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Suspension suggestions?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceTaco, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Nov 4, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Please dont shoot me!!!

    im going to be buying a new TACO!!...i know good choice

    i want to do about a 3 inch lift on it so i have a few questions

    what should i use to do it??, im not going to be hardcore wheeling often and when i do nothing crazy.. im basically doing it for the looks ( i hate the stock height of these trucks)
    i dont want a rough ride and i dont want to use cheap parts i dont mind spending the money to do it right the first time.. so basicly what your opinion for the best setup

    How much roughly will i be looking @ in parts and install

    Thanks ahead for your help..hope to be a new satisfied taco owner soon
     
  2. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    ToyTec adjustable coilovers
    Bilstein 5100s all around
    Total Chaos UCAs
    ToyTec AAL

    Roughly $1500-ish and I installed it myself (without a lot of mechanical expertise).
     
  3. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    +1 to that....I went with a cheaper setup (3" strut spacers and Pro-Comp AAL in the rear)
    So far so good....
     
  4. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    you are the man!!!!

    Hay Jason, im curious .....did u get rear TSB done?
     
  5. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Yeah, got the TSB done. It's for that reason I haven't installed the AAL and rear 5100s yet (it's still pretty level).

    Plan on doing the rear soon.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    Wilkerson, thats a good setup but the actual figure after install would be like $2,300. I went with the Toytec setup and got it all done under $500. With install. I think our trucks ended up looking pretty similar. Your definately performs better. I think what nicetaco is looking for is looks. So both are good setups its a matter of how much you want to spend. GL

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  7. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    nice setup! I almost went with the access cab!

    I know that he's looking for looks, but wasn't afraid of spending money. I've never had spacer lifts, but I had heard that they ride a little rougher.

    Just offered my opinion (but it's likely there are better, more qualified opinions out there!) :)

    $2300 sounds a little high, unless you have it installed somewhere. My total was just over $1800, but that included lifetime alignment from Firestone, the cost of tools I didn't have, etc...

    Keep in mind, I installed all mine myself.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    so you got every thing wilkerson said except the shocks or am i wrong....truck looks sweet by the way
     
  9. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    NiceTaco

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    Wilkerson....are you talking about part # TTAFCS-6005 on the toytec site...it comes all in with the bilstiens, was this what you were refering to
    what AAL's
     
  10. Nov 4, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    No way bro. I went with the spacer and a long AAL. I admit it rides a little rougher but I like a stiffer feel. Speed bumps are were I feel it most.

    Wilkerson. The Access Cab Rocks! I'm so glad I went with it. I still get the bed and there is still legroom for passengers. The DC with long bed is too long of a truck for me. Plus, access cabs are rare for the 2nd gens. Sharp truck.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    No, part # TTAFCS-CK. I bought the 5100s off ebay. I also ordered the top plate seen in the part number you are referring to for about $130.

    I love the look of the access cab, but I got the double cab because of my two border collies. Access cab == not enough room for them...
     
  12. Nov 5, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    but the ones im referring to would be the same thing although maybe more expensive but it the same setup all in one ..or am i wrong..what part number on there site for the AAL setup

    i need part number and places to find these things....

    who makes the 6 inch lift for these things.. i may wanna go higher
     
  13. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    Yeah, the one you're talking about is the same as what I did, only all together from ToyTec. I thought I was gonna be clever and save money by buying all the parts separately, but when all was said and done, it probably cost me about $50 more - but I ended up with the rear 5100s too. So I ended up ahead on the long run! :) If I did it again, I would just buy what you're talking about and not have to worry about stuff.

    Part #s:
    Coilovers - TTAFCS-CK
    Diff Drop - TAC-DR
    AAL - TAC-AL-HA (however, they have a new part number for the AAL if you have the TSB springs)
    I don't know the part number to the top plate I got, but if you get the coilovers and shocks together, you won't need it.


    6" lifts - I haven't done it on my Tacoma, but I hear good things on this forum about the FabTech kit. However, be prepared to spend a lot more money and make more major modifications to your truck. Just search the forum for 6" lifts - tons of info!
     
  14. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:39 PM
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    Thanks man!!! i apperciate your help
     
  15. Nov 5, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    No problem. Good luck and post pics when you're done!
     
  16. Nov 5, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    Would a 3" lift with the stock tires look goofy? Truck is brand new and I'd like to get some use from the new tires.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    nah. There is already a thread on 3" lifts with stock tires with pictures.
     
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