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Old 03-16-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Floriduh
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I have an 09 Toyota tacamo DC 4x4. I want to put a suspension lift kit on it for better looks and some offroading. There are so many options it has become very confusing. Looking at lifting 3-6 inches based upon quality of lift kit. I will run 18" wheels with tires at 33".

Any opinions on leveling kits, coil over designs, or drop bracket designs?

Which is better and why?

Costs appear to run between $500 for level to upwards of $2500 for a drop bracket.

TIA
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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I've never lifted a Toyota. All the guys I've ridden with who pilot them buy an old Toyota and swap in a solid front axle.

I'll share my opinion here too, having lifted a Chevy and a Dodge truck (mild) and a Jeep (modded):

Going off-road means breaking stuff and scratching stuff, at a minimum, unless you just roll down dirt roads that are maintained (no limbs to reach out and grab your paint)

Lifting something and lifting something right are two different things. Doing it right on newer rides may cost upwards of 6K unless you want a curb crawler (and there's nothing wrong with curb crawlers, they look hot.)

It is expensive in terms of daily operation, and it also pisses of lien holders and insurance companies.

If I had a new Toyota and had to get it up a little, I would search for a budget boost for my model. "BBs" normally get you a few inches so that bigger tires and aftermarket wheels don't eat up the fenders.

As far as full-on systems, Rubicon Express has never done my Jeep wrong. I don't know who the big dog is for Toyota. I would visit the Toyota off-road forums out there and read up on what the experts have to say. That's a damn fine truck you have.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Visit TTORA or yotatech and search before asking lift questions. That said, go with a suspension lift over a body lift, its a bit more expensive but will be worth it.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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excellent choice getting the taco. You should check out tacoma world...

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There are so many pics of lifted tacomas, you'll be drooling for days.



I think you may find that the toytecs are very popular...

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Old 02-05-2019, 02:30 AM
 
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Supreme Suspensions Tacoma Full Lift Kit is your answer to a better-looking car. The kit comes with Strut Spacers (2), Extended U-bolts (4), and Rear Lift Blocks (2) along with installation instructions, hardware, decals, and a keychain. The installation process is quite simple.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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I use Old Man Emu on my Tacoma and Land Cruisers. Bulletproof.
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Old Today, 07:58 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Ih8muddotcom Tacoma forum, Lots of info.
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