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Springs/lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bgdeer1, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    bgdeer1

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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    im looking at lifting the front of my 03 prerunner. i lifted the back already with a 3" shackle kit and now im doing the front. i was curious, i bought a 2.5" front lift and worried about how it will ride. will the 2.5 lift make a big difference with the stock springs for the worse or no difference? if so what springs would u recommend, something cheap but not to cheap that will get the job done?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    not too sure about springs but you may want to think about new UCAs at that point. some have problems, some dont

    how did you lift it? im guessing not a coilover. just billies or what?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    bgdeer1

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    i put shackles in the back, and spacers in the front.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    the spacers will preload your current springs giving you a stiffer ride. going with some new springs probably wont help too much. your better off just getting some Bilstein shocks up front. it will give you a much better ride and costs roughly the same as the spacers and new coils
     
  5. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Spacers and shackles give a very harsh and stiff ride. And the best thing you can do if you have a spacer lift is get OME springs and new shocks for the front for a better ride. But that would be a waist of money!!! I would personally just buy the OME 3" from Toyteclifts.com. You will save money and have a great ride! And the rear, Bilstein 5100's are awsome and an 2" AAL would be better then the Shackle, the shackle will ride harsh and wear out your springs faster. Hope this help your discition!:)
     
  6. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    I havnt noticed a harsher ride since putting my 1'' shackel lift on, but I agree on it wearing out the leafs faster
     
  7. Feb 24, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Well 1" isnt much, I got a 1" block and didnt notice a difference. But the OP got a 3" shackle, which is a little much....
     
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