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new 2012 w/questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lonecountryboy, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM
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    lonecountryboy

    lonecountryboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a new 2012 Tacoma dcsb auto yesterday won't pick it up till next Saturday but I was wondering about what to do about leveling it up, the dealer sells a Revtek leveling kit for 999 installed and the tech I talked to said if I wanted it level to just put the spacers in front and nothing in the back. I don't see 3" of difference in between the front and rear looks more like a 1 to 1.5" difference so does that tech not know what he is talking about? Plus I am not a real big fan of spacer kits been looking at the bilstien 5100 setup but what setting would you do for level? Only thing that really bugs me about the truck is the front sitting lower so what does everybody else suggest? Tried searching but man there are so many different things I got tired of reading can anybody just give me a definitive answer? Oh and the 2012 is absolutely superb love what they did with inside and the front end.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    don't do the dealer-installed leveling kit! they're charging you about 2-3x what you could have that same kit installed for elsewhere!

    i had bilsteins on my first-gen (2000) tacoma and loved 'em, but i'll let the 2nd gen guys chime in on the appropriate settings for level. you'll be much much happier with the bilsteins over the spacer though, that's for sure!

    congrats on the new truck!
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    Dealer usually charges exorbitant amounts for cheap lifts - it's a good moneymaker for them. Bilstein 5100s are the way to go for an inexpensive lift. The four height settings are 0.0, 0.85, 1.75 and 2.5. 1.75 would likely bring your truck level.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    Note, the truck is designed to run with a bit of rake. Level it out and you may get a bit of whistling at high speeds (85+ mph) around the windshield seal.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    Ome kit with front spacer is only 1k. Install it yourself. Same price as dealer junk but way better performance.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    Thanks for the quick reply's but that rake just bothers me also any problem going up one tire size say to 265/75/16 which is a 1" bigger tire? Have some aftermarket wheels already so was going to put some different tires on it right away but don't want to impact the performance or mileage to badly.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    265/75-16 is the biggest you can run without trimming.

    BTW, watch the weight of the tire. The popular BFG All-Terrain is heavy, 52 lb or so per tire. There are a few all-terrain tires available in P-size (vs LT) that are in the 40-lb range: Toyo Open Country AT, Hankook Dynapro ATM and Bridgestone Revo2.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    That tire size is a great size for these trucks with a slight lift. wont change mileage or performance much at all.
    good choice! :)

    I reccomend duratracs but like said above, get something not to heavy..
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Was looking at the hankook looks like a pretty decent tire for around 580 installed which brings up another question about the tpms is that going to be an issue with the aftermarket wheels I have and will that turn into a big pain in the butt. How much is a new set of sensors or do I have to fool it like some of the other guys have done here on TW? Great site by the way loooots of information out here.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    He thinks you want to just level it out .... if you want to lift it then you do the front and back.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Two options if you want to keep TPMS working:
    - Have the mechanic move the TPMS sensors from your OEM wheels to your aftermarket wheels. OEM alloy wheel sensors will generally work on aftermarket alloys. OEM steel wheel sensors will not.
    - Purchase a set of new TPMS sensors with the new wheels and have the dealer program them into the truck.
     
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