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What are the cons to the Toytec Ultimate Lift on a DC 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gtdad66, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    gtdad66

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    Just like the title asks, I'm considering gettint the Ultimate Lift for my D.C. 4x4 and wanted more input about possible problems if any on the 2nd Gen Tacomas. Any help is apperciated, thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Sorry no one has replied to your post.......Your altering your suspension anytime you do that you will more likely than not run into problems, just from my experiences your cvs and ball joints will be probably first to go. But as far as lifts go, that is a very good quality and a popular lift. If you want a lifted truck that is the lift I would get for sure
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    I don't think the ULK is rebuildable like Icon or King shocks..
    May be wrong but I thought I read it somewhere.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The adjustable 5100's are a fucking BITCH to adjust. And the bullshit wrenches they give you will bend at will.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    thanks yall, i appreciate the input. still giving it final thought before i pull the trigger.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    X2!!! keep a hammer handy to straighten the wrenches out while adjusting so you can beat the ever loving dog shit out of them on some concrete!!
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:47 AM
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    Are the UCA's needed for a 3'' lift or can i get by without?
     
  8. Mar 7, 2011 at 3:44 AM
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    Toytec ultimate lift is great!!! Thats what I have on my truck. Two important items though. #1 get them pre-set for the lift you want (little bit of a pain in the ass once on the vehicle to adjust although it can be accomplished) #2 get UCA's ( DSM's, light racing ect...) if you want to do it right the first time.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2011 at 3:47 AM
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    Chris you hit that nail on the head. I had a wrench made from plate steel via waterjet using the supplied one as a template. Works great
     
  10. Mar 7, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    I needed UCA's after the ULK install. The tires had this "tucked in" kind of look cause the alignment was off. I added the LR UCAs and the problem went away.

    Also chris is so right on the spanner wrenches. They suck. Never had one bend but if you're gonna adjust them use a generous helping of WD40 or PB Blaster and find a good solid cheater bar. I used the handle of my floor jack and it worked well. After finishing both sides I could barely stand up my back hurt so bad after adjusting them.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    My advice after getting a ultimate lift : save $400-500 more and get icons or shocks that are more easily adjusted and are rebuildable. the proprietary wrenches needed for the ultimate are a joke.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Thanks for the info. there is more to condider than orig. thought, and maybe more expense too. I really need to reconsider if i want to do this now. I may go with a leveling of some sort, also what about levleing with the TSB, not quiet a high of a lift that way?
     
  13. Mar 8, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    Nice thing about coilovers is you can have 0-3" so you can put them on at little or no lift and wait to raise em til you save up for rear lift, UCA and tires.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    just what i was thinking about.
     
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