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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. Oct 3, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    DansSr5

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    https://bilsteinlifts.com/shop/toyo...1-rear-5160-lift-kit-2016-2017-toyota-tacoma/

    This site shows 1.5 for the rear
     
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  2. Oct 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    FYI keeping stock rake at 1"

    Stock rake is actually about 1.5"

    I lifted my truck 1.5" in the front and 1" in the rear. Measurements are exactly 1" rake higher in the rear. (I'm running 265/75/16 and my truck would look goofy going any higher with that tire size.) Going 2" in the front and 1.5" in the rear will still get you that 1"

    I did not want to chance having to buy control arms as some who went 2" in the front have weird wandering issues or the needle bearing noise issue.

    I'm happy to report i have non of those issues. Smart to have a little bit of rake. If i park on a slight incline my truck looks like it has major bro-lean....would probably be worse if perfectly level.

    You might want to go with a top plate lean spacer so that you will get full and equal compression on both front struts.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/posts/18084754/

    Here are some before and after pics.
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2018 at 9:50 PM
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  4. Oct 3, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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    I have an sr5

    For me I found it easier to just measure from the ground (flat surface) to the bottom of the fender. That’s how I got my measurements.

    They were consistent stock, after new tires, and after lift.

    I measured with the parking brake off. You don’t know if a 400lb guy drove it last and used the parking brake before he got out ;). It can skew the results. And in my experience if I put the parking brake on and then step out of the vehicle it gives a false Tacoma lean.

    This false lean if you measure only on the drivers side will look like it only has 1” of rake stock.

    I have zero lean from the factory.

    Hope this helps.

    Take new measurements when you get it home.

    Take the measurements you took before and also from the ground (do both). then figure out what you are going to do next.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    This thread is great but it's so long at this point. It would be nice to have the options and things to consider for a 1" lift, a 2" lift, 3", 4", 5", and 6"
     
  6. Oct 18, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Thank you for this guide
     
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  7. Oct 31, 2018 at 3:34 AM
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    Me thinks they spend a lot of time measuring alternative “fact”ors. For the Funyun of it!
     

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