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want to lift my truck...but how high?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PVT Clark, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    PVT Clark

    PVT Clark [OP] Well-Known Member

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    iv seen lots of tacos in person and on this site and a lot look really cool. especially the lifted ones. i want to lift my truck so i can fit bigger tires, have a nicer stance, and look more aggressive but im not sure on how to do this. i know about suspension and body lift, but what are blocks and leaf spring kits? looking for some info and some opinions and of course pictures. im on a budget of about 2 grand but i can do all installations myself...i think.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    Well if you have two grand then get some coilover like fox or icon in the front and aal's in the rear.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Downsouth motor has shocks 5100s that will lift your truck up anywhere from .85, 1.75, 2.5.

    Rear lift do toytec add a leaf. That will give you 1 to 1.5 or

    you could do a whole new left set.

    Stay away from body lifts
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    PVT Clark

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    so u can add leaf springs or get stiffer leaf springs in the back, and longer springs and shocks for the front to get more ground clearance? and i think im looking for a lift of around 3" or higher
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    MontanaTaco

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    Three inches is the max you can safely go without a drop bracket.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    5100s set at 2.5 for the front

    rear AAL 1.5

    take measurements first and make your decision
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    For $2K and self-install, you should be able to get front coilovers, rear aal, and a set of bigger A/T tires. IMO, coilvers will give you the best ride for a 2.5-3" lift. You might check to see if you have TSB rear springs or eligible for it through the dealer at no cost to you. That will give you about a 1.5" rear lift.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I love that everyone is suggesting 5100's even thought the OP has a budget of $2K.

    Don't get me wrong, I have 5100's and they are decent, but for $2K there are a lot nicer setups you can run, like MontanaTaco suggested.
     
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    Search around on TW and you will find that there are many options available. Do ALOT of research and figure out exactly what your looking for. With a budget of 2k you should be able to purchase a lift, uca's, and bigger tires if you shop around. Whatever you do stay away from a spacer lift.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    he has a budget of 2k but he has to get bigger tires too so really only like 1k
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    i see allot about the TSB rear springs and getting them from the dealer for free. whats that all about and how can i get it??? any help would be great. and if i could get a clear answer on the AAL and TSB on exactly what they are and why one would be better then the other or if better to get them both and why?? all i am trying to do is get my truck so i can fit 33'' on it and not rub but not mess the ride up to bad or my gas mileage. am i high on crack or is this possible?? and will the TSB or AAL void my warranty ??? thanks for any responses that clarify for me. :cheers:
     
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    I want to get hiiiiiiiiiigh sooo hiiiiiiiiigh.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    may be kicking myself in the dick on this one but if i dont ask how will i know. i noticed the 5100 do not have coil springs with them. do i need to by new coils or will my stock coils fit??or are they not a coil over shock????? i feel dumb but im a rookie so......
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    A lot/most run the stock coils.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    Ok thanks. Looks like I have my next project lined up. More $$$$$ burning in my pocket lol. What is the difficulty level on the AAL can you do it without a lift? ( not asking without a jack I'm not that stupid) but if I'm not mistaken I need to jack from frame not the axle correct ?
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    Lower it. Ha finally the lowrider (wanna be) busts the lifted guys balls. lol
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    For your budget, and depending on if you do any offroading. I would look into coilovers in the Front like Toytec, Icon, RadFlo, Kings, ect..
    Also some UCA's, like Total Chaos... ;)
    And in the rear, a 1.5" or 2" AAL, with some Bilstein 5100's.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    Here is what I would do with 2k in your case
    $600 used coilovers
    $400 used tires with good tread
    $300 deaver soft spring leaf pack
    $300 extending rear shock hoops
    $300 extended shocks

    Mobbing deep in no time!
     
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