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>>Need Lift Advice<<

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TxSailor, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    TxSailor

    TxSailor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Blacked out emblems, 50% Tint, Bilstien 5100 Adjustables in front, AAL in the rear. Soon...debadged, Satoshi grill, possible tube doors if I can find the right shop.
    I've been looking at Toytec lifts but while while shopping around, I found Off-Road Warehouse and contacted them about a certain lift that they offered because it was kind of vague on what all came in the kit. I received an response from a sales rep with them and they told me that they wouldn't recommend the lift because he advises against spacer lifts and offroading. He suggested going with Bilstien 5100 adjustable shocks (I believe they adjust up to 2.5 inches or so) and that would actually be cheaper that slapping on the spacers and everything that I would have gotten had I bought the orignial kit. But then there is part two. I would like to lift the rear as well and is where I'm stuck.

    Would any of ya'll get the Bilstiens and do an Add-a-Leaf/Block or would you just leave the rear-end be and roll with that? Any help would be great and thank ya'll in advance!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    First off, the guy you spoke to actually gave you great advice on steering you away from the spacer kit and toward the 5100's! The front 5100's have 4 settings, 0 (stock), .85", 1.75" and 2.5". If you just want to level it out, you could set them at 1.75 and leave the rear alone. If you set them up to 2.5, you'll probably want to lift the rear which means an AAL and new shocks (I wouldn't recommend blocks).
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    TxSailor

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    Blacked out emblems, 50% Tint, Bilstien 5100 Adjustables in front, AAL in the rear. Soon...debadged, Satoshi grill, possible tube doors if I can find the right shop.
    Alrighty, well I found the 5100s for my truck at $85 a pop and an AAL for $45 over at Suspension Connection and think I might just go with them and get everything on before I find more things to do to her lol. Any more ideas I can do to make her even better to terrorize up here?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    That's a slippery slope my friend! Spend a little time on this site and you can find TONS of things to do to your truck. Lift kits, body armor, wheels, tires, lighting upgrades, the list goes on. Get out while you can! :D
     
  5. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    TxSailor

    TxSailor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Blacked out emblems, 50% Tint, Bilstien 5100 Adjustables in front, AAL in the rear. Soon...debadged, Satoshi grill, possible tube doors if I can find the right shop.
    HAHA! Sorry sir, but I don't think I CAN leave now! Was stationed overseas and away from my truck too long to leave her without some TLC.
     
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