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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Michael Nelson, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson [OP] Active Member

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    Ok so i Have my 98' Taco havent done to much to it since i got it but now im about to start putting some money into it first off "The Lift" about 3 inch..... I would like advice in choosing which product to go with

    I want new Upper Control arms just because they are stock at this point

    I was thinking of going with
    http://www.allprooffroad.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=374
    [​IMG]

    But im open for suggestions on a diffrent brand/type


    and as far as Coil Overs the two that have caught my eye have been
    ToyTec Coil Overs
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    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=121&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    AND

    All-Pro Bilstein Coil-Over
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    http://www.allprooffroad.com/9504frontsuspension/299

    and once again if there is a better product out there that you know of pleases suggest it

    And as far as rear suspension im at a loss i dont know where to start. i know i want completely new leafs because my creek and sound bad.....REAL bad, and the shocks sizes baffle me i want the truck to be lifted a level 3" so any help in this department would help

    I know since i have a 4x4 i will need a Diff drop kit....but besides that is there anything that during the process of lifting the truck i will need or would be worthwhile to go ahead and install while i am lifting the truck all opinion are appreciated
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    BoostingMS6

    BoostingMS6 Well-Known Member

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    I can't help you too much on the CO's as I'm riding stock. But keep in mind leaf squeak is not indicative of needing new leafs. There are plenty of options for taking care of the squeak (cost $5 and last a year from what I've seen -- do a search on it).

    Also, you probably won't NEED new UCA's. If you want 'em, though, and have the cash then go for it.

    Lastly, a lot of people swear the diff drop kit is unneeded. I've seen some people's before and after pics, and I'd say good choice making sure you get one.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    ktmrider

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    I would go camburg uppers, and one of the 4 coilovers, king fox icon saw
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Michael Nelson

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  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    I have the toytec Ultimate lift, which is the coilovers your looking at and I like it alot. I dunno anything about the All-Pros tho, but the toytec rides great, stiffer yes but how a truck should be.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    Michael Nelson

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    the rear suspension is just a AAL and new shocks right? is that good enough
     
  7. Jan 22, 2011 at 12:51 AM
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    mizzac

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    Ya thats it, rides great even offroad. Like I said its stiff, but not in a bad way.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Rebeltac

    Rebeltac hillbilly ways, outlaw style

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    i have the exact lift you showed pictures of and i love it! also get the cv boots and diff drop bracket:) it works very well. i am running 33x15.50s now and only had to trim a little, and i dont even have my coilovers maxed out yet:)

    allpro was great to deal with and the suspension works awesome! i also removed my sway bar. it rides and drives great and flys even better:D
     
  9. Jan 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    COOPALOOP

    COOPALOOP My other ride is a CH-47F

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    fox 2.5 remote resi up front, 2.0 piggyback rear, eagle alloy 137s, 165/75/16 BFG AT KOs, TC UCA, TRD CAI, AP front bumper,URD short throw shifter, TRD shifter knob, Wet okolie seats, weathertech floormats
    I just ordered my suspension kit finally!
    A set of Fox Coilover shocks with Total Chaos Upper Control Arms & Rear Shocks.
    Paid 2175 w/ free shipping and no tax! I figured I'd drop the extra coin and do it right the first time! :D
     
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