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New with Lift kit questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SilverStreekTaco, May 30, 2008.

  1. May 30, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    SilverStreekTaco

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    hey guys whatsup just found this site from online and looks like a fun and active one.. I had some questions about getting a lift kit on my truck i was looking at the 3" toytec and was wondering if anyone has gotten the
    3" Pro Basic Kit or the 3” Lift Coil Kit with AAL

    i dont really know the difference between them but i know that i would like a smooth ride without any squeeking or noise coming from under my truck.. im kind of a picky guy and i hate hearing things that dont sound right. My style of riding is basically towing a boat and also putting dirtbikes in the back, i havnt ever taken my baby 4 wheeling but if i do it will be very minimum.



    What lift do you guys recommend?
     
  2. May 30, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    ShorelineFab

    ShorelineFab Ask for forgiveness than permission

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    Good question !

    I'm on stand-by to hear a response!:cool:
     
  3. May 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    The main difference between the two is that the Pro Basic kit uses spacers. The coil lift uses coils.

    The Coil lift (OME Coils) will give you better ride comfort and suspension travel than the spacer lift. But since you said that off roading is not a priority, the Spacer lift is more than adequate for your needs.
     
  4. May 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Get the coils. :)
     
  5. May 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM
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    the coil lift is better by far and at the same time cost more, i wont ever put on spacers on my truck. they ruin the ride quality.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    +1 on the spacers. Doodoo! Get coilovers for the best ride.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Ok so I am also new with Lift kits and i have a question. I have the stock bilstein shocks that came with the '08 TRD package. If I was to get the toytec 3" coil lift kit would I need to replace/upgrade my current shocks? Or is that not a large enough difference in hight to need to upgrade.. Also with installing a lift kit what other upgrades need to take place to keep the trucks integrity at highest potential?
     
  8. Jun 8, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    no need to replace your shocks. other upgrades include (but may not be necessary) are uca's and diff drop. your pretty much good to go with a 3" lift and an alignment
     
  9. Jun 8, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    Yes. You do need to replace your shocks. The OEM shocks on the Tacoma cant control the 3" lift springs spring rate. You will top out like crazy.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    I've got the spacer lift because I wanted a stiffer ride (can it on the nasty thoughts guys :eek: )-- than stock--it was just too "cushy" for me, didn't ride like a truck. I'm very happy with the spacers, and couldn't afford the coils anyway, but now it rides more like a truck should! Still not as good as my 2000, but close. No squeaks or noise--I certainly wouldn't call my lift "doodoo."
     
  11. Jun 8, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    he has the bilsteins. anyone else want to chime in on this?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Ok. It doesnt mention that in his post, or profile. If they are the OEM Bilstiens, he SHOULD replace them as they are not valved for the OME springs. They will give a poor ride, with very little damping control. If he has the 5100 series Billies on the front, he should be fine then. :)
     
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    sure it does
     
  14. Jun 8, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    LMAO! I am BLIND!!!! :eek:
    Sorry. Regardless, the OEM Billies cant comfortably control the OME springs.
     
  15. Jun 8, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    No matter what you're running for suspension, for hauling loads and towing it's hard to beat a set of Air Lift levelers.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    True. :)
     
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    I have the toytec with the drops and factory trd shocks. No squeaks or problems with anything.

    Chris4x4 and or Rick - When you say 5100's does that refer to the factory Bilstiens or is that the aftermarket adjustable ones? If it is the factory billies what is it that is bad? Are they not long enough?
     
  18. Jun 9, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    5100's refer to the aftermarket adjustable ones. A lot of people claim they ride much better than stock. And factory bilstiens ride really rough with OME lift, I have heard.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    This is absolutly correct. :)
     
  20. Jun 9, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    the 5100's are much different from the OEM. They have a larger oil capacity, and ( I was told from Bilstien) they have a poly top out bumper on the inside of the shock. Front 5100's come in a 3 position adjustable model. The OEM Bilstiens cant handle the spring rate on the OME springs. They are valved for the OEM Toyota springs. They can over heat and loose all damping ability when used with OME springs. :)
     
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