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What is my best lift option?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomacanada, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    tacomacanada

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    I have a stock 2008 double cab. I am not and do not intend to be a hard core off roader/bogger but i do travel a lot of gravel roads and i hunt and fish alot so i see some rough terrain. I just want to give the truck a bit of a lift to get me 'out of the gravel' a bit and a little more clearance. Possibly a 3" kit?? I am looking for a quality lift with minimal cost for the parts and installation. Any suggestions for kits available would be appreciated. There are so many options out there that i don't know where to start.

    Thanks:)
     
  2. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    I dont off road either so i went with a 2in. spacer lift and a 1in. AAL toytec. Mostly for ground clearence. Parts and labor ran about 400.00. Most will say 5100s.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    masshole taco

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    You could always buy my Readylift 3 inch lift kit... I'm taking that off my double cab 2011 sport in the next couple weeks and putting on a Toytec ultimate life... New the Ready lift kit is like 350...I'll give it to you for 200.. It's been on my truck for a year and two months.... PM me if interested..
     
  4. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Konaborne

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    grab a set of 5100's and an AAL
     
  5. Jan 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    pataco

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  6. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Pugga

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    'Best Lift Option' is way too wide open. Establish a budget for your lift, that will limit the selection. If you're going to be in some rough terrain, I'd avoid spacer lifts. Bilstein 5100's and an AAL are a budget friendly lift combo that works well but by far the 'best'. How much do you want to spend?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    No spacer lifts man! "Best" option would be Icon stage 2........Do it right the first time and your done!
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Give a dollar amount. I got a temprorary lift, which I consider a "cheap" lift. It cost me about 1300.00 in parts.

    Front
    OME springs
    OME shocks
    trim packer
    uniball upper control arm

    Rear
    3 leaf add a leaf
    OME shocks

    This is an all inclusive lift and the upper control arm is good for any upgrade short of long travel... and is the most expensive part. It is a technically "correct" lift. Its not King bypasses and custom Deaver rear spring but its a complete lift.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    Banff2007Tacoma

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    I got the Old Man Emu lift with Dakar's and love it. So it gets my vote. However the Bilsteins and add a leaf is another great option. Avoid spacer lifts if you are using it for getting you to those hunting and fishing spots.

    Good luck.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Spend some time reading the Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide and Suspension Lift Info Stickies. Armed with the knowledge there and the budget Pugga recommended you establish, you'll be in a better position to narrow your choices and make purchase decisions.
     
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