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the best lift kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bltornado, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. bltornado

    bltornado [OP] Member

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    hey yall im planning on getting a 09 taco and i want a three inch lift on it could anybody post thier pics of their trucks with a three in lift. what size tires are you running what lift are you running thanks
     
  2. luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Hahaha there are alot of post on this, some will tell you to use the search function but it will drive you batty there are so many lift topics. Plus we like posting pics of our trucks. Here is mine. You can read the specs on the left side in blue.
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  3. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    I have an '09 and I'm installing my lift tomorrow night. I bought the 5100 Bilstein shocks off ebay (Sonny at DownSouth Motorsports). Then I bought the adjustable coilover kit from ToyTec and a rear AAL.

    ToyTec sells the 5100 front shocks already mounted on the adjustable coilovers for $799. I bought them all separate (thinking I was saving $200). However, once I bought the additional machined top retaining plate (not necessary - you can use your stock plate and save $140) and had the springs compressed and assembled, I'm probably just a little over the $799. However, for that, I also got the rear 5100s shocks that I'm told ride a lot better than the stock ones.

    I am also going to be running 285/75 BFG M/T KM2s on the stock rims. They should be here either tomorrow or Monday. I will have to do some inner fender trimming from what I hear, but these tires are really going to fill out the wheel wells better than the 265/75s.

    In order to run the 285s on the stock rims, you'll either need a wheel spacer or get an aftermarket UCA because the tires will rub the stock UCA. So, I bought the Total Chaos UCAs. These will also help correct some alignment issues.

    Chris, feel free to chime in here - did I get that all right?

    I almost sounded like I knew what I was talking about!!! :)
     
  4. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

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    Dood-Diff drop is lke 30 bucks from Toytec- Totally worth it cause it only takes turning it the wrong way ONCE for you to kill a CV boot or whatever.

    To the OP- Talk to Neubs about Toytec options- He pointed me in the right direction for what I need to be looking for...and is working ona price for me.
     
  5. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Nice! :D
     
  6. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

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    Silver- I love that articulation pic. I guess cheap insurance it is.
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    20% window tint, Leer 100XQ shell, Door panel mod, trd drop in air filter, trd cat back exhaust. 3'' Bilsteins/ Toytec w/ Eibach 112620's & OME/ Dakar leafs....and more to come
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    3'' Toytec , OME 884's.....
     
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