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The cheapest lift?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by only_K, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Feb 21, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    only_K

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    I need help on finding the cheapest lift for my truck. Im not looking to do any more than 2" inches or so. I was hoping maybe someone has something in mind. thanks.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    Not sure for quality, but the cheapest lift possible is hockey pucks.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    dont cheap out on susp parts. you go cheap, you get cheap and then broken stuff. the most "cost effective" route would be to go with some bili 5100's on all 4 corners. the fronts are adjustable from 0" lift to 2.5" lift. you can level the stance out back with an AAL
     
  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    you get what you pay for.
    more money=better ride
    less money= horrible ride
     
  5. Feb 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    I went with 5100's and AAL all under 400$ and good ride quality IMO.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    oh that's just stupid. if you don't have money, you shouldn't be lifting your truck.
    do some searching too
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    lol backyard fab! lol just get a ebay bodylift for a few bucks
     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    i have money, but just not an infinite amount. I have been searching alot and i only posted this for suggestions.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    2x4 saw some guy at a gas station once that used 2x4's instead of blocks. But since I live in Arkansas I figured its ok??
     
  10. Feb 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Old Man Emu springs in the front will give you a quality and inexpensive lift....
     
  11. Feb 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    keep your eyes open and dont be so hasty to buy one RIGHT NOW

    i ended up getting SAW adj. coilovers and a 3leaf aal with bil 5125s for $500 total...

    installed myself...saws were used...aal/5125s were new
     
  12. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    K&N drop in filter, Magnaflow Exhaust, Billet grille. All 4 Bilstien 5100s. Fronts set at 2.5". Rear 2" AAL.
    Yeah your right. Ive been doing alot of mods lately to my truck and i should probably slow down for a little while.

    Also, thats about the price range im looking for. hows the ride with your lift?
     
  13. Feb 23, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    Either one of these...
     
  14. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Ok Im confused. If I got the 5100 all the way around what about aal? Do I need them or not? Ive seen AAL, shackles blocks you name do I need that for the rear? If I do the what about leveling? Its almost too much :)
     
  15. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    Yes you do.. only the front 5100's are adjustable, you need to lift the rear by the leafs springs. either AAL or Shackles dont go blocks!
     
  16. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Thanks for the quick response. Ok got the front down. Now which is suggested for the back? Since blocks or no good is aal or shackles better? which would i need to make my truck level?
     
  17. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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  18. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    I was wondering myself if I could buy the 5100s for the front and use the PC-9000s on the back instead of buying billies all the way around and just put an AAL on to lift the back. I was wondering because those PC-9000s are $99.99 on Toytec which is a lot cheaper than back 5100s. I need to replace my suspension anyways so I figure I could lift it at the same time. I just really don't want to sacrifice a good ride but also don't want to spend a grand doing it either.
     
  19. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    dont waste your time or money on the pro comps. they suck nutz. the 5100's are only like less than $70 more for the rear pair. you should be able to pick up a set of 4 5100's for about $400. contact either toytec or down south motorsports and get a price quote with your TW member discount
     
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