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what do you think about this lift kit?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Paseo12, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Paseo12

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    Hey yawl,

    I have been wanting to do a 3" lift to my 03 SR5 4X4 since i bought her in May... I have done alot of searching here on the sight, and there is alot of info! I drive 85% street and 15% off road now that I live in NY...

    My question is what do yawl think of this kit that is on ebay? Please I need some guidance...

    Thanks for your time,

    Scott


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its a top plate lift. They can be hard on the ball jopints, and if off roaded, could cause the shocks to break.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    TexasIslandBoy

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    pro comp at least its name brand thats a +
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    wow that was quick! ;-)

    Chris, I see your all over the place and everyone values your opinions very much; so u probably get asked often what would be a the best route to go with? I have looked at coil-overs and I would love to get them but they are out of the price range at least for right now...

    anyone else please I need all the help I can get, I was used to lowering cars ;-)

    thanks again!
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Im not a fan of spacer lifts. The Pre load spacers make the ride harsh, while the top plate spacers can cause ball joints to wear out quickly, and/or lead to breakage if off roaded. The bilstien 5100's are an replacement shock that allows for 4 different mounting heights of the spring seat, and giving lift. Heights are 0", .85", 1.75", and 2.5" lift. They are larger than the OEM shocks, and offer better dampening for aftermarket coils, or the preloaded OEM springs. Also, you can get threaded adjusters and a couple different springs from Eibach that work well with these shocks. Another option is OME (Old Man Emu). They offer an assortment of springs, and a nice set of shocks. The springs range from a 590# spring rate, to a 650# rate for use with bumpers and winches.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    +1 vote for the 5100's, I love mine :)
     
  7. Dec 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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  8. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    you can use the stock coils but you may need a add a leaf for the rear
     
  10. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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  11. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    I'm pretty sure you will be fine with that set-up. Bump for more answers.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Ok so, I just want to make sure that I am following yawl...

    I can run stock coils with the 5100's and its best if I add a AAL with that...

    Is there anything else that I should be getting?

    I have read about the front differential drop down spacer, is that a good idea to install if I want to put her up to 2.5 inches?

    Thanks again for all your help!

    Scott

    P.S. WTF does FTMFW mean?

    Thanks again ;-)
     
  13. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    For The Mother Fvcking Win :)
     
  14. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    hahahaha, thats what i thought but was not sure if it ment something else! Thanks
     
  15. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    good luck man!
     
  16. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    I have been looking into lifting my 2010 and was wondering.... if i get the 5100's but decide i want a bit more lift in the future will they still work or will i ned to replace them?

    ex.... I want a 4 inch lift but will this be to much lift for the 5100's?
     
  17. Dec 12, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    Buy it. ive got the exact same lift and i love it
    mine has the AAL's not blocks
    you can deff. tell the difference
    go to www.extremetrucktoys.com thats the guy on ebay whos sellin them
     
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