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ultimate lift install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bill-e-boy, May 30, 2010.

  1. May 30, 2010 at 4:23 AM
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    bill-e-boy

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    2004 dbl cab prerunner 2wd, installing a toytec ulimate lift kit -

    what's the aluminum plate with 4 holes in it for? nothing in instructions about it....

    thanks
     
  2. May 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    pairodice

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    its for the rear brake equilizer bracket. its just to the left or the rear diff if looking from behind
     
  3. May 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    ETaco23

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    Yep!^^^

    Make sure to take lots of pics! :D
     
  4. May 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    pics coming soon!
     
  5. May 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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  6. May 30, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    ETaco23

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  7. May 31, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    ok guys I've started posting pics in my gallery...more to come....let me know if yall can see 'em.
     
  8. May 31, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Nice!!! How much lift are your coilovers set at? Looks good.. time for some bigger shoes! :)
     
  9. May 31, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    ultimate lift kit with silver springs.

    Started install @ 10am saturday till 5 pm saturday evening. Install wasn't terribly difficult, I had a buddy help who was familiar with what we were doing.

    Installing front coilovers, one of us had to stand on the wheel assy to push down to line up the bottom bolt. All went well with rear add-a-leaf. Guessed where the aluminum plate went, as mentioned, no instructions on that part.

    Instructions said coilovers were set at 2 - 2 1/2" from the factory. After install the front was way higher than the back. It took some time to crank them down, glad I had help, much easier with someone helping.

    My truck sat at 34 1/2" in front to the bottom of the fender flare, ans 36 1/2" to bottom of fender in rear.

    Now it sits at 38" front and back.....so how a 3" lift kit, set @ 2 1/2" from the factory, and cranked down to be level...how that gave me 3 1/2" of lift up front and 1 1/2" out back...I don't know.

    It rides good, the alignment was not way off, the ride isn't greatly improved but certainly hasn't gotten worse, feels good as new.

    Next week....new General Grabber 265/70/16's....just put those on my Xterra..they look good and ride good. I don't think I want the 285's because of price (200 more dollars), the loss of torque and gas mileage, etc. I think it'll look taller with bigger gap between tire fender well too.

    [​IMG]

    more pics of before and after to come when it quits raining

    any questions?
     
  10. May 31, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Nice man. I will check your build pics out. I have the General Grabber also. Great tires...
    Looks sweet bill-e-boy!!!
     
  11. May 31, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    and I forgot...I added 1 1/2" all-pro wheel spacers all the way around.
     
  12. May 31, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    My opinion is that you should get 265 75 16 tires. Looks better and not much difference in performance.
     
  13. May 31, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    What size tires are you running now?
     
  14. May 31, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. May 31, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Looks good man
     
  16. Jun 1, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    I have a question.I wanna add 3 inches to my tacoma whats the best and easiest lift I can put on there but also good in price.Under 500 dolllars.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    I would recommend searching the forum and reading this thread under Suspension, first.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/11282-tacoma-lift-faq-guide-read.html

    Folks are more likely to respond with helpful information if you do your homework first and ask questions later.

    Bottom line is avoid block lifts and AALs if you can. Expect to pay at least $1000 on a quality lift, depending on what your needs are.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    ^^^ well said!
     
  19. Jun 1, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    I was running the factory stock bfg rugged trail 265/70/16...and today I put on general grabber at2's 265/75/16....I'll get some new pics as soon as the weather permits.


    tarheel, just save up the 500 and then keep saving for the coilover kit...I've been saving for a loooong time now, but I think it was well worth it.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    ToyTec Lifts

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    Hurry and post, I want to see your new tires :)

    I got the 265/70's also, and would like to upgrade to the 75's :)

    [​IMG]
     
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