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new lift suggestions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KaliTaco, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2008 at 11:50 AM
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    KaliTaco

    KaliTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have an 08 taco db lb and i want to lift it. what option would be the best option. trying to keep cost down. thanks

    option 1. do rear tsb leaf spring at toyota and bilstien 5100's adj in front. and set at 2.5 inch. cost is $160 for parts.

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    option 2. do rear tsb at toyota get 1 inch blocks for the rear and billy 5100 adj in the front and set to 2.5? cost is $250 for parts.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    dont do blocks in the rear..........the ride will definitely suffer. go with the rear leaf tsb, then billy 5100's set at 1.75........ride should be good and pretty close to level, especially after the rear settles a bit.:)
     
  3. Oct 5, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    KaliTaco

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    i kinda wanted to do the 2.5 inch lift. 1.75 to level sounds good. if i wanted to do 2.5 in the front what would be good in back with the leaf springs tsb?
     
  4. Oct 5, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    How will rear blocks make the ride suffer.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    with rear blocks, they can cause alot of axle wrap, and blocks are also known to break, so to me...definitely not worth running blocks. i'd much rather run aal's.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    an aal should do the trick for you(add a leaf).
     
  7. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    Does the TSB change the ride height in the front? Or just the rear?? I plane to get my done next week and I am hoping they will install spacer that I supply.. Adding the spacers should only add about 30 mnutes to the job and I am willing to pay for that...Thought? Comments???
     
  8. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    the tsb only changes height in the rear. what kinda spacers are you adding??
     
  9. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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    I havent decided on the spacers, I am leaning towards welded steel vs aluminum, any suggestions? I have seen some on Ebay for around $70 that look fairly well made...
     
  10. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    either/or really, but i'd probably go with the steel ones.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions, now I will see what the dealer says about non OEM parts being installed during the TSB. From my perspective it's an easy way to charge an hours labor for an otherwise "free" job. I will let you all know how it goes...
     
  12. Oct 5, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    Tacomaman06 I'm just curious, Do you work for some kind of 4x4 shop ? or a spring and alignment shop ? Just wondering....................
     
  13. Oct 5, 2008 at 5:14 PM
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    KaliTaco

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    this was alot of help. thank you to all. im going to get the tsb done so i get about 1 inch lift in back and billy's 5100 and set to 2.5 setting with stock coils. very helpful forum. thank you to timmer and tacomaman06
     
  14. Oct 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    Sorry...but I could not be more impressed with my rear blocks. I've got PRO COMP 2.5" front spacers, 2" rear blocks and LOVE IT. I think that a lot if people tend to get too invoived with the "serious of-road" world and spend more money than is needed. If your just an average driver looking for some additional clearance...don't worry about it. You are not going to notice a difference between any of the BASIC lifts. If your a SERIOUS 4x4'R...you would be looking on the Crawler forums and be happy to spend THOUSANDS on your rig. Lift it and you will be happy.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    KaliTaco

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    your spacers and block with stock springs? any upgrades?
     
  16. Oct 5, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    AMEN Brother !!! SongDog you hit the nail on the head. I feel the same way. I think alot of people on here get alot of costly advice ( sometimes) it all depends on what you are doing with the truck............
     
  17. Oct 5, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    so final question is that im not going off roading. just want to lift my truck. im going with billys 5100 in the front and adjusting them to 2.5. rear blocks at 1 inch with tsb leaf. everything else stock. do you guys see anything wrong with that setup?
     
  18. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    nope....i build golf carts.:D

    as far as my comment about blocks....if you like them,cool. i have known blocks to cause axle wrap, so i always suggest going with aal's in the rear over blocks. pure suggestion/ pure opinion.:)
     
  19. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    if that is the setup you want to run, it should work pretty well.:)
     
  20. Oct 5, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    KaliTaco

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    thanks thats just want i want to hear. that it will work together. thanks!!
     
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