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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Khaos, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Jul 10, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    Khaos

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    For all of you who are looking to lift your truck this faq created by Toku58 on Toyota Nation should be the very first step into your research.

    Note: I am not the author of the above quote and am in no way attempting to take credit for Toku's work.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    wat?
    good stuff....needs to be a sticky!
     
  3. Jul 10, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    I just PM'd Bob about making this a sticky. :)
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:25 AM
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    Hope that helps.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    Higher ground clearance of suspension and frame.


    You will have a stiffer ride (which some people like) and once you get over 3" of lift you can run into problems with the CV boots wearing and tearing.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2008 at 8:04 AM
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    Good thread and advice. :thumbsup:

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  8. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    I've already installed at 3" revtek lift. Since I only have about 1" of travel will installing new shocks with more travel improve my ride qualty?
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:33 PM
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    so... it seems to me. unless i want to spend thousands on a six inch lift. i should just invest in armor, lockers/gears, and a good set of tires!

    are the tire sizes really that little with these numbers? im so confused!
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    So, to level the front end of my prerunner, could I simply add the bilstein 5100s and adjust to the 1.75 on the front? Or would I need to replace the front and rear shocks? If I add rear shocks, do I not raise them, since the rear of the truck is naturally higher than the front?
     
  11. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    You only have to replace the front shocks if your leveling the truck. The rear shocks do not give any lift, but they will ride better.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    I really don't understand your question. But investing in armor and tires is always a good idea.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    Wow, thanks for the fast answer. If i do replace the rear shocks as well, do I adjust them to the same height as the front? or leave them the same?
     
  14. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:08 PM
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    The rear shocks are not adjustable. You will see no difference in ride height in the rear with the new shocks. You will have an improved ride though.

    The 5100s work by preloading your coils. In the rear there are no coils, thus there are no adjustment for the rear shocks.
     
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    well, it seems that without extreme modifications you cant get substantially bigger tires to fit. which isnt really the case for jeeps. but jeeps ride even worse lifted than stock.

    so what does the Total Chaos LT kit cost? and does that just cover the front? are there really no complete kits for tacomas?

    what does a 265 or 285 translate to anyways? 31, 32 inches?
     
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    Thanks for the info. Sorry to keep asking stupid questions, but I have 1 more...If the front has coilovers which are the shocks and springs built together, you just take it apart and replace the old shock with the bilstein and leave the stock springs?
     
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    You can run 33"s on a 3" lift with minimal trimming. A 285/75/16 is a 33" tire. Lots of people run 35"s with a 6" lift, but it can be done with a 3" lift if your willing to make them fit. We have a member on here who is running 37"s with 9" of lift on his 2nd gen.

    I don't know the cost for Total Chaos LT, but I do know its a substantial amount of money. I don't know much about LT so if your looking for knowledge on that I suggest you check out TTORA's Desert and LT Folder. I go in there from time to time just to drool at the trucks there.
     
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    Everybody was new to this at one point in time.


    Coilovers are fully assembled coils + shocks. For the install you remove your stock coils and shocks and replace them with the full coilovers. As far as lifts for our trucks go, coilovers are the easiest thing to install as they do not require a spring compressor like coil lifts do.

    Here's a visual for you. These are the Toytec Coilovers. They come fully assembled. All you gotta do is remove the stock coils+shocks and install this.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:21 PM
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    no way in heck will anything get cut on the body of my taco (when i get it)
    sawzalls are for jeeps! and 32's arent to bad... soo......

    thanks for the info! i'll go lurk over there... i really have no desire to post there... they're so pissy!
     
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    I'll be getting a lift in december and this really answers alot of questions that i had and was going to be asking! Thanks!
     
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