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need help lifting 03 4x4 trd extra cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03 taco, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    I wanted to lift my tacoma 3 inches but dont know which system to use. Can anyone help with pics on their tacoma and which system used. thanks
     
  2. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    Hello i need help choosing a lift system may be 3 inches. Can anyone please help with pics and which lift you used on your tacoma. thanks
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    There are many options and LOTS of pictures available, if you spend some time browsing/searching the forums. Recommend you begin by reviewing the Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide and Suspension Lift Info stickies.

    FWIW, many of us are quite happy with combos that include Bilstein or OME shocks, OME or Eibach coil springs, and Wheelers Alcan or OME leaf springs.

    In the end, your choice will/should depend on your specific NEEDS (e.g., Are you lifting for function or aesthetics only?) and your BUDGET (i.e., Do you have a few hundred or a few thousand dollars to spend?).
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    This is with Old man emu nitro chargers and 881's up front and nitro chargers and a wheelers AAL in the rear. Nice firm ride, and about 2" of lift. could fit a larger tire on there if i needed to.

    There is a ton of info on this. Everyone will tell you that their set up is the best, when the majority of them are about equal.

    Check out Wheelers and Toytech. The only thing i can say is that the adjustable billies on stock coils seem to be the least expensive while achieving a decent lift, but in the long run its not the best idea. I had them on back order and changed the whole plan last minute.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    hey thanks Facemob for the info and nice set up. I new to this, thats what i want on the 2003 tacoma 4x4 about 2-3 inch lift. Would coilovers be best and was thinking of old man emu 7 leaf springs in rear. Is this good? Can someone please reply and post pics. thanks
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    wheres the best place to buy ome leaf pack and which coilovers should i do?
     
  7. Mar 28, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    contact wheelers offroad if your serious. they have a great customer service team. a coilover is the combo of the strut and coil spring, in my case an OME nitrocharger with an ome 881 coil spring. Like i said, if you are committed to making a purchase, call wheelers and they will guide you.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    hi im about to do the same thing and i was wondering why the bilstein 5100 kit you have no leaf spring that comes with it ? you can lift the suspension 2.5in and keep the old leaf springs?
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Take a look at my build. It's the full OME kit with Dakaar leafs in the rear. The ride is great and I'm now running 305's. Like everyone says there are several options and just depends on what you're looking for and how much you want to spend.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    ok i would love to look at youre build but i dont know how :/ can you tell how i can look at youre pictures? im new here
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    to look at his build, click on the hyperlink that says "mtnative's build" directly under his post, above his signature. Most guys with a build page have a link in that location.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    thanks!
     
  13. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Send some pics of your truck and the setup. 4x4 only please!
     
  14. Apr 7, 2012 at 5:41 AM
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    here are my newest pics instaled the offset mags and 31s this morning

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  15. Apr 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    I've got a OME kit and love it.
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    my truck sits almost perfectly level
    its about 1/2" taller in the back
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    hey guys thanks for your opinions on choosing my lift and after searching on tw im going with the bilstein 5100 front with stock coils and aal in the rear. My friend was suggesting that i should go with a top plate spacer in the front. Has anyone had any problems with the 5100 with stock coils set at 2.5". I really want the 5100's and currently have bilstein 4600's. What do you think and thanks for looking im glad i joined tw.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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    not trying to push you in a differnt direction.... i would upgrade the coils while your at it. if your hell-bent on the bilsteins, a lot of guys recomend the eibach coils. if you use the stock coils with the billys set at anything other than zero, basically all your doing is preloading the coil so it doesn't compress as much from the weight of the truck thus "lifting the truck" but sacrificing ride quality and coil performance. with a larger or non stock coil, there is no preload so you still get the full function of the coil itself.

    I may not be 100% accurate about this, but this is what i came away from the whole thing with when i was researching the topic ..... anyone care to chime in?
     
  19. Apr 26, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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    I guess what im trying to say is that the theory of "lifting" the truck actually means having the suspension not sag as much when the weight of the truck is applied to the springs..... in a sense (though most "lift systems" are a bit larger than stock, helping the "lift") .

    so if you are compressing the stock coil (billies set above zero, and stock coils), the coil wont give as much when the weight of the truck is applied, thus achieving "lift", but in reality the coil is already under "load" so it wont perform as intended.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    thats so true i have been thinking that down the road (future) ill have problems with the 5100's and the stock coil set up. Thanks for the info.
     
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