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pricing on lift kits

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by fj40taz, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Aug 26, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    fj40taz

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    just like everyone else trying to decide on what to use to lift my truck and have tons of questions..

    been reading on this forum and the web..

    pretty much looking at the bilstien setup and also gonna suck it up and do the UCA's..

    looking for input on which maker is better for the UCA;s...

    really leaning towards the toytec TTHA-CK as it seems to have everything u need.. just wondering if anyone has found a cheaper price on the kit???
     
  2. Aug 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    What kind of driving do you do? Street? Off Roading? What is your budget?

    I was in the same boat as you not long ago. I ordered a full 3" OME kit with 2"AAL and Light racing UCA's. I am getting the kit installed this Saturday and can post pictures and provide any info you have about install from a tech's perspective (install will be getting done at a shop as I lack the necessary tool and workspace). Here are a few links that helped me in deciding which brand of UCAs to go with:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/290385-buying-ucas-these-worth-buying.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...chaos-vs-light-racing-upper-control-arms.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...earance-driving-report-light-racing-ucas.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...est-upper-control-arm-get-alignment-best.html

    For me, I drive 70-75% on the street with the occasional itch to sling some dirt and mud.

    I was looking at Camburg for a while also. I would also recommend looking at Total Chaos and Icon.

    I chose LR because of the positive feedback other forum members had with these UCAs and, also, the price. I paid $350 shipped from Headstrong OffRoad for them. I cannot say enough good things about the excellent customer service and the patience the people there had with me (I changed my mind like 500 times).

    I can't wait to get this kit installed on my truck. :cool:
     
  3. Aug 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    i do the same...

    actually like 80 to 85% street driving...

    but hopefully this year i can change that and get some of roading in..

    sure any pics and prices and issues u may run into post em up...

    was the OME kit cheaper then the bilstien kit?
     
  4. Aug 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    geekhouse23

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    here's a thread comparing the kits if needed:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/46150-ome-lift-kit-vs-toytec-ultimate-coilover-kit.html

    It was EXTREMELY helpful when I was researching lift kits for 12 hours a day some times..no joke. Started in the spring (~April) and just ordered and received everything within the last 2 weeks. So you could say I went a little insane researching, but in the end, it's worth it.

    Anyways, I paid $1,300 for everything shipped to my door. I also had them assemble the from shocks, coils and top plate spacers before shipping them out which was $100.

    Let me know if you'd like a itemized list of everything I got with the kit and if you have any other questions, I will try to help the best I can.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    Personally, for me I would go with the Bilsteins. I bought some from Bilsteinoffroad.com and the service/tech were great and helped to guide me with my purchase! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    yeah sure if u have a breakdown that would be awesome..
     
  7. Aug 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Here you go:

    OME 885 Front Coil Springs
    Nitro Charger Sport Front Shocks
    OME Nitrocharger Sport Rear Shocks
    OME Trim Packer
    2" Add-A-Leaf
    Front Diff Drop Kit
    LR Upper Control Arms
    Top Plate Spacer
    Strut Assembly Assembly of the Front OME Nitrocharger 90000 and OME
    coils (OPTIONAL $100 extra)
    Shipping was $70

    TOTAL ~$1350 including shipping and strut assembly
     
  8. Aug 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    Don't waste your money on the differential drop, it does nothing for 2nd gens. I would get the carrier bearing drop though for the drive shaft. If you really want to rock the kit out, go with the CS047R Dakar leafs over the AAL. Rest of the above is good. You could also add some extended brake lines.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    I just got the diff drop just in case. If I don't need it, no problem.

    Which of the carrier bearing drop kits below would you recommend?

    http://www.metaltech4x4.com/p-647-driveshaft-carrier-bearing-drop-kit-05-tacoma.aspx

    or

    http://stores.streetacos.com/-strse-1/carrier-bearing-driveshaft-vibration/Detail.bok

    Not sure the difference and which would help better. Any info would help.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    I got the first one. Not sure about that 2nd one, looks like it would probably drop it too far. Kind of hard to tell what it's really doing though.

    As for the differential drop, there are some people think it can be bad to do it. Probably safer not to have it.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Yea I called wheeler's offroad tonight and had them rush me a cb drop kit after reading a thread from you actually lol

    I am going to do more research before Friday but from what I gather on here, it doesn't do anything.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    The CB drop kit is super easy to throw on and it's all I used. No drive line vibrations for me at all.

    I've seen people argue both ways on the diff drop. Some think tilting it gets some important parts out of the oil, others disagree. It's probably not a big deal either way though....unless you off road a lot. I saw a thread where a guy destroyed his truck off-roading with his differential drop on. Hit a rock or something.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Here is a link to the thread I just posted after returning from getting the kit installed and a full alignment. Please let me know if you have any questions and I can provide more pics if needed.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/293161-ome-kit-finally-installed.html#post7369750
     

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