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NEED HELP WITH A LIFT

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TheBlackStallion, May 31, 2016.

  1. May 31, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    TheBlackStallion

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    I have the 2016 Tacoma SR5 4x4 LB

    Love everything about it but I would like to lift 1.5" to 2" all around to maintain the rake for towing...I'm new to lifting and I'd like to do this right without blowing all my wheel money. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
  2. May 31, 2016 at 7:51 PM
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    Start w/ the search function, there are numerous posts and tons of advice. Most seem to indicate that the '16 is not that much different from the 2nd gen. Many here will suggest you stay away from blocks and shims, rather going with replacing stock suspension. This is of course more costly. If you can't find people here that are local to you, check your regional forum for information on shops that do suspension upgrades.

    Good luck!
     
  3. May 31, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    Dean724

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    Start here..https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...2016-tacoma-presented-by-toytec-lifts.395798/
    You'll get a ton of opinions on what's best. Looks for those who have actual experience with 2016s. I have Bilstein 5100s set at .85 and I'm perfectly even and doing the install myself I'm in under $200. If you have someone install them you'll be around $400 total with this set. The ride is plush and perfect and never looked back.
     
  4. May 31, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    TheBlackStallion

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    Nice. Thanks for the tips guys, I'm new to the forum and still figuring things out.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    Hankstone

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    If the rear of your truck is sagging when towing then your front end is being lifted/lightened some. Not real safe... get a weight distribution hitch, properly set up you should have just about the same rake with your trailer on as you do with it off.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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    TheBlackStallion

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    It's not happening, just a concern if I level. It was my understanding that the rake was for aerodynamic and towing...I assumed with a heavier load that the back of the truck would drop down and give the truck that wheelie look, which I am trying to avoid.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    Just saying... if the rear is sagging then the front is coming up. Measure from ground to wheel well with and without load.
     

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