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what is the best 3" lift and why.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jastampke, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Jul 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    jastampke

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    i am a proud ner owner of an 08 tacoma. i want to level it out and lift it. i am think about a revtec 3" front 1.5 in the rear. what is a good lift eqivent to that same lift height. and why.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Everyone is going to tell you bilstein 5100's
     
  3. Jul 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    ummm yeah
    OME:D

    get them'z HID's ordered up?:confused:
     
  5. Jul 2, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    Any non spacer lift is great.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    billies lol
     
  7. Jul 2, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    krimson

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    Yupppp, thanks for the help man!
     
  8. Jul 3, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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    jastampke

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    so why a non spacer type. is the ome a spacer type?
     
  9. Jul 3, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in New Hampshire

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    its not ome is a great lift option probably one of the best for our trucks but, their are others to consider. such as pro comp this is what i have and even though i have not had it long i absolutely love it it flexes awesome and rides great i don't think its stiff at all. plus i got 4.5 inches of lift from it. it looks as if it will settle to about 4 inches so its a beefy looking kit with solid dependable performance.

    my cv angles are actually pretty good no issues with this kit at all alot of guy's wheel the pis out of their pro comp lifts and i have not heard any reoccurring problem's or really any problems at all for that matter.

    not sure if billstiens qualify as a true three inch lift, but those are a great way to get a 2.5 inch lift and still maintain a nice ride as well. search you will come up with something nice and affordable. if there is one thing tw is good for its info that will lead you to spend money lol.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    I was looking at toytec and saw some decent 3in lifts and saw a diff drop option..... would this be something i need to buy to keep from messing up my working parts?
     
  11. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Amen stunt man! :amen:
     
  12. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    Spacers messes up the suspension geometry, you are causing the struts to work at an angle with spacers. If you are gonna get a lift, do it right at first.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    see below. OME is not a spacer lift.

    x2.

    it usually causes more problems than it fixes. get the lift first, if your cv axles are maxed out then you could look into a diff drop
     
  14. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Alright cool.... still new to this but a lift is a necessary mod. tired of loosing mud flaps
     
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    Spacer lifts causes this:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Any lift messes with the geometry....
     
  17. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    YES, but not as bad as spacers.................................................
     
  18. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    A 3" spacer can alter the geometry just as much as a 3" lift spring. Thats why different UCA's are used to correct the lost Caster. Now.,.....A Top Plate spacer lengthens the shock assembly, and can cause the suspension to over extend, thus causing breakage like the pic above. Preload spacers simply preload the OEM spring, giving lift, and a rough ride.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    toyotec pro comp ome billies or if you have the cion king icon fox and walker evans should also be on your short list.

    blacktacoma23 turned me onto the pro comp lift and its awesome dude i got mine shipped form 4wheelparts.com for 490 shipped which ain't bad, but truckaddons.com has them for 397 shipped thats a smoking hot deal i even saw the full ome kit going for 780 shipped a few weeks back thats also a great deal.
     
  20. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Im still trying to learn... But since I've lifted my truck my ride really didn't go to shit, so that's why i thought when running stock struts with spacers preloads them causing the ride to shit (by doing that causes the suspension geometry to be off).. But thanks Chris for the info.
     
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