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putting a lift in my taco need advice

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by mixaro, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dec 7, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    mixaro

    mixaro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok here's the deal i have a 02 tacoma 2.7 x-cab. i'm ordering the bilstein 5100 series pre load adjustable front shocks and rear bilstein 5100 shocks from downsouth motorsports. has anywho used them and how good are they? along with that i'm replacing my shot rear springs with full leaf packs from hell creek suspensions. the leaf spring are suppose to give me an 1" to 2" lift in the rear. also has anone used these. they seem like nice guys and their sprng have a life time warranty. now for the real questions, what should i put the front shocks at, i'm thinking all the way up to the 2.5" lift. then after i do that what should i do about tire, right now i have 265/70/r16 and of course i want to go bigger.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    LOTS of people here run the 5100s - some with the stock coils, some with OME coils, some with the adjustable coilovers (like me!). I have heard that the 2.5 setting will be a pretty rough ride and you won't have much down travel. Just what I've heard about that.

    Don't know about the leaf pack...

    Tires - you can go up to a 285 with the 3" lift with minor trimming. 265/75s will run even without the lift without rubbing.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    On the first gens (what you have) you can run a 265/75/16 with that lift and no rubbing issues. With a 285/75/16 (33x11.50), there will be some minor rubbing when turning, or off roading.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    check out wheelersoffroad before you buy the rear springs. i replaced all my stock suspension with the 5100's from downsouthmotorsports, and my coils and rear springs from wheelers...................great spring too man.....made by alcan spring. the coils i got were ome 881's. great prices and customer service from wheelers. and everything that i did gave my truck a bit of a lift, and an awesome ride!! just a heads up!!
     
  5. Dec 7, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    mixaro

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    thanks for all the help. ok well the rear spring seem to work great in my friends truck, even tough it is a jeep and they flex pretty well. but my truck is only going to do minor wheeling, i have a jeep for that( thats my beat the hell out vehicle), i was just lefting because my rear springs are shot(yeah hauling bags of concrete in the bed wasn't the best idea) so i figured i'd lift it, so the down travel doesn't really bother me, along with the harsh ride either. i realzie that lifting it will do that. i was just wondering about the front so i can make it look somewhat level. and how much trimming or work with the friendly hammer i'm going to have to do with the 285's. i've lifted loads of vehicles, this is just kind of my first go around with a tacoma.
     
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