1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Need lift advise!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HaPPyCaMPer, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM
    #1
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO
    Ok so I have a brand new 2 week old 2013 DC Taco OR. Im pretty new to trucks in general so cut me some slack :)
    She will be a pavement princess 90% of time (shes my daily driver).
    Ive been doing some research but I really just want to hear you guy's opinion on what I should do.
    I've read into all the different options, but what I'm stuck on is what more than enough to meet what I am going to do with truck. The off roading I will be doing is mild dirt trails to go camping or off a back road to go shooting or hunting. I'm not doing anything extreme but I would like to be able to tackle mild stuff I come across in the field without worry.

    Heres what it must meet:

    -looking for 2.5" to 3" lift
    -must at least maintain close to stock ride comfort since I drive it daily
    -have enough performance to tackle anything mild to medium obstacles in the field
    - hopeflly fit somewhere around a 33" tire (not set on what Im doing there ether)
    -budget is not set. Im willing to pay for what I need, Ill spend 300 bucks or 1200 bucks, but dont want to buy more than I need
    -RIDE COMFORT is a MUST.

    Thanks guys
    Chad
    -
     
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:11 PM
    #2
    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Member:
    #89345
    Messages:
    728
    Gender:
    Male
    az
    Vehicle:
    2012 tundra rockwarrior
    none yet
    do a search and you'll find a wealth of information. most people on a budget do the blistein 5100's.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM
    #3
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO
    like i said I understand what is out there for kits, what Im looking for is opinion on what is needed for my level of OffRoading im looking to do.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM
    #4
    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Member:
    #94417
    Messages:
    6,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brock
    Paso Robles
    Vehicle:
    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
    stockish
    He has progressive coils.....preloading them will not retain a good ride, especially since he wants 2.5 to 3".



    Btw, OP...... for that much lift, u need to factor in the cost of new upper control arms


    Try calling Sonny or Micah at downsouth motorsports and tell them exactly what ur looking for and I bet they can find something for ya, and will not upsell u a single thing, and they always have the best prices/support
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM
    #5
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO
    Now correct me if Im wrong but if I go with a 2.5" i dont have to replace upper arms...correct?

    and like I said Im willing to spend the money for the best of what is suitable for my needs
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    #6
    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Member:
    #94417
    Messages:
    6,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brock
    Paso Robles
    Vehicle:
    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
    stockish
    Throw a dart in the dark at a dart board after spinning 3 times in place......

    U may hit the board, u may not.

    That's the probability of needing new uca at 2.5"

    Not the answer u wanted, I know......but its honest
     
  7. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:32 PM
    #7
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO
    lol great makes choosing soooo much easier lol

    thanks though
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39 PM
    #8
    Taco 12

    Taco 12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Member:
    #80461
    Messages:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 TRD-Off Road
    I was in the same boat as you when I bought my truck last year but I wanted to pay it off before I started spending all of my money on mods. If you are looking for a basic lift with keeping cost in mind I recommend 5100's in the front or OME 885's (for a better ride with the 5100's) and then either an add a lief or Dakars in the back. If you search around Tacoma World you can find some good deals at the recommended stores but keep in mind you will have to pay of install and alignment. Check out toytec's page and give them a call if you have exact questions. If you tell them what you want and what you want to spend they will recommend the right kit.

    The rule of thumb I learned was to add around $200-300 for installation and alignment.

    Good luck and welcome
     
  9. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:39 PM
    #9
    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Member:
    #94417
    Messages:
    6,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brock
    Paso Robles
    Vehicle:
    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
    stockish
    Sorry...... that's just 1 reason I went with toytec/eibach coils..... I don't need 3", and I don't wanna buy new uca.

    Call downsouth on Monday tho
     
  10. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM
    #10
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO

    downsouth?
     
  11. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:44 PM
    #11
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO
    thanks
    money really isnt an issue, im just trying to figure out what is overkill for my needs and go one step below that
     
  12. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:56 PM
    #12
    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Member:
    #94417
    Messages:
    6,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brock
    Paso Robles
    Vehicle:
    not so low, not so slow 2006 6 lug
    stockish
  13. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:20 PM
    #13
    HaPPyCaMPer

    HaPPyCaMPer [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Member:
    #105387
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2013 DC TRD OFFROAD TACO

    thanks!

    anyone else want to chime in with opinions? all are welcome!
     
  14. Jun 16, 2013 at 6:40 AM
    #14
    Gearheadesw

    Gearheadesw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Member:
    #76139
    Messages:
    1,869
    Gender:
    Male
    Davenport Fl
    Vehicle:
    2015 DC OR 4X4
    some
    These guys are saying the right things.
    Downsouth motorsports has TW disount, Wheelers can get you into what ever you need, Toy Tec has a ton of Tacoma stuff.
    Call and talk to these people and tell them what your looking for lift and performance wise, and any of them will get you going in the right direction.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2013 at 8:10 AM
    #15
    bjboucher

    bjboucher Mama says Tacoma World is da devil!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Member:
    #84371
    Messages:
    2,245
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brad
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    Former 2012 DCLB 4x4 SR5 Texas Edition
    OME complete kit w/ 885s on Nitrocharger Sports, 1/4" spacers, Dakars w/ Nitrocharger Sports, LR UCAs, 265/70-17, Duratracs, G4 Elite tonneau, Weathertech Window Deflectors, Weathertech digital floor liners, factory JBL/Entune, rear differential breather relocate.
To Top