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What size leveling kit should I choose?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Zantacoma, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:17 PM.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    Zantacoma

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    i am looking for a leveling kit on my 2017 TRD Sport but don’t know what size leveling kit I should choose? Any ideas?upload_2019-3-14_21-17-13.jpg
     
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    Look at Bilstein 5100s or Low Range 3/1 leveling kit. The spacer kit by 3/1 is about the best complete kits if you go with a spacer lift. The 5100s is what I did and set on the 4th perch with a block in the rear. Don't let people hassle you about a spacer kit. Do some research and Im sure you will make a great choice. Both kits will still give you a great ride. The 5100s made mine ride great, spacer kits like low range's kit will somewhat keep the factory ride.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:10 AM
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    If your just driving on the street or mall parking lots go with above posted info. If your doing any off-roading or want to lift correctly then I would suggest a proper lift. At minimum I would lift with springs in the front not preloading shocks and a leaf kit in the rear not a block. Ultimately it’s up to you and this topic has been beat to death so many times that I think it’s on its 1,648th coming. Praise the lord.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    None. The factory rake is there for a purpose. And a 'level lift' does nothing for off road use.

    But if you insist, 1/2 the F/R delta applied in the front will make it level.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Anyone running 2" spacers on front? I bought a set just to level out the front of.my truck with the back because I also got bigger tires. So far I'm not rubbing with stock suspension so I'm debating whether to install or not. Dont do offroading just in town driving and every now and then on dirt roads.
     
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    I’m running a 2” spacer in front and nothing in rear. I personally am happy with look of stance.My Personal preference. Ride is great has not affected it at all.
     
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    It all depends on what size tire you want to run. I've seen 2" front spacer 0 or 1" rear with 265, they say ride like OR. 3"/2" with 285 ride like shit
     
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    71 tattooguy did u have to have it aligned after spacer install?
     
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    Yodafr33k I'm running 265/75/16 on stock currently. No rub but dont like the lower look on the front of truck. Wanting to know if I will need to Jack with the aligment after the 2" spacer install.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Yes My buddy that’s a mechanic installed rough country 2” spacer. Then had it aligned. $280 installed with everything.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I will get the 2" spacers installed today and get it aligned next friday.

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  12. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    Definitely post pics
     
  13. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Yes, if you don't front tires will have a uneven wear
     
  14. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    May be nose high with a 2 inch level. I have 5100s set at 1.1 (third) setting and it appears level. Still actually sits a half inch lower in front. If you don’t mind it sitting nose high, then by all means do the 2 inch level. Just don’t want you to add it and then have to do a 1 inch rear block later to make it not nose high.

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    Keep it in mind, spacers are for cool factor only, not for off road use. Mall speed bumps okay lol
     
  16. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    My truck does sit a little high in front.about 1/4” or so. Personal I don’t care. To each there own. Definitely don’t plan on any heavy off roading. Spent way to much money on this truck. Have fun with whatever you get
     
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    You can do more than mall crawl. For the average person who is going off road you will be fine.
     
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    Istalled 2" spacers last night. Have it in the shop at the moment for aligment. Will post pics later tonight!
     
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    Your going to love it.
     
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    Here it is. Got it all done. Looks good!

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