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questioning lifting truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marty Mcfly, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    Marty Mcfly

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    hey there,

    have a quad super white 2010 4x4 6 speed. wanting a small lift. dont do hardcore offroading and the taco is my DD. Whats a good lift size? like a 1.5? 1.75? also wondering if i should just do spacers...

    pros? cons? suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Andrew H

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    bilstein 5100s. front to 1.75".
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Don't do spacers unless you don't mind compromising your ride substantially.

    Billstein 5100's are the way to go.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    i vote 5100's at 2.5". 1.75" seems hardly noticeable IMO, but whatever you go with, don't get spacers! OME is also a great option.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I say if your gonna lift, might as well go 3"s! Check out toyteclifts.com
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    but then he'd have to spend another $600 on uca's.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Nah, I disagree.

    3" doesn't seem like much, but it's pushing our little trucks pretty hard.

    20% of folks lifting 3" experience VSC issues.

    3" needs UCAs.

    3" makes the ride stiffer/harsher.

    3" much more likely to get driveline vibes.

    OP: I think your 1.75" with 5100s is probably a good choice. Personally, I don't like "levelled" and think a truck needs a little rake for carrying cargo, so I'd put a 1.5" AAL in the back to match up with the 5100s.

    265/75R16 is a good tire size to run with that. Most folks won't think you've modified your truck, they'll just think "it looks really good."
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Ok so 1.75 sounds good then. A little unclear on how it goes. a 1.75 in front and a 1.5 in the back?

    Thanks alot for the input guys. I definately dont want to lose too much of the ride so i wont just do spacers.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Anybody running this set-up post pics? (or links to pics?)

    TIA
     
  10. Dec 16, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Sometime in the last month someone created a thread asking for that. If you look for it you can probably turn it up.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM
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    It's all plus or minus about half an inch anyway. We're measuring springs with weight on them here. ;) And out of the box, the truck typically has about 2" of rake. So within the tolerance of the measurement, you're lifting the front and back roughly the same amount here.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    1.75" up front and the rear spring tsb in the back.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    NICE! i take back what i said before about 1.75" not being noticeable, that truck looks good!
     
  14. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    ok.. now im back to my original idea of getting the adjustable 5100s instead of the 3" lift due to money.. ha .. so i can set the front at 1.75 and that will almost be almost level right? (i dont want the rake) but if i set them at 1.75 will i need uca or anything? i thought i read somewhere you couldnt run it that high? i just dont want it to add stress to anything or break anything.. and i still want to be able to run something over..
     
  15. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    1.75 up front 1.5" aal in rear ( non tsb ) i can get a better picture tomorow if you'd like
    this is with stock tires 265/65/17
    Im pretty sure im the one hes referring to that asked this last month too
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  16. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    Im at 1.75 up front with no alignment issues, so no need for UCA's with this set up for me at least every truck is a little different
     
  17. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    Thanks man! I think its a great look.

    [​IMG]

    Here is the same set up with different tires. Didn't have any other side shots on flat ground with these tires.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    thanks. if the dealership had my truck in green i would have bought it but they didn't so i ended up with the grey.

    i dont see any 4x4 green double cabs out here but i sure see a lot of greys.
     
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