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Suspension Lift feedback

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by se7en_factors, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    se7en_factors

    se7en_factors [OP] Mac Dad Junk Removal (1st business)

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    Nomad Raider cap for pooch, Yoko racks, KN filt, AMSoil fluids, 265's for rubber, plastic bedliner, bug guard, grill mesh, class III hidden hitch, stock everything else (sigh).
    Hey Tacoma brethren and sistren,

    I'm now going to pull the trigger and order an online lift for my bottomed-out 2001 non-TRD quad cab (six lug). It's clear that she has been pulling and carrying in her past life as she has little spring: thud's whenever I take a speedbump or pebble or something.

    I am pouring over the threads, but I'm totally open to any suggestions you may have in which direction to go in terms of retailer and which package.

    The following are the variables:


    • The coils, 4 shocks, and the leaf pack are all tin-foiled out;
    • I purchased a pair of air helper springs so they will be installed in concert with the new suspension (and I think this will allow me to avoid replacing the pack);
    • I don't rock crawl but carry precious cargo (my fam), pull small trailers and boats, and prefer the feel of a sporty suspension;
    • 3" is fine but am flexible (as long as it looks good);
    • So far what seems alright is the two upper packages at tacolift: my budget maybe around a g-note but I'm not high society so to spend less is fine. Turning heads is not a priority.
    I'm open to suggestions from more seasoned 'lifters' if there are any and appreciate your guys' time,

    Sam

    ps. my LT255 85 16's rub whenever I turn but being up high is so worth it-(obviously I'm a practical guy...)

    SH
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    You're running those on a stock suspension? WOW
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    se7en_factors

    se7en_factors [OP] Mac Dad Junk Removal (1st business)

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    Oh absolutely!

    I used to navigate a 7-eleven parking lot but now I conveniently drive around a large block whenever I miss a turn.

    ... yep ...
    no big deal.

    SH
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    :rofl:

    You have pics of your truck?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i need pics

    i could BARELY clear those tires with quite a bit of rubbing on a spacer/aal combo
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    takern

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    Deckplate mod, sliders, uniden cb, toolbox, dakar leaf pack, in search of coilovers, 255/85 16 bfg m/t waiting to go on
    I cant imagine the 255/85s on stock. Im runnin them now on 2.5 up front and dakar leafs in the back. frame rub at full lock and the rear i tore a corner out of the front of my fender because the tire was too far up and i was too cheap by relocate my axle. Now there is no rubbing in the rear though
     
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