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to lift or not to lift....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xtirtzt, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    i just bought a 08 trd sport.... with the extended warranty and i want to lift it so bad..3", its just the whole warranty issue that is making me hold back. I have already been reading a whole bunch of threads on here about this and about the law that the dealer cant void ur warranty unless they can actually prove the lift is what caused it but im still not sure on the whole deal.. if i do get the 3" lift is it going to cause any parts to where down quicker than if i didnt get it and also what are all of your experiences with lifts and the dealer with warranty... thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Lift it! I've been at the dealer twice for warranty work (interior issues though) and they didn't say a thing.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A propperly done lift shouldnt cause any issues. Is your truck a 4x4 or Prerunner?
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Got Lift up front. Dealer did TSB in rear and still alligned my truck to spec knowing the spacers were up front. They even noted it on service slip. All under warranty.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    mine is a 4x4
     
  7. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Then 3" may be pushing things a bit. Decide what you want in a lift. How much you want to spend, etc. 1 thing to think about, A good lift is going to cost near $1000.00 or more by the time its all said and done.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    well i definetly dont want to spend that much... im more in the market for something around $300, so the question is what is the best thing i can get for that that is not going to hurt my truck even if it is not 3"...
     
  9. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Look into the Bilstien 5100's. All 4 can be had for under $300.00, and they will ride nice. max. lift will be 2.5"
     
  10. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    so all i have to get is those and i can adjust my ride height 2.5"? i dont know much about this whole suspension deal
     
  11. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    i work at a dealership and do warranty repairs. if you lift it and there is a problem in the suspension they will probably say its caused by the lift just because car makers are cheap and dont want to pay for anything and it depends on if they feel like working a little extra to get it covered. but everything not related will be covered.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yep. Alot of folks on here are running them and are quite happy.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    are these bilstein 5100's alot better than the stock bilsteins that you get with the trd package?
     
  14. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    I actually went down and asked the service manager at a local toyota dealer if a lift would void my warranty. He told me that as long as the job is done right by a professional company, it would not void the warranty. He gave me the name of a national chain where they actually install lifts for the dealer.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Question I have is why would anyone pay so much extra ($1000) for another 1/2 inch of lift if they can accomplish 2.5 inches of it by simply changing shocks?

    I guess I dont understand the whole lift process myself.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Absolutly!
    All depends on what someone is looking for in a lift. I have a 3" lift, and I spent about $1500.00+ on it, But I wanted something that would perform very well off road, be reliable, easy to maintain, and take some pretty hard abuse.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Everyone wants to lift their truck, just do it and get it over with! You wont be sorry
     
  18. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    so do you think the 5100's are reliable or are they going to sh*t the bed pretty quickly if they have any sort of abuse?
     
  19. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    colvilletacoma

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    They wont shit the bed, I have them in the front with the 886 coils and so far so good. The bilstein shocks are good shocks, sometime soon ill probably replace my rears with the 5125 or the 5150's. What else are you going to do, or are you just going to use the 5100's for a 2.5" lift or something? Sorry if you said before I havent really read the whole post, my bad.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    yah i plan on using them for a 2.5" lift.. what do you thing of that... and are the stock coils fine for this?
     
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