1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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. Sep 29, 2016 at 3:43 PM
    #2921
    BarberRider

    BarberRider Merit Badges: Scuba Cliff diving Mirror Awareness

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Member:
    #186817
    Messages:
    2,182
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fletch F. Fletch
    Trussville, AL
    Vehicle:
    1974 Dodge Monaco
    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    Hey guys, I have been following this thread but havn't had time to read the whole thing. I have an expedition one steel bumper going on in a couple weeks with a winch. So I'm going to be forced to do suspension upgrades. The OME nitrocharger kit seems like a good value. I'm under the impression i need 886 coils with the stiff shocks. As well as UCAs. Are cheaper UCAs good enough, or should I go billet/other?

    The truck will be used for moderate off roading. Not too much rocks, but a lot of jeep trails, mud holes, and riding on property that has recently been clear cut, so driving over stumps and downed trees.

    I don't want to buy new wheels unless I have to. So I was thinking of going with 255/85/16 on the stock trdor wheels.

    I don't mind doing CMC, but would rather not unless it is actually needed.

    Should this setup be good offroad? I dont care about looks, I want more capability.

    What would stepping up to an icon/fox kit get me over the OME?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 29, 2016 at 8:20 PM
    #2922
    remgu2000

    remgu2000 Keepin' on keepin' on.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195912
    Messages:
    1,494
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ray
    Roswell, GA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Barcelona Red TRD Off-Road DCSB 4x4
    What is the typical price difference between the two lift options? I want to lift my 2017 TRD OR but I have to admit... I'm so afraid of driving a horse wagon afterwards. The bad ride and potential for vibrations has kept me from taking the plunge. Any advice? Thx
     
  3. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM
    #2923
    Toytec Lifts

    Toytec Lifts [OP] Toyota Suspension specialist Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12472
    Messages:
    1,326
    Gender:
    Male
    Rocky Mountains
    Vehicle:
    Toyota's are awesome
    There is a big difference, not only on ride quality but in price when it comes to spacers vs full suspension. Spacers will easily lift your vehicle and are prices very cheap, but it will change the ride quality and make it stiffer than stock. Full suspensions have many different options as well, but if you are looking for a better ride quality than stock you are probably going to spend some money to achieve that.
    If you give us a call we can go over some options if you would like.
    303-255-4959
     
    3GTaco likes this.
  4. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:41 AM
    #2924
    Threerun

    Threerun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Member:
    #185426
    Messages:
    1,480
    Gender:
    Male
    Lost in Montana *recalculating*
    Vehicle:
    2016 Silverado LTZ
    6.2L 8spd stock
    For what it is worth, I opted to swap out my OR with a Bilstein 6112/5160 combo and a 3 leaf AAL. The ride quality (on road) is as nice if not a little nicer than stock. Not harsh, very controlled- feels as if it was OR+

    Offroad it is equally nice. I can't say it runs over washboards or ruts like a King suspension would, but it is exactly what I hoped it would be and didn't really break the bank. It's a good trail riding set up. Lot's of forest roads, ranch fields- really nice suspension. Cost would be right around $1,500 more or less. Did the install myself as well.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:57 AM
    #2925
    sneakypete

    sneakypete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2016
    Member:
    #187280
    Messages:
    152
    Gender:
    Male
    Cleveland
    what is the best move for someone wanting to max out haul weight? I want to be able to put stuff in the bed and not have it sag like crazy.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 9:59 AM
    #2926
    sdsurfer

    sdsurfer @ODNAREM life...

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Member:
    #60790
    Messages:
    6,411
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dirk
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    DCSB TRD 4X4
    5100s/OME 888s. Dakar leaf pack. Total Chaos UCAs. DeMello Sliders. BAMF Recessed Grille. Prinsu Cabrack and Toprack.
  7. Sep 30, 2016 at 10:06 AM
    #2927
    Metallikatz3

    Metallikatz3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9124
    Messages:
    1,455
    SLC, UT
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCLB OR
    Always in process
    Best lift kit for $3000 - $3500 which includes UCA's and full replacement Dakar spring packs. And go!

    Fox, King, Icon, OME BP-51, Toytec Boss are all on the table. Plan on using the truck for 75% on road and 25% expedition style offroading with 400lbs of bed weight over all sorts of terrain. Not necessarily looking to mob thru the desert at 90mph and want a comfortable on-road ride with about 150 lbs of constant bed weight
     
    dsalas23 likes this.
  8. Oct 1, 2016 at 12:11 AM
    #2928
    t(u)rdtaconator

    t(u)rdtaconator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Member:
    #186161
    Messages:
    133
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Regretsville
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCLB Sport 4x4 SSM Conv/Tec/JBL
    Icon Stage 2, Dakars, bunch of other stupid $#!+...
    Replace the weak Toyota leafs with... anything else. I'm running the dakars and they've held up pretty well with weight in the bed and towing. There are plenty of options out there. The stock leafs have a long history of snapping and air bags will help, but not solve the problem... assuming you're willing to deal with the hassle.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2016 at 12:21 AM
    #2929
    t(u)rdtaconator

    t(u)rdtaconator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Member:
    #186161
    Messages:
    133
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Regretsville
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCLB Sport 4x4 SSM Conv/Tec/JBL
    Icon Stage 2, Dakars, bunch of other stupid $#!+...
    I've posted my setup a few times here; went with the Icons/SPC UCAs/ Dakars. Let me know if you want to check it out in person, I didn't have that luxury.
     
  10. Oct 1, 2016 at 5:33 PM
    #2930
    Texas Duck

    Texas Duck Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2016
    Member:
    #184535
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Silver Tacoma SR5 4x4
    Just installed bilsteins 5100 at bottom setting with 887 OME springs. Icon 51100 leaf pack. Also did diff drop. Running 265/70/17. Don't have measurements yet waiting for it to settle.

    IMG_0389.jpg
     
    SilverII likes this.
  11. Oct 1, 2016 at 8:28 PM
    #2931
    Reklov

    Reklov Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Member:
    #123035
    Messages:
    143
    Gender:
    Male
    PDX
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCLB TRD Off-Road
  12. Oct 2, 2016 at 1:17 AM
    #2932
    TSki

    TSki Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #198449
    Messages:
    1,174
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2017 Silver Sky TRD Off-Road, 4x4, DCSB MT
    So it seems like everyone says the same thing on here.. I went with #### but if I had the money, I would have went with Icon. Is Icon that much of an improvement? I figure I will be about 99% pavement and 1% not... and probably never any true off roading. I am not looking at buying a setup that will let me rock crawl or the like, I want the best ride possible, and a 3" lift so I can add some things to make her look better.. I don't mind cost.. I am looking at what will be the best for the truck so that I am not wanting to replace things five years down the road.

    My question: should I be saving up for Icon? Is the ride quality worth it for my intent? Suggestions? Opinions?
     
  13. Oct 2, 2016 at 4:30 AM
    #2933
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50695
    Messages:
    14,329
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gramps
    Colorado! Where else?
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD DC 4x4
    A small handful of select mods.
    99% pavement... ICON is complete overkill. And digressive valving for some can be annoying on pavement. The ride from a 2.5 shock with a resi cannot be beat. So if you want the best ride you will want at leat a 2.0 or 2.5 shock with resi's. The brand new 2.5 BOSS Shocks with resi would be one place to look at. KING Shocks are awesome. You might also look at the new OME BP-51 suspension system. I hope that helps some. Oh and I sent you a PM too.
     
    Indiehawk likes this.
  14. Oct 2, 2016 at 5:33 AM
    #2934
    TSki

    TSki Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Member:
    #198449
    Messages:
    1,174
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2017 Silver Sky TRD Off-Road, 4x4, DCSB MT
    Thanks for the information, I will start reading up on those
     
  15. Oct 9, 2016 at 9:26 AM
    #2935
    Long Time Toy Fan

    Long Time Toy Fan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Member:
    #165905
    Messages:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    17 DCOR
    Cookie cutter Tacoma, 888/Dakars/LR/ECGS/Sliders
    Fino, do you have the measurements on hand to share? Full extension and full compression of both shocks?
     
  16. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM
    #2936
    Fino

    Fino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Member:
    #197930
    Messages:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD 4x4 Double Cab
    Hi Long Time TF. Here you go. Current 5100 front is only about 1/3" longer. Rears are the same.

    Screenshot_2016-10-04-13-49-21.jpg
    Screenshot_2016-10-09-10-36-24.jpg
    Screenshot_2016-10-09-10-35-50.jpg
    Screenshot_2016-10-09-10-36-08.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
    Long Time Toy Fan likes this.
  17. Oct 9, 2016 at 10:55 AM
    #2937
    Fino

    Fino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2016
    Member:
    #197930
    Messages:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD 4x4 Double Cab
    Ran Broken Arrow forward and backwards today with no problem. ......Not a big fan of crawl control though.

    Lift functioned well. Minor rubbing inside front passenger/driver fender wells.

    20161009_082114.jpg
    20161009_083821.jpg
     
    mikestaco17, SilverII and BarberRider like this.
  18. Oct 9, 2016 at 11:45 AM
    #2938
    Kenjiro

    Kenjiro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Member:
    #186717
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCSB TRD-OR
    Thanks for posting this up. I've been wondering for a long time why they recommend the 5100's with OME coils but not the stock OR's. I remember the difference only being ~1/4". Seems like just 1/2" of wheel travel difference if maxing out the shock with a long coil.
     
    Fino likes this.
  19. Oct 9, 2016 at 8:19 PM
    #2939
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50695
    Messages:
    14,329
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gramps
    Colorado! Where else?
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD DC 4x4
    A small handful of select mods.
    Just to clarify Bilstein has NEVER recommended OME coils on their 5100 shocks and if you do this combination chances are Bilstein will not warranty their shocks if you have an issue. However most companies that sell lifts are OK with the combination because they can somehow "warranty" the problem for you.

    Also note that 1/2" difference in shock length is roughly equal to about 1" of travel at the wheel. It's not a 1:1 ratio. This applies to the front only.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2016 at 8:26 PM
    #2940
    grlwood

    grlwood Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Member:
    #184907
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Garrett
    OKLAHOMA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Silver DCSB TRD OR 4x4
    5100's 1.75, 1inch AAL, ECGS Bushing Falken Wildpeake AT3 265/75R16
    Just installed 5100 at 1.75(3rd notch) and a 1 inch aal should I install diff drop kit?
     
To Top