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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    ToyTacosRule

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    I made a post asking for this but never got a good response.

    I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 that I am planning on putting OME Leaf Springs on.

    Most I have seen talk about the leaf spring have gotten 2-2.5 inches of lift out of them.

    My Tacoma I believe is still on the original leafs at 285k miles (I have owned it since 210k and have had no troubles with the leafs till now). The problem now as easily understood with 285k miles on the leafs are that the leafs have a negative bow. I would like to see a picture of someones Gen 1 Tacoma with the OME Leafs on them, as well as how much lift they received so I can kind of gauge how high the rear of my truck will be.

    Also if I get these leafs what else do I need to get to accomodate? (Ex. extended brake lines, muffler bracket, etc.). Thanks
     
  2. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    You could just do a complete OME install on all four corners for about $1200. That's about as solid a 3" lift you'll find anywhere.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    I think the problem is that there's not many 1st gen folks in this thread. You might want to try in the first gen forum. On a 2nd you get about 2.5" of lift from the original, stock height. If you're drooping from strained leafs, you'll get more. You don't HAVE to get extended brake lines on a 2nd gen but it's recommended.....you're pushing the limits of the stock lines with these leafs.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Will have to start looking into this, eventually. Thanks again for the help.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    I've been reading around on this awesome forum, and what I'm interested in is extended travel shocks for the rear end. I don't need more than 2" of lift. What I need is wheel travel. It's the rear I want to upgrade with an AAL added to my stock 4-leaf pack (5th leaf - 1.5").

    From what I've seen, for rear shocks the Bilstein 5160's extended travel at 27" is the best on the market. Anybody know how OME shocks compare for extended travel? ICON's from what I've seen have 24" extended length. King shocks have some extended travel like 28", but the compressed length would require bump stops.

    Also, what about extended rear shackles for the 2nd Gen? Does that get you some more wheel travel? And do you need extended travel shocks? OZ posted something about these dropshackles http://www.definedengineering.com/products.html

    Anybody use them?

    I'm not worried too much about the front end, there's a ton of options for 2" of lift that doesn't require new UCA's or a diff drop, or CV problems, or alignment problems. It's the rear end I'm still trying to sort out all the options.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    i'm looking to get 3" with a diff drop for my 08 Tacoma TRD Off Road. It has 69k miles and i figure i might as well get one that includes shocks. my budget is 1k range. any suggestions?

    this will be 80-90 percent on street.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    I'm going to install those shackles when I do a shackle flip, using the stock length. But only because they are a superior shackle.

    If you use extended shackles you will lose lift if you've got a gen 2 (sorry, I'm using the phone and can't see what year you have).

    The best way to determine the proper shock length is to flex and measure (with the shocks removed) after you've installed the springs. If your new springs give you 1.5-2" of lift you can afford to leave them on the truck until your new ones come in. Then swap them for the new ones you measured for.

    OME shocks are valved to run with Dakars (generally 3" of lift on their stiffer leaf pack), so they may not give you the ride you want. Billies will do well, as will Icons. The important part is your measurements fully extended and fully stuffed.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Full OME setup. 885s up front with 1/4" top plate spacer and Dakars out back. Nitro chargers. CB drop. Skip the diff drop, you won't need it.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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  10. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    Can someone direct me to a post on reputable shops that can do the lift for me (i.e. not void warranty, etc.), particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay). I don't have the workspace, buddies who can help, etc., so I'll need to shop it out. Thanks!
     
  11. Jul 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    My dealership would've done mine for $90/hr. wouldn't have voided anything for sure, but that's a different conversation. The dealership is always going to try and skip out on doing warranty work.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    You may have better luck in this thread area: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/northern-california/

    Better chance of locals responding.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    I want to lift my 2013 prerunner off road 3 inches front and back. What lift kit overall would be the best for this?
     
  14. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    do you have to jack up your truck to change out rear shocks?
     
  15. Jul 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    No but you need a strong upper body to compress the shocks
     
  16. Jul 31, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    We need to know how you intend to use the truck.

    Not if you can muscle an unsprung shock. You might be better served to lift the truck and remove the tire.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Around town during the weeks and trips to the beach but off road on weekends hunting and pulling my fishing boat
     
  18. Jul 31, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    Full OME. Most durable and solid lift for the money. Doesn't get any simpler than springs and shocks. Check my build thread (click the pic below) to see how it'll sit. My tires are 32.6" for reference.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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    what are your thoughts on the toytec blistein adjustable lift kit with the 5100 shocks im just trying to clear about "32's" for hunting and driving on rough roads I live in the mountains and the ruts get pretty serious
     
  20. Aug 2, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    I love the 5100 they have been on my taco for 2 years now. Nice ride...
     
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