1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The 3" question that everyone has asked

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wrx2Taco, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    #1
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    I traded my modded 07 Wrx for a beautiful 06 DC prerunner. First the explanation, I am a 33 year old father of two that uses the truck 85% on road 15% off road(but not off road for play). I am looking for a 3" lift for mostly looks and a little ground clearance but must meet the following.

    1. Around $600 not including alignment
    2. Safe and most importantly comfortable(I have a 33yr old back)

    I have done alot of browsing and don't want to preload 5100s and I've heard spacers are the wrong way to go, thanks to everyone in advance.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    #2
    TrdSurgie

    TrdSurgie revised

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Member:
    #73132
    Messages:
    3,526
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    5100's with OME 885 will get you close to 3
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    #3
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,834
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    You have a prerunner so you might want to look into lift spindles for the front and a 2" AAL for the rear.

    A 3" suspension lift will require new upper control arms and they would blow your $600 budget in a hurry.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM
    #4
    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Member:
    #5392
    Messages:
    2,543
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Tundra Rock Warrior
    Past ride - 3" OME 885s&Shocks/ TSB 1.5AAL/ AX184 Rims 285 Firestone destination ATs/ 2 Shallow mount P310s in Supercrew Box - Punch 601s, Beefed up Hunter Brush guard, Tint, Fog light mod, AFE Drop in, AC and Fog light mods, scangauge
    I've been running a OME 3" lift for 50k miles with stock UCAs no probs here.

    Add a leaf in the back and OME coils and shocks and call it done. Then throw on some 285/70/17s and smile
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM
    #5
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    Thanks for the info. I'm glad I didn't get the "Look it up a**hole"
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM
    #6
    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Member:
    #62338
    Messages:
    5,880
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Covington, LA/Friendswood,TX
    Vehicle:
    06 SWB 4x4 trd off road
    look into maxtrac spindles
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM
    #7
    Skadumz

    Skadumz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Member:
    #62683
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Vehicle:
    2008 tacoma dual cab, long bed, 4x4, TRD Spor
    3" lift 265/70/17 nitto, Grille Craft Grille, Tinted windows, 17x9 Moto Metals Matte Black, Carrier barring drop
    I have been running a cheap spacer lift for 8 months and a AAL in the rear. i think I spent only like 300 bucks on it. It was from Tuff country. Its not the greatest lift in the world but I was also mainly looking for looks and not to drop a ton of money. Not alot of off roading here. It uses stock coil and shock. you have to compress the coil which wasnt that bad did it myself with a 30 dollar tool from auto zone.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM
    #8
    06TACOFIREMAN

    06TACOFIREMAN BaNgArAnG

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Member:
    #53731
    Messages:
    975
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Caleb
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD offroad
    toytec 2in lift, 2nd gen trd offroad wheels, yakima roof rack, tool box, magnaflow muffler in the mail
    look it up asshole :rolleyes: haha just kidding. pics of the WRX and taco?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:54 PM
    #9
    Conviction11

    Conviction11 Busting Asphalt

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Member:
    #42127
    Messages:
    326
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J
    South Carolina
    Your situation sounds exactly how mine started out.
    I've got the 3" procomp lift and I'm happy. Didn't have to change uca's or anything... but when I went to 285/70/17's I've had to cut, cut, cut, and chop to run KM2's. I think little or no cutting would have worked with a less aggressive tire.... but I love it and it was worth it.
    The ride is just a hair stiff, but not nearly as bad as I expected reading some of the reviews from people on this site. It's really not that bad at all.
    But you may like the 5100's with OME 885.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM
    #10
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    Pics of the Wrx and Taco hopefully this afternoon. Gonna look into the Pro comp lift
     
  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM
    #11
    k9cop

    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Member:
    #54305
    Messages:
    7,175
    First Name:
    Farva
    Hogwarts
    Vehicle:
    10 tacoma dbl cab trd off road prerunner
    CST 3.5" spindles, King 2.5 rr ,All Pro Expo's, Ext. Billy 5100's rear, Ext rear All Pro brake lines, LR UCA's, debadged, Cobra 29,2ft firestick, satoshi by jim, ARB front bumper, Smittybuilt xrc8 winch, wethatecs, bhlm also by jimbob, belgium malinois and German Shepherd in bed
    I just took my 3" pro comp lift off. Put billies all the way around, expo pack w/ flip kit, and maxtrac spindles with stock coils. Could not be happier!! Pro comp wasn't bad just really stiff off road and stuff. If you go with a pro comp lift you may need UCA's. Every truck is different and some need them, some don't. I had LR UCA's put on when I did my 3" pro comp lift.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM
    #12
    Eman5pt0

    Eman5pt0 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Member:
    #23003
    Messages:
    331
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    E
    NY
    stock
    [​IMG]
    5100's w 885x springs and 2in AAL and LR control arms, but they dont contribute to the lift
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM
    #13
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    ^^^ looks nice. Think I'm gonna go Spacer/leafs. The 5100s are kinda pricy
     
  14. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:26 PM
    #14
    TrdSurgie

    TrdSurgie revised

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Member:
    #73132
    Messages:
    3,526
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Look up why people dont like spaces. If you still want them thrre is a 3 inch spacer lift for sale made by revtec for way cheap
     
  15. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM
    #15
    wheresmikeys

    wheresmikeys Get Some

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Member:
    #47166
    Messages:
    287
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    Red Lodge, Montana
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma SR5 V6 TRD Off Road
    ARB Bumper. Old Man Emu Suspension Dont leave home without it
    THe revtec spacers are nice. Had them on my 07 Tundra. On my 08 Taco, I had billies (crap) and installed the Old Man Emu set. The best lift there is in my opinion. ARB engineers more for practicality than for looks
     
  16. Apr 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM
    #16
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    So I almost ordered Ome springs and aal for the rear but I read that you have to do UCAs as well. I am 100% confused, if I do OME up front and aal in the rear do I have to do shocks or Arms?
     
  17. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM
    #17
    Eman5pt0

    Eman5pt0 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Member:
    #23003
    Messages:
    331
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    E
    NY
    i think before you do the springs go with shocks and aal before the springs. the springs will push bring you to 3in or just under. if your 3 or over you should go with UCA but some guys run the springs and shocks w/o running UCA personally i got the UCA's to be safe
     
  18. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:46 PM
    #18
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    For ome coils you have to get new shocks as well. The stock ones can't handle the ome's.
    For a 2.5" lift or less you dont have to get uca's
    I've had both spacers and 5100's and I will say that the 5100's are light years ahead of the spacers. I absolutely hated my spacers every day. I also really didn't like the single 1.5" aal. I felt like it rode very rough. I got 5100's for the rear thinking that that would help but it didn't.
    I ended up getting wheelers offroad 3 aal pack and it was very smooth. Like butter smooth!
     
  19. Apr 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM
    #19
    Wrx2Taco

    Wrx2Taco [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Member:
    #75913
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Cal/da Burgh
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner
    ^^ that's what I'm looking for, Smooth like butter thanks sound like route I'm gonna use
     
  20. Apr 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM
    #20
    Skadumz

    Skadumz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Member:
    #62683
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Vehicle:
    2008 tacoma dual cab, long bed, 4x4, TRD Spor
    3" lift 265/70/17 nitto, Grille Craft Grille, Tinted windows, 17x9 Moto Metals Matte Black, Carrier barring drop
    just ordered my icon coilovers 3.5 and UCA's. But on back order for two weeks..... Any run this set up? How do you like it?
     
To Top