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What kind of lift kit do I need

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Collinschris, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Aug 27, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    Collinschris

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    My truck is a stock 01 3.4 sr5 4Door. Not looking to do much serious mudding or crawling. But I do hit he dirt roads often and I want a suspension upgrade I can feel more confident with while rallying bumpy back roads. Looking to run 33's
     
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    Look into bilstein 5100s. Search for them on this site, you'll find ton of info on them. Probably the best bang for your buck. You'll be able to run run 33's with about 2-3" of lift and maybe some moderate trimming on the fender well (the pinch weld). The 5100s are adjustable front shocks that you can use your oem springs, then get an aal for the real (also with 5100s or 5125s.

    But it really depends on your budget. You can spend a LOT of money, but with your intended use, you really don't need to, even if you "can"... and imo the bilsteins will do you well.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Actually the shocks are not adjustable. That would mean the damping rate of the shock itself has variable settings.

    It does have 3 choices of spring perch locations, which allow preloading the springs of choice to create lift, while at the same time reducing full spring travel.

    I'm not sure they are the best choice for his description of 'rallying', ie driving at speed on rough trails.

    Stiffer springs, no preload, better damping might be a better choice for that kind of use.
     
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    Follow @Clearwater Bill's instructions and you'll be happy with the outcome.
     
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    ToyTec sells an adjustable coilover perch with Eibach springs, for the 5100 Series Bilstein. I have them in my Taco, and they are SWEET!
     
  8. Aug 27, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    Jesus christ, really?

    There are adjustments ON THE SHOCKS. The shocks are adjustable. My Kings are "adjustable" too. Preload is an adjustment you make on the shock.

    The way the op described "rallying" didn't sound as if he was an aspiring pro WRC rally racer, wanting to hit 130mph on the back roads.

    Sounded to me more like he wants some decent improvements over stock, and a bit of a lift. The 5100's will fit that bill any day of the week and twice on sunday.

    Since op didn't state a budget, I erred on the side of recommending a budget friendly set of mods that will more than likely fit the bill, rather than telling the guy he "needs" $3000 worth of suspension for what could easily just be driving moderately fast on dirt roads, which, if I'm honest, you can do in a stock 84 vw gti.
     
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    Thank you so much @Clearwater Bill :D

    @Collinschris if there is anything that we can help you with feel free to pm me :cheers:
     
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    I just had all of my suspension reworked and redone about 6 months ago and went with Bilstein 5100's and new front springs. I also have a Toytec AAL in the rear that I have run for probably 10 years and have been very happy with. I don't do heavy off roading, but I do take my truck down 4 wheeler trails, cross creeks on my land, go to the duck camp down rough ass roads and I'll hit a mud hole on occasion. I love the bilsteins for what I do. I got them for 199$ shipped for the fronts to replace my worn out KYB's/Toytec spacer lift. I think for the price and what I do they are perfect.
     
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    Here's my Icon stage 4 minus front resi's on 265/75r16 and SCS F5s.. couldnt be happier:

    [​IMG]
     
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    What tires are you running? Did you do the bilsteins and coils at the same time or not? I have bilsteins with an aal but I don't have new coil overs. I'm thinking about getting some to upgrade my setup a little
     
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    I'm running 265/75/16 BFG KO2's. I did the coils and 5100's at the same time.

    IMG_4107.jpg
     
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    How much lift did you get in the front and rear?
     
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    I'm not sure what the measures are in the rear, but in the front I am sitting at 38/1/4" from the ground to center of the fender flare on passenger and drivers side. I have a wheelers 1/4" top plate spacer on the drivers side to account for the lean.
     
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    bill been promoting headstrong like crazy now it seems ahaha.
     
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    what offset? -25?
     

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