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The Best Lift Kit For The Price

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mkompleski, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    mkompleski

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    Hi, I have a '05 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab and was wondering what the best way to get it level was. I was searching the forum looking for the right way to do this and all I really saw was everybody saying don't go with spacers, leveling kits, or blocks. If this is the case, can someone point me in the right direction as to what is the "proper way" to level my truck is? I want the front and the back to be equal heights and not tilted one way. Plus, I don't want to drop to much money on it, so I am just looking for the best quality to price ratio.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    pssst. Do a search on Bilstein 5100.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    Yeah 5100's will be the cheapest route money wise. Or you can check out toyteclifts.com for full lift options.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    What is your budget ?
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    mkompleski

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    Honestly, I will spend an extra $50 to $100 if it would really mean a big difference between two products, but at this point I am looking for anywhere between $150-250. With that in mind, what do you think would be the best?
     
  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Leer 100xr with adventure package, bfg at's, weathertech's, demello sliders, billie 5100's all around, URD short shifter, Diff breather mod. BDF lightbar. Grillcraft grill. PIAA 520 severe weather driving lights. Other random stuff as well.
    just get ahold of down south motorsports. They can set you up with all 4 corners within your budget for the 5100's..
    Enjoy
     
  8. Apr 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    The 5100's run with the stock springs or do people upgrade those as well?

    NM, found the answer. :)
     
  9. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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  10. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    If you only want to spend $200 , I would suggest you stay stock .
     
  11. Apr 21, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Wow , that's quite a savings , Toytec shows the front and rear billys on for $350
     
  12. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    I am very happy with my Revtek lift. Otherwise I would say Toytech.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Yep. its a killer deal. Really can't say no.
    Made a huge difference in ride, and leveled it off just right.
    They are also super easy to deal with. Answered any questions i had promptly. Nothing but good things to say.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    All 4 for $200 ?
     
  15. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Best kit for the money is the Pro Comp kit
     
  16. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    OP, how high do you wanna go? You better get some uca's if you plan on going over 2.5". Save your money and do it right the first time ;) Cheap lifts end up costing you more $$ in the long run.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    I'd suggest 5100 for the front on your budget. What height I'd set them depends on your leaf springs. Search for "leaf tsb" and report back.

    May the force be with you.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    tacomarotto

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    bilstein 5100 is hands down the best bang for your buck.

    i ran the front at 2.5" for a year. loved it.

    i upgraded to the OME coils though. my old ones were SHOT. needed new ones.
     
  19. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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    His budget is $150-$200
     
  20. Apr 21, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    oh. i see that now. thanks for the restatement there lol

    i say suck it up. save an extra couple hundred and go with the 5100s
     
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