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What's so bad about this lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by platt7762, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Aug 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    platt7762

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    Mr Salty

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    What isn't bad about it?
     
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    You have a $30,000 less-than-year-old truck; dont get a lift for it from ebay! haha

    no-name spacers and AAL, theres 0 way to ascertain quality from the listing

    we generally advise to stay away from spacers

    also lifting the back and the front is a "lift" more than a "level"
     
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    Ditto
     
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    19 people thought along the same lines as you. I wonder how many members here are from that 19? If they are here, I wonder how many will admit to buying it.
     
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    Save up and get Bilstein 5100 shocks, toytec springs and a 3 leaf pack. The ride quality is great and I think I spent under $750.00
     
  7. Aug 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    No need to be smart guys, just asking. I'm still learning here
     
  8. Aug 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    Is it just as simple as slap 5100's up front? Stock coils are still alright with billie's? Then a leaf pack in the rear with stock shocks? Like I said, still learning
     
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    Don't need a leaf pack unless you want to spend the money, in which case you should swap coils with the OEM coils. You can spend $79 and get an AAL (add a leaf) with the 5100s and use the stock coils, there are lots of members here running the same setup and are happy.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    take a look around the site for a bit; theres a loaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad of info here for you

    You asked what was "Bad" about the lift; you get what you pay for

    since your truck is still new, 5100's up front with the coil seat set to the middle setting should even your truck out. if you're looking to lift the whole thing, an AAL in the rear and 5100's up front should be fine

    if you set the 5100 to the top setting, the ride might get a bit stiff though; since you're adding a lot of preload compression to the stock coil.

    as for the AAL shock, you might get away with a small aal and stock shocks; but it'd be better to swap them for longer ones if you decide to lift the whole truck
     
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    Like some of the other guys have said, just 5100s in the front with the stock spring and a AAL in the rear. 2.5" on the front billy and a 1.5" AAL will just about level your truck. You can see if you like the ride or if its too stiff. If it is you can change you're front springs to something more desirable, comfort wise.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Not the best for sure, but it’s ok if you just want the lifted look to fit bigger tires.
     
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    hey man just do what everyone says about the 5100s and an aal in the rear
     
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    What shocks do i buy for the rear? And what "name brand" AAL do I get?
     
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    buy from toytec lifts, they have a complete kit. and save your money-say no to the front differential drop (if u have 4X4)
     
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    Bilstein makes 5100s for the rear too...
     
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    I started with a spacer lift. No complaints. It's a cheap way to get some lift, I don't see the need for the AAL Go with a 1" block if you feel the need to lift the rear.

    After the spacer I went with bilstein 5100's set on the 1.75". The ride was too stiff for my taste.

    I ended up with the OME springs/shocks and a AAL. Ride was wonderful but it was $$. You get what you pay for :)

    Don't shy away from a spacer, it all depends on what you want from it and what you're willing to spend.

    Btw, I'm back to a stock 2011 and don't plan any lift.
     

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