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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

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

  1. Dec 12, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    CheapGrandJerokee

    CheapGrandJerokee Well-Known Member

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    Needing help with a lift in the BAY AREA... should I make a new post for this or has this been done? Looking for anyone to be a helper for a day. Will provide pizza and beer haha..
     
  2. Jan 10, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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    New member here and am looking to get a 17 TRD Off-Road DCSB soon and would like to lift it after owning it for sometime. However, I haven't a clue when it comes to lifting and suspensions. Ideally, I would like to run Nitto Terra Grappler G2 265/70R17 tires on XD822 Monster II wheels with -12mm offset in the future. What would an ideal lift be in order to ride these tires/wheels? I've been reading around the forums and it seems like a lot of people run Bilstein 5100 shocks in the front at 2.5'' and then AALs in the rear.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    I'm not sure if this was covered before, I'm thinking about getting a set of King coils with TC upper arms for the front but I'm a little confused with regards to the two tipes, OEM and extended lengths, could somebody explain that please?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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    MasterYODA2017

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    I recommend getting the new bilstein 6112's and 5160s. It'll ride like butter plus you can adjust to compensate for the "taco lean". Just my 2 cents
     
  5. Mar 7, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    MasterYODA2017

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    ***ICON AAL, and you can fit 265's stock btw..aim for some 285 70 r17s!
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    NorthGeorgiaTaco

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    I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this but here goes. So sometime down the road I'm planning on getting a plate bumper. I currently have 3" spacers in the front. My question is what coilovers are strong enough to maintain that amount of lift? What would you guys recommend?
     
  7. Mar 14, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    a lot of bad assery.
    Are you looking at doing away with the spacers and doing a coil over lift? Just trying to make sure I understand your question completely.
    Also are you planning on going with a steel or aluminum bumper? Skids, sliders, or winch?
    All these will play into your decision of the weight rate of the coils?
     
  8. Mar 14, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    NorthGeorgiaTaco

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    If I can still keep the height I'd like to do away with the spacers. I'm looking at the pelfreybilt steel bumper, a winch, and sliders.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2017 at 9:29 PM
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    a lot of bad assery.
    It's doable. Sounds like you will want to go with700lb coils(imho). As far as what brand of shocks, that depends on your budget. It appears a lot of the guys go with old man emu (ome) or you can go more higher end and go icon or kings. You will also need new upper control arms.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2017 at 9:53 PM
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    NorthGeorgiaTaco

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    What I should have asked first is if I mess with the suspension is that going to void my warranty?
    Also if I get new UCAs do I have to get new lowers too?
     
  11. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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    a lot of bad assery.
    Mods should only void the warranty of the parts and/systems modded.
    you won't have to do the lowers. One of the biggest reason for doing the uca's is for alignment purposes.
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    1.) I personally am against front spacers and\or any type of block in the rear... axle wrap and blah blah. For a few hundred dollars more you could do billy 5100s front and rear for like $300 get 2.5 or so inches and clear 285s...or get the newer 6112 and 5160 billys and maybe an aal. Better ride then blocks and spacers

    2.) don't need new UCAs imo unless you go over 4 inches (then new gear come into play)

    3.) this is all just my opinion. Not a fan of cheap lifts , I've ever looked into icons and ect but the new Billy's are butter.
     
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  13. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    Well see, this is my first Tacoma and no one else I know has one so it's all new ground for me. That's why I ask so many stupid questions on here.lol As I've learned more about all things Taco I'm wanting to switch them out for something that's beneficial to my truck. That's why I posted here cause I need input on what will help me keep my ride height/run 285/75s. My problem now is that I have ZERO knowledge about when/why I'll need UCAs
     
  14. Mar 14, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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    Thank you sir! I'll ask Toyota a bunch of questions the next time I get my oil changed. I'm the mean time I'll be looking into Billisten, OME, Total Chaos etc. I don't plan on going any bigger than 285s and from the best that I can tell I should be able to run those with minimal scrubbing. As long as I can clear those and keep ride height I'll be a happy camper.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM
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    Usually new UCAS are due to wheel spacing or rubbing when turning ect
     
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  16. Mar 16, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    Flippac, wheelers HD springs with OME d29xl, Bilstien 5100 all around.
    I may have missed it but is there a difference the progressive aal? Is there any reason to buy one over the other? I can think of 6 different options right now. I don't need u-bolts. Are any of them better for loads or flex? I had the Icons on my last truck but i have no clue if they are worth the extra ~$60 over the wheelers.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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    Someone has posted before that icon, wheelers and the headstrong progressive aal's were all made by the same manufacturer .
     
  18. Mar 17, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    I have heard that but being made in the same facility doesn't mean they are made to the same specs. I was just curious if there was a difference between any of them since there are so many of the same thing.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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    Weather tech floor mats, fog light any time mod, derped front embelem, Pelfretbilt 3 hoop plate bumper, 10k warn xeon winch-s some leds, pelfreybilt roof rack, scs stealth series rims, wrangler authority tires, BAMF 96" bolt on sliders, BAMF dif skid, some dirt....
    Any idea why a carrier bearing drop isnt a good idea (driveline drop not front diff drop) as sais in the OP?
     
  20. Mar 19, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Who knows?
    I have 33s 06 double cab. Want a better ride . its all over the road leans to driver side front and back. Front suspension is really what i want what do you have? send pics and what it cost to do it and hows the ride after? thank you guys

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