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Post Lift Questions

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoPaddler, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 2, 2021 at 3:24 PM

    TacoPaddler [OP] New Member

    Feb 12, 2021
    First Name:
    2021 Army Green Tacoma TRD-Offroad
    RockTrix RT110 Bronze Wheels, BFG KO2 265/70R17, BA HILINE Bumper & Light Bar, Smittybuilt 10k winch, SnugTop Canopy, AM Blackout Kit.
    So I upgraded the suspension on my 2021 Tacoma this weekend. This is the first major work I have done on any vehicle and am happy to report that it went easier than anticipated although I do have one question that maybe someone can answer. But before asking it here is what I installed:

    1. Bilstein 6612's upfront with SPC UCA's. The 6112 came pre-assembled but they didn't ask what I wanted them set to and both were set at 6. I was too impatient to get the passenger one changed to 5, which I have come to regret. As there is now a near 1" taco lean.
    2. Bilstein 5160's in the rear
    3. OME EL095R with an extra OME EL46XL leaf
    4. Carrier Bearing Spacer
    When buttoning everything back up I was unable to get a hose line mount re attached as it was too tight when the Springs were unloaded. Now that everything has settled there is just enough room to re attach the clip but I fear it will pull too tight during full extension. I can re adjust the nearest mount to pull the line away from the spring packs and just leave this mount off and attempt to remove the bracket from the line. Below is a photo of the line:

    Has anyone else had to deal with this? What are your suggestions?

    Post Install Learning Points:

    1. Get the Coil Overs set correctly prior to install to avoid more work later on.
    2. The initial height of the lift was 4" all-around right after getting off the stands. I was concerned the brake lines had so little slack so I ordered brake extensions to install later. I also ordered a Front Diff Drop Kit just in case as they are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
    3. After putting a few miles on it and let it sit over night it has settled to a 2-2.75" lift upfront with the Taco lean and 3" lift in the rear. I do plan on building sliding drawers and deck in the back which should add a couple hundred more pounds to rear. Plus we plan on towing a small camper.
    Here is before:

    Here is after:

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  2. May 2, 2021 at 3:28 PM

    9TRDTCO Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2016
  3. May 2, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    JaCado I make bad choices

    Aug 29, 2016
    Last edited: May 2, 2021
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  4. May 2, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    JoeCOVA IG @MightyJoeFlannel

    Nov 15, 2016
    First Name:
    Colorado Springs
    2017 DCSB TRD OR
    35" Trepadors w/ OMF Beadlocks, Kings, OBA, 5.29s etc
    Don’t spend $ on that. Just go to Ace and buy a cable clamp and a pair of lawn mower springs. The springs allow the cable to droop when flexed but tuck up tight and I spent less than $20

    But it in the end you need you cable attached to the leafs.

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