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Questions about a leveling kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma2123, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Tacoma2123

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    I have a 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4-Door. I just bought a 2" leveling kit for it and was going to install it once it gets back from the dealer from getting a new frame next week. Was wondering if anyone else had put the 2" level on their Tacoma and how it looked? Also was wondering if it would look better with a 1" block in the back to go with the 2" lift in the front or if the the 2" level would be enough to give it just a little lift but not make it look to awkward?
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    your getting a new frame. why dont you talk to the mechanic about installing it for you while hes putting it all together anyways?:D
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Ya I would check out gettin them to throw it on for you while they are reassembling your truck!

    And idk how bad the front rack is on tacomas but most of the ones I've seen look pretty level already.

    I know mine looks just about level but it may just be because the rear springs are so worn out that the ass sags now lol

    Good luck!
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    I have the Readylift 2 inch leveling kit on my 04 D-cab and Readylift 1"block in the back. When I put the front kit on first, it had the nose slightly higher than the backend, so I added the rear kit. Truck sits pretty level now.

    I would definitely check into having the mechanic put the kit on while they replace your frame. It shouldn't take them any more time, and you will need an allignment after each is done, so why not do it at the same time and just get one allignment.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    I hope you are going to a quality dealership for your frame replacement... I got my truck back and the bed was so crooked compared to the cab that it made me sick, took them hours to figure out was wrong, from swapping springs from side to side and then deciding that the bed needed "shims" (aka washers) to level it. It still sits crooked, also they replaced the leaf springs and never put my blocks back in. The truck will look good as I had a spacer lift in front with a block in the back, sat level or just a little tail high. Talk to the mechanic on the side if you know who might do it, the service manager most likely will not allow anything other than original toyota parts on your frame replacement since it is a warranty job.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    You can always put the lift up front first to see how you like it and lift the rear later. I had an 04 ext cab that I put a daystar 2.5 in front with no rear llift and I thought it looked great, but it's in the eyes of the beholder that matters so any way screw the block and get an add a leaf instead. Blocks do nothing but raise the rear up, leafs do that and you just upgraded your suspension. Just a thought.
     
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