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Rough Country 2 in Leveling Kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by goose443, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. May 14, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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  2. May 14, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    The bag with the extra hardware that it comes with, is that necessary?
     
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    I just recently put a rough country 2” leveling kit on the truck and I’m very impressed. I take my truck out about once every two weeks to go off-roading and was very concerned about how the truck would handle after putting the spacer on and i didn’t notice any change in the ride quality it still handles amazing.
     
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  5. Mar 25, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Did you just use the spacers or did you also add the shim for the Taco lean?
     
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    I personally will be going the 5100 route with OME springs, a little more expensive than a spacer lift but will give me piece of mind in the few instances I do off-road... or bounce off curbs in the mall... or whatever...

    BUT it's your truck, you can do with it what you please. I have heard that the leveling kit that Low Range Offroad has is very good, and the spacer sits on top of the strut which will keep your ride quality same as factory and help preserve some of your suspension parts a little better. Might be worth checking out if you do choose spacers.

    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/toyo...a-tacoma-by-low-range-off-road-lr-lrtaco.html
     
  7. Mar 26, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Good post. I just had a very constructive discussion about this with another member. We both agree that a complete suspension package is the ultimate way to set up a bolt on Tacoma build, but if you do most of your driving on pavement and occasionally hit a mild trail to go hunting, fishing etc., then a small spacer lift will work fine without repercussion. As long as the spacer sits on top of the strut housing you will keep the stock ride. I would advise adding a bump stop spacer to the bump stops, which are going to compensate for the added strut length thus preventing the strut from bending. The strut bends because the shock bottoms out too early on full compression which puts tons of pressure on the strut (without extended bump stops). That's the biggest reason you see the pictures of strut carnage that people post. If you use a small (1 -1.5") block on the back, I would recommend one that is tapered that corrects for pinion angle (corrects diveline angle). Based on what I have found, the 3/1 spacer lift kit that Low Range Off-Road sells seems to be the best engineered. If you want to get a slightly bigger tire such as 32's, then you can go even less expensive and get a 2/1" spacer lift by cobbling parts together. It's not rocket science. The key is to get the above strut spacer and to extend your bump stops to compensate for the added length of the strut.
     
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  8. Mar 27, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    Well said. I went with the Rough Country 2 in leveling kit, Can I add the taco lean spacer to the driver side to take out the lean? What size spacer should I put on my bump stops to make up for the level kit?
     
  9. Mar 27, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    you shouldn't get a taco lean if youre just adding a spacer to your stock suspension. from my understanding, the taco lean comes from after market suspension that doesn't compensate the drivers side gas tank therefore getting the lean. whereas the factory coils are a bit thicker on the drivers side purposely so you shouldn't have it if its still stock. but you can correct me if im wrong.

    I just lifted my truck and went with 5100s with OME 885coils. Im a 2WD but occasional take it off light roading and rides fine to me, not stiff at all. For me, I wanted something with more quality with looks for the long run, but thats just me. and I did add a 1/4in spacer for the lean on mine. I also have a spare one! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    I have a 1/2 inch Taco lean on a stock TRD Sport suspension. YMMV. Measure both sides front and back, side to side and see what you get. In my case, I would add a 1/4 inch spacer to the Left RC spacer to correct for it. As for the bump stop extensions, I would contact Wheelers off road. They make two sizes of BS extensions. They can be stacked I am sure. I would guess 1 inch of spacing, but the best way would be to measure at stock then add the difference once you installed the spacer lift.
     
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    Did the factory studs have to be ground down to make the kit fit?
     
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    Did you have to grind down the factory studs to make the kit fit?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    I had to grind them down a little; only took a couple of minutes.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    I had to grind mine down also was not bad at all though.
     
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    I just installed this on my 2017 RWD SR5. Took less than 3 hours in the garage, and I did have to grind the studs a little at the top. Ride quality hasn’t changed as far as I can tell. I put 265/75/16s under it too.

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