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Regular Cab Lift Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mouche3, May 11, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    Mouche3

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    I have a 2009 Regular Cab Tacoma and I am going to be lifting it to put new tires on it soon. I will over the course of the summer be building a steel front replacement bumper for it. The bumper plus a 8000 pound winch will put added weight on the front of the truck I know, causing it to nosedive. I will be putting heavier coils on the front from ToyTec to cure this. The problem I'm having is deciding on which ones to get that way i dont have to rebuy them again later. I was wondering if anyone could help me out? The choices are -883 --- Front Coil Springs Used alone as leveling coils (approx. 1 1/2"), 884--- 2" lift standard coils - add top plate spacers for full 3" lift, 885--- Medium 2" lift coils for 110 lbs additional front weight, and 886--- Heavy 2" lift coils for 200+ front weight -- No top plate spacer needed. They are all the same price so that is not a issue. Thanks and sorry for the long post
     
  2. May 11, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    I'd have to recommend against 886 springs on a regular cab, especially if you're installing the suspension first and putting on the bumper and winch as a project over a couple months. Reg cabs only about 10% of the population so ARB and everyone else designs their stuff for V6 access cabs and double cabs, which are hundreds of pounds heavier.

    885 springs with no top plate spacer and your bumper and winch with steel cable will probably give you just over two inches of lift.

    If you decide you want more lift after everything's all together, you could add a top plate.
     
  3. May 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Is ToyTec a good lift to buy also?
     
  4. May 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    thanks man, ill have to check them out
     
  5. May 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    yea, i have a 6 lug 4wd model
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 1:14 AM
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    you could prob go with 5100s at .85 and some 885x's and be level after the bumper. good thing about the 5100s is that if you buy them and the 885x coils, and at first set the 5100s at 0" then when you get your bumper and winch, just go to the shop and readjust your 5100s until it is level again :)
     
  7. May 14, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    It's even easier to put a small top plate spacer in, though. No need to compress the springs, so you can do the whole job in your garage.

    And you'd need to align it either way.

    And that's probably right about the time you'll be thinking - maybe I *should* be running aftermarket upper-control-arms after all...

    It's a disease. A disease I tell you! :eek: :D:D
     
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