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yet another lift question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 8ballshifter98, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    8ballshifter98

    8ballshifter98 [OP] Giggity giggity, giggity goo

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    I know everybody and their brother posts their own scenario in which they can't decide what lift to get for the tires theyve got, but I don't feel like searching for an hour to find questions about my exact setup. I know this is pretty damn hypocritical but somebody help haha. I want 3 inches of lift with my new 31" tires for my 1998 4x4 AC. Iv done a pretty good amount of research and I'm not going to use my setup offroad incredibly often, infrequent enough for me to consider a body lift :)eek:). I know everybody here thinks a body lift is a sin, but I'm 17 years old, and if I can't find a suspension lift for a very reasonable price then it'll be a body lift for me. There are just so many options and terms I don't really understand.

    This is a lift I would definitely consider:
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=63&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
    but I don't really understand the options, I know what the front suspension spacers are and AAL, but what are shackles? What would be best for what I want? 60% for looks, 40% functionality.

    Also, down the complete other path:
    http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/5533.html
    this is the body lift I was thinking about, and I really don't think it would expose too much of the frame. This also includes brackets to raise the front bumper back to the body. So I really think this would look clean.


    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=63&Itemid=72
    Finally, this is the link to my setup on toytec. Could anybody point me to a better solution if there is one?


    I know I could have done my research, but as far as a technically sound and good looks opinion goes, you guys are absolutely the best. Seriously, you people know more about our trucks than the dealerships, and 99% of the trucks I see on here are beautiful. Much thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    offroadTRD

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    first of all.... I haven't had a problem at all with my body lift and I wheel hard often. Second of all..... I don't think you need a body lift or suspension lift for 31" tires. I had 31's on my truck since the day i bought it stock before I jacked it up. 31's should fit fine with no rubbing at all unless you just want to get a lift for a taller look.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    8ballshifter98

    8ballshifter98 [OP] Giggity giggity, giggity goo

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    yeah, I was really just wanting a taller look. People on here have told me I could fit 32"s if i could deal with a little rubbing
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    if yourjust going for looks buy the toytec best seller and a 3 inch body lift. 6 inches of lift with 31 inch tires would make the truck look pretty tall
     
  5. Jan 13, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    dylandercole

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    if your on a budget go with billstein 5100s in the front and an AAL in the rear.... or shackles. I have both an AAL and shackle lift in the rear. downsouth motorsports gives TW members a great deal.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    STLharry

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    For almost 3" of lift, you could go Billy 5100s and OME 881 coils up front and AAL and/or lift shackles in the rear (AAL is better).

    DO NOT do a body lift! They look terrible and are very troublesome sometimes.

    As for tires, I have OME suspension (2" up front, 2.5" rear) with 1" spacers, and I fit 32s with no rubbing at all and may even be able to fit 33s. So if you got 2.5-3 inch lift and spacers, you could fit 32s no problem.
     
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