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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    davidjmay

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    Well in that case... You could spend upwards of 5 grand on your suspension. Haha but you definitely don't need to do that. Ththe bilsteins and OME are fantastic suspension lifts, look around on this site and you'll learn some things. If you're a DIY person you could buy the parts separate and put them together yourself. Tons of people on here are running those setups and have installed the parts themselves, just look around.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    well ya i def dont wanna spend that much!!! even without the knowledge that is a lot of money
     
  3. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    Ya it is. It just depends what you want the suspension for. A very good suspension setup (bilstein/OME) will run you about 1500 bucks brand new, depending on what you get.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    well i dont even have a set reason for the suspension just want a simple lift and something that will last
     
  5. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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    Um ... ok.

    Do you have a price range and goals for the lift? Narrowing down those two parameters should make shopping much easier.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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    Do your research. Find out what you want, why you want it, and how bad you want it ($). Then ask questions.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    sorry.. i want a decent basic lift i can go off roading with and not worry about anything..

    dont bite my head off for sounding stupid
     
  8. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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    I wasn't biting your head off. I used your quotes to try to guide you towards your answer, which seems to have worked.

    First question: What, if anything, has been replaced from the factory installed suspension parts on your '00? If it's all original, everything is almost definitely worn out, so this is an excellent opportunity to replace worn parts while you're doing a lift. Yes, it'll cost more to replace bushings and ball joints, but you don't want to go offroad with the suspension about to fall apart.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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    OME all around. Don't fuck with anything else if you want simple and solid, IMO. Theres other stuff out there but it's easy, good quality, and decent price point.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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    well honestly i havent gotten the truck yet.. i will within the next couple weeks.. but this is all good info to learn and to look at and i thank you for opening my eyes to stuff i didnt think to look at before
     
  11. Jan 21, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    Max echoes a lot of what I've read. ^^^
    Plan to replace the rear springs. They were weak from the factory, and 13 years of gravity hasn't improved them. The front coils are likely worn out, too. If original, all four shocks are toast. A full OME kit can address all of that.

    My main concern would be the front suspension wear items; control arm bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints. Making sure those are in good condition should be your first priority no matter what you do about a lift.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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    Definitely agreed. Nothing like losing a tire while driving, or killing expensive (or inexpensive really) tires because your bushings are shot and your alignment walks all over the place.
     
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    Thanks for the quick guide. Good read for new members like myself.
     
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    Same here. I've read most of the thread, and I appreciate the advice.
     
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    I have a 2001 4door 2wd sr5 and I want to get the pre runner look. Would it be okay to do an all around 3" suspension lift then use spacers for the front?
     
  16. Jan 23, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    No. That would be stacking lifts in the front. If you want a bro lean, lift the front 3" and leave the back stock.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    I am planning on getting the Bilstein 5100's all the way around my truck. I am also planning on getting new coil springs. Which Coil Springs go best with the bilstein 5100's? My truck is a 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Prerunner with the Off Road Package (dunno if the off road package makes any kind of difference as to which coil springs to get). Also I may AAL to the back to allow my truck to maybe carry something in the back of it, if I do that and put the bilsteins in the front up to 2.5 or whatever the max is on them, will I have to drop my transfer case?
     
  18. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    Eibach springs with 5100's are a popular choice.

    Diff drops are basically useless on 2nd gens.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    Ah, my apologies. You may want one if your CV boot fins are touching after you lift.
     
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