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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. Dec 10, 2020 at 7:57 AM
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    CygnusX191

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    No, the coil is different (I think). Also it's rough country so throw it in the trash. And this is not me just pandering to certain brands, rough country is known to be cheaply made, poor quality control, and if he does anything other than look at his truck it will break on him eventually. The stuff just isn't safe for anything other than posturing at the mall.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    SevenofClubs

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    I’m with you that RC makes junk shocks and springs but with a spacer, how low quality can you make a block of aluminum?
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Lol... valid point right there.
     
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  4. Dec 10, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    Eh spacers aren't for quality rides anyway.

    Good point though. Still..... Rough Country. :puke:
     
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  5. Dec 10, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    I’m sure they’d find a way to make it cheap lol.

    but as far as dimensions, it should be similar and fit an f150? I know he’s just wanting to put it on for a few months until he can buy a real lift.
     
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  6. Dec 10, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    so here's what I would do if I was him, look up on rough Country site or wherever you bought it from, look up the part number for the same part for the Tacoma and for the F-150. If the rough country spacer part number matches then you'll know it'll fit.
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    Looking back on your experiences, what things would you do different today, knowing what you know, about your lifts?
    And if you could start clean, what lift would you get today?

    I am running 265/70/R17 Duratracs. Wont be doing any extensive wheeling, but looking to build a solid overlander with a RTT.
    Want to keep as close to as is since the ride is so nice.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    Since you are looking and carry some weight, you would best be served by avoiding block lifts. For your rear, some deaver leaves And maybe some upgraded Bilstein shocks would put you in a good place.

    As for the front, since you're not running a bumper or anything, any coilover with the spring rate of around 600 lb, such as OME would be a good bet. It'll keep the lift at 2 in or a hair less, which means you don't have to break the bank with UCA's or anything else.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Hello! I hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question.

    I have a 2018 SR5 that I'm wanting to eventually put 17's on. I don't do much off-roading, only forest service roads here and there.

    What is the best direction for me to go if I want a 2-3" lift?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:17 PM
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    If you just wanted to swap tires and wheels, you could put 17-in wheels and 32-in tires on your truck without touching the suspension.

    Sounds like you do some light off-roading, so you're going to want to avoid cheap block lifts.

    You can get complete suspensions from old man emu, eibach, and toytec for little under 1500 that include front coilovers, rear leaves, rear shocks, and all appropriate hardware and instructions. In that range you're looking at around 2 inches of lift, which isn't a ton but it definitely makes a difference with these little trucks. It's also a small enough lift that it won't compromise it's drivability and you shouldn't need expensive control arms etc.
     
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  11. Feb 18, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Thank you! Our other truck is an F-150 so I like the higher ride height. I definitely want a lift, but nothing too crazy where I start messing with control arms, ect.

    It's good to know I can fit 17/32's on stock suspension.
     
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    The other thing I forgot to mention is if you carry loads constantly, you want to look at a slightly heavier leaf spring depending on which suspension you're looking at. If you don't, sticking with light or medium duty will suffice.

    Also, add Dobinsons to your list of affordable suspension research.
     
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    Nope. She's a grocery getter. The ford is for beating up. Lol

    Thanks, I'll add it to my list.
     
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    At what lift should I be concerned about cv angles? I want to do a 2.5 front lift and 2 rear lift on my ORLB.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2021 at 6:23 PM
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    2.5 is about the concensus for needing UCAs.
     
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    So at 2.5 it won’t create bad cv joint angles?
     
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    That's about where you're pushing it. Each truck is a little different, but general consensus is at 2.5 or above, you're better off upgrading your UCAs
     

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