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Shocks - Is there a set that will give you any lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AJYota, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    AJYota

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    My son has a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 with a 3 inch suspension life. He needs new shocks and we were wondering if there is a set that will give you any additional lift?

    What is a good set of shocks for a 4x4 that will add look, perfromance without breaking dad's wallet?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    shocks in it of themselves do not give lift, they are simply dampers. springs give lift.

    the silver bilstein 5100s are a great set of shocks that will give up to 2.5" lift (adjustable coil seat) up front. you can pick up a set of 4 shocks for ~$300 from sonny at downsouthmotorsports.com. hes a great guy to deal w/. mention TW and you'll get a little hookup.

    also, dad's wallet?! make the kid pay for them himself...he's old enough to drive!!
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    IF you want more than 3" of lift - you can't (shouldn't) do it with the suspension orientation that you currently have.

    You need to do some research and find the 4" or 6" lifts that are available for the tacomas.
     
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    Not true re shocks....I have, on two vehicles replaced stock shocks with high-pressure gas shocks and gotten noticeable lift. I didn't measure before/after because I wasn't expecting it.
    I'd guess about 3/4".
    The shocks, btw, were Edelbrocks, one set on a Jeep Gr Cherokee, the other on a 2002 Durango.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    you can't go any higher than 3" susp lift with out putting on a drop bracket. you cv angles and ball joints will be maxed out w/ anything over 3" and failure of said parts will be the result.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    whatever you say dude...i know that i could compress my bils by hand... there is no way they would ever give the taco lift...

    why do you think you always have some sort of spring (coil, leaf, torsion rods) on a vehicle and then the shock?!
     
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