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Toytec lift question

Discussion in 'Toytec Lifts' started by 98slomaro, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:09 PM
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    So im new to the toyota scene so take it easy on me. Ive have a '14 DCSB 4wd. Looking at putting a 3" toytec spacer lift on it since it wont void my warranty. Already checked with dealership, said as long it was toytec and less than 3"s i was good to go. Ive found 2 set ups i like. Both have spacers and aals or blocks but 1 has a new set of front springs and 1 doesnt. What would the advantages be? Its a pavement queen 90% of the time with the other bein pretty tame dirt roads going to my treestands. Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:07 PM
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    Which ones were you looking at?
     
  3. Jan 19, 2016 at 3:48 AM
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    The TAC3-05 or the TT3-05. The TT3 -05 comes with new coil springs and the other does not.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    Get the coils with the shocks. You won't have to mess with your suspension for a long time if you do it that way.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2016 at 7:25 AM
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    Start here: http://www.tacomahq.com/66/tacoma-leveling-lift-kit/

    "The Magnusson-Moss act makes it illegal for an auto manufacturer or auto dealer to void a warranty just because a vehicle has been modified. The only way that a vehicle warranty can be effected is if the lift or leveling kit is the direct cause of a failure."

    I would go 5100 shocks all around on stock coils in the front and a progressive AAL pack in the rear. Don't put a $200 lift kit on your $33k+ truck. Don't.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    Im just going by what my dealership told me. How does the 5100s lift? Do you just swap out all 4 shocks and change front coils? Why is that a better lift. Sorry about all the questions. This is my first Toyota after owning 3 lifted chevrolets so its kind of a new game
     
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    Following, in the same situation but like Geekhouse said I'm think off holding off and going with the 5100s. Buy once, cry once.
     
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    Its better because your not putting a spacer between your coils and mounts thus lessing the travel of them, and putting way more strain on things with that lift. If I remember correctly there is a thread completely dedicated to " Show off your crap spacer lifts " its a beginner mistake because of the price. 5100s are good because they are a proven shock that still rides well, but is a longer shock that can lift the truck as well, but most important it is theoretically safer this way. The debate between changing out your coils is strong, i recommend doing it tho, nothing major like you said your a payment guy, so a nice set of shocks, up front springs and a Add A Leaf an your good to go.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    AAL sucks if you haul or tow anything over 100 lbs
     
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    I'm towing something over 100 lbs, it's me. :D
     
  11. Jan 27, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Yea i dont like aals. I was going to go with 3" spacers and 1.5" blocks but now im wondering about the 5100s. Where can i find more info about 5100s and how much lift can i get out if them
     
  12. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    What would work better? Shackles and a new leaf pack? Contemplating redoing my rear suspension soon again anyway
     
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    That's what I'm doing shortly..well shackle flip and 12" shocks.

    New leaf pack will ALWAYS be the best best option in the long run
     
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    Should i go with 5100s all the way around or 5100s in front with blocks in back? Could you use 5100s and a small 1" spacer for alil more lift
     
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    All the way around. But once, tear it apart once.

    I wouldn't recommend stacking lift kits..EVER.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    Gotcha. Thanks. I saw where i could get the front 5100s for a $100 a piece. Is that a good deal? With the 2.5" setting what size blocks would i need? Would i be able to clear 285s confortably
     
  17. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    Don't go blocks. Get at least progressive lead pack or new leafs.

    What coils you running?
     
  18. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    I dont know yet. May go stock unless i could squeeze an extra inch or so out of aftermarkets
     
  19. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    How much lift you want?

    Might be looking at upper control arms dude
     
  20. Jan 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    Just 2.5 or 3
     

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