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Questions about lifting Tacoma

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sava, May 18, 2009.

  1. May 18, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    sava

    sava [OP] The Russian

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    FNG here.(fukin new guy)

    Got myself a 2006 Access Cab 4x4 Tacoma 6-Speed 4.0 V6.
    75% city driving
    20% towing (dirtbikes, jet skiis, boat, camping gear, and household crap)
    5% off road/hunting/fishing

    I want to lift it, and I have been doing my research on this site.
    I pretty much took the most popular ideas, and decided to copy them for myself...
    I'm gonna keep the truck for a while, so reliability and durability are of high priority.

    I was thinking about going with the Toytech Coilovers set at 3", Bilstein 5100 set at 1.5" and the AAL 2" for the rear. The .5" in the rear should settle in and hopefully I'll be at 3.0" front & rear. I also want to run Moto Metal 951 rims with 285/75/16 tires.[​IMG]

    I pretty much want my Taco to look like this....
    [​IMG]

    Now for my questions:

    1. With the above setup, will I need UCA's to help with rubbing/alignment? If so, would the Light Racing ones work, or should I opt for the Total Chaos?
    2. Would there be vibration/noises from setting the lift at 3.5" rather than 3"?
    3. Would I need a differential drop and sway bar relocator as well?
    4. Is there a cheaper lift kit that will offer the same results???
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    I am a full time college student and part time employee. Money is hard to make, and even harder to save.
    If any of you know sites that offer the above stated products at good prices, please let me know, and it will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. May 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    Brunes

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    Lets see: Welcome...Enjoy the board!!

    I didn't want a 6 inch lift cause it's all drop bracket which limits ground clearance, requires frame cutting, and monkey business I'm not interested in....You can still regear up like one set for a 3 inch lift w/ 33" tires. Go 3.73 to 4.10-If you have money to burn or the desire.

    The 2.5" to 3" thing is about the over/under on alignment issues-Below 2.5" no one seems to have problems, but over that sees some problems develop sometimes. You can get a full three inches non adjustable with the OME springs and shocks replacement. You can have adjustability with Toytec, Icon, and SAW coilovers.

    I like the OME lift (that's what I bought) and give me a few days and I'll have photos of an 08 AC on a 3 inch lift.

    Yes you can fit 33's with some trimming under the fender.

    What size rims do you want?? Smaller than 16 probably won't clear the caliper. Greater than 4.5 inch back space won't clear the strut. Offset should be between 0 and -12 for the most part for an 7-8inch rim.
    After that....You gotta pick a rim flavor (chrome, brushed, black, etc) and a type of tire. Lots of folks like Nitto Terra Grapplers. I'm getting a set of a Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos. Toyo makes a good time as does BFGoodrich.
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    As far as trimming goes, what exactly is "trimmed"?
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    Some people with 33's have to modify the body mount to get rid of some rubbing
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    Cutting under neath the wheel well so the tire doesnt make a rubbing noise when you turn left or right.
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    hey brunes, what all in your ome? I didn't know you went ome
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 3:38 AM
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    I ordered 885 Coils and a Wheelers 3-Pack AAL with OME shocks for all four corners. Got Goodrich Braided SS Lines for all four corners with DOT4 fluid. Got TC UCA's.

    Install is probably weekend after next.

    As far as the trimming sava- You'll most likely have to trim some of the plastic out of the wheel well. I didn't realize folks were trimming body mount for 33's...but if they must.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    3" is about the maximum you want to lift a 4x4 without a major refit. You'll chew up your CVs if you go any higher than that. For the Toytec Coilovers, the Bilsteins need to be set to the lowest setting. You'll still get 3" of lift. I have the Light Racing UCAs on mine. I think for the amount of off-roading you do, they'll be fine. You'll definitely want a diff drop kit, even at 3".
     
  9. May 20, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    If I have a rear tsb and 5100s set at 2.5" up front, will I need new UCAs and a diff drop kit?
     
  10. May 20, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    You probably don't need the diff drop kit but I would probably get it just to be safe. It's not that much money (I think it's about $30). Also, you don't really need UCAs but the camber will be slightly noticeable. The wheels will look like this \ / from the front (not that extreme though). Some have commented that they didn't like the feel of the front wheels with the truck set to 2.5 with the stock UCAs. Some commented that it felt like it was drifting on the highway. I didn't have any problems though when mine was set up like that. I added the coilover and UCAs because I got a good deal on a group buy, not because the truck felt weird. If you're worried about it, you could always set the 5100s to 1.75 instead.
     
  11. May 20, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Awwwwww the 1.75 means less tire under there! :D
     
  12. May 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    Only if you're worried about it. 2.5 worked fine for me.:thumbsup:
     
  13. May 20, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Hmmmm ok good. I wish the fabtech 6" lifts were cheaper and required less work!
     
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