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Which of these 2 lift kits is best?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stro1965, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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    stro1965

    stro1965 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm leaning toward this one from ToyTec:

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    But then I found this Readylift SST from AutoAnything for the same money...

    http://www.autoanything.com/suspension-systems/61A4117A0A0A3025016.aspx

    I know nothing about lift kits. I want to raise the ride height and gain some ground clearance but I'd like it to retain the stock ride as closely as possible. What do you guys think? Is one better than the other? Is the AAL better than the block in the rear? I plan on running the stock tires for now as they are brand new. This is for my '09 reg cab 4x4.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    hashemg

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    I would not go with either one. my theory is do it right the first time and never have to do it again.

    I know that money is a factor too and mine lift setup was to expensive (but i don't regret it)

    but i would suggest to stay away from spacer lifts...they kill your ride comfor and ur struts wear out much more

    also stay away from blocks too...they kill the springs

    i would replace the coil spring and go with ad a leafs for a cheaper alternative lift.

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53


    but ir ur willing to go a little depper in ur pocket.....

    i would go with all pro full leafs from www.allprooffroad.com and coil-overs from either camburg or toytec

    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53


    but thats my opinion...good luck
     
  3. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:01 AM
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    itsmyturn

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    i have those readylift spacers up front on mine. ride comfort is the same as stock and they give the truck a nice leveling up front. they only go up by 2.25 inches. although i am happy with them, if i had to do it again i would go full OME springs and bilstien 5100 on lowest setting up front to achieve a full 3 inch lift.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    stro1965

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    Thanks. That first kit with the replacement coils is only a little more expensive so it is do-able. Any other opinions?
     
  5. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    hashemg

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    you also hgave a double cab whick is much heavier than our truck....so there is a good chance he would get the full 3" of lift
     
  6. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    Neubs

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  7. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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  8. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    I don't doubt that they are the best, but I'm not willing to spend that much money.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:45 AM
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    norcalbb11

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    so you guys get the coil overs in the front and AAL in the back?
     
  10. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:48 AM
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    honestly ....it worth saving your money for them if you can.....they will last a long time and they are rebuildable when time comes.


    if you get spacers or coil spring...ur gonna have to pay someone to install they.......you need a tool to compress the spring and then down. the road ur gonna have to replace ur struts, they will wear out quicker.......and then ur gonna ahve pay labor again to remove them and install the new stuts.....and thats not even counting the price of the stuts


    so in the long run...they are worth it....but its how much ur willing to save and think of the fact that u'll spend less money in future too.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    and just out of curiousity.......do you have bucket seats of a bench.....it looks like from the other thread u posted in that u have buckets. i thought 2009 reg babs only came with bench seats.

    and BTW......if that color was avail in 2008...thats what i would have went for
     
  12. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Yeah, there is a very fine line to walk there. The more money you spend, the better quality you get, the better ride, etc... A lot of people run spacer lifts and do just fine.

    It's not completely necessary to lift the rear - just depends on how high you go in the front. For instance, I had the rear spring TSB done and it put my rear almost 3" higher than the front. So, when I lifted the front, it made it pretty much level. I am eventually going to lift the rear (within the next month), but it's not always NECESSARY...

    And AALs are better than spacers in the back.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:55 AM
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    i went with coil-overs and UCA's with full leafs in the rear. i'm not a fan of AAL. i havn't heard good things about them

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    and i'm a person who hates spending amount of money like that.....but this was first brand new vehicle and for the first time....i planned on doing it right....also i plan on offroading with in within a year of 2
     
  14. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Nice ride! The paint on the coilovers looks pretty sweet too... :)
     
  15. Nov 6, 2008 at 8:11 AM
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    Nice looking truck!!! Very well done!
     
  16. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    Not sure if you're talking to me or not...I have a bench seat (I'd prefer buckets but haven't done the research yet to see which ones will bolt right in).
     
  17. Nov 6, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    That is what I am saving my money up for. As soon as I can afford it those will be on my truck. I figure I can just save my money a little longer and get really good stuff.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    How much did that cost you? Looking into that style setup, but still deciding between, Icon (expensive), Walker Evans, Sway Away, or ToyTech/Bilstein C/O set.
     
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