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

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Toytec Lifts, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Sep 19, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Just get a diff drop kit. Theyre cheap and they lessen the harsh angles created by the lift and takes a whole 5 minutes to install. You just unbolt the diff, put the spacers in, bolt back up and youre good to go.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    @Lancerozman did on his 2 2016 tacomas he said they rode great. he had sr5 then traded to sport
     
  3. Sep 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM
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    A differential drop kit will also decrease your clearance and make your differential more vulnerable, depending on what kind of off roading you do, if you do any at all. I smashed up my stock skid pretty bad after putting the drop in, and the differential mount cut right through the skid plate, exposing the mounts.

    I also read somewhere that this puts additional strain and the shaft from front differential to transfer case.

    I ended up removing my drop kit.
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    I have a 2017 DC TRD Off Road 4x4 that I just purchased about 2 weeks ago. My measurements center of hub to front fender were slightly less. Only about a half inch variance from the gen 2 as listed at the beginning of this thread at 20 5/8". I'm sure they will still settle in a bit with time.

    The coil comparison picture posted at the begining of the thread from the 07 Tacoma is rusted and worn. It obviously has some miles on it and sag.

    In the initial thread, were these measurements taken from brand new gen 2 as well as gen 3?
     
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  5. Sep 22, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    Did you measure both front fender to hubs or just one side? If it was one side was it the drivers? How full was the gas tank? Even the 3rd gens have taco lean.

    I know where the 2007 coil spring came from in that comparison picture and it was almost brand new. No sag or wear. Take a closer look at that picture, there isn't any rust on that coil at all.

    And yes Toytec purchased a 3rd gen when they came out last year and prepped it for SEMA. So they took measurements of 3rd gen new. The 2nd gen numbers are from a new truck a new truck a number of years ago.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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    Hi Gramps. .....Yes, I am familiar with the driver side lean. I used the front passenger side for that measurement wirh the driver side 1/4" lower. So net average 20 1/2" on my vehicle. Gas tank probably around 3/4 full.

    Could just be my truck. Went through a handfull of pages on this thread but didn't see anyone else's measurements.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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    Interesting that the rear Factory 17 TRD Bilstein shock is the same length extended as the aftermarket 5100 (0-1 inch) lift that is recommended.

    Puting 1 1/2" rear lift on it now. I looked everywhere to get factory length extended. Checked forums, called bilstien, called toytek. No one had this data. No one could give factory length. ......apparently the stock shock length is the same. I'm returning the 5100's.

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  8. Sep 22, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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    Hey,
    I would recommend going with our BOSS shocks for the rear. They will be a bit longer than these and are good for 1-3 inches of lift on the 3rd gens. We dont sell Bilstein for the 3rd gen Tacoma's as of now because they have not been release for them yet and we have not tested them.
    Here is the link for our boss shocks that we use on our Tacoma.
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/Toytec-BOSS-Rear-Shocks-for-05Tacoma00-06-Tundra_p_137.html
     
  9. Sep 22, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    What size tire is the highest I can go with.without doing any modifications to a 2016 trd off road currently running 265/70/16 ? Thanks
     
  10. Sep 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    265/75/16 or 265/70/17 if you move to a 17 inch wheel.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    Yes, I did the bilstein 5100s set at 2.5" and a 1" block in the rear. It gives too much lift to leave the rear at stock height. I didn't really notice a difference in the ride unless it was on a really bumpy road, and I dropped down to the next notch on my sport just because the front pokes up a little more from the hood scoop.
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  12. Sep 23, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    I just purchased my first 2016 Toyota Tacoma it came with the rock star package, which I like . It has the netto g2 265/65r7 , I'm sure the answer is somewhere in this thread , but I'm hoping some one can give me the answer before I go look for it . I like to change those tires to the netto 265/70r17 Mt which will give my truck the look I want. What I like to know is if it's going to work with out doing any trimming or lifting .
     
  13. Sep 23, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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    Could you share a pic or two of your truck please? I am curious what the rock star package is exactly.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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  15. Sep 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    265/70/17 can fit on stock safely. They are 1" taller than 265/65/17 so you only lose 1/2" clearance over stock. I have tons of clearance on my rwd trd sport with 265/70/17 and my wheels are +10 offset 17 x 8. They stick out 1" farther than stock +30 offset 17 x 7.5 wheels with 265/65/17. You can tell more by the 2 profile pictures.

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    Just installed Revtek Pro Kit 3" front 1 1\2" rear. 285 75 r16 on 16×8 0mm offset. Drives great
     
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  17. Sep 23, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    Another angle. .....might have went with wider wheels but didn't want to get into any complications.

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    What size wheels / tires and did you put a lift or leveling kit?
     
  19. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    It's a Revtek kit. $381 total delivered on Amazon. Local shop installed with alignment for $300. Most shops quoted me around $480 for install with alignment. .......285 75 r16 BFG AT/KO2 on 16x8 wheels 0mm offset

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  20. Sep 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    The Revtek kit is simple. Some may consider it a level kit I'd call it a lift kit. I would have went with bilstiens if available for 2016+. But IMO, until It is released from Bilstien their current 5100 rear shock for 0-1" lift is no longer than the 16 factory TRD shock so I sent that back. The adjustable 0-2 1/2 inch front 5100 for gen 2 tacomas is still just a spacer lift that you can get 3 inches with .25" top plate added. Essentially the same thing as a Revtek kit. The Revtek Pro kit eliminates the top plate spacer and incorporates it into the strut itself. .....Now the 5100 front strut may have more travel, I don't have that measurement and some may argue better valving. .....If the 16 Bilstien front strut is much better I can always add it down the road. The Revtek kit came with everything else I needed including diff drop.
     
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