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Small Lift Ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gleason05, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    Gleason05

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    I want to put a small lift on my 2003 Tacoma Extra Cab but not too sure what would look good and what kind of lift and modifications i need. Thinkin about putting 285/70/16 or 265/75/16 tires on. Need some ideas and help.

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  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    For 285/75/16 you will have to run a 2.5" lift or more and possibly run wheel spacers (bilstein 5100 and spidertrax)

    265/75/16 you can run stock, but is popular with 1" or more (bilstein 5100)
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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    I think imma end up going with the 265/75/16. I want it to be level when its all said and done, would my best option be to go with Blistein 5100's all the way around @ like 1.5", or should I go with a OME 881 in the front and 1.5" AAL in the rear? If the blistein 5100's are the better choice would I need a leaf in the rear or would i be fine with just the 5100's all around n just adjust the front lift to make it level?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:32 AM
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    Mine looks like this with Bilstein 5100s all around with the front struts set at O with a 3'' lift Toytec/Eibach coil with 285/75/16s I love this setup...

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  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    thats nice. do you have the back 5100's also at 0, and The 3" lift Toytec/Eibach coil just in the rear right?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    for a cheap but fairly good susp. lift get 5100s set at 2.5 and an aal in the back. done and done
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Only the front 5100's are adjustable for lift. When used with lift coils (eibachs) you set them at 0. The rear is only lifted by an AAL, leaf pack, or shackles. The shocks dont do the lifting.

    The eibach coils are for the front not the back.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Okey thanks that clears some stuff up for me
     
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    I have Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75" and OME 881 coils. The rear's are 3" OME Dakar leafs, personally I think it's the perfect height and I get comments on it all the time. I'm running 33x12.50r15's
     
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    this is a recent photo...

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    OK so here is my question to this thread. I have a 2005 TRD. I am running the LT265/75 R16 tires and have a slight rubon the drivers side inner fender well. I am not running spacers and I do not have any lift. What is the easiest way to raise the front end about 1 inch but still keep the truck level. I am new at the lift thing so go easy on me lol.
     
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