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New Tacoma owner, need advice on removing body lift/new lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Seanawstin, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    Hey, all. I am new to this forum and a new toyota tacoma prerunner owner. I bought it and it has 6in body lift on it. I hate this and want to remove it, would it be hard to remove this myself? Also, I would like to put a new lift on it, I have read a bunch of threads but don't really answer my questions;
    Will the bilstein/OEM combo be acceptable for minor off roading? And in the future if I want to get a bigger lift is there a way to add to that lift setup, or would I have to get a complete new lift? I eventually want to get a long travel installed, but can't do it now. My budget is about $1,000.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    tacoman15

    tacoman15 Stop staring at me swan!

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    Most 6 inch lifts (IIRC) include cutting out the factory cross member to install the one included in the lift. I am sure there is some way to undo what has been done but I'm not sure it is going to be worth the effort. Why settle for something you hate?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    I didn't settle, I like the truck, and I like a challenge. Haha, but I was also informed it was a suspension lift, which I am aware now that it's not. Is there anyway to lower the lift? Even going over speed bumps too fast it hits real hard. What is that from?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    tacoman15 Stop staring at me swan!

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    To really know how to help, a picture of your setup would be nice if you have one.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    I was thinking the same :eek:
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    Well since you've never seen it before, I probably don't have it!
     
  8. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Yeah,thats a new one,6" body? i have 3 1/5" fabtech suspention/3"body lift. still rides stiff,but handles well.
     
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    So, tell me I was wrong....
     
  13. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Okay, good. I didn't want a 6 in body lift, so that's good news. Now, can I just remove that block fairly easily? And how do I go about taking the spacer off of the front. Is the spacer the reason I hit bumps so hard?
     
  14. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    I was wondering when I was going to be sent to the search button...

    thanks for the help guys
     
  15. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    pictures of what exactly?
     
  16. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    So far it look like it is neither a 6" lift of any kind, or a body lift of any kind. But we need better pics to tell.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    If you look in the rear wheel wells between the frame and the bed supports there will be blocks or spacers between there if you have a body lift. Could either be metal or something like hard rubber supports. Pictures would be best to tell thought like others have said.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Okay, I only have one of the side that I took earlier. I can take more tomorrow

    Let me post the other one up
     
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    hope this pic helps out a little, I will post more tomorrow morning
     
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    Can you take a pic a little lower down? What size tires are those?
     
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