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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 6spdtaco, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    6spdtaco

    6spdtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tom Woods driveshaft. TRD short throw shift kit. TRD exhaust. AFE Stage II intake. CBI Bumpers front and rear. Warn 8000i winch/ synthetic line. OME 3" lift w/ dakar springs and 886 coils. ATO Front skid. ARE MX cap. Trail Team FJ wheels. Cooper Discoverer ST 265/75-16 C tires. Diff breather relocation mod.
    I am looking for suggestions for a complete 2.5-3" lift setup. I do have a budget, but if money was no question, what would be the best? Coils, leaf pack, UCA's, diff. drop? Are UCA's and a Diff drop even neccessary?

    I have read all sorts of posts and info about UCA's and cannot get a much of a straight answer. I have a good friend with an OME kit with stock UCA's and he says his alignment is fine.

    Sorry if this might seem like topics that have been covered before. I am just looking for opinions on THE BEST setup.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I guess it depends on what he means by fine. I had the stock uca's with bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and I could see the wheels tilted like this \ / though not to that extreme but it was noticable. I was able to drive it with no problems but it bugged me. Some complained that the truck felt drifty, I assume because it's riding more on the tire's edge. Take a look at your buddy's truck from the front and see if you can see them tilted.

    UCAs are a better way to go for tire wear. The preferred on this site seem to be Total Chaos. I have the Light Racing UCAs which suit my needs.

    You might want a diff drop (assuming your truck is a 4x4). If you go to 3" it's probably recommended to reduce the angle on your CV joints. Of course, if you're a prerunner, you don't need them as you have no front cv joints or differential.

    Many people are happy with the OME setups. I have the Toytec Adjustable Coilovers, since I had the Bilsteins already.

    For the rear, you can just do an add-a-leaf (AAL). It's about $80 and is pretty easy to install with help.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    mr.trd

    mr.trd Are you Recreationally Insane?

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    I personally think that I have the best suspension set up I could go with for the money, at the time. I am running Icon Coilovers, Icon UCA's, Icon rear reservoir shocks, and custom built Deaver leaf springs. Why is it the best, because it is exactly what I wanted and performs great in all conditions from slow crawling, trails, high speed desert, and highway use. Now that there are some mid travel set ups out there, I wouldn't mind a slightly wider stance and a tad more wheel travel, but really, the price really jumps when you go to that point and it rules out getting to do some of the other mods that I really want to do. Like a snorkel. If I could do a snorkel with fiberglass that would be great, but I have yet to see that be pulled of and look like the snorkel should be there.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Tillers_Rule

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    I have the Icon front and rear, TC UCA and Deaver's in the back, aside from the ride height (which they are taking care of on Friday) I couldn't be happier, the thing ride's excellent, soaks up big and small bumps at slow the pretty quick speeds.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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  6. Mar 23, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    sooner02r1

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    Fully caged front to rear, back half, 4 link, camburg race kit front long travel, with coilovers and bypasses at all corners, supercharger, 35s, currie 9" rear end.

    Probably a 60-70,000 dollar truck :)
     
  7. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    6spdtaco

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    Nice. Yeah I've got my dream off road rig pictured in my head, but what I'm looking for is a daily driver 2.5" lift.

    Thanks for the mental pic. That truck would be sweet!
     
  8. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    6spdtaco

    6spdtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tom Woods driveshaft. TRD short throw shift kit. TRD exhaust. AFE Stage II intake. CBI Bumpers front and rear. Warn 8000i winch/ synthetic line. OME 3" lift w/ dakar springs and 886 coils. ATO Front skid. ARE MX cap. Trail Team FJ wheels. Cooper Discoverer ST 265/75-16 C tires. Diff breather relocation mod.
    you forgot to mention the gearing! how bout a marlin crawler dual T-case.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    mjp2

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