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Safest Lift height possible?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mark lifor, May 9, 2015.

  1. May 9, 2015 at 7:59 PM
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    mark lifor

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    New owner here, wanted a little bit more information on different types of lifts. I have been researching the forums here but want more explanation.

    • What is the maximum height of lift i can add to a base 2015 Tacoma without running into joint problems? (Meaning the extra stress associated with changing drive angles)
    • Are bilstein 5100 just combo spacer lifts which are make your ride stiffer?
    • Does changing your upper arms actually add lift?
    • Are coilovers a whole system of new springs, and shocks? Is this the safest options as far as maintaining the car?

    Sorry if there is a thread explaining this but my searches have only increased my confusion.
     
  2. May 9, 2015 at 10:32 PM
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    ChandlerDOOM

    ChandlerDOOM International tent trafficker

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    You should keep your truck stock, safest bet for you
     
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    I agree with this.
     
  4. May 9, 2015 at 10:50 PM
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    5100s are shocks. The front are adjustable. Changing the upper control arm won't gain any height. It's good to get a aftermarket so it will clear and no rubbing. Much better alignment result imo.

    When lifting the truck. Some will have X problem. Some will have Y problem. Some won't have any problem.

    Like above. Stay stock if you don't want to run into problem down the line.
     
  5. May 10, 2015 at 8:32 AM
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    This confuses me because the TRDs are lifted straight from the factory. When i look at the specs all i can find is that the tacoma factory installs Bilsteins. Either way thank you for the advice. I am going to keep it stock for at least a year to ensure i don't make any hasty decisions.
     
  6. May 10, 2015 at 8:39 AM
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    It's a common misconception that shocks lift a vehicle. The lift actually comes from longer and/ or stronger springs, generally. With any adjustable shock, the lift is coming from moving the spring perch. This compresses (or preloads) the spring, pushing the vehicle upward.
     
  7. May 10, 2015 at 8:40 AM
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    TRDs are not lifted from factory. They use different springs and shocks specific to the purpose of each truck, slightly different from SR5 or base models. You can also get Bilstein 5100 shocks set at -0-, which are better than any of the stock shocks, but you can also set them at .85 or 1.75 safely, I believe, without needing upper control arms if you use the stock springs. Once you go beyond those settings, you will need to address the rear leaf springs to go higher, otherwise the front will sit higher than the back with stock leaf springs.
     

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