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what would be a good 3" lift for an 04 dbl cab?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04TRD4x4, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:27 AM
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    04TRD4x4

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    I have a 04 double cab and I want to lift it 2-4" but still keep it very practical or daily drivable. What is my best choice. not the cheapest.... the best working and most reliable choice?
     
  2. Dec 25, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    Most people around this site like to get Toytec Lifts. Just type that in on google and you'll find some exellent lifts. The Toytec Ultimate Lift is a very reputable lift as well, if money isn't an issue. Becuase i'm poor, I went with a Rough Country lift for on $200.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Yeah I would say the toytec if you have the funds for sure. I didn't fork out for it I went with the Billstien 5100's up front and an add a leaf in the rear, but I'm planning to use a toytec coil over in the front with my 5100' soon.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:51 AM
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    check my thread, i just did a 2.5/1.5 and love it

    if your going for 3" id suggest more than blocks thats for sure, at that point your strut will run low on stroke and the ride will suffer.

    A lot of people swear by the bilstien setup, usually about $300 for the front and get 2.5" lift or so and add a leaf to support to bilstien shocks back there or even a block.


    Ryan
     
  5. Dec 25, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    I'll check out the toytec lifts. thanks alot for the info guys
     
  6. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    ive got the 3 inch Toytec ultimate lift with AALs. very practicle, my ride actually got better and cant notice a difference with the gas mileage. easy install, took 6 hours, but could have been less. i put on 285/75/16 BF Goodrich AT. worth the money. the guys that work there are great. directions are very clear cut.

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  7. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    shitroc

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    dasler love the truck man, i see your running your stock upper control arms. Do you have any alignment issues, or get that wandering steering. Im going to be buying the same coilovers but i am thinking about getting some camburg uca's at the same time. What do ya got for backspacing on those dick cepek rims btw?
     
  8. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    back spacing has to be 4.5 or less. you dont need the uca's unless u got the extra dough to blow. Toytec tells you what to set the machine up at when u get your alignment. it rides better than stock. u wont believe it.

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  9. Dec 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    your truck is the perfect height. thanks for the info. I'm going to get the same lift you have. your truck looks just how i want mine to look. :)
     
  10. Dec 26, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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  11. Dec 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    I like my coil spacer lift. I bought it from toytec.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Ok mr "senior member". paintdiddy.. im only a "junior member" i am trying to catch up to you.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    recently had bilstein 5100's installed on all four wheels as well as the Toytec AAL witha 1.5" block in the back. The fronts are set at the highest(2.5"). I really like the extra clearance and the over all look of the truck, ride is fine but I clearly need a new alignment.
     
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