Originally Posted by McCannon
I'm looking to lift my 05 taco 2-3". I am Extremely new to this and whenever I ask questions here I end up with more questions then I started with. I am fairly handy around the shop but don't have a bunch of specialized tools or any welders.
My problem is that I wouldn't know what all to get for a lift or how involved the installation may be. So I believe my best bet would be to get a full kit. I was looking at this:http://www.demello-offroad.com//cata...a1dd949dd4fca7
with the "front HD bilsteins shocks for 189.00 a pair replace your shackles with Deavers 3 leaf add pack add 80.00 to the order."
Is this a decent deal and how involved is an installation like this? Anyone else offer somthing better for not too much more $$? I'm trying to keep this around 1k or less.
Sorry for the dumb questions but please remember this is newbie tech.....
From another n00b...
I am happy with my lift. You can read what I have on it in my signiture. The fabtech add a leafs were about $50 or so. I am waiting for the other aftermarket companies to offer full leaf packs... I figure they will be on the market by the time my rear end sags. The OME rear shocks, forgot what they were.
I bought the sway a way front coil overs off of a 4th gen 4 runner, they were about 2 months old. I got them for $650.
All of the lift parts were under ~$900 total. You could do it cheaper with cheaper front coil overs.
The biggest cost was tires.
My suggestion is find people in your area, and check out what they have on their trucks. I realized after looking at other Tacomas that I did not want to cut my front crossmembers to fit a 6" lift. All the guys that I know who did this are now doing Solid Axle Swaps. By the time I outgrow my 3" lift I will be looking to do a SAS. That will take some time.... And $$$... No need to spend it now, I am a n00b afterall and am enjoying what I can do with my lift as it is...
The next thing is a lockrite for more traction...
My suggestion is to find a club in your area, and get some help installing your junk. There were no specialized tools for my lift, but the experience of the guys in the club has helped a lot.
By the way, spacer lift was not an option.