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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    I don't have 265's anymore
     
  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    265/75-16 on stock OR wheels, with stock OR suspension = no rubbing under any circumstances.

    Iirc, there's a little less than an inch of clearance to my aftermarket mud flap when at full lock, sitting still. Do a search for 275 series and see what others have found, but 265 is the safe bet with OEM wheels and suspension.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    I have 2013 stock, looking for 265/75/16 tires that look agressive
    But still feel smoth on the road not doing offroading any suggestions
    With pictures
     
  5. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    Nitto Terra Grapplers. Check my gallery for pics, they're what I'm running now.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    or you can do general grabber AT2's
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    Man great info in this thread. Im starting to gather parts for my mods. This really helps a lot. Now all I need to find is a thread that tells me why when I did the Cruse Control mod to my truck it does not work.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Did you check to make sure the brick was still on the gas pedal? Sometimes mine slides off.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    I've been reading for days and I am pretty sure it'll work but I wanted to ask just to be sure when money is involved. I've got a 2008 AC sport. I've got a new set of 5100's in my garage but I'd like to make the truck as functional as possible as far as suspension travel goes, or at least keep all of my stock travel. So, will I gain anything with a set of OME 884's with the 5100's? I've read several times its fine to run this set up with the shocks set at 0. One of my worries is needing UCA's and I don't want that if I can stay stock on those. I'd like to run 265/70/17 or 265/75/17 if I can do it. I know I can run those sizes stock I'm just worried about getting my alignment in spec.

    Also I pull a camper on occasion so ill need to keep a little rake in the rear. My truck has the stock 3 leaf pack on it. 1.5 AAL?

    Will I need a front diff drop for the cv angles with this set up I'm talking about? Longer brake lines? All my lift/bigger tire knowledge is late 70's ford trucks so this is a whole new world. Any help or advice with be appreciated.

    Thanks y'all.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2013 at 3:47 AM
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    You don't need rake brother, you need rear springs that don't suck. Install Dakars and longer billies in the rear, and 884s in the front with the 5100s you have.

    The Dakars are designed for overlanding, they can take the weight and are exceptional springs.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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    I should have posted before I got the new 5100's. They showed up Friday and the rears are the "0-1.5" shocks. I may run a AAL set up for a bit since I cant throw another $400+ at new leaf packs right now. Or I may wait till I get all the parts to do it right and then do the install.

    Any input on this set up and UCA's? I want to avoid new UCA's at all costs since from what I've seen they are mighty proud of those things.

    Thanks for the reply
     
  13. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    There's nothing wrong with running your 5100's set to 0 with the OME springs up front, and a lot of guys are running that setup with great success.

    As long as you keep the lift 3" or less you won't need UCAs. Running around 2" of lift will let you install a true 32" tire with minimal to no rubbing.

    You can always sell the rear addaleafs and shocks as new in box here on TW, recoup the money, and work on getting your dakars and longer billies for the rear. When you've got everything you can take a day for the install and presto-blamo!

    Or you can run the addaleafs and billies you have for now and save up for the upgrade later. Then sell the old stuff on TW.
     
  14. Jun 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    Thank you sir!! This has been a real learning experience to say the least. Lifting my old solid axle fords was cheap and easy. Little more to these trucks ha ha.

    Thanks again.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    If you end up wanting UCAs, Headstrong Offroad sells Light Racing UCAs for $375, delivered.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    i have a 2011 access base model v6. i just had toyota install the tsb on the leaf springs because of the harsh ride with weight in the bed...
    now ive just purchased a 3" pro comp coil over with blocks but supposedly pro comp has the blocks for this lift on back order for close to or over about 500 orders and are not going to be ready until early july....
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/221210548848
    any comments on this lift? as of right now im going to my local 4x4 shop nd just picking up any companys blocks so i can install the lift
     
  17. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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    Blocks are garbage to be avoided. The kit you linked gains lift in the rear with AAL, and gains lift in the front with upgraded springs. Should be good for on road and light off roading.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    im not looking to be going off roading with the lift... i just want a little more height to the truck and i use it for work... the aal was just the picture the "company" on ebay contacted me and said it would be best for my truck to have the blocks and the leafs were for sagging leafs
     
  19. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    Axle wrap my man. Blocks amplify axle wrap among a myriad of other crappy side effects. On road or off, blocks are garbage. If you're going to haul a lot you want Dakars. They are designed to handle a sustained load.
     
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    Not sure I'd buy from a place that recommends blocks over adding a leaf.
     
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