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What Can I DO to make my lift better

Discussion in 'ToyTec Lifts' started by Hooters69, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Nov 20, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    Hooters69

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    i am new to lifting trucks, and i believe i made a mistake by purchasing the lift i just bought about a week ago. I bought the 3" tough country lift, which is basically just adding a leaf to the rear and putting coil spacers in the front! I kinda put the horse before the carriage here, but i was wondering what can i do to make this lift ride alot smoother, and last longer. Im not really gonna be doing any rock climbing or anything, just getting in a little mudd from time to time while i go hunting. I think this lift will be fine for me, but im dissapointed somewhat because i wanted a smooth riding lift, what do you suggest i do to make this better? Heres the link to the lift i bought, any help would be great

    http://www.tuffcountry.com/suspension-kit/toyota-tacoma-2005-06-lift-kits.html

    I have a 05 tacoma, thanks alot
     
  2. Nov 20, 2009 at 4:38 AM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Replace it with some coilovers
     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    so sell the lift and buy just coilovers, and that would be the best kinda lift to go with for what im looking for?
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    Look at your second thread on this subject, SS gave you a good post to answer
     
  5. Nov 21, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Good question.
    Whenever you can replace the front coil and shock with a little longer ones, you will end up with a better ride. Spacers work great, they just don't offer the 'best' ride out there.

    There are a couple options when replacing the coil over. You could start out with OME, which have been around a long time. Their coil over does not offer adjust ability, nor a life time warranty, but they still make great gear.

    If you wanted to step up to the next coil over. You could look at ours. We use the life time warranty Bilstein 5100's shock with our custom Eubach coils, with an adjustable collar, and you got yourself a Front coil over that will give you the exact ride height you want between 0 and 3.5 inch's. We back this component with a life time warranty for everything.

    Hope that helps a little bit.
    Hit me up if you have any further questions.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 at 2:18 AM
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  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    I really wouldn't suggest going to the 3.5 inch setting. They can go that high, but it starts to really make the ride stiff and it definitely puts more strain on your CV's.

    I also would NOT suggest adding any other component to the coil over, ie: top plate spacer. That will also cause you problems, creating to much down travel, over extending your CV's, ball joints, etc.

    If your not content with the ride with the coil overs set to 3.5, either set them back to 3 or you might want to consider going even higher and stepping into a 4-6 inch lift, where you cut your cross member and keep your CV's at stock angle. But most of your IFS suspension lifts pretty much stop at about the 3 inch mark for good ride quality.
    Hope that helps.
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