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Need Lift Ideas and/or suggestions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Warfarin, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Jul 1, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    Warfarin

    Warfarin [OP] Member

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    Here's my 1999.5 Tacoma. I see a lift in her future but with so many options, my head is swimming. It's going to be a daily driver with very rare, light trail use. My thoughts are a very small lift with Bilstein 5100's front and back with original front coils and either add-a-leaf or a full leaf pack. With such a short lift, would I need to drop the transfer case? What about shackles?

    I value your suggestions.



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  2. Jul 2, 2016 at 5:05 AM
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    JPinFL

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  3. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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  4. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    Falken Rocky Mountain AT 265/75/16 They have been on there since before the lift. I will have to be getting some new tires in the near future. I am not sure if I will be staying with the same size, or maybe go a little skinnier. Something definitely lighter in weight though.
    Here's a picture as it is now. My daughter took the shell for her '04 Tacoma.
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  5. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    That's a great looking lift! So that's just with the OME kit? With such a mild lift I assume you didn't have to drop the transfer case, extend the brake lines or or replace any hardware?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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    Nope. Nothing. That's why I just the small lift. I didn't want to have to do anything extra or worry about other things down the road associated with doing a 3+ inch lift.

    I don't do tons of off-road and it's my daily driver. So there was no need to get anything more than a 2" lift.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Oh...and Thanks for the compliment. I am happy with how it is.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    cxracing turbo, fic6, methanol injection, 5100s/eibachs, skyjacker leafs, rear 5125s, no-slip rear locker, 35" grabber x3, magnaflow muffler, throttle body spacer, retrofit headlights, trans cooler, bed lined exterior, excessive stereo etc...
    Not sure what you mean by dropping the t case but as long as you stay under 3" youl be fine. The ome is a complete kit and should come with everything you need. You have a choice of what coil you want if you want the front end to sit a little higher than one he posted above
     
  9. Jul 2, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    The OME complete looks nice. The website said that particular kit is not compatible with my year model. I believe I'll need the 95-97 kit.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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    95-97s have shorter leafs.
     

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