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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:04 PM
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    CJH9980

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    Ok, I think I get it...the advantag to the coilovers is purely ease of install, but they cost a hell of a lot more.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:34 PM
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    I've installed at 3" revtek lift. Since I only have about 1" of travel will installing new shocks with more travel improve my ride qualty?
     
  3. Nov 20, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    hi im a little confused about the shocks when doing the 3" AAL lift. If i get leafs in the back and the 884 or 885, i understand i cant get the bilstien 5100's. Does bilstien make a good shock you recommend? and if i get the coils do i even need to upgrade my shocks? srry is this is a newb question but theres so many different answers on taco world.

    My other question is what do they mean when they say 885 is for a heavier load? and if i get the 885 does that mean i need to get something else to help hold the load?
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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    Just a clarification, the OME coils are for the front and the AAL is for the rear. That being said, you *can* get the 5100s to run with the 884/885 coils but you would have to set them at the stock setting. However, the OME shocks are better suited for the 884/885s because they are valved for those springs. You would get a better ride out of them. They are a little more expensive, but there are a lot of people on this site that run the OME coils and Bilstein shocks...

    Do you NEED to upgrade your shocks with those coils? I don't think you have to, but it is recommended.

    From what I've heard around this site, you should get the 885s if you have a double cab. Otherwise, the 884s will work fine.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Nov 21, 2008 at 12:05 AM
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    I think that's them, but I'm not too well versed on the specific OME shocks, but talk to Chris4x4. He raves about the OME coils and shocks on the front.

    Also, you don't need to replace the rear. You'll just get a better ride if you do. Chris is running the 885 coils and OME shocks on the front and the 5100s in the rear. He says the 5100s in the rear ride SO much better than stock. I lifted my front with 5100s and the adjustable coilovers from ToyTec, but haven't done anything to the rear yet. I have the AAL and 5100s, I just haven't put them on yet.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 at 10:13 PM
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    Question,
    When I put my lift on I'm going to put on new uca's however, I've looked at how to change them out, and it looks like a pain in the ass. There is one long bolt holding them in, and it looks like if you try to back it out it will hit the body. Anyone have any experience with this aspect of lift installation. I'm sure I can handle everything else, I just don't want to star tearing things apart to get to that point and realize its damn near impossible.
    Thanks
     
  8. Dec 9, 2008 at 1:31 AM
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    After checking around and getting some advice from some members, I went with the ome 885s and ome shocks all around. Really feels like a truck now, but not too stiff. Shocks work well with coils and front height is 38.25 in. now. (running 265/16..31 in.tire) with the aal and ome 182s the back, the height is 39.25 in w/ no load....love this setup:D
     
  9. Dec 9, 2008 at 1:35 AM
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    you gotta bend the inner wall a bit to clear the bolt........ look for toku's write up in mod section:D
     
  10. Dec 9, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    +1. It was a pain, but definitely doable. Just take your time.

    You do need to bend the inner wall out some, but don't worry about it. Just get some pliers with long teeth or something. All I had was a cresent wrench and I had a little tougher time with it than if I would have had something a little longer.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    thanks for the info guys, it'll be a couple months but I'll probably post step by step pics when I do it.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    toytec is a good lift from what people say but what about the ez-lift with the diff lowering kit and 1" block for the back? 189.00 for the 05-07 model on the V6.

    what else would i have to do to it to lift it? shocks? brake lines? UCA? i know i have to do a Front end alignment but just wonderin what else you had to do with a strut lift kit.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    i want to lift my front end to level or lift a little more than the rear .. what is the best way , but won t cost me alot ? spacers ?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    yup... although not the greatest thing in the world...
     
  15. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    Ok, it sounds like you have done your homework. Here a question..so if I were to buy coilovers...do I need to get new upper control arms to fit the 33s? Im kinda new to the whole suspension thing. I really dont want to have to buy those unless they are needed...can someone clarify?
     
  16. Jan 17, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    You need new UCAs to correct alignment issues if you lift it 3". The stock UCAs just can't be adjusted far enough. They can get it close, but not to spec.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    Should i go with just the block or with the add a leaf?
     
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  19. Feb 4, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    +100!
     
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    Nada...need some guidance there it's going to see a lot of highway mileage not just trail miles.
    I'm a little short on time so I'm posting this without reading all the way through, please forgive me. I'm looking for a suspension adjustment/modification series that will allow for a more open desert style of driving (ala Baja 250 if you will) not to the same extent they go but something that can take some bouncing and a jump here or there if I happen to catch air unexpectedly. I know I need more than just the 5100's per say but I don't really know where to start. This is my first offroad build on a truck.

    Secondary item what is the largest tire one can fit on the stock 16" rims without worrying about tire rub during tight turns? Eyeballing 245/75/16's vs 265/70/16's...
     
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