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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Aug 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    currently running the fabtech 6 inch basic kit. Is there any way of improving the ride quality in terms of removing the blocks in the back and adding something else or is the ride naturally stiff with that kit?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Apparently it's time for me to replace the shocks and struts. If I go with 5100's in the front does that mean I can remove my Toytec spacers from the OEM coils? I had thought about getting OME 886's since I have a plate steel bumper now. Would I need those with the 5100's? I would think not based on the comment in the OP about not recommending after market coils with the 5100's. So confused now, and I don't want to pay $600-$1100 for Monro to replace all 4 corners.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    The 886s would be best since you have a plate bumper, but it's not recommended that you use 5100s with the 886s. The OME shocks are a better fit.

    You can use aftermarket coils in general with the 5100s though, many use eibachs or 885s.

    If you do get 5100s without aftermarket springs, you should remove your spacers and use the 5100s to preload your stock springs instead.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2012 at 4:16 AM
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    Ok thanks! My bumper is a Brute Force and only weighs about 90 lbs. I don't have or plan on adding a winch so are the 886's really needed? Seems like it would only be an extra 70-80lbs on the front after removing the stock bumper. I didn't notice any sag on the front after putting the bumper on either so I'd thought about just buying a set of 4 5100's, and doing the front and rear for now. I have AAL in the rear, and want to go to a new leaf pack at some point.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    If you didn't get any sag with the bumper then you should be good to go with the stock springs (assuming they aren't worn out) out the 885's. If that sags too much, there are some folks on here running the 885's with the billys at 0.85", though it's not technically recommended.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2012 at 6:03 AM
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    Cool. Thanks. Guess I'll order them and see how it goes.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Can I put a 1.5 add a leaf with out aftermarket shocks ??
     
  8. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    maybe?, maybe not? depends in how much your factory leafs are already sagged. All you can do is put it on and try it out. if you feel your shocks bottoming out then you need new rear shocks
     
  9. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    1.5" is about as high as I'd go with the stock shocks. Any more and you will top them out and break them. Just be aware the ride will suffer with the AAL and stock shock dampening.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    kk ill get billies iam on a tight budget LOL:mad:
     
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    1.5" is about the max for 5100s too, as per dsm
     
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    Few questions guys. I have got the toytec coilover kit with bilsteins upfront and a 2" shackle lift in the back. I havent changed my bilsteins ride height and it matches pretty well with the shackles in back. I am considering lifting it more. Is there a rear shock that allows for more than a 2 inch lift? On the ones im reading it says works perfect with up to a 2.4 inch lift. I am wanting to do some AAL's in the rear along with my shackles. Is this a good idea? What shocks works with the 4 or so inches of lift? Would my adjustable set up in front be able to match 4 inches in the back? Thanks!
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  13. Sep 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    Bilstein 5125's come in custom lengths for the rear. You can't lift the front more than 3" without a drop bracket or sas.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Just read this whole thread... great info!

    Ok...
    So if I get 5100's all around, stick with my stock springs (front and rear) BUT ONLY WANT TO LEVEL MY TRUCK (NO lift in the rear), what setting would I put the front 5100's at? I've seen various numbers in different threads.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    No tsb? 0.85"
     
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    Yes, no tsb... so .85!
    Thanks for your response.
     
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    Hi guys, im new here and to the truck world and was reading this over due to me wanting level out the front of my 04 TRD Prerunner. I bought it used with 107K earlier this year and it rides well. I really DONT want to make my ride hard and uber stiff so i see that coilovers are the way to go? I just want to verify before i buy. Is it true that ALL Coilovers are adjustable? Ive been seeing that Icon gives the best ride on road (75% of my driving) but cant see anywhere about them being adjustable. All i see is it just days "will clear 33" tires". I dont want 33"s, maybe 265/75s down the road. Thanks for any and all replies.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    Not all coilovers are adjustable. The term "coilover" refers to an assembly where the spring envelopes the shock body, rather than the springs and shocks being mounted in independent locations (like a jeep for instance).

    That being said, Icon coilovers are indeed adjustable, and are an excellent choice for a high-quality 3" lift.
     
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