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Selecting a mild lift (TRD Baja TX Pro + Icon AAL)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Apr 6, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    Baja has the same offset perch, but I still ended up with a slight lean.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    I’m going on a 1000 mile weekend road trip at the end of next week. I suspect it will fully settle (if it hasn’t already) by the time I get back. I’ll update with measurements when I get back.
     
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    Good looking truck! Basically I have a twin to your truck but there are a new set of FN FX Pro wheels sitting next to it to install. I measured 19.75 LF and 20.00 RF hub to fender (21.75 LR and 22.00 RR.) Haven't installed my kit yet and still trying to decide on which AAL, OL in or out, etc largely due to the amount of lift it seems like some are getting. Will be watching for your settled measurements.
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    My next set of wheels! I look forward to seeing them on your truck
     
  5. Apr 8, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    Great resource! I just had the recall springs installed on my '05 Access cab Tacoma (2.7L) and a fiberglass topper. I actually lost a little height on the rear and it's a little soft for my liking. My shocks and struts have 145k on them as well. I have about a month before leaving on a trip out west and contemplating a mild lift. The install is no worries if I can nail down the parts and get 'em shipped to TN in time. Thanks to all involved in this post.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    Lost height in getting new 3+1s? What were you running before?
     
  7. Apr 8, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    I installed the TRD Baja kit (basically the same as the Pro but with 650lbs front springs vs 600lbs, and slightly different shock valving). I have a Pelfrybuilt steel IFS and steel mid plates (about 100lbs of steel). Tool box in bed with misc stuff, not too much weight). I have TSB rear springs (about 35k miles on them) + AALs and left the overload in. Put on some 265/75/16 KO2's. Truck rides great, no complaints about harsh rear. I've loaded it up with firewood and had just a tad bit of sag in the back.

    Edit: In case it matters, 2010 DCSB Off Road (otherwise stock)

    My measurements are:

    DF: 22
    PF: 22.5
    DR: 23.5
    PR: 23.75

    I have the drivers front strut set on the higher notch, but still ended up with .5" taco lean. It's not really that noticeable not sure if I'll add a spacer in the future or not.

    IMG-2976.jpg
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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  9. Apr 9, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    Not sure how much I lost but mud flaps rubbing curb where I always park at work? Truck is a bone-stock 2005 Access Cab and they are now a 3+1 leaf pack.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    That doesn’t seem right. 13yr old 145k mile 2+1s (which are known to sag and break) swapping to brand new 3+1s and losing height and having a softer ride. Whatever you had previously must have not been stock.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Bought the truck new and have put every mile on it myself?
     
  12. Apr 9, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    Strange. And the topper was on both before and after?
     
  13. Apr 9, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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  14. Apr 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    If you go with the AAL, I’d suggest leaving the overloads on if you are running the canopy full time.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    I agree. Kind of leaning towards 2" lift coil, 5100's all the way around set to zero and 3 leaf AAL. A local shop quoted me $800 for 5100's with stock coils and a 2" block for the rear including alignment.
     
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    But you are getting the AAL instead of the block?
     
  17. Apr 9, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Think so and do it myself to offset the extra cost and know that it's done to my standards. Anal about all things like torque everything to spec. That setup seems to be the consensus. And the quote was for using stock coils and blocks. Kinda just wanted to feel them out.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    I love your TRD build but I have a four-banger in a access cab. And, I would just prefer to buy new spring packs but have yet to find any with a1.5-2" lift that I like?
     
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  19. Apr 9, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    They exist, but are not inexpensive.

    Toytec Boss 2"
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/BOSS-05-Tacoma-Leaf-Springs_p_1094.html

    Deaver 1.5"
    https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/store/p456/Deaver_Leaf_Pack_-_J66.html

    Supposedly people report getting 1-2" from General Springs HD pack, which is a replacement pack for the 3+1 so seems suspect to me:
    https://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/90-297hd.htm
     
  20. Apr 9, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Hmm, don't how I missed those. Wonder how the Deaver 1.5" will mate up with HS 2" coils in the front with 5100's all around?
     

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