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Need lift kit advise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Claude LeChasseur, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    Claude LeChasseur

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    Hi everyone,

    Just bought a brand new 2011 4X4 Tacoma truck. It is an access cab with an automatic transmission and with the 4 cylinder engine (2.7L).

    My new truck has less ground clearance than my old 2000 Tacoma :)(), and I would like to improve ground clearance because I need to go in forest trails when I go hunting or train my dogs.

    I'm thinking about a small lift, about 3 inches. Could you please help me to select the best option for my needs.

    1) would you have a lift kit model and manufacturer to recommand me and the optimal front and rear lift (3 in 1 in or 3 in 2 in,...:confused:)

    2) what impacts a lift kit would have on the driving, on the gas consumption, on the Toyota warranty, on my drive train joints and differentials?

    3) Should I replace the shock absorbers? and what model and munufacturer would you recommand, I would like to get something heavyduty

    4) Should I get it aligned when I got the lift kit installed?

    Thank you all for your precious information and advise.

    Claude,

    :confused:
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Puud33

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    LR UCA's, 886 OME lift with rear AAL.
    OME lift kits are probably the most popular. This is one of the better sites to look at kits.
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...rt&page=shop.browse&category_id=113&Itemid=72

    As for the warranty im not positive if a smaller 3 inch or less lift would void it, but Im certain the bigger six inch lifts would because of all the changes made to the frame and other parts of the car.

    More often then not when you put on bigger tires and a lift your speedometer will be off.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Pretty sure the warranty would be voided... in California it is anyway. I'm gonna get a few miles on my '11 before I go with any lift for that reason. A leveling kit will not void the warranty and might suffice for a bit more clearance than stock. And it is relatively cheap.

    Definitely get it aligned (and adjust the lights too, unless you want to get flashed all time.)

    Gear ratios could be an issue also with any increase in tire size as well.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Thanks Mark,
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    Thanks Taco BS
     
  6. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Claude LeChasseur

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    Thanks Mark,

    What is the difference between OME and Toytec?
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    4-leaf TSB, 5100s @ 1.75, Flowmaster 40, Undercover Tonneau, K&N drop-in, Nittos, NGK Iridiums, OME N182s
    Love my 5100/TSB setup!
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:24 AM
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    Claude LeChasseur

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    Thanks Chuck,

    That's what I'm thinking to go with, the ultimate Toytec with Bilstein 5100 and AAL TSB.
     
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