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New truck lift kit question from new member

Discussion in 'New Members' started by PlanoTaco, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    PlanoTaco

    PlanoTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a 2012 Tacoma 4x4 and want to lift it by myself. I have the tools but not sure which lift kit to buy. Tuff Country, RevTec, Toytec???
    What did you buy and do you think a novice could do it?? Also reading about
    wear and tear on joints after a lift, is this something I need to fix?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Welcome from Georgia, Toytec is nice
     
  3. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    did you do all the work yourself?
     
  4. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    PlanoTaco

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    I would like to keep it around 3" for warranty reasons. Yours looks great
     
  5. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Wut's yer budget ?
     
  6. Dec 26, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Welcome to TW, Reed!

    The answers to your questions depend on a number of factors including the purpose of your lift, your budget, your driving/usage habits, etc. If you haven't already done so, I recommend you spend some time perusing the the Suspension Lift Info and Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide Stickies in the Suspension forum. Both contain a wealth of information of various lift options.

    When you're ready to buy, DSM, Wheelers, and ToyTec offer competitive pricing on great products from manufacturers like Bilstein and OME.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    as someone stated above, what is your purpose and price range?
     
  8. Dec 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Thanks and no I didn't do it myself
     
  9. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Budget is always on my mind, but would like to do the mods myself. Have always enjoyed working on my cars, but don't want to create problems for myself and or the warranty. Will be probably 70% on and 30% offroad. Budget is around 3K to fix up the newest addition. Here is my List and trying to stay under budget.

    1. Tint windows
    2. BAK F1 & BAK Box = Tailgate Lock
    3. Lift, Wheels, & Tires?? DIY
    4. WeatherTech Floormats when they come out.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Thanks for all the advice it is a bit of information overload when it comes to Lift Kits / Level kits. Body / Suspension. Different Dealers....
     
  11. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks Steve, now I have a good source to start with to make a educated decision on the basics. Really appreciate it. This has to be the best forum for any vehicle ever built.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    Why toytec?
    Don't get toytecs or OME get some Icon CO's, deaver springs, and some 2.0" shocks with resis.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    exactly why type of offroad?
     
  14. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    I grew up in Midwest and go hunting up there, so mostly back woods, country roads that haven't been maintained, and quite a few fields with no road at all.
     
  15. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    im thinking the OEM lift with deavers... but i need more to chime in. Im more of the "go fast" kinda off roading.
     
  16. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Zach, please slow down for us newbies

    2.0" shocks with resis???
     
  17. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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  18. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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  19. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    I just installed toytec lift this week and it went on quick and looks great. Got aligned perfectly without new UCAs. Spent about 2100 for Lift, Wheels and Tires... just to give you an idea.
     
  20. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Bon, amazing build, did you have to mod anything on your updated lift other that replace OEM?
     
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