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Need Help With Lift Ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gleason05, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Gleason05

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    I want to lift my 2003 Tacoma SR5 TRD Extra Cab but have no idea where to begin. I don't want a big lift, no more than 3". Would just a leveling kit look better, what would look and perform the best, What kind of lift would be best? I was thinking about putting either 285/70/16 or 265/75/26 tires on it. Some suggestions would be great, pictures too.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    i have a 2002 black sr5 trd 4x4 Xtra cab and just finished putting my 2" leveling kit on yesterday, it makes it look and feel like a different truck imo. if your just goin for some looks that would be my route?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    saundern

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    i'm in the same boat. My front is sagging a bit and want to level it out until a can get a full lift later on. I won't do any hardcore wheeling until i get the full suspension upgrade

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    TacoMX

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    Just save up your money and do it right the first time brother.

    Trust me. A good lift is only a few more bucks.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    that's what i'm towards but that's after school and buying my first bike :D
     
  7. Mar 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Just wait and save up then man. And remember front Bils 5100's and eibach springs are like $300. A spacer kit is like $150-$175

    What kind of bike are you buying?
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    then i would have to get AAL too right?
    mine are stating to go flat
     
  9. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    2003 Installed AAL and bilsteins all around--Good ride not too stiff-I like it.
    Only regret--did not have front setting on the highest--will do that when I get time.
    Most of the recommendations were for 1.75"( i think, second from highest setting)
    I am going to UP it. With the AAL you need the highest setting.
    Haul wood so I needed the AAL--I say again-STILL GOOD RIDE.
    Keep us posted!!!!!!
    There are many that do not like the spacers- I never used them--do not know.
    AAL AND BILLIES--My recommendation. 265-75-16 tires too.You can try bigger--most say they RUB
     
  10. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    yeah, you can get an AAL from toytec for $79 iirc...
     
  11. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    how many leafs are in it?
     
  12. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    one, its an add a leaf
     
  13. Mar 12, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    that came out wrong haha i meant whole new leaf packs
     
  14. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Whole new leaf packs can have anywhere from 4-8 leafs depending on the style and amount of lift. But new packs are $$$...an aal Will revamp the old pack temporarily. Most aal's are only a single leaf.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    You dont have to have an aal :eek:
    Ive got nothing but stock component under my rear and it rides just like an AAl imo untill i can afford a new pack and the rear is about 1" higher than the front which is hte same as a 3" exp pack iirc.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mar 14, 2012 at 2:28 AM
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  17. Mar 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    This is 3 blocks in the back and like 2.5 up front? But its Revtek and was only $230!!! and another $110 for shocks in the rear. You dont need front ones
     
  18. Mar 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    Look at build!
    ^^ Hows the axle wrap and ride with those spacers :rolleyes:
    You know you pretty much just spent the same amount as it would have cost you to get billies and eibachs right, or even just billies at 2.5 & a AAL right?
     
  19. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    ^^ Fail haha
     
  20. Mar 17, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    But i got it from my job
     
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