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thinking about a lift HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by pgfaulkner, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Jul 11, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    i would go with the toytec adjustable up to 3" lift kit. so you can start of low, and raise it as you will evenutally wanna go alittle higher and get bigger tires. i can get a 5% discount on toytec parts, so let me know
     
  2. Jul 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    can somebody post a link, as i dont see an adjustable 3 inch lift on the toytec website
     
  3. Jul 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    That is another good lift. ;)

    You can go for the Bilstein shocks for the front and back: Front and the Back for 2.5'' up front. You will need an Add-A-Leaf or a block to lift the back. ;)
     
  5. Jul 11, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    these installable by 1 person?
     
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    im on the same page faulkner.. lol you're not alone.
     
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    thanks, thats what i needed. your awesome i dont know how i didnt find that?
     
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    me neither, its a sticky on the 2nd gen forum, but glad i could be of help :eek:
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    So i stopped into the local motor sports store(hedgehog motorsports) today. The guy working the counter tells me i only have 1 option to lift my truck (b.s. from what ive heard) Basically he tells me i can do a 2.5 inch in the front and a 1 inch in the rear and thats it. So i tell him, what about 5100's in the front and aal in the rear, and he tells me its not possible. To make a long story short, anyone know of any chain stores who do these types of lifts in the Jacksonville fl area so i can get an estimate. Also, he said it would be right at 800.00 to do that, Sounds like a rip off if u ask me, what do u guys think???
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    i think is total bs, there are tons of people running that lift in here??, and you might do it your self with a mechanical inclined buddy, from what ive heard its not that difficult to put a lift on....

    check out this thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40467-how-toytec-lift-install-smtrdsport.html

    its installing spacers on the front and AAL on the back
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    if you have the right tools, a lift is not difficult, i advise you to make a mechanic friend if you plan to do lots of work to your truck. but its not hard, its just a suspension swap, need some tools for the job, but its not unmanagable. $200 / per spring / leaf to replace...thats nonsense
     
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    from what ive heard the most difficult its to compress the springs right?? which can be done at a shop
     
  16. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    yes but you can get a spring compressor for yourself, when yoru done, sell it, even buy it used on ebay and then sell it to a friend. Also, like we did here in jersey, me n some freinds bought one, we all kinda chipped in and it floats between us. if yout rust yoru freinds, it works, we all mod our cars/trucks, so its kinda worth it, remember $$$ you spend on tools you can do the job again, youspend the same $$$$ on install, you never see it again. there is always someone who wants some tools
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    you could get a ready lift leveling kit you dont have to compress the springs if you go that way thats what i have on my truck
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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