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what is the best lift option

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by meckleystephen, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen [OP] My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    i have been really thinking about lifting my truck, in your opinions what is the best option i do alot of highway driving and mild offroading my head is spinning with all the possibilities i have seen the only option i am leaning towards is 5100's in the front and a toytec AAL in the rear how much lift will i get and how is the ride any feedback will b greatly appreciated thanks:D
     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    camiliosalomanda

    camiliosalomanda Well-Known Member

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    This has been discussed and argued a lot on the site. Mostly it should be personal preference. You can go 6 inch bro style for looks and also off-roading, or 3 inch workhorse and off-roading. There are cheap lifts and expensive ones depending on what all you will do with it.

    I suggest looking at the builds on here and on car domain. look at what you want and decide how much you are willing to spend.

    I am stationed in Germany right now and I cant afford the Icon kit i want from wheelers off road with shipping issues and all else. so I am waiting till i get back to the states in 6 mo.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen [OP] My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    yea i have been looking all over here for a while and just am having a hard time coming to a conclusion the one thing i love about my 2nd gen is how smooth it rides when i put a spacer lift on my 96 taco it got a litte rougher and i def dont want that on my 06
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    camiliosalomanda

    camiliosalomanda Well-Known Member

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    I cant speak from experience but I believe that the majority of folks will say aftermarket will be a little stiffer than stock.

    I have the unique issue of needing a rear leaf TSb done but German dealers wont do it and my truck has real bad body roll on corners and load bearing.

    I think the proper 3 inch with quality shocks will do you good. Also the AAl will probably be smoother than a set of new leaf springs like a 8 or 10 pack.

    I too understand the jeep thing. I pulled one out the other day with a 6 inch lift and mud terrains and I have stock suspension and km2 tires a ford and hilux tried to snag him out and i just eased it out with four low. i told him to trade it in or sell it.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    singlefin

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    I know that a lot of people rave about the 5100's. I have Fox coils and rears and its nice and soft. I had the rears re-valved to be softer though, front coils are original valve specs.

    For the rear if you do a 3 leaf AAL kit like deaver or icon it will soften it up if you loose the overload leaf. However you will loose some of the payload capacity you had.
     
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