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How's everybody doing? I'm new to this board, pretty cool place.

Anyways- Just bought an 05 Double Cab TRD. I am looking for a little bit of lift as I would like to run 265/75/16 this summer. I have done some research and so far have come up with these conclusions:
1) Revtek- 3" kit, I would rather do 2.5 at most...
2) Daystar- 2.5" kit w/ rear add-a-leaf.
3) Confed Kit- Spacer with add-a-leaf (not sure if it is available yet...)
4) Donahoe Coilover- I wish! Too much $$
5) Toytec Kit- Spacer with add-a-leaf

You guys know the most about reliability. I am leaning toward the Daystar kit, it is a great price, and a couple 4Runner guys have it and enjoy it. I just don't want to run into any service problems at Toyota for running a lift on a new truck, so it has to be reliable. Just looking for some input, under 1000 miles and already wanting a lift! :D Nice to meet you all, awesome board you have here.
-Sam
 

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U dont need a lift ot run 265/75/16's they fit on the stock suspention and do not rub at all I have them and love it and so do others.

-Chris
 

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I know I can fit them stock. However, this isn't the only reason I want to lift the truck. The ground clearance could be a little better, and it will perform better off-road. My plan is to wait a couple months, that way if the truck has any problems they can be taken care of. Once I am sure that the truck has no problems, I will go ahead and lift it and put on the 265/75/16. I'll probably go with the Daystar kit.
-Sam
BTW- Nice looking 05 you got there!
 

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05DoubleTaco said:
I know I can fit them stock. However, this isn't the only reason I want to lift the truck. The ground clearance could be a little better, and it will perform better off-road. My plan is to wait a couple months, that way if the truck has any problems they can be taken care of. Once I am sure that the truck has no problems, I will go ahead and lift it and put on the 265/75/16. I'll probably go with the Daystar kit.
-Sam
BTW- Nice looking 05 you got there!
I too have and 05 TRD, and am saving my money for the donahoe's. I had a Daystar lift on my 02, and hated it. It ruined the ride. I think because the TRD springs are progressive rate this magnified the harshness that is associated with spacer lifts. Eventually I took the lift off the truck because it was my daily driver and it was a little to harsh for my tastes. Oh also the spacers can squeek (polyurethane). Something more to think about. Daystar is cheap for a reason. I would put the 265/75/16's on and save your money. I too will attest that the 75's don't rub, I have them on mine. ;)
 

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05DoubleTaco said:
How's everybody doing? I'm new to this board, pretty cool place.

Anyways- Just bought an 05 Double Cab TRD. I am looking for a little bit of lift as I would like to run 265/75/16 this summer. I have done some research and so far have come up with these conclusions:
1) Revtek- 3" kit, I would rather do 2.5 at most...
2) Daystar- 2.5" kit w/ rear add-a-leaf.
3) Confed Kit- Spacer with add-a-leaf (not sure if it is available yet...)
4) Donahoe Coilover- I wish! Too much $$
5) Toytec Kit- Spacer with add-a-leaf

You guys know the most about reliability. I am leaning toward the Daystar kit, it is a great price, and a couple 4Runner guys have it and enjoy it. I just don't want to run into any service problems at Toyota for running a lift on a new truck, so it has to be reliable. Just looking for some input, under 1000 miles and already wanting a lift! :D Nice to meet you all, awesome board you have here.
-Sam
Skyjacker is comming out with a kit too.
 

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Try the OME kit!!!

Hey there, am new to the scene too but have been doing lots of research on the best way to do lifts. I am not familiar with the '05's, but I have a '99 xCab TRD and want to put a lift on. Based on my reaserch so far, its hard to get something that is going to be reliable and low-maintenance without putting up just over $1000 to lift your truck. Spacers, I have heard, on the TRD models stiffen the ride up a lot and don;t do your coil springs any favors. (cause to sag) Body lifts can also cause damage depending on how much you use your truck off road. Coil-overs are great, but in my opinion way to expensive unless you are a die hard. With the Old Man Emu (OME) suspenion kit, you can get a 2.5" lift on your truck. This includes new coils and shocks for the front; a whole new set of leaf springs and rear shocks for the rear plus with all the necessary parts to make this mod complete. Plus they can send you the front lift (coils and shocks) already assembled so its an easy install. About $130 for that. Anyway, their philosophy is to provide a great ride on and off road while not compromising any of the other stock manufacturing.(no extra work or damage) Look for yourself at http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/ometoy.htm#tacoma ome This site will give you cost and what you are getting in the kit.

Try this site out to give you a good run down of your options:

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?page=index_v2&id=137&c=10

Hope that helps, good luck and let me know what your plans are.
 
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