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Should I lift my Tacoma or leave it stock?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Stanby674, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    Stanby674

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    Hello fellow Tacoma owners,

    New to Tacoma World, looking for advice on how to lift or level my truck.

    I want to put 265/75/16 tires on and make it level. Go off road pretty often but usually only light to moderate stuff on desert roads/trails. In its stock form the truck has done great for what I'm doing, now I just want the truck to be level, more aggressive tires and function like it was intended to.

    All pictures and advise are appreciated, thanks!
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Gixerkiller

    Gixerkiller Back in the real murica TTC #0043

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  3. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    Gixerkiller

    Gixerkiller Back in the real murica TTC #0043

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    I recommend new UCA’s with any lift, makes life easier and keep the old parts... just in case
     
  4. Oct 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    black_angus1

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    Make like Franco Columbu and deadlift that shit.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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  6. Oct 4, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Dont use the back?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    Never use the back.. you’ll blow and o ring!
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    You talking about that brown o ring?!
     
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  9. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    I mild lift of 1” to 1.5” over stock is worthwhile as you get a little more clearance for your body panels and a nice stance. Lifting beyond that brings a host of other issues (front needle bearing issues, CV boot failures, driveline vibrations, control arm replacement) and usually only looks right with larger tires, which bring their own set of issues (CMC, lost MPGs, no ability to run chains, regearing). Unless you need a whole lot more lift for a specific reason, I’d say is ain’t worth it.
     
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  10. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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  11. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    Lift that kitty cat up

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  12. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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  13. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Lifts are for sissies. Get out the sawzall.
     
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  15. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    I gots 20" lift and she sure rides great and gets excellent mpgs. I got it from russian website.

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  16. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Any road noise with those bad boys?
     
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  17. Oct 4, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Just a little front vibration, might be the tie rod ends

     
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    And this poor shlub isn’t going to get an honest answer, definitely not on Friday
     
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    I think we found the biggest tires you can run on the stock suspension.
     

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