Toyota Tacoma owners look herr

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  1. matt86

    matt86 New Member

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    I got an 07 Tacoma and am thinking about lifting it this summer with my tax refund.... Whats the best kit to lift it about 3 inches?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Any plans to see dirt, or is it a pavement pounder?
    http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/22.asp

    Or buy the 3" lift spindles, and blocks.
    Or maybe even buy coilovers. You can adjust the preload for different lifts, and you'll have a smoother ride than stock, unless you get retarded stiff springs.
     
  3. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Blocks suck, don't buy blocks.
     
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    It'll be doing mild stuff... Its just a prerunner...

    Whats the deal with the UCA's? Is that kind of like a camber kit on a car?
     
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    Define mild.
    Mild for some is blasting through whoops.
    Are you gonna actually go through rough stuff, or what?

    And yes, blocks do suck, but for a pavement pounder, they would be fine.

    I would go for some deavers in the rear for more lift, and a smoother ride.
     
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    Stay away from the DT3000's, those are the worst shocks I've ever had... I had them on my XJ for a few months, then quickly switched to OME's...
     
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    I don't even bother with shocks that come with lifts, unless they are bilstein 5100's. While bilsteins won't hold up to fast-paced offroading, they are very acceptable for typical offroading, and will provide a smooth ride on the road as well
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    pavement pounder or not blocks increase spring wrap, cause additional axle hop, and in extreme off road conditions can pop out. Nothing like the S shaped leaves blocks can cause.

    If its worth doing, its worth doing right, the cheapest way to properly do leaf spring lifts is add a leaf, but I think full pack is the way to go.
     
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    Yea, add a leafs typically give a fucking stiff-ass ride.
    With deavers, they'll use multiple thin leafs, as opposed to a couple thicker ones, to give a much smoother ride, which is ftw while offroading.
     
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    keep in mind the deavers will kill your load-carrying and towing capacity.


    On my Tundra the suspension was soft as fawk. I added an AAL and it was much better.
     
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    It's called calling deaver, and asking about which leafs are best for certain applications.

    Retard.:greddy:
     
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    :rolleyes:

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/
     
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    I have done business with them several times (got my AALs, Deaver coilovers, some bilstein shocks, some tokiko shocks, an ARB bumper, and some other goodies). They've been absolutely great to work with.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    So did I read right? You're going to lift a 4X2?
     
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    he just wants 3". There's nothing wrong with that. They do look better with a leveling kit, anyway... even if it's just a street queen.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    You're in California so I'd expect you to be less ignorant than that.

    Nothing wrong with lifted 2wd. They do great out at the sand dunes.
     
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    Deaver doesn't make coilovers r-tard.:greddy: They make leaf springs.
    http://www.deaverspring.com/customsprings.htm
    But if you want leafs for a specific setup, call deaver, and ask em about it. They are the most knowledgeable people on what springs are best
     
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    sorry, meant Donahoe
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    I don't know why people spend money on lifting a 4x2, total gheyness. Should have just spent that money for the 4x4 in the first place. I saw some dude stuck in a lifted 4X2 out at Hollister last month and just kept going. :mamoru:
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I've met some guys with 2wd XJ's who can do more than some of the 4x4 guys.

    A capable driver can make any rig.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Maybe the 4X4 guys should switch it back into 2 wheel? :noes::mamoru:
     
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    Check out Camburg.
     
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    fuck no. Danahoe > camburg.
     
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    *catches breathe.....*

    You are more fucking retarded than I previously thought.
    If you can possibly think that some shitty lift company is better than one of the most well-reknown prerunning companies, you are truly retarded.
    After all, which of these would you rather have on a ford f-150:
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    or this:
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    I'm using f-150's as comparison, since all i found for tacomas were shocks, and a "billet upper arm"

    and here's what you could get for your tacoma from camburg:
    basic for offroading, but will give you a better ride than stock, or donahoe.
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    or you can go full out, and get the smoothest ride you'll ever need, on or off the road:
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    Now i'm not bashing donahoe here. I'm just saying, that the fact that some people will consider a lift kit company better than a company who's goal is to make vehicles capable of going fast offroad, because let's face it: the stock suspension isn't up to mobbing offroad at 70, is just downright funny.
    Not to mention, above kit is prettier than Donahoe. :naughty:

    Cliffs: Potroast is an idiot, camburg is far superior to Donahoe.
     

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