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Toytec Lift Before & After Photos!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TX TRD Runner, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    TX TRD Runner

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    Toytec 3" Spacer Lift Kit w/AAL's - Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacer - Stock 17" TRD Sport Wheels painted Black
    Before: [​IMG]

    After: [​IMG]

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    And probably the most amazing thing is that I did it myself. Alright, in the interest of full disclosure, it was me and a buddy of mine who just happens to be a professional mechanic. I paid him in Coors Light. It took us about 6 hours and a 12 pack. Oh yes, and that "If I have to squat for another minute my knees are going to lock in this position forever" breakaway to Burger King. I believe in the true healing power of the Texas double whopper with jalapenos.

    Toytec 3" Spacer Lift with AAL's in the rear. Those monster paws on the truck are BFGoodrich All Terrains - 285-70-17R's

    Please give me some props...seriously...I suffer from severe mechanical deficits, but I can drive it like I stole it through and over anything.:cool:

    So how did I do folks???
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    Blue

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    Nice! Good job on the install!
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    TX TRD Runner

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    Toytec 3" Spacer Lift Kit w/AAL's - Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacer - Stock 17" TRD Sport Wheels painted Black
    I just cannot explain how much I love this truck now. My wife, Ashley, was flat out jealous when I got the truck home because I kept going out to look at it and polish it up (new coat of wax)!!

    I have yet to test it out, but am certain it will have a new edge on it! Thanks for the props.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    fsbrain03

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    The truck looks great! Awesome job. Not bad timing either. Took me almost 6 hours without the beer. Maybe there lies the problem.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    AdoptaTaco

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    looks great, im assuming you needed wheel spacers to make the stock wheels work? also new uca's? Lookimg to lift my dc lb sport soon :)
     
  6. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    Are you planning on keeping the stock wheels?
     
  7. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    91Toyotabogger

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    I like it way better, truck is bad ass
     
  8. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Funny you should mention that about the wheels. Everything is stock underneath. I do not have any problems rubbing the body even though it was CLOSE before I lifted her. The problem comes in turning. About the last 15% of the turning radius makes the tires rub the UCA. I have gotten used to it and tend to avoid small parking lots and the like.

    A snow storm was coming the day I got my new BFG's. Discount tire did not have 275's in stock so I opted to buy the 285's rather than risk driving home later in eight inches of snow and slush for 35 miles. I hardly notice it anymore. Eventually I will get aftermarket UCA's
     
  9. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    inlinejohn

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    looks amazing. Great job!!! Stock wheels look awesome. Those are some of my favorite tires.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Yeah...I am definitely keeping them. In the future I think I am going to black everything out - wheels, badges, and toyota emblem on the grille.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    I personally think that would look BAD ASS!
     
  12. Apr 11, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    achirdo

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    im putting this exact same lift on here in a day or 2, didnt know how much a a diff it was gonna make, but im putting on the same tire size and everything and i am now thinkin it will be money well spent
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 at 4:44 AM
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    Looks good man! Once you get the new uca's your alignment spec.'s will be better and you won't be rubbing the uca either.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    Looks GREAT! I love 285's on stock wheels! I am gonna do it on mine I think!
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    red tacomas are the shiz-nit!!!
     
  16. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Looks excellent. I'm running just about the same lift and have stock TRD Sport wheels and you'll rub on a whole different set of things if you go with wheel spacers but it's just plastic and some trimming. Then, with the wider stance, you'll never be able to stop looking at 'er! :eek:
     
  17. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    I didn't know that size BFG came with the white lettering.....

    Truck looks good:thumbsup:
     
  18. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    It makes a huge difference! You will love it.

    Before you get going you may want to read through this and make sure you have all the tools lined up.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/31118-how-install-add-leaf-w-pics.html

    And read through this (2nd Generation)

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/images/stories/pdf_files/05install2.pdf
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    TX TRD Runner

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    hell yeah they are!!!!!!
     
  20. Apr 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    that looks GREAT!

    are you gonna do the UCA's?
     
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