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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. Jul 1, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    strktly_bodysurf

    strktly_bodysurf Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2017 Tacoma sport 4x4 double cab short bed. I raised my front passenger side 1.55" with stock springs and 4th notch on 5100s and drive side 1.55" with 5100s on 4 notch plus the 1/4" spacer to correct the half inch taco lean. Does this mean I lifted my truck 2"? Will I need UCAs to get proper alignment?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2018 at 6:20 AM
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    I'm also installing Cooper 255's and wanted a lift of 1.5 to 2" (a bit more than what you're looking for) and decided on the Old Man Emu with Dakars. Once the bed mounted rack, tent, etc. and the front bumper with winch are installed, from what I've read it should settle to around 1.5". https://www.headstrongoffroad.com/s...mu_Kit_w/_Dakar_Leaf_Pack_-_2016__Tacoma.html

    I went with the 886 coil and Dakar's because of the additional weight. If you're not planning on a bunch of weight, you could go with a different coil and add-a-leaf.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    Those leaf springs will probably work since I'll be building a platform/ drawer system for the bed.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    moser633

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    Anyone do 285 75 16 with stock or rims with blistein 5100 with 887 coils and stock UCAs? want to lift my access cab just dont know what to do. any help appreciated.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Hey guys. So I'm new to a lot of this and could use some help. Have an mgm 18 off road and ordering lift this week. After talking on here and researching I think I decided against the 4 or 6in RC.

    Now its between OME or Bilstein.

    Daily driver, no crazy off roading. Light trails, hunting, trips to the mountains etc.

    Going to do 275-75-18 ridgegrapplers
    Matte black fuel vapors 18x9

    Just need help on lift. Which one or anyone that can speak on either?
    Also, tires should fit, correct?

    received_2179110275451140.jpg
     
  6. Jul 20, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Did you have to do any trimming?
     
  7. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    Is there much of a concern with getting 2 year old used toytech/bilsteins? I mean, if they appear in good condition, do the shocks, probably more specifically, change with age and use? I wouldn't expect 2 years to be a problem.
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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  9. Aug 6, 2018 at 3:29 AM
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    Anyone able to help diagnose this noise?
    https://youtu.be/mxvf2kcU9oY

    OME 888
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  10. Aug 6, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    sdsurfer

    sdsurfer @ODNAREM M.C., SD Chapter 80085

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    I assume you’re referring to the loud grinding noise at the very end. Sounds like your tires are rubbing on either the pinch weld or the cab mount when you hit a large bump at speed.
     
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  11. Aug 6, 2018 at 5:43 AM
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    Vengar613

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    Yeah that's what I assumed as well and it could really be provoked by braking the body dipping forward. The reason I was scratching my head is there's no evidence of it after the fact. I kicked up a lot of dust but it's not clear where any rubbing occurred. Next time I'll stop immediately and look for smudges.
     
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  12. Sep 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    When you say you have a 3 1/4 inch lift in the front are you comparing this to a second gen? if so would this make it 2 1/4 over stock? i believe the 888 is only 5mm taller than the 887 which is a 0.2 inch difference. this would make sense with a 2 1/4 front lift.

    Sorry its just confusing as some state lifts over stock while others compare to 2nd gen.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Sep 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM
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    Hello all, I need some advice again please.

    I am scheduled for a 3/1 procomp lift tomorrow on my new 18 4x4 Sport. I was debating on doing the 3/1 vs. the popular bilstein 5100s/ 888 coils that everyone seems to be talking about.

    According to the shop sales man, they have to slightly drop the differential with the 3/1 lift which I'm not to sure about. Will this really mess around with the stock suspension? However, I know the the gentleman from the suspension shop and he is fairly honest and told me that I was better off with the 3/1 lift as that wouldn't void the manufacturer warranty where the shock replacement would. Does this sound correct?

    Not looking to do any offroading or anything but being done mostly for looks. My 16 had a inch spacer in the front and gave me pretty much what I was looking for then. Now, I was looking for a slightly larger lift. Should I go forward with the 3/1 or is the bilstein a better option? I'm really going crazy here!

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    StormTrooperTaco16

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    Warranty being voided is subjective depending on who is looking at it since shocks alone wouldn’t void any parts. Doing a lift in general and it changing the geometry can give Toyota a reason to void if something went wrong with your drivetrain. With that said you can always get a diff drop bracket that’ll work with any lift. The Procomp “leveling” kit is pretty much a large spacer and it’ll be a bit harsh to be honest. You’re better off doing Bilsteins and new coils. May cost a little more but it’ll ride nicer. Again, getting a Bilstein lift vs a spacer lift changes nothing about how warranty is affected since both are not factory specs. I think the guy at the shop probably meant that you’ll be better off getting your chances reduced for voided warranty if you did a diff drop which would put the angles close back to stock and that can be done on either lift.

    Anyone else with thoughts on this??
     
  15. Sep 17, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Just keep in mind the responses you get. For example if someone on here claims to have a 3 inch lift with a 2016 and newer Tacoma you should ask if they are comparing it to a second gen. If they are then it most likely is only a 2 inch lift up front. Also if someone with a 2nd gen Tacoma gives you lift specs that they for example got a 2.5 inch lift up front that that means you will only get a 1.5 inch lift up front. It is extremely confusing as 90% do not state this. Be sure to ask.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    The idea people give lift heights on a 3rd gen compared to a second gen is silly, however, I've seen it like you. No, after settling, it still is slightly above 3" from hub to fender from stock 3rd gen height. However, this is on the driver side with a 1/4 top-plate for taco lean.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2018 at 1:27 AM
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    Here is a thought? by going with a wider wheel say a 17x9" from your stock 17x7.5" you could actually spread that width out with a 285 and prolly get away with the same or close width as a 295/305. don't know the actual width you'll gain but it does give you a rounder profile which gives the illusion of a wider tire width, I've done this over the years to a few of my builds most noted 89' Jeep Cherokee with 12" wide wheels and Mickey Thompsen 31x13.50 tires talk about stance, this bad-boy floated over everything. Considering I built it mainly for surfing and beach wheeling & camping.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2018 at 2:03 AM
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    DansSr5 Good point being that 3rd. Gen is an inch higher. I will be going with Bilstein 6112/5160 set-up which claims 2" of adjustable lift in front at Circlip #5-#6 and 1.5" at Circlip #4-#5 (6112) but the tricky thing is the 5160 states 0-1" lift for the rear and I'm trying to keep the Stock OEM rake at 1" over the front, so that equates to 3" AAL or block if set at #5-#6 (2" lift) and 2" AAL or block if set at #4-#5 (1.5" lift)??? Yes it does get confusing, Please chime in for the Gents that are familiar with the Bilstein 6112/5160 set-up. Peace
     
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    VMVIWI, post: 18832993, member: 96351 DansSr5 Good point being that 3rd. Gen is an inch higher. I will be going with Bilstein 6112/5160 set-up which claims 2" of adjustable lift in front at Circlip #5-#6 and 1.5" at Circlip #4-#5 (6112) but the tricky thing is the 5160 states 0-1" lift for the rear and I'm trying to keep the Stock OEM rake at 1" over the front, so that equates to 3" AAL or block if set at #5-#6 (2" lift) and 2" AAL or block if set at #4-#5 (1.5" lift)??? Yes it does get confusing, Please chime in for the Gents that are familiar with the Bilstein 6112/5160 set-up. Peace

    Wish the Coachbuilder Tacoma Shackles were available. Mr. Ekstrom is an awesome guy to deal with, just spoke to him the other day (answered on the first ring) he mentioned soon it will be available, that would solve all this AAL, Block, Spring-pack problems we have, and ease of installation!
     
  20. Oct 2, 2018 at 2:15 AM
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