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What you need to know about lifting a 2016 Tacoma - Presented by Toytec Lifts

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Toytec Lifts, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Aug 2, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    JerryTaco

    JerryTaco Well-Known Member

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    4WP sucks. Just order takers with no actual knowledge. As gramps said, stock Springs on top setting of the 5100 will ride terrible. It'll give you lift, other than that, not a great idea
     
  2. Aug 2, 2016 at 6:01 PM
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    Texas Duck

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    Thanks for all the positive comments about 4 Wheel parts. Hehe. So, from what I'm reading though 138 pages, I need OME 884(1") with billies set at 3rd setting (1.5"). Or 888(2.5") at 1st setting (0). And 1.5" leaf pack for the rear. No UCA. Would this setup be my best bet for a level lift?
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    Go 888 and set at zero for the best ride. No UCA to start with. You can always add later if needed. Along with the leaf pack for the rear. Check your PM's when you get a chance.
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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    Diablo169

    Diablo169 ROKRAPR

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    I have a 4 cylinder Access Cab, 885's and 5100's, I think the front end is still a little firm. As far as I know the 4 cylinder weights about the same as the V-6. I'm still at about 2"s of lift after 5,000 miles.
     
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  5. Aug 4, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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    TRDPro4x4

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    You ended up with 885's, but did you ever try the 884's? I'm curious how much lift your got with this vs the 885's?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    Malibu7tss

    Malibu7tss Not as funny as I think I am.

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    Old man emu with 888's and headstrong off road progressive aal, trd pro wheel, Cooper Stt Pros 285/70r17
    I only used the 885's didn't try anything else. I will most likely swap them out for the 887's sometime down the road. I got a little more than an 1.5 inch from the 885's. If you saw my truck by itself it does not look lifted. Once it is next to a 2nd gen or another 3rd gen you can tell.
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2016 at 2:18 PM
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    Nitori

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    Which OEM coil? They're not all the same. Sport vs Off Road vs SR/SR5 are all different, as far as I can tell. Off Road is definitely different because they are progressive wound.

    It's roughly (under) 100 lbs lighter depending on trim:
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    Anyways I just installed a set of TRD Off Road shocks & struts on my SR AC Utility package, along with some Toytec 1/4" spacers to give a tiny little bit of lift...

    I got 1.25" of lift from stock OR coils and a 1/4 inch spacer.:eek: That's like, 3/4" more than I thought I would get! She's about dead level right now, which I'm a bit baffled by!
     
  8. Aug 4, 2016 at 2:38 PM
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    REDNECKTEX

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    Thanks for this input my TSS needs this and i can get these parts way cheaper than from Toyota but i just want the 1 inch leveling but he stiff shocks so i can pull my argo i dont like the front end getting loose.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    TRDPro4x4

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    That's certainly interesting and unexpected. Good for you though.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:08 PM
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    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    They were the OEM Coils off of the Toytec 3rd gen SEMA Tacoma. It is a 4dr Sport model. They had it tested for spring rate and it came back at 712lbs. I haven't seen the other models coils side by side. I will have to ask if there are different part numbers for the springs. That's usually a sure sign that they are different. Interesting that Toyota would go that far to put different coils on for ride. They didn't do that on the 2nd gen .
     
  11. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    Nitori

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    There are lotsa different p/n's:
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  12. Aug 4, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    Gramps

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    So now I wonder if they are all different rates. Who wants to get them tested?
     
  13. Aug 4, 2016 at 6:50 PM
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    So I pulled the trigger on a lift. I went Bilsteins, TR UCA, 887's and a Headstrong leaf pack. I had someone quote me almost $700 to install so I think I am going to give it a shot. I'm pretty mechanically inclined. And have a buddy that has lifted his GX. But, does anyone know of a good video to watch to get a gist of what to do? I watched this one but it is for a 2nd gen. I can't imagine it would be much different.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbsTJgb6S_c
     
  14. Aug 4, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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  15. Aug 5, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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    Nice^
     
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  16. Aug 6, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    Has anyone had issues with a cyclical hum/grinding coming from the front differential drivers side needle bearing? I know this was a pretty well know issue on the gen.2 especially in trucks with lift. The reason I'm asking is because my truck developed this issue after I had my lift installed. I had the front differential replaced under warranty by the dealer. Now less then 200 miles later it's developing again. Currently set up with bilstein 5100s in all 4 corners, front set at top setting using OEM off-road springs, SPC uppers, 1.5" AAL in the rear. I also had a diff drop installed. I'll be the first to admit I'm fairly new to lifting trucks, but does anything here stand out as a cause for the problem?
     
  17. Aug 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM
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    Icon Stage 2, Dakars, bunch of other stupid $#!+...
    Apologies for the redundancy, posted this in other forum, but figured this is the appropriate location to help out anybody considering a similar setup.
    Here's my component list:
    • Icon 58630 Front Coilovers ($1070) (Pictures reflect 1 7/8" thread exposed 2-2.5" of lift)
    • Icon 56503 Rear Shocks ($320)
    • Icon 51100 AAL($200)/ Replaced with ARB CS047R OME Dakar Leaf Spring ($400)
    • Icon 19800 Spanner Wrench ($27)
    • Specialty Products Company 25470 Upper Control Arm for Toyota Tacoma ($400)
    • 275 70 17 BFG KO2
    • Fuel Coupler 17x9 -12mm offset
    • N-Fab 3" steps

    I shopped around and found the best prices on Amazon, no tax, free shipping; there are other vendors around here that will match or beat prices too. My driving situation doesn't require the extended travel or need for remote reservoirs included in the stage 4 kit. Also, stage 4 comes with the AAL that just gives height to the crappy stock leafs(I'll sell cheap to anyone) which is no good if you use your truck to haul or tow, you know, truck things.

    As far as UCAs go, the SPC was about half the price of the Icon and offers greater adjust-ability; I don't regret it. No rubbing, even with the increased offset and stock mudguards. You can do the math/research and come to your own conclusions in terms of where you want to spend your money.

    Here are some pics since the last time I posted. I added a Leer 100 XR shell, Thule Rack and of course, the Dakar leafs to bring up and maintain rear height.
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    Silver sky metallic hides the dirt really well!
     
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  18. Aug 8, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Those are 20x9 with a -1 offset. Im running a 275/65r20 and it rubs the body mount a little on hard turns. I plan on doing the body mount trim and should be good. If you want no rub I would go down a size.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    RBfastback

    RBfastback It's Got Electrolytes

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    new to the forum, just got my 16 off road and I also live in fort Myers fl.
    how much did it cost u and was it a dyno tune at there new shop?
     
  20. Aug 8, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    Cool! Who did you buy your truck off of?

    I need to check though as it was mixed in with several other items I got done. My truck is actually there now for the next 2 weeks for some more work including a tune update... You should stop by and ask for Joe...
     
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