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Recomendations On 3" Suspension Lift ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 07tacobeef, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    :frusty: I'm about to put a 3" suspension lift on my 07 Taco. I do a good bit of off roading and I need suspension that is good on road and off road. Something kinda a softer ride. I'm just pondering and need recomendations. I need new leaf sprngs, BAD. And I need new shocks pretty bad. I just dont know if I want to get All-Pro 3" leaf springs, Skyjackers, or new stock leaf springs with an add-a-leaf package. The lift I was looking at was 2" blocks in the back with 3" blocks in the front. I'd like to get all around Bilstein shocks. I was looking at 5100's but i've also been looking at 5125 and 5150 Bilstein's. I'm just gonna need shocks to accomodate front 3" lift and Rear 2"-3" of lift. which if I need that, then researching the shocks, I'm gonna need 5125 or 5150's because they are made longer for lifts. So what do ya'll recomend lifting my taco ? I'm running in a $850 budget to soup this bad girl up :headbang:
     
  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    You need bilstein 5100's for the front, you can adjust your height with those, add a leaf in the back, and extended travel 5100's for the back from down south motorsports.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    ^^^this.

    go with the 5100s for the front w/or without spacer and AAL for the rear.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    Full OME, go with the 885 springs or lighter. Ive got the 886, and love em. Took out my sway bar, and have a good bumper. Check out my sig
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    you said you do a bit of offroading? it is almost worth just saving up a few more bones and buying front coilovers...but if that cant happen then so be it but i have skyjacker rear leafs and dislike them unless i am towing my boat. they are real stiff. i took the overload leaf out cause they were to stiff for my taste.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    I forgot icon 3 leaf progressive rear, or wheelers 3 leaf progressive.!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    I totally forgot about this, but there's this search function thing, if you put the correct key words in, it'll show you every post ever made on the subject! I knnnnooooww??!?!? Crazy!
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    There is thins thing called not being a dick too.... OP has some very specific questions he is looking to get answered... And upping your post count with snarky comments isn't going to get you any more green bars under your name.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Are you installing yourself? Itll save you a lot. My lift cost me about 950ish. Save up just a little more
     
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    I could really give a shit about green bars and post counts to tell the truth, I just tire of waking up in the morning and the first thing I see on TW is another 5 threads about already answered questions. This site has been around long enough that those questions have been answered. It's just lazy people not wanting to have to possibly learn something new in the attempt to find the answer to their question. They'd rather just add to the giant list of already worthless posts. So now the next guy with this same question will probably have to read through all of this in hopes his answer lies here. Boom.
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  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    ^^ another already worthless post


    ^^ in other breaking news we've all heard before ;) hows your lift doing? Have any settling? I need to go measure mine.

    OP would it be helpful to have measurements of lifts after they settle?
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    Ok, unsubbed, have fun answering the same lazy peoples questions over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over..
     
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    Shhh now he is going to have to post more worthless posts to tell you how much he hates worthless posts

    Edit: too late
     
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    I think he doesnt realize that by posting his worthless comments he is giving the OP free bumps so that these topics stay up top.
    He could comment on his bilsteins and 885s and contribute to the OP!

    @ll Hail Canada!...
     
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    :bowdown: Canadians have special powers!
     
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    I have Billy 5100's up front set at .85 with OME 885 coils, camburg UCA's, and all pro standard leafs in the back with the flip kit and Billy 5100 RCD's. The all pros have a lot of flex and aren't too stiff. I love my set up but plan on going full OME eventually. I did the work myself and all the components cost me less than a grand. Good luck OP.
     
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