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Pros/Cons of U-Bolt Flip w/ Minimal Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tencrawler, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    tencrawler

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    My truck is not set up (yet) for any "serious" off-roading, but I do cut wood, haul hay, hunt, and drive plenty of pastures. I noticed that I often have debris caught on the rear axle, and was curious if 5100's set at 1.75" w/ Stock TRD Coils and a Fat Bob's Garage 2" AAL would be deemed worthy of a U-Bolt flip kit for the extra clearance. I obviously don't drive a rock crawler, but for functionality and convenience I figured I would just do the flip while I was installing my AAL. Opinions and comments are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    if your already re-doing your rear suspension might as well for 50 bucks
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks. Affirmation is a great confidence booster. I think I will go with the All Pro kit. Any other suggestions on brand or vendor?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    i have the all-pro one, it is yet to be installed tho but i rrecommend them.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    yup do it......
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Looks like a no brainer. Going with All-Pro, now I guess I'm on the hunt for shocks. Thanks for all the quick responses.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    What are you going to do for bumps?
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    When combined with the appropriate supervision, it can be quite fun.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Do I have to get new bump stops with the u bolt flip? I figured since I was only going with 1.5" of lift I could get away with the stock bumps? Please enlighten me if otherwise. This is my first time doing suspension work on my Tacoma. Very capable shade tree mechanic just not aware of all parts and combinations needed. As of right now, I am putting 5100's up front set to 1.75" (i'm okay w/ a little rake), 5100's in the rear, all-pro 3 leaf progressive AAL, and the all-pro u bolt flip kit. What am I missing?
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    You will have to adapt your current bumps to fit on the u-bolt flip kit.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    ...but it is possible?
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    yes. call them and get the kit that is made to adapt timberins bumps (don't buy the bumps just the plate that is drilled out for them) and drill out 2 hole in your current bumps and screw them in.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    Yea I asked because if you don't want to spend money on timbrens you can mod the stock ones to work. Just make sure the plates for the flip kit come with the pre threaded holes for the timbrens. I did a writeup on how to put the stock bumps on it.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Bookmarked! I was actively searching and bookmarking all of the how-to's I will be referencing in the next week for my install. Thanks.

    On a side note. I can only do front and rear installs on different days. Which should i do first front or rear? Drive around with my ass in the air for a day, install the front and get it aligned following the install?
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    I'd do front first.
     
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