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Question about lift kits

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Hondarider77f, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Hondarider77f

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  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    I'm not going to be a dick and yell 'searchbar' at you, but there's heaps and heaps of information on the 1st gen forum about different lifts. Common themes, though, are:

    -NO block/spacer lifts
    -NO body lifts
    -Eibach/Bilstein5100s (as said above)
    -Old Man Emu (ARB's suspension)
    -King/Icon/SAW coilovers (pricey)

    Rear stuff:
    -Add-a-leaf (AAL)
    -New lift springs (OME Dakar/Wheeler 5pk/etc)
    -Lift shackles

    But take a long look around this forum for more information and watch out...you might catch the 'mod bug' pretty badly from us!
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    That's a real understatement. You'll search here, find the lift you want, and be hooked. haha game over.[​IMG]
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    okay, okay, hold on a second, I wanted a body lift most likely, is there a reason why I should pay more to get a suspension lift, all Im gonna do is use it as a daily driver and occasionally go through a little mud (and I mean little).
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Konaborne

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    3" body lifts can make your truck dangerous to drive, and be a damage multiplier should you get into an accident.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    they also wear down parts on your truck faster than if it was stock or had a suspencion lift. they are cheap yes but they will cost you more money in the long run. like STLharry said no block/spacer lifts no body lifts.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    bad idea man.

    BLs are cheap for a reason. They take away from the trucks stability and safety and reliability. Suspension lifts are the best way to go as you are upgrading the actually amount of travel your truck can flex. BL don't do anything but cause problems later down the road.

    Im running the Eibach/5100 combo up front.

    Do some looking around and searching. You'll get an idea.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    thanks guys, i think Ill hold off on a lift for now, but when i put some new tires on it, Ill put up some pics, and IF i lift it, ill definitely put some pics up....its lavendar steel (OOOOHHH)(i always made fun of my dad for that, now its gonna be mine :/)
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Whats wrong with that color?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 9, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    Nothing, my dad just got made fun of (because he works at a toyota dealership) for it being "perrywinkle blue"....i didnt come up with it, but I thought it was funny
     
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