Question about lifts

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by PaulTheHoss95, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Konaborne

    Konaborne Well-Known Member

    100% of my wrenching experience is on my taco, so I have nothing to compare it to haha

    yeh the expos have me at 4.5" in the back..27" h/f :shifty:
     
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  3. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Are 2" coil overs actually taller then the 2" billys?
     
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No. The difference between Billies and adjustable coilovers is the threaded collar for preload adjustment. You can get more height from an adjustable coilover but your suspension is limited to 3 inches of lift from shocks before you start having issues with other parts.
     
  5. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    I was on Tacomaworld and someone posted running 285s on a 2" coil over. I thought you needed 3"
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I read that too. I guess you need 4.5 inch backspaced wheels and possibly a cab mount chop. It is something I may attempt in the future.
     
  7. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    I just want a decent tire that fills the well once I install the billys. Thanks for the help
     
  8. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Just went back to the page where my rims are and they are 4.75" back spaced but I don't know if I want to cut the truck up quite yet.
     
  9. dirtysouthyota

    dirtysouthyota Well-Known Member

    So I'm thinking about putting 2" spacers in the front and an add a leaf in the back with longer u bolts for a bulldog look ! Any thoughts?
    Pros/cons?
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Wheel spacers or lift spacers? Wheel spacers might cause rubbing. Personally I wouldn't like it but it's up to you.
     
  11. dirtysouthyota

    dirtysouthyota Well-Known Member

    Lift spacers lol sorry shoulda specified
     
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No lift spacers. 5100s are a bit more money and provide a much better ride and they won't cause damage to your suspension.
     
  13. dirtysouthyota

    dirtysouthyota Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help!
     
  14. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Ok. So here is another one. It's it worth replacing the uca right now when I'm only putting the billys on or should I wait till I get coilovers
     
  15. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Never mind I'm an idiot
     
  16. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Should I buy a diff drop kit when I install the bilsteins
     
  17. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  18. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Not tall enough?
     
  19. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Diff drops cause more harm than good. They rotate the rear of the diff up so the pinion bearing gets less lube. The end CV angle change isn't worth possibly burning up your pinion bearing and slightly lower ground clearance.
     
  20. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    I'd a diff drop ever a good idea?
     
  21. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

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