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Suspension lift or leveling kit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Big C, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Big C

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    Hi all,

    In order to compensate for the additional weight of an N-Fab front bumper, would you guys recommend a leveling kit or a suspension lift, and why? I have asked a few different people and gotten differing responses. I am somewhat new to all this and thought I would pick your brains.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    MMazz365

    MMazz365 Well-Known Member

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    go right and get a 3 inch suspension lift. I went for a 3 inch spacer and totally regret it. go right the first time so you won't have to do it a second like me. There are many ways you can go about this thought. You could get blisteins with AAL's or like a 3 inch toytec lift, or procomp kit,.. all personal preference. look around at different threads and see reviews. good luck
     
  3. May 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    RedDragonTaco

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    Mine came with the leveling kit on it and i am getting a 3" lift from toytec. My back suspension is super soft so i cant wait to change that.
     
  4. May 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    LAoffroadin

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    suspension... nothing else need be said
     
  5. May 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Most people would advise you to get a suspension lift due to better performance. I for one would not advise you to just get a 3" lift because it looks good. It all depends on your goals with the truck, where you plan on going with it and using it for, etc...

    First assess your use for the truck. Ie, all highway, some road some dirt roads, serious rock crawling, maybe snow or whatever.
    Then decide what tire fits that terrain and what size is most advantageous for your goals.
    then finally choose what suspension will clear those tires as well as perform in the conditions you need it for.

    Its just my opinion which isn't worth much to some but (IMO) too many people choose vehicle parts off looks instead of intended use.

    If you're not looking to lift it a ton and do new wheels/tires and all that just get some 5100s and set them to the first or second notch up, whichever gets the front of your truck level to where you want

    Also there are a ton of threads like this one on here already! This place is a spring of knowledge man. I would advise the "measure twice, cut (lift) once" method and tell you that taking your sweet time and research are your friend

    Good luck
     
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