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Tell me about your lift kits

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Beefnbread, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. Apr 27, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    alb1k

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    The most superior UCA upgrade and the most expensive is Total Chaos, IMO. And they need Maint, 40-50 highway. After every Baja race. I’m in the 30-40k mile range. They are way better than I need. But so are my tires....

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  2. Apr 27, 2021 at 2:15 PM
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    Falken Wild Peaks, Tepui Ayer 2, Toytec coilovers and remote reservoir shocks, BFF bumper, Warn EVO 10 winch.
    I bought the Toytec boss lift kit. Came with bilstien coilovers with eibach springs, their now discontinued remote reservoirs boss shocks, Deaver add a leaf, and a front diff drop. With my metal front bumper and with a Tepui on the back I got 2.5 in in of lift up front and 2 in the back. running stock tire size. It really stiffened the truck up. the thing used to live bump stop to bump stop but now even with the tent way up there the thing fells pretty controlled. Off road the additional flex is obviously nice and even though the front set up is regressive it still provides an ample amount of "cush" when off the beaten path. Only mod I had to make to the kit was for the re locating bracket for the load sensing proportional valve (or some combo of those words), aka that long skinny arm that runs from near your pumpkin to some weird box with lines on it. anyway I just had to drill some holes in for how high i wanted to raise it ( I can add a pick of it if interred). Also the overload bar needs to be removed if you want to run the add a leaf with the stock leaf locating bolt since the ones that come with the leafs don't fit right. overall cost came out to somewhere ~$1800 but If I did it again I would go for their newer Aluma series coilovers.

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  3. Apr 27, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    It s fairly simple. I didnt bother to see whether this was a gen 1 thread. If I would have, I would not have posted a link to the gen 2 lifted trucks. When I was offered the boot I felt disrespected, because hell, I was just trying to help without posting more pics. When I realized I was in the wrong I appologized. I will stress that OP isn t a pos, but there are a few that pop their head up occasionally.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    GO VOLS
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  5. Apr 27, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    Be a victim if it makes you feel justified. That gif was hilarious and in no way disrespectful. I'm not surprised you missed the generation since you also missed who posted the gif, maybe slow down a bit on your reactions.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2021 at 3:45 PM
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    Hehehe. If that s how you see it, so be it. You can read into this how ever you want. That s on you. For me this is just another day in paradise. You all have a nice day:hattip:
     
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  7. Apr 27, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    Looks like your rear bump stops are doing their job as advertised, excellent. And nice build.
     
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  8. Apr 27, 2021 at 5:26 PM
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    Falken Wild Peaks, Tepui Ayer 2, Toytec coilovers and remote reservoir shocks, BFF bumper, Warn EVO 10 winch.
    Well they used to to work all day, now its just when I'm dumb. And Thank you, it still has a ways to go though.
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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    This is Beef the OP and I know I shouldn’t be making another account after getting banned, but I wanted to clarify a couple things. I guess I got a ban for posting a meme of trump with a caption that said ‘no more”. Nothing offensive and never claimed any political bias. Just merely a joke. Never cussed anybody out or tried to intentionally make somebody mad.
    There were a couple of posts that were made by some other members that IMO were more controversial than any of the things I posted, but somehow I’m the only one that gets banned. Your opinions may differ. You decide if that’s justifiable.

    I don’t even have Facebook, Twitter , or any of those social media sites, so I don’t know when I cross the line on making posts. This is pretty much the only site Ive actually been using.

    Anyways, I thought the community was super nice here and I never thought I’d receive all this feedback regarding my personal concerns with my vehicle. Within the next couple months probably, I’ll be using all this info to decide which suspension systems will work best for me. I have taken consideration to each one of your guy’s posts and am impressed.

    You guys rock! Sorry if I created conflict.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2021 at 7:34 PM
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    MrAristo

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    The OME 3” level kit looks and feels great to me, Toytec AAL also added JBA UCAs. Got some fat 33s with 17” wheels, looking to get 18” soon

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  11. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    You did not create conflict
     
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  12. Apr 27, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    I’ve got so many questions.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2021 at 9:19 PM
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    Ha, me too - but need a real test. Speeding round town and banging up curbs it's awesome, though.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2021 at 9:20 PM
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    Why 18's?
     
  15. Apr 28, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    Another day in first gen paradise. And don't you forget it!

    And since you have a 2nd gen, here you go:

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  16. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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    @MrAristo What measurements from hub to fender are you sitting at with that OME kit and Toytec AAL?
     
  17. May 1, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    I love my 17s but they’re stock FJ wheels with a 2” spacer. Want to ditch spacers and get a wider wheel, so was thinking going up to 18s while I’m at it.
     
  18. May 1, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    A couple CMs below 3”, but to be frank I’d just say 3. To me it’s the perfect level on these trucks without having to diff drops or anything else altering
     
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  19. May 1, 2021 at 8:26 AM
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    Ah. I went 17X8.5 0 offset. That’s aftermarket from 15mm offset factory.
     
  20. May 1, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    I’m debating 18x10 with existing 3” level. What’s your thoughts?
     
  21. May 1, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    I think more specifically he meant WHY 18's?

    Are you planning on running another 33 on the 18s or stepping your tire size down? They make 17s with the proper offset and backspacing for your setup.

    I just come from the other side of the fence. Less rim, moar tire.
     
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  22. May 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Same here!
     
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  23. May 1, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    I figured out mine using offset and back space online calculators. Also found a site that showed real installs of wheel tire combos, lift details and clearance info. Without digging into that, I could not add anything useful.
     
  24. May 1, 2021 at 10:49 AM
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    I had fun reading this thread.
    All the CV trouble I'm reading about here that happens after a new lift is installed on a 15+ year old truck probably sitting on the original CVs is not exactly because of the 2"-3" lift. It's because your CVs were already on their way out, and the lift was the little extra push they needed to fail. After lifting a 1st gen for the first time, I'd replace the old CVs, or wait a few days/months until they give out, then replace them. Find the "lifetime" warranty ones.
    I have zero CV issues, and don't have a diff drop. From my years of talking with people and reading countless threads on the topic, diff drops are overrated. The idea is solid, but the execution and effect is less than.
    And not sure exactly on our trucks, probably the same as Tacomas, but... on the Tacoma a "diff drop" spacer drops the front of the diff about an inch. The front of the diff. Then if you ever want to get skid plates, you may have to modify them to work with that diff drop. Then... you also create a sharper angle on the bottom of the diff so if you do ever hit it, the impact may be more direct. Here's a sad, but true story: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/remove-the-differential-drop-on-your-05-tacoma.118545/

    Lastly, I don't know why anyone thinks $80 is too much for an alignment, unless those posts were being sarcastic? The alternative is learning to do it yourself. I eventually had to, my truck gets out of whack all the time after hitting hard trails and the desert out here.

    Currently I'm facing several new drivelline problems, center bearing (just replaced), leaking center diff output shaft, leaking front diff, and a knocking noise in the rear diff. But guess what? CVs are golden.
     
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  25. May 5, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    3.5” Rough Country Lift, it’s solid as a rock and will last year for quite a long time. They back it with a lifetime warranty and the price is around $800 w/ rear N3 shocks and coil overs for the front.
     
  26. May 5, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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    Do you have to do anything to the leaf springs for that lift kit? I've been looking at that.
     

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