1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

not going to lift her

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:04 PM
    #1
    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Member:
    #7995
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    clearwater fl
    Vehicle:
    96 tacoma sx l
    header,short rack and pinion, heavy duty shocks, grill guard, flowmaster exhaust,pacesetter header without catalytic converter, one 10 inch xant sub with a mtx amp, off road lights,diamondplate tool box,rhinolined inside cab,ngk plugwires.
    so i put alot of thought into it and i am not going to be lifting my truck i cant find any straight answers about lifts everyone says the ride will be rough and i dont think i want the ride to be any rougher than it already is
     
  2. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:15 PM
    #2
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    Booooooo! J/K its all good keep it the way you like.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2008 at 2:27 PM
    #3
    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4 Professional High Fiver

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Member:
    #8192
    Messages:
    347
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange Park, FL
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4
    OEM skid plate. 3" Toytec lift with AAL. Trail Gear Rock Sliders Rechargable Maglite
    Heres a straight answer. Your ride will be fine! The only time you'll notice a difference is when off road or going over a speed bump. Easy to live with. I got a Toytec lift for $219 with long/soft AAL in rear. Check out my pics.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2008 at 3:18 PM
    #4
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    You'll never get a straight answer about ride quality.
    WHY??
    Each and every person on this forum has a totally different viewpoint of what ROUGH ride means.

    Say for instance:
    Truck Owner A - used to own a Cadillac and suddenly buys a tacoma and complains about the ride being too rough.

    Truck Onwer B - used to own a 20 year old Ford pickup truck with worn out shocks. He thinks the Tacoma is too damn soft.

    So - what you think is rough is actually smooth to someone else.

    If you're worried about it that much - then perhaps staying 'stock' is the best thing for you.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:15 PM
    #5
    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Member:
    #7995
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    clearwater fl
    Vehicle:
    96 tacoma sx l
    header,short rack and pinion, heavy duty shocks, grill guard, flowmaster exhaust,pacesetter header without catalytic converter, one 10 inch xant sub with a mtx amp, off road lights,diamondplate tool box,rhinolined inside cab,ngk plugwires.
    janster you are absoutley right all of you guys are right i want a lift i want it now so i will get it the ride will be fine i guess i have owned 3 cadillacs actually and that may be my problem
     
  6. Oct 20, 2008 at 10:28 PM
    #6
    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit Dennis = sinneD

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Member:
    #7060
    Messages:
    653
    Gender:
    Male
    American Canyon, California
    Vehicle:
    01 Taco 3.4L 5spd TRD
    K&N CAI, HUSKY LINERS, LOW PRO TOOL BOX, GRAY WIRE MOD, OPTIMA RED TOP, GOODRIDGE STEEL BRAKE LINES, FAB TECH LIFT,
    im kinda in the same boat as mudjunkie.... i have a 99 taco 4x4, just put larger wheels and tires so it fills out the wheel well better.;)

    but i already have a toytec 3" spacer with aal. just havent installed it...

    what you guys think?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 20, 2008 at 10:31 PM
    #7
    TRD4x4858

    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Member:
    #10117
    Messages:
    3,056
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    95 Jeep XJ
    BONE STOCK! lol
    Im running King coilovers in the front of my 01 right now and i have to say the ride quality is better than before, less body roll. only thing that got stiffer was the rear over bumps because of my add a leaf. I had a spacer lift (billet spacer) in the front before and i have to say that the ride quality was basically the same as stock.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM
    #8
    SRFIVE

    SRFIVE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Member:
    #5591
    Messages:
    213
    Upstate NY
    Vehicle:
    '04 SR5 TRD DC
    There is a lot to be said for leaving a truck stock, personally I have always modified my vehicles, (if interested: http://doodlescustomartwork.com/HISTORY.HTM) I just like to have something personalized, and to a certain extent different then everyone else.

    Sounds like your TW friends are offering up advice, and I can't resist giving you mine. This Tacoma, my 6th Toyota truck, I wanted a moderate lift while maintaining comfort and usefulness. Did a lot of research, made some mistakes, but finally got it right (IMO):

    3" front lift - Fat Bob's Garage strut spacers, $117 comes with differential drop hardware. I actually had ICON coilovers first, but took them off because of the terrible ride and some other quality issues.
    1.5" rear lift - added a 4 pack to existing 3 pack leaf springs, not only does this give you a even ride height, but also increases your payload capacity.
    Finished it off with 285/75/16 GY Wranglers and 16x8 American Racing ATX Aluminum wheels.

    Got carried away (as usual) and installed manual hubs, high angle CV joints and upgraded to an 1-1/4" ADDCO Anti-Sway bar, built a custom hood, etc.
    For what it's worth, I don't feel I compromised on the ride at all. It's my daily driver, with a family of four, I can't afford to have an uncomfortable vehicle.
    Now my '87 Toyota 4x4, with the Chevy 350, 8 inches of lift, 35's...that was a little stiff...but that was before the family...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    #9
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,879
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    Find someone that lives near you with a lift and take it for a spin. Hell check your dealer they may have one you can test drive.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:39 PM
    #10
    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Member:
    #7995
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    clearwater fl
    Vehicle:
    96 tacoma sx l
    header,short rack and pinion, heavy duty shocks, grill guard, flowmaster exhaust,pacesetter header without catalytic converter, one 10 inch xant sub with a mtx amp, off road lights,diamondplate tool box,rhinolined inside cab,ngk plugwires.
    good idea
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:41 PM
    #11
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,879
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    I am one of those that actually enjoys my ride better now. Good luck man it all boils down to you enjoying your truck.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM
    #12
    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Member:
    #7995
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    clearwater fl
    Vehicle:
    96 tacoma sx l
    header,short rack and pinion, heavy duty shocks, grill guard, flowmaster exhaust,pacesetter header without catalytic converter, one 10 inch xant sub with a mtx amp, off road lights,diamondplate tool box,rhinolined inside cab,ngk plugwires.
    for me to enjoy my truck i would have to have 6 inch lift kit with an extended cab all leather heated seats etc lol
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM
    #13
    Lucky Sumtyms

    Lucky Sumtyms Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Member:
    #8974
    Messages:
    12
    Vehicle:
    07' sr5 4x4 dbl lng bd
    3" lift w/32" m/t tires & alloy wheels.
    [Lucky Sumtyms] I put a Rough Country 3" lift on my 07 4x4 with 285/75-16 tires and the ride is no rougher than it was when it was stock. Except for the mud and snow tires give it that tractor feel :eek:when your 5mph or slower. Once your up to 30mph or faster ;)you can't tell the difference. For a little over a grand I got the lift ($235) wheels ($264) and the tires from pep boys ($405) (buy three get the fourth one free):) and installed the lift in 4 hours. Since then I havn't looked back.:D

    Never give up.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 1:05 PM
    #14
    Lucky Sumtyms

    Lucky Sumtyms Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Member:
    #8974
    Messages:
    12
    Vehicle:
    07' sr5 4x4 dbl lng bd
    3" lift w/32" m/t tires & alloy wheels.
    Forgot to mention that the tires are dakota M/Ts. Very agressive. You could maybe go with a less agressive tread than that but i chose to get these because I'm 4wheelin in twentynine palms and the roads are littered with lava rock. Not good for wimpy tires. Your sure to be walkin/miles from nowhere.
     
To Top