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I recently purchased a black 2007 Tacoma DBL Cab Long Bed 4x4 w/TRD Sport Package. My last truck which I sold was a 2000 Tacoma Xtra Cab with front DR Coilovers, Camburg arms, rear DR reservoir shocks, Deaver 8 pack and downey 1.5" shackles. The coilovers were cranked all the way up to 3" which made 3" in both front and back. I had 33" tires on it, loved the look and the ride quality was good, but a little stiff.

Now I need some advice on lifting my '07 DBL Cab Long Bed. I already bought DR coilovers, DR control arms, DR reservoir shocks and a deaver 10 pack. I was hoping to run 33"s again and DR said that the coilovers only need to be cranked upto 2" to achieve this, which I would hope would make the ride quality a little better if they aren't cranked all the way up. The deavers however only provide 1.5" in the rear and I would like a level ride. I am wondering what kind of options I have and how much rear shackles will effect the ride quality in the rear end. Also, I am not sure if I will be happy with only 2" of lift.

I live out a dirt road and do a decent amount of 4 wheeling including going upto the snow pretty often, but I am certainly not a major offroader and I mainly need something functional to drive around dirt roads and horribly maintained driveways. This is also my daily driver vehicle so I need it to perform well on pavement as well. Finances are not a problem and I have already spent over $3000 on the parts I have sitting in my living room, which I am almost wondering if I should of gone with a long travel setup like Total Chaos or something because I think the 4" would look perfect and I would have no problem clearing 33"s. Please give me some advice on what you would do. Also, does anyone know where to get good extended brake lines for my truck since wheelers doesn't have them for the newer tacomas yet. Thanks in advance for the advice.
 

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the back is 2.5 inches higher than the front in stock form. If you lifted the front 4 inches and put on the deavers in the rear that would be level. You are going to sit way higher in the front if you only lift it 2 inches and put on the deavers. Just get out a measuring tape and see for yourself.
 

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Most guy's with your setup run 285/75/16 which is equavilent to 33", they remove the front mud flaps and trim the inner plastic wheel well. :saw:
 

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You are fine with that set up. Trim the front body mount, remove the mud flap and go. I don't think you need extended brake lines with this set up. If the rear line is short, just remove the bolt that holds the bracket to the diff, carefully bend the line and make a spacer to re-attach it to the diff. You won't like the ride with the DR's cranked up to 3.0. Mine are at 2.5 and ride good. The LT kit widens up the front track width. Then you are looking at body panel mods. If you need more lift, consider a 1 inch BL.
 
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