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Simple lift, am I missing anything?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 45acp, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I have a 2004 non-trd 4x4. I don't know much about lifts and there seems to be a lot of options out there. I wanted to do a simple lift and I was looking at using Bilstein 5100s all around w/ a Toytec 2" AAL.

    Something on this line-
    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-135659-bilstein-5100-series-1995-5-2004-toyota-tacoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.phppage=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58720&category_id=81&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    I was planning on installing the rear set of shocks and the AAL myself, and have the front installed for me while I get a rotation/alignment.
    Other then these parts, am I missing anything else I'd need to buy?
    Can I use the stock/original springs in the front?
    Do the front shocks need boots?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    dylandercole

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    nope, you got the bases covered. New brake lines are nice because theyll be extended more than stock.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    nvdeserted

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    If you can install the AAL yourself I'll bet you can install the fronts too if you want to save some bucks.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I might give it a try, if I can find a spring compressor around here. Where can I pick up extended brake lines?
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    you may be able to just take the struts to a shop and get them to change them out for a smaller price than the complete install
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    I got mine from wheelers offraod. They have made the braking at least 167% better
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    are extended brake lines needed?

    do they really make that much of a difference?
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Nick_Taco

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    oh and im pretty sure getting a front diff drop kit would be a good idea too
     
  9. Mar 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    the diff drop is hit or miss. some people say they cause vibrations. and no the brake lines arent NEEDED but I highly reccomend them
     
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