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Wondering about a 2 inch leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by battlezone, May 7, 2013.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    battlezone

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    I was thinking about getting a 2.25 inch leveling kit put on my 2012 Tacoma DCB sport 4x4

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kit...er.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=358&t_pt=9333&t_pn=EXP65205

    I was wondering if anyone could show me pictures of lifts close to 2.25 inches that still had stock rims and tires on them, i want it to look good. with that 2.25 lift would i need to get bigger rims and tires to make it look good? (i was hoping not to, so that i wouldnt have to lose MPG) Thoughts? Pics?
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    Personally I would get Bilstein 5100's and set them in the 1.75" and call it good.
     
  3. May 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    ^^^^ What he said. 2.25" is going to be way too high in the front. 5100 set at 1.75" in the front will make it perfectly level and have a better ride...that is my set up
    Just about any aftermarket wheels will look better than stock. even only 1 tire size up will make a big difference.

    265/75/16 - 5100s set at 1.75" in the front. 4 Factory leafs in the rear. No Rubbing. Much better ride & handling than stock.

    See my write ups on this topic
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/260429-2013-dcab-small-lift.html#post6375347

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  4. May 12, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Won't the increase in tire size decrease the has mileage and throw off the speedometer? Or is that false info that I was told?
     
  5. May 12, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Definitely go with 5100's at 1.75, that was my set up and I had stock tires and wheels.
     
  6. May 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Leveling kits (spacers) ride like poop. Bumping up to 265/75/16 or 265/70/17 (which is what you could run if you got the 5100's) would make negligible difference in mpg. And supposedly the stock configuration of the speedometer is actually a little low, and adding a slightly larger tire will actually get it closer to correct. I can't confirm that, just something I've heard multiple times on here though. Trust me on this though. I've had a leveling kit and spacers = crap. Do it right the first time with the 5100 shocks. You can set them to .85" 1.75" or 2.5". Also 265/75/16's made no difference for me personally.
     
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  7. May 13, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    After getting them on, it did actually fix the speedometer. Toyota wont adjust your speedometer as long as it's 7mph and below off. Mine used to be off by 3-4mph but now it's spot on. Funny but very true. What about this leveling kit......doetsch-2006-uptac-2wd-trd-ez-lift. I really want one but have nothing on my truck.
     
  8. May 13, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    Good to hear. I wouldn't get an ez lift or spacer lift. For about the same price or cheaper than most spacer kits, you can get a set of adjustable billstein 5100 shocks. You can adjust them from .85" 1.75" and 2.5" of lift in the front to level it out. I can guarantee they will ride better than spacers. Research them on this site, so you won't waste your money on junk.
     
  9. May 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    thanks for the advice man. Looking now actually.
     
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