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Need help pickin lift for 97

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Army504, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    Army504

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    I was thinkin lift my 97 excab i dont really want high i want reaplace the stock shocks at the same time 3 in would be fine with me.
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    snag a set of good coilovers: Sway-a-ways, Icons, Fox's, King's, etc for the front. For the rear, an add a leaf or a full replacement leaf pack and some upgraded shocks to match the front.

    Or go cheaper and get Bilstein 5100s or OME shocks, front coils, etc.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 1:40 AM
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    ill take look at Bilstein 5100s will it be level when put them in?
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    how about if add body lift will it be even front an back?
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Dont get body lift- they're shit. And no, it wont do anything to level the stance. The 5100's are adjustable for the amount of lift. The incraments are:
    stock (0")
    .85"
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    2.75"
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    the rear only can go 1inch? and front can go 2.5? right any way back can get 2.5?
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    The shocks dont actually lift the rear, just allow for lift by having additional shaft length. In order to lift the back of the truck you need either a lift block of desired height(not recommended), or an AAL(add-a-leaf), or a complete replacement leaf pack of desired lift amount. Rear can be lifted as much as desired with the proper shock/lift component combination.
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    hmm ok i catch on. now thanks for help. im nubbie 2 moding trucks im more of honda guy:cool: thanks
     
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