    Bilstein B110 (16.34"-27.28")
    Bilstein 33-230337(15.01"-24.38")


    Front setup:
    Bilstein 24-239370 shock
    OME 2885 Coil
    Maybe a front spacer if i want more lift in the front
     
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    Wheelers makes a ubolt flip kit with superbumps. You should probably get a 3/8" spacer too for the bumps with the b110s. The b110s give a lot of travel, so you will want extended brake lines too, +4".

    The kit comes with the U-bolts, so you wont need to buy the bolts you listed above.

    I've been running b110s in the rear with OME leafs with wheelers superbumps u bokt flip kit and extended brake lines. I have been very happy with the b110s for their cost. They give so much droop I dont think the +2 extended brake lines are enough.
    I'm upgrading to Deavers and kings in rear now.
    Deavers are one of, if not the best maker of leaf packs. If you are spending that much on the Icons, check them out. Buy once cry once concept. I did not adhere to this concept unfortunately.
     
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  3. May 23, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    I'd stay away from the spacer if you are looking for function (off-roading). Look into the billstein 5160 coilovers. But if it is just for looks and an onroad or mild fireroads truck the spacer would be fine.
     
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  4. May 23, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    Thanks. Im in Canada so getting the U-bolt flip kit form wheelers might not be as cost effective as buying u-bolts and a plate here. I will check it out.

    I plan on doing mild off roading, The trails i want to run are right at the upper limit of a stock jeep wrangler. I think 2.5 inch lift would be enough for the tacoma to handle that, but want a bit more lift just for the looks of the truck. All the trails are slow speed crawl.

    Currently the truck has an unknown AAL in the rear, and a 1-2 inch spacer lift in the front. Rides like crap.

    another option instead of the B110 is the OME 60015 its about 1/2 an inch shorter, should get better up-travel.
     
  5. May 23, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    I have the exact setup in the rear as you describe (option 2) & love it. “Droop” is good- I used 4” extended brake lines. You won’t get 3” tho...
     
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  6. May 23, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    The lift and ground clearance will mostly come from your tire size. I wouldn't go past 2.5-3 inch suspension lift.
     
  7. May 23, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Something to consider into your decision process is the rear shock provides no lift at all, just travel within the lift. The lift comes from the leaf packs. Ground clearance part of the lift comes from tire size. Suspension part of lift accommodates larger tires.
     
  8. May 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    Thanks.

    I just called my local retailer, they are going to honor the sale this weekend, and give me a call Tuesday, they cant source the shocks in their system.

    I think i will go with
    Icon RXT Leaf Spring Kit - 51101 pair
    Bilstein B110 (16.34"-27.28")
    Trail gear U-bolt flip and some kind of bump stop
    Extended brake lines

    Bilstein shock shock and 2885 Coil up front

    Currently running 285 wide tires.
     
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