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does anyone know where i can get a cheap-ish lift kit? either online or in nor-cal?
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yea, like around 150 - 200 bucks. actually im looking for a 2" - 3"
 

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NorCal4life21 said:
yea, like around 150 - 200 bucks. actually im looking for a 2" - 3"
then a body lift is your only option...and that's just for the kit, install is $$$ if you don't do it yourself...takes 6-12hrs for the 3".
 

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daaaaaaaaaaaammmn 6 hours? FUCK that... actually i still might do it, im thinking of a leveling kit, what do you guys know about that?
 

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daaaaaaaaaaaammmn 6 hours? FUCK that... actually i still might do it, im thinking of a leveling kit, what do you guys know about that?
yea, 6 if you've done a few of them and have help ;)
 

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well... good thing im gonna have help from guys who race SCORE (Cam Theriot) who i am friends with. Whats the deal with leveling kits? i have another friend who put a leveling kit on his Taco and its raised pretty well...i think like 4". im just not to familiar with the differences.
 

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well... good thing im gonna have help from guys who race SCORE (Cam Theriot) who i am friends with. Whats the deal with leveling kits? i have another friend who put a leveling kit on his Taco and its raised pretty well...i think like 4". im just not to familiar with the differences.
not familiar with a "leveling Kit". the highest you can go with a body lift is 3". The 2 and 3" kits require lengthing the steering shaft and shifters as well as the fuel tank fill tube. 3" kits are a real pain to install. stick with a 1-2" kit and avoid all the hassle.
 

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not familiar with a "leveling Kit". the highest you can go with a body lift is 3". The 2 and 3" kits require lengthing the steering shaft and shifters as well as the fuel tank fill tube. 3" kits are a real pain to install. stick with a 1-2" kit and avoid all the hassle.
word.... im going to les schwab today to find out more cuz they have RevTech lifts for 1-2".
 

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you have to extend the steering with a 2", as well as extend the gas filler, but I did not extend the shifters and haven't had any problems out of them
 

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you have to extend the steering with a 2", as well as extend the gas filler, but I did not extend the shifters and haven't had any problems out of them
guys with ATs have had more problems with the shifter than manuals ;)
 

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word.... im going to les schwab today to find out more cuz they have RevTech lifts for 1-2".
ok, let un know what they have to say. Revtec makes a 3" suspension kit for Tacomas.
 

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im looking upward of 300 for revteks
 

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dude, do some reading b4 u get into newbie trouble with the lift. leveling kit? WTF is that? u need to know what you are talkin bout before wasting money IMO. do a search and read about what u want, there are many different setups.
also check these guys out, ran by a buddy of mine who is mad cool, send em an email AFTER u have dont some reading.

http://www.toyteclifts.com/
 

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hytenor said:
guys with ATs have had more problems with the shifter than manuals ;)
I put a 2" Roger Brown on mine, and having never done one before, it took me and a friend about 6 hrs. The AT shifter was no problem (the shifter stays where it is and the linkage is adjustable). The transfer case shifter works fine without any extensions on the 2" kit. Also I did not have to extend any fuel filler or vent lines either. You just loosen the clamps and pull the hoses out a bit. I did make a "z" bracket for the filler neck though, to get it lined up with the fuel door.
I will say this though, I did this in a "well" equipped shop, and it's nice to have the space/lifts/and air tools.
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valkyrie said:
......huh?
several around here with 2 and 3" bls have had their shifter pop out of gear while in low on the trail. It seems the lever is right against the plastic console/frame, whatever... and with the right jolt it pops out of low.
 

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nhlbill said:
I put a 2" Roger Brown on mine, and having never done one before, it took me and a friend about 6 hrs. The AT shifter was no problem (the shifter stays where it is and the linkage is adjustable). The transfer case shifter works fine without any extensions on the 2" kit. Also I did not have to extend any fuel filler or vent lines either. You just loosen the clamps and pull the hoses out a bit. I did make a "z" bracket for the filler neck though, to get it lined up with the fuel door.
I will say this though, I did this in a "well" equipped shop, and it's nice to have the space/lifts/and air tools.
Bill
LOL, yea, doing it in a well equiped shop makes a HUGE difference ;)
 

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hytenor said:
several around here with 2 and 3" bls have had their shifter pop out of gear while in low on the trail. It seems the lever is right against the plastic console/frame, whatever... and with the right jolt it pops out of low.
Well, having done probably 20 b/l in the last year alone, there is no doubt in my mind that manual transmission is the real pain in the dick! Auto's are easy to adjust, it's only a slide. Shouldn't be any interference from the trans shifter, unless maybe the t-case shifter is mal-adjsuted & causing boot issues?
 

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dude, do some reading b4 u get into newbie trouble with the lift. leveling kit? WTF is that?
I think he's been looking online because I've seen some spacer kits (similar to Cornfed or Toytec) for the front only called leveling kits. I can't remember which site called it that, but I have seen it before.

NorCal4life, what you're calling a leveling kit is a front coil spacer - and you might be able to get away with only doing the "leveling" up to 2" in front without doing the rear (with AAL, blocks, rebuilt leaf packs, or new leafs).

Also, you really should do some reading before you jump into something you don't know much about. I'd rather wait a while researching my options (the search function is great) instead of finding out later that you didn't get what you really want after it is done.
 
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