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Want to lift my 2x4

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by doodle_cakes, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    doodle_cakes

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    I have an '08 2x4 access cab taco.

    I want to lift it about 3inches and then put slighly larger rims and tires on it for a bit more height and added hyper masculinity :)(riding on BF ATs / stock wheels right now).

    I have been reading all the threads and stickies I can find but I am still a bit lost of the best way to go for what I want.

    99% of my driving is just around town / highways. When I do take her into the bush it's nothing too punishing at all. So I want something that will be very smooth for around town but doesn't have to be able to take the abuse a 4x4 would see.

    I am willing to shell out a good amount of cash for a sexy setup, but I don't want to go overboard and get a setup that I wouldn't fully utilize based on where I will be driving. I basically just want to be able to order everything I need online (not sure exactly all the parts I need), take her to a shop and have her good to go.

    5100's seem pretty popular, but again because I'm just in a 2x4 for around town I don't know if these would be practical.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Are you a Prerunner or a "5 Lugger" (number of lug nuts on wheel)
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    I think there are a couple of spacer kits on the market that give a 2" lift or so, and allow the use of a 31" tire. Otherwise, Total Chaos (and maybe a couple of others) makes a Long Travel kit for your truck.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks. I am still pretty confused on the best way to go about this since I have never lifted a vehicle before.

    The total chaos one looks very nice http://www.chaosfab.com/88500.html

    but they only ship to authorized dealers and don't have any prices listed. There are 2 dealers in Canada, both of which I will be near within the next month or 2.

    Do you think this is pretty pricey and I would be better off just going with something more simple like this: http://www.readylift.com/c-104-tacoma-prerunner-sst-lift-kit-2005-2009-2wd-4wd-275-30f10r.aspx
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    That kit wont fit your truck. Its for the 4x4/Prerunner trucks.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Sorry, but this is a :threadjacked: because your description applies perfectly to me, but I'm a 6 lug prerunner, so if anyone want to suggest a lift to match that descirpion for my truck I am all ears.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    Bilstien 5100's for you ;)
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    TY Chris, I've read enough posts to know you know everything and to never doubt your opinion ;). With any luck they will release a rear spring TSB for 2010 tacomas and I can get some 5100's set at 1.75.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    I surley dont know everything. :eek:, but that would be a good set up on your truck :)
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    oops didn't see that it said 6lug in small print.

    Right now I'm looking at this one:
    http://www.readylift.com/c-107-tacoma-5-lug-sst-lift-kit-2005-2009-2wd-275f175r.aspx

    If I install this, is there anything else I can add later to give her another inch or 2? Or would I have to go with a different kit completely? I guess when I put larger rims and tires that will add a couple more inches of clearance too though.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    OK, so if you have a 2wd Taco I am assuming you want a lift for looks primarily, correct? Probably want to throw on some larger tires and have that 4x4 look?

    OK, so if that is the case you might consider a body lift, or a spindle lift. Cheap and give good results, except they'll change your ride characteristics and vehicle stability.

    Here is a link to a TacomaWorld thread from a few days ago about exactly what you are asking, I think?

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/61918-help-lift-2wd.html
     
  13. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Hmmm. Not sure you can do the spindle lift if it's not a Prerunner? Not sure. Chris4x4 would know...

    From my naive understanding it should be possible. If so, you could get 4" lift pretty easily.

    Just throw on add-a leaf in the rear and some blocks and new shocks. And then the spindle kit in the front.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    yea I don't want something that will mess around with my factory ride feel too much, which from what I've read, this Ready lift kit doesn't.

    I do want it largely for looks, but even though it's a 2wd I still spend a lot of time in the mountains and wouldn't mind have a bit more clearance on my diff which is why I need this so I can put larger tires on her.

    I want to change the shocks up too. From what I've found pro comp 324515 are a good match with this lift. anyone know otherwise?
     
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