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To Lift or not to Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trmat79, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    trmat79

    trmat79 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys I'll keep this short. 2010 Access Cab stock suspension. I like the ride for the most part (although I don't love the BFG's) but I think it would look better with a little lift. I will not be doing any serious off-roading with this truck though. Some mild stuff. I don't want to lose a ton of power or the ride with a lift....so narrow down my search efforts here.

    Keep as it is?

    or

    Lift? Which kind/size/tires etc

    or trade for a new 2012?

    Thanks
    Todd
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    you wont lose power from the lift; that comes from the tires

    5100s allow for 0-2.5" of lift and provide a better ride than stock
    if you have a bigger budget, adjustable coilovers allow for 0-3" of stock, with an even better ride over the 5100s

    if you need the clearance to offroad, lift it.

    If you're doing it purely for the looks, and have the money, go for it.

    tires all depends on how much offroading you will be doing, from the sounds of it get a good all-terrain.


    and your choice on the 2012 swap :thumbsup:


    welcome to TW. Look through the tires/suspension sections for more info on what you need
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    ya, go with the 5100's up front @ 1.75 of lift. that will also allow you to get a good alignment with the stock UCA's.
    also go with 265/75/16 or 265/70/17 tires.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    and your choice on the 2012 swap :thumbsup:

    Why the thumbs up??? did they do a lot new for the 12
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    mostly cosmetic changes.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Konaborne

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    not really, besides a facelift an some minor stuff
    the :thumbsup: was because nobody here can make up your mind for you on whether or not you'd rather trade for the 2012, that's entirely up to you.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    yeah i am a 6 lug guy..... i wish I knew a place around here that specialized in these lifts...i am good with working on my harley not my truck suspension so much
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Ok so I am thinking stock wheels and going with Bridgestone Dueler A/T and a small lift....so what lift with that in mind.....and what size tires..

    thanks again guys
     
  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    5100's and 265's.
     
  11. May 14, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    But what is the best lift for the rear? 1" block or AAL? I'm hearing conflicting reports on both...
     
  12. May 14, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    Toytec! Ultimate lift with rear AAL. Also get the new bushing from East Coast gear supply to get rid of the vibration in the front diff when your truck is lifted. Both products are amazing.
     
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