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Need help on upgrading suspension.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lilbigmurray, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:35 AM
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    lilbigmurray

    lilbigmurray [OP] New Member

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    2in suspension lift and 3in body with 33" tires looking to improve to 3in suspension and 2in body
    One kit I have in mind is skyjacker 3in lift with nitro shocks and struts, and new leaf springs. Should I get new front springs and upper control arms and how much would the new UCAs help? Im trying to stay on a budget too. I just need some help improving my Yota.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:18 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    Whats wrong with it now? Are you completely stock?
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:39 AM
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    lilbigmurray

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    2in suspension lift and 3in body with 33" tires looking to improve to 3in suspension and 2in body
    Its just worn out I bought the truck about 2 1/2 years ago and the lift was already on there. I would just like to upgrade to do a little trail riding. Im looking to spend around $1500 on it and im trying to get as many opinions as I could before I just went out and just bought something.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:45 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/11282-tacoma-lift-faq-guide-read.html
    check this out.

    The most popular lifts on the site are

    bilstein 5100's all around with eibach/toytec coils up front, and either an AAL or replacement leaf pack in the rear. (if you lift the back more than 2", such as if you went with a replacement leaf pack, 5150's would be best.)

    Old Man Emu complete lift kits
    (Coils, shocks, leaf pack)

    and the high-end
    Coilovers (King, Icon, Fox) with replacement leaf packs/long rear shocks

    New UCAs would be needed if youre lifting the truck 3+ inches, to keep alignment. If you stay at 3, you dont NEED them, but they'll help

    Also, I'd reccomend removing the body lift if you plan on wheeling. They weaken the connection between the body and the frame, and can cause serious damage if one of the spacers break
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:48 AM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    Beat ya to it :cool:
     
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