1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

rough country 3 inch suspension lift questions

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by whiteboytoy05, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    #1
    whiteboytoy05

    whiteboytoy05 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Member:
    #50747
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma SR5 sport
    I am looking into getting a rough country 3 inch supension lift. With that being said has anyone installed one there self. If so was it relatively easy? and how does the truck handle and ride? Also I was planning on running 33inch tires on 18inch wheels, would this give me enough room for to fit the tires with little or no trimming??
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    #2
    Robertocritser

    Robertocritser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Member:
    #40524
    Messages:
    3,219
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Levi
    KY
    Vehicle:
    08 sport
    brute force hybrid front bumper, some lights on the front, bhlm w/retrofit, camburg uca, 2.5 icons up front, f-o-a 2.5rr rears, all pro standard leaf springs, bamf lca skids, custom ifs and tran skid, 16'' kmc enduro, 35" bfg km2, 4.56 gears & lockers, brute force sliders, trail gear rear bumper, engo e9000 wench, and a few goodies on the inside
    i have it installed, i dont think it rides well at all, and it tends to jump accross the road haha. and i am rubbing with a 32 in tire. 275/55/20
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM
    #3
    whiteboytoy05

    whiteboytoy05 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Member:
    #50747
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma SR5 sport
    Thanks Robert I appreciate the info, did you do any trimming to try and stop the rubbing? or is it not that bad?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM
    #4
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Spacers are going to give you a pretty rough ride. You will definately need to trim some plastic to fit 33's. Some even have to chop the cab mount.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM
    #5
    Robertocritser

    Robertocritser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Member:
    #40524
    Messages:
    3,219
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Levi
    KY
    Vehicle:
    08 sport
    brute force hybrid front bumper, some lights on the front, bhlm w/retrofit, camburg uca, 2.5 icons up front, f-o-a 2.5rr rears, all pro standard leaf springs, bamf lca skids, custom ifs and tran skid, 16'' kmc enduro, 35" bfg km2, 4.56 gears & lockers, brute force sliders, trail gear rear bumper, engo e9000 wench, and a few goodies on the inside
    i havent trimmed it yet, it hasent bothered me enought. but when it comes to new tires i more than likely will to fit wider tires
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    #6
    whiteboytoy05

    whiteboytoy05 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Member:
    #50747
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma SR5 sport
    Okay thanks again for the info. KPT what lift do you have?
     
  7. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    #7
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75"

    More info in my build.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:41 AM
    #8
    Nate7747

    Nate7747 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Member:
    #49578
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    SR5 Sport
    3" rough country lift, Black emblems, blacked out headlights, custom grill with grillcraft mesh grill and a FJ TOYOTA emblem, 130 watt KC off-road lights behind the grill, aFe CAI, Flowmaster 44 cat back dual exhaust, Pioneer 60wt amp, 10" sub, component speakers, and 7" touchscreen head unit, N-Fab steps coated with Rhino liner, studded 265/65R17 Hakka SUV tires for winter driving, new summer tires and wheels to come. Weather Tech floor mats.
    Rough Country says you dont need spring compressors, but its a bitch without one, it took me and a friend using a tie down to crank on the sping to get it back in place. I hate this lift and will replace it as soon as I get my tax return. You will not be able to the a proper alignment without new UCAs, and I doubt you will get the tires to fit without some trimming.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 6:34 AM
    #9
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    :eek:

    Are you sure they didn't say you don't need a spring compressor for their top plate spacers, but you do for the coil spacers?
     
  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 7:53 AM
    #10
    Nate7747

    Nate7747 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Member:
    #49578
    Messages:
    59
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Anchorage, AK
    Vehicle:
    SR5 Sport
    3" rough country lift, Black emblems, blacked out headlights, custom grill with grillcraft mesh grill and a FJ TOYOTA emblem, 130 watt KC off-road lights behind the grill, aFe CAI, Flowmaster 44 cat back dual exhaust, Pioneer 60wt amp, 10" sub, component speakers, and 7" touchscreen head unit, N-Fab steps coated with Rhino liner, studded 265/65R17 Hakka SUV tires for winter driving, new summer tires and wheels to come. Weather Tech floor mats.
    Yeah, I even called them to ask a second time and they said that it was a simple install and I would not need one. They guy on the phone sounded pissed off that I would even call to ask questions. I would never buy fro them again, its a crappy kit in my opinion for what it cost. Rear blocks and shocks were strait forward though, not a single problem there other than what they say in the instructions is a 19mm nut on the U bolts is actually a 21mm, and since I didnt have anything over a 19 I had to make a trip to the store, on foot since the truck was taken apart.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2011 at 1:03 PM
    #11
    Taco R/C

    Taco R/C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19635
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 3in
    3inch lift , 18" rims
    I bought this kit and really like it. Me and a friend installed it in about 6hrs in my garage. My truck aligned perfectly. I didnt have to have a coil compressor. Just removed the coil assembly put the spacer on top and put it back in...
     
  12. Oct 11, 2011 at 1:04 PM
    #12
    Taco R/C

    Taco R/C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19635
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 3in
    3inch lift , 18" rims
    And i'm running 265/70R17 tires with no rubbing. That's only a 32" tire though.
     
To Top