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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #1
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Any Lifted Tacos Here?

Well I am wanting to lift the Tacoma. More than likely only going "3. I just wondered how anyone else may have lifted theirs.

There is just a shitload of info on ttora and yotatech on lifts. I may have access to a pair of Tundra coilovers but that seems like a very complicated way to do it; you should use spring XXX with shock XXX with the coilover from 20XX, etc.

Anyone here lifted one? I am leanign towards Toytec or Sky Manufacturing if I just go with a spacer.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Mine is lifted........I have it set at just over 2" running Donahoe Racing coilovers.....I could go more but I don't need it to clear my 32's so I leave them there to reduce cv wear.

In the rear I used 91 pickup springs which put the truck almost exactly level......this only works on trucks 97 and older......the 98-04 have longer springs.


Toytec sells a good product and they have good customer service (I bought from them in the past).......if it were me I would get the kit that comes with new OME springs and the smaller spacer as opposed to the full 3" spacer only kit.......especially if you have done anything to add any wheight to the truck as the OME's deal with it better than the stock stuff.
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I plan on an ARB bumper in the future (WInter?). The more I have read the more it sounds like I am better off just saving up for some coilovers. Although I just go the way you mention for a while. I do hear good things about the OME springs. Probably go with med. of heavy duty with it being a 2x cab.

I am leaning towards shackles in the back. I don't haul of tow trailers a lot so I could live with the ride the way it is. I heard AALs tend to make it a pretty stiff ride.

I was considering 285/75s(33x12.5s) but I think I am going to go with 32s now too.

Thanks for the info.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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Well I am wanting to lift the Tacoma. More than likely only going "3. I just wondered how anyone else may have lifted theirs.

There is just a shitload of info on ttora and yotatech on lifts. I may have access to a pair of Tundra coilovers but that seems like a very complicated way to do it; you should use spring XXX with shock XXX with the coilover from 20XX, etc.

Anyone here lifted one? I am leanign towards Toytec or Sky Manufacturing if I just go with a spacer.

ON MY 99 DD
I CALLED RACE-RUNNER AND GOT A SET OF THERE TUNDRA COILS UP FRONT AND RUFF-COUNTRY ADD-A- LEAFS IN BACK IT GAVE ME 5.5 INCHES OVER WHAT I HAD STOCK WITH THE SAG I HAD AT 36K MILES




THOSE ARE 31"



THIS IS THE NEXT KIT TO GO INTO IT

ONCE I AM DONE WITH MY WHITE TACO



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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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I plan on an ARB bumper in the future (WInter?). The more I have read the more it sounds like I am better off just saving up for some coilovers. Although I just go the way you mention for a while. I do hear good things about the OME springs. Probably go with med. of heavy duty with it being a 2x cab.

I am leaning towards shackles in the back. I don't haul of tow trailers a lot so I could live with the ride the way it is. I heard AALs tend to make it a pretty stiff ride.

I was considering 285/75s(33x12.5s) but I think I am going to go with 32s now too.

Thanks for the info.
If you have a d-cab and want to add an ARB bumper don't even mess with OME stuff......even the "heavy" springs are not enough and will sag bad.

As far as coilovers go I love my Donahoes (and I won them for free :) ) but they are pricey......sway aways are also a great choice for less money....the one nice thing about the Donahoes is they are offered in their "extreme weather" coating to keep the salt from corroding them to shit.....i have it on mine and after one winter it seems to work great

For the rear......I would advise against shackles....stock Tacoma springs have a reputation for being shitty and sagging easy........shackles will speed this process up 10X (something I have first hand experience with).

As for tire size.......285's will rub the frame on stock wheels........a better option is 255/85/16......they are the same height as 285's but not as wide which cures the rubbing issue while not losing an ground clearance.

Hope this helps
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Old May 15th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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All this info helps.

I picked up a set of 15x8 Procomp Rockcrawler steelies that CJ firefly had. They should work hoepfully. I will be trying one on Friday.

So what is a decent AAL? I will probably go with a better spring down the road.

Are the basic Fabtech coilovers any good?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #7
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If you want a AAL that won't stiffen your ride too bad Deaver spring sells a set up that is actually 3 springs that replace your current overload spring.......they are a little more pricey but they will maintain near factory ( some even say better than factory) ride.....other than that Toytec sells decnt AAL kits and I believe that Alcan spring does too

what ever you do with the rear make sure you get some good shocks to go with it........I have billstein 5125's and they are great.......but there are other good options out there.

On the Fabtech coilovers.......I do not believe they have a high enough spring rate........your gonna need something up around a 650lb spring ( I believe that is the correct number but I could be off) to handle your d--cab and the bumper and I believe the fabtech stuff is only around 600lb......I would call and ask them.....maybe call SAW and Donahoe and ask what theirs are too and compare........other than that a lot of people rip on fabtech and consider them to be junk.......I am not real sure exactly why.......I have a friend I wheel with from Ohio who pounds his truck as hard as anyone pounds an IFS truck and he has them and other than having to have them re-built once do to age they have been fine so......
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Well I got a pair of adjustable coilovers off Ebay. I am waiting to see how they are. I will have my buddy check them out and test the spring rate on them. Otherwise I will just go with some coil spacers until l can afford some good coilovers I think. The ARB bumper won't be going on for about another year.

I pretty much figured it would be the 5125s for the rear. I do like the $$$ on the ProComps though.

I t seems the guys that do all the bitching are the ones that drive 100 mph across the desert on Tacoma Territory.

Wheels cleared the calipers too.

Hey roll bar, you can always let me "test" that stuff out for you.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:04 PM   #9
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what brand were the ones you got from e-bay??

TTORA is a funny place (I spend alot of time on there and am a Mod for the Indiana board).......There is alot of good info but you need to be prepaired to read thru alot of BS to find it LOL.

One thing to keep in mind if you decide to order from toytec be sure and tell them you are a TTORA member (even if you are not).....they give a pretty decent discount :)
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:38 PM   #10
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About the only things I can tell you about them is they are read and supposedly came with a Pro Comp lift. They look kida rough. I am sure they will need some new bushings.

Ever hear of Sky Manufacaturing? They offer one but I haven't heard from anyone running one.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 04:02 PM   #11
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I have never dealt with Sky........but it appears they make some pretty good stuff at reasonable prices.

You may have lucked out on the coilovers.......there has been some people selling SwayAway coilovers on Ebay lately really cheap........they are red.....If this is what you got then they will be fully rebuildable and a good deal......most of the ones people have been getting are an old design but they are still relly nice.......Procomp only just recently came out with an adjustable coilover and they are blue so that makes we wonder about that.

Let me know what they end up being.
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I know they are red. Hopefully they will be useable. Like I said, it looked like they will need new mount bushings. I am hoping to find a urathane one to use so I don't have to worry about replacing them. Not sure yet. I know they harshen the ride some.

Sky has a elctric locker guard I will be ordering from them. All-Pro doesn't have one listed for my year. Or they were out. Don't remember which.
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I know they are red. Hopefully they will be useable. Like I said, it looked like they will need new mount bushings. I am hoping to find a urathane one to use so I don't have to worry about replacing them. Not sure yet. I know they harshen the ride some.

Sky has a elctric locker guard I will be ordering from them. All-Pro doesn't have one listed for my year. Or they were out. Don't remember which.

I just swapped an 04 E-locked rear axle into my 97 and I got my e-locker skid from Inchworm.......worked great
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Old May 27th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #14
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I stopped my the guy's shop I am going to have lift it(Chevy guys most of their lives). Sitting in the shop's drive was a brand new 4 door Tundra. Nice truck! Nicest one I've seen. Its the oldest brothers. Nicest Tundra I have ever seen. Larry has desinged a cam-lift for Chevys. I believe its called Suspension Maxx. He has sold a lot of them. He had the prototype parts for the lift for the Tundra already!
Anyway. He is going to be lifting mine this week hopefully. He has designed a spacer that goes in the coil somehow. Mine will be a prototype too (he has only really dealt with the Chevies until now). I think he will just be blocking the back for now.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #15
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Well I got it done last week. We decided to only go "2 in the front to level it out. Going with Kumho Road Venture 32x11.50 MTs. They should be on next week.

I will be putting the coilovers on later in the Summer. They said the coilovers will work fine. I just need to figure out what lb. the springs are.

I will get a pic or 2 up after the tires and wheels are on.
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There are a couple pics with the new tires & wheels here:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=49209

I think I will be taking it up another 1-1.5 yet. Gonna use the coilovers I got and some AALs. I will post a pic of the coilovers later.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #17
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Are you gonna keep your factory wheels or are you thinking of selling them??

I need a set of 16" wheels for my truck
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #18
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I will probably put them back on in the Winter. I am sure those muds aren't gonna be any fun then.
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