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The Lifting Your 5 Lug Guide

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Kavik, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:37 PM
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    Haven't seen this listed anywhere in months of forum searches for spring upgrades but here's a company that makes custom coils for lift, lower, or same height with similar changes to ride quality.
    https://www.springworks.com/custom-...MIxdH9j_DC2gIVwh9pCh2ULw8_EAAYASAAEgLUtfD_BwE

    Anyone have first hand experience with them? I know there are coil upgrades for the 6-lug tacos but this is all I've found that even might work for a 5-lug.

    Seems like a better idea than spacers since it simply restores stock geometry by using coils designed for the new weight.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2018 at 10:46 PM
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    seems like they also do custom lifts for vehicles for which no aftermarket kits are available. Since they're so close to me I'll try and swing by there sometime so I can pass along more info.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    If they can make custom springs that fit are truck then yes you can probably get them to make some that lift the truck, you only are going to want to go up max maybe 1-2”. More then that may result in the uca hitting the coil. So you would be better off just getting a doestch kit.
    If you get then to make a stiffer spring it would help with the added weight of a bumper and winch but if you dont have that weight up front it will be stiff as hell and un comfertable
    Are springs are already pretty soft so I wouldn’t go any softer.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2018 at 12:47 AM
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    Yeah, way soft, like a boat. I have the rear bagged so I can adjust it according to load but weight in the front is less variable so a higher fixed rate would work there. I'd like it stiffer with no lift but we're I to add anything like a winch or second battery I'd need it stiffer or it would bottom out in every driveway.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    I have bilstein 4600 on my otherwise stock 96 2wd 5lug. Can i add a pro comp lift kit? Comes with new u-bolts, 2.75" spacers.
    (which will soon after be changed out with fabtech 3" spindles), and 2" AAL in the rear. Will i still be able to utilize my 4600's? Ive heard from some people that 2" lift for the rear is fine bur anything more and i will need a longer shock. Others tell me that i will need a longer shock for ANY lifting occurs... Which is correct and what should I do??
     
  6. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    Ask Marie
     
  7. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    Who's Marie?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    Vendor /member I'll see if I can find which one.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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  10. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:06 PM
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    Don't bother with the spacer but that's my 2cents. The spacer you can leave on with the spindle to give you more lift. I had the pro comp aal n it road way too stiff, guys say it rides better with added weight in the bed but I couldn't get mine to ride nice
     
  11. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    If not the pro comp what could I go with. And I don't like spacers but I thought I'd use for a short period before I get lift spindles.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/22.asp
    They have a kit with upper arms, coil springs, spinle and shock. Your options are pretty slim on these trucks. You can get a moog coil springs that are a little bit stiffer and level the truck without limiting shock travel like spacer does. And you can always go long travel
     
  13. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    Nice. But i already have the 4600's on. I'm just needing to know if I can add a 2" AAL and still utilize my rear 4600's? For the front i will get UCA and Spindles. I have the front end figured out just need some advice on the rear.....i hear shackles are worse then AAL this is why i ask and AAL also adds a higher payload capacity.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    I have a shackle on Right Now with no aal n it rides fine. I read some where on here about that's not how to lift the rear n such but its working for me. You will have to put longer shocks on. It will increase the distance from the mounting points. You can always get the shocks that come with the aal n swap them out later
     
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    Yeah ill just wait om it then because i literally just bought these and dont feel like wasting them right now . i needed new shocks because mine were severely worn out so i got 4600's. I didnt have the funds to comfortably spend 500-700 on a lift kit so i went with what I needed rather then what i wanted. But thank you all none the less . now i know for sure ill need longer rears.
     
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    Here look at this
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-1995-5-2004-5lug-tacoma-lift-guide.545351/
     
  17. May 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    Updated, It will require modification. The ones posted on the list should not all be considered as bolt on i.e. shackle flip kit, etc.
     
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    Vehicle Modifications: TACOMA 2007 FRONT TOTAL CHAOS 5LUG ,LONG TRAVEL KIT 13" OF TRAVEL KING COIL OVER (550 POUND SPRING RATE) (18 INCH COIL) REAR BED CAGE 16" SMOOTH BODY FOX SHOCKS 2.5 2.0 / 2.5 BUMP STOPS FOX ICON ADD LEAF PACK WITH OEM SPRING 11" OF TRAVEL TRUCK COMES SPRING UNDER BY MANUFACTURE TOYOTA REGEAR TO 4.0 WITH AUBURN UNIT ENGINE 2TR-FE WITH AFE COLD AIR IN TAKE DOUG THORLEY HEADER MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST TIRE S NEW KO2 32/11.5 METHOD RIM 15" WITH -20MM OFF SET
    5lug with defined engineering LT rear fit so for are 5lugs we can run any 6lug kit as long as it a spring under kit... NOT MY TRUCK if you run a spring over leaf off a 6lug it will lower your truck

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    Vehicle Modifications: TACOMA 2007 FRONT TOTAL CHAOS 5LUG ,LONG TRAVEL KIT 13" OF TRAVEL KING COIL OVER (550 POUND SPRING RATE) (18 INCH COIL) REAR BED CAGE 16" SMOOTH BODY FOX SHOCKS 2.5 2.0 / 2.5 BUMP STOPS FOX ICON ADD LEAF PACK WITH OEM SPRING 11" OF TRAVEL TRUCK COMES SPRING UNDER BY MANUFACTURE TOYOTA REGEAR TO 4.0 WITH AUBURN UNIT ENGINE 2TR-FE WITH AFE COLD AIR IN TAKE DOUG THORLEY HEADER MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST TIRE S NEW KO2 32/11.5 METHOD RIM 15" WITH -20MM OFF SET
    “Defined engineering long travel for a 6 lug. Works fine, but there are better working choices out there such a dmz


    Nothing. The defined kit is a bolt on spring pack with a longer shackle. After some research I determined that the hanger to hanger measurements are the same as a six lug truck. And, since the 5 lug is SUA from the factory it bolted right up to the axle. I did play around with the carrier bearing to get a better driveline angle, and moved the bearing forward. I should have a 2 peice driveshaft built to take a little load off the bearing, but eventually I will switch to the dmz kit, then have the drive shaft done. I've driven the truck 25k miles or so and the bearing is still ok.

    My current set up works, no problems, but its known that the defined kit is on the lesser performing side of the available long travel kits. I'm not sure he even sells them anymore.”
     
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    6lug leaf packs on a sua will lower a 5lug 1-2”. Lifted 6lug packs may provide more travel but no real lift. So to really use a spring under pack to get lift you need like 12” shakles over the frame and use dever 62” packs which means your going long travel in the rear. Or yoy can make a custom leaf pack from like alcan. Deaver 3 leaf all have been know to give lift on 5lugs but only really as much as a normal aal but because you take the over load leaf off with it you get more travel
     
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