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question about lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by edc, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Jun 9, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    Ordered revtek 3 inch lift kit but saw swayaway adjustable coil over shocks,total chaos uca and swayaway rear shocks.which one is better,does the coil over shocks also lift my 2009 4x4 dc tacoma?
     
  2. Jun 9, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    wat?
    the saw's and tc uca's are pretty damn good. uca's dont lift and neither do the rear shocks, but the adjustable CO's on the front will
     
  3. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Thanks jhodge.so you're telling me to return my 3 inch revtek lift kit and go with the 2.5 " swayaway coilover shocks,total chaos uca's and swayaway rear shocks.thanks a lot.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    wat?
    depends on what you are looking to do. non-offroad or limited offroading, then its more fiscally sound to stay w/ what u ordered....if you plan on trails or offroading a good bit, then it'd be worth it to buy the better stuff
     
  5. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    100% highway just looking for a meaner look.thanks again jhodge.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    wat?
    if thats all, then i'd stick w/ the revtek. i would get the diff drop and possibly the shims if you have any vibe issues after the install though
     
  7. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Jhodge what do you mean by shims?
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    wat?
    toytec offers shims that go under the rear leafs/above the axle if after the lift, you get driveline vibes. lots of people get them. its like a 5 minute install...same as the diff drop.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    I had my tsb done on the leaf springs on my tacoma trd so do i still need the shims ? Any idea on price?thanks.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    wat?
    shouldnt need shims unless you lift the rear higher, ie blocks or AAL. shims are only like $20.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks jhodge for the very informative advice. It's sure pays to be a member of tacoma world you always get pro advice from good people who have been there and done that.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    wat?
    i got vibes on my 07 after 2.5 in the front, TSB, and block in the rear....and on my 09 after 3" CO's and a 3" complete leaf pack...easy fix IF you do happen to get them. it doesnt seem to happen on every truck out there.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Ok thanks jhodge will pm you when my lift is done still waiting on my rims from discount tire.i ordered the 17x9 955 black motometal rims my tires already arrived it is the kumho road venture mt kl71 265/70/17 these tires are sick looking.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Hey are the shims easy to install? Or do you have to take stuff apart and lift the truck?:confused:
     
  15. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    wat?

    you can install the rear shims w/ a ratchet, i think 17MM socket, and a floor jack. remove the nuts on the u-bolts, jack up the truck away from the axle, slide the shim in w/ the thin edge to the front, then drop and rebolt and repeat for the other side. if you have a good enough jack and support, do both at the same time
     
  16. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Got yah! Thanks for the info. I was just wondering how hard it was. My truck drives pretty good for now so I don't see any need for shims.;)
     
  17. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    wat?
    if people need them, its usually that at takeoff, the truck has a shudder. most fix it w/ shims....others use the carrier bearing drop. the shims have worked for me twice
     
  18. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Got yah!!!! Hey truck looks great by the way!!! Question for yah, how big are those lights in front of your grill? I'm just wondering because I have some PIAA 520's coming for me in the mail that I want to install behind my satoshi grill.:)
     
  19. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    wat?
    those are 8.5"...note the sig....lol. i heard the 8's were good, but the 9's were a tad too big, so went in the middle and they fit great off that bar. i've got the 4" 510's in the bumper too
     
  20. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Oh okay got yah! Yeah those look pretty sick!!! Yeah I went with some 6" 520's and hopefully they will work on my truck! I know a guy that installed some 6" KC slimlights behind his satoshi grill so hopefully the PIAA's will work out as well.:eek:
     
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