Question about lifts

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

  1. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No. If you intend to crank your 3 inch lift until you max out the CVs then you should look at a DB lift. It drops the diff safely but you lose ground clearance.
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  3. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Why are the total chaos lca uniballs 1" but the camburg uca uniballs are 1.25"
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Different manufacturers use different sizes. Larger is technically better.
  5. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Are there companies that make good lca's with larger uniballs ?
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    What you see is what you get. Total Chaos, Camburg, Icon and Desert Product...If you aren't going to go 100mph in the desert then uniball size doesn't matter.
  7. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    I do like to drive fast, but no. I was thinking of selling the front part of the bilstein setup to a buddy and getting the camburg 2.5 kit, and then getting the lca's next year
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Since that kit you want is still basic mid travel you would be limited to what the suspension can do before you find the limits of the uppers arms. You would be just fine with Light Racing ball joint arms.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  9. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Can that kit be upgraded later or do I have to purchase all new equipment for longer travel.
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    All new equipment.
  11. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Can I mix it up and keep the bilsteins and just get the uca's from camburg? Or is that just a waste
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You can if you like but you are still limited to what the 5100s can do.
  13. mustangfw1

    mustangfw1 New Member

    New Taco owner here from TX and this seems like a good topic for me to ask my questions about lift kits. I have a 2014 Double Cab TRD Offroad 4X4 in black, and I just love it. Had black raptor side step bars when I bought it, since added a black bullbar, love the look and ready for adding a little bit of lift now. Not planning on serious offroading, just would like the truck to sit a little higher to improve the look even more.

    I bought a 2" spacer lift kit a few weeks back, but still to fit it, and in fact since reading all the forum chat, y'all have really turned me off the front strut spacers so I'm now looking at the Bilstein 5100 adj shocks in front. I am still planning to fit the rear blocks though, I'm not wasting all that cash.

    Anyway, couple of questions for y'all and I'd really appreciate the help.

    1. Planning on the 1.75" setting for the 5100s, but will that provide a decent front lift height bearing in mind I already have upgraded Bilstein shocks on my TRD?

    2. Any detrimental effect on the ride (or more importantly, the balljoints, CV joints etc.) from this modification, especially if I were to go the full 2.5" height adjustment possible?

    3. Do I still need to use my Diff drop spacers if I am using 5100s instead of strut spacers?
  14. 0795toyotaco

    0795toyotaco Well-Known Member

  15. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Little confused, what does a new 2nd gen TRD4x run now for stock ??

    but yeah get away from spacers if possible, & blocks for the rear won't be horrible , as long as not over 1`"-1.5" since you've already bought them, get extended U bolts too? ya probably need them, as far as diff drop goes, theres 2 schools of logic, I'd think anything that brings the CV's into parallel to each other is good, some claim theres a side effect to diff drops but I can't comment seeing how i dont have one..

    Not familiar with these

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