05-28-2010, 04:32 AM
i have just purchaed a base mod 06 Taco ( 4x4) having come over from the Tundra side I need a littel info.
I want to do an econmical lift of my truck ( the Tundra rode pretty high 2.5") but this Taco seems a little low.
Any really good ideas? I 'm trying to avoid a diff drop , I really dont want to mess with the CV's too much..Should I just stick with the Bilstine's 5100 and maybe an AAL in the rear.?
Wanting to go with alloy rims too and 265's ( I wont be doing too much off roading mostly Hwy driving)
anyone got any wheels reasonably priced ???
Please feel free to add anything....NO FLAMING please I'm a virgin to the Taco's
BTW Nice to be on this side ( the Taco forum)
05-28-2010, 07:44 AM
I had 5100ís on my 04 tundra double cab 2wheel drive. 5100's are great for an economical lift. It's not difficult for DIY. You will need to compress the coils for the swap and that can be a pain in the @$$, but not too bad overall. From what I understand, if you go to high, you will have issues with the CV's leaking.
ToyTec has some kits that you should look at. I just put some of their coilovers on, and they are great. You should be able to find something from them that will be within your budget.
05-28-2010, 08:20 AM
hey man, did you look on TTORA.com ? that site is an absolutely amazing resource for knowledge, real great bunch of guys too. mostly Tacomas on there.
Gimmie a call if you have questions about the 5100's i've done that lift FOUR times haha, twice on my own tundra, and helped two buddys. PM me for my cell#
05-28-2010, 10:31 AM
someone correct me if im wrong, but im pretty sure whenever you do a suspension lift, you need to do a diff drop. (on a 4wd truck)
if you dont wanna mess with suspension, and only want looks, i would go with a body lift.
just my input
05-29-2010, 04:19 AM
Your best economical lift will give you about 2.5" in the front and 2" in the back. Toytec makes a 2" AAL and the 5100's can go as high as 2.5 in the front. All in all, about $500 out the door. Whether you do a diff drop is up to you. Personally, I would just to reduce the risk of the front diff output bearing strain since this is a weak component on the 4x4 and you don't discover they're bad until you lift the truck (even a 1" lift will point out the problem with enough miles, which is my situation).
If you go with a 3" lift or higher, you must get new UCAs or you won't be able to align the front end. Also just be aware that these trucks are sensitive to lifts. It's a crap shoot in that you could end up with an unwanted vibe...or not.
05-29-2010, 05:02 AM
I had a 2006 Tacoma before I upsized. DEFINITELY do the diff drop. The guys on Tacoma world can back me up on this, you will be sorry if you dont. I had OME 885 coils on the Bilstein 5100's and it rode awesome plus the TSB springs with AAL. I was running ATX "VICE" 17x9 wheels wrapped with Firestone Destination AT's 285/70/17. I had no alignment issues but did eventually go with Light Racing UCA's. You can check my build on TacomaWorld, my name is the same as here.
05-29-2010, 09:00 PM
^^^^ that forum screename or whatever we call them is AWESOME haha
saw the Dog w/ the badge, which made me scroll back up, then I saw your name, pretty cool man lol
Diff drop don't do ****!!!!! just stick with your orginal plan of 5100 and rear aal. personaly I recomend wheeler's 3-leaf aal unless you are wanting to load the bed alot with alot of weight. the 3-leaf aal rides much better it is only a little stiffer than stock. at 2in of lift you will be fine, only when you go to 3in of lift is when you need new UCAs and then with that much lift it will start to rip your cv boots.