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"new" 98 tacoma trd. Lift advice
« on: Dec 19, 2011, 08:13:33 PM »
Bought my son a 98 trd Tacoma. 3.4, auto, elocker

All stock and want to lift it a little to clear some 33" tires on a set of new 15" wheels. don't really want to cut much but have read about the "pinch weld". That is fine, not much more though.

Just learning about this setup and am looking to avoid the spacer lifts but not throw $1200 into a full blown lift. Not ready to SAS this for a few years and maybe never. Just going to do some mild wheeling, going to the bald mountain tower, strawberry lake, etc. Nothing serious.

Anyone post up specs for what's working for them and some pics?

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Re: "new" 98 tacoma trd. Lift advice
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2011, 05:34:21 AM »
I have a 98 tacoma. Bought it with 2" BL and 2.5' puck lift front and 2.5" block in the rear.  I disliked this set up.  I swapped the block for an AAL and it fixed my axle wrap and  brought with it less flex, more sag (when loaded, which is daily for work).  So overall I hate both my BL and suspension lift.

I have talked to a few guys with uniball upper control arms and nicer upgraded coilovers(not puck lifts) and they say they have no complaints about their ride.  

Currently I have debated removing my suspension lift all together and wheeling my 33s, but I would still have my 2" BL over you.  I don't like my body lift cause my wiring harnesses are stretched.  I wouldn't mind a 1" BL.  The 2" BL made my clutch job super easy.

If I were you I would throw 33s on an trim wherever is needed.  But that is me.  That is what I want to do.  Actually except for gearing reasons I wish I would have bought 35s and trimmed to fit.  Even with the suspension lift removed.

Overall if I were to do anything on my truck from stock form over again I would not cheap out on suspension components.  I think in your situation I would buy AllPro upper a arms, a nice set of coilovers, 1" diff drop kit and a new set of lifted rear leaf springs.

Also on the stock 15" rims I put my off road set of tires on I had clearance issues.  I had to run a 33x10.50 R15 because a 33x12.50 R15 was too wide and would hit my upper a arms without spacers.  Also my drivers side tire rubs on my frame just barely.

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Re: "new" 98 tacoma trd. Lift advice
« Reply #2 on: Dec 22, 2011, 06:57:11 AM »
I went with this setup on my DD.
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoadjbils.htm

Also bought the rear shocks and lift shackles to bring up the rear. Rides way better than stock (replaced blown out 170K mile OE shocks). These shocks are tuned by bilstien specifically for these trucks and they work well. It gave me 2.5" of lift and clears my 32X11.50 KM2's just fine. Never ran 33's but I'm sure they would fit well.

Heres a pic.

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Re: "new" 98 tacoma trd. Lift advice
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2012, 08:50:30 PM »
Did you get anything yet?

I went with this setup on my DD.
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoadjbils.htm

Also bought the rear shocks and lift shackles to bring up the rear. Rides way better than stock (replaced blown out 170K mile OE shocks). These shocks are tuned by bilstien specifically for these trucks and they work well. It gave me 2.5" of lift and clears my 32X11.50 KM2's just fine. Never ran 33's but I'm sure they would fit well.

Heres a pic.


That would be my suggestion for a low cost and effective lift.

I'm running those shocks w/ stiffer springs to get my 2.5" front.  My rear is OME Dakar springs w/ the extra leaf, got me 3.5" in the back.  But I'm usually carrying a load.  Take the extra leaf out for 1-1.25" less lift, so a level 2.5" all around.
« Last Edit: Feb 03, 2012, 08:57:06 PM by Huhwhye »
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Re: "new" 98 tacoma trd. Lift advice
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2012, 03:24:36 AM »
I have 2" spacers for sale, but I'd recommend used coilovers or even a body lift, body lift and spacers aren't expensive but they don't help at all

 
 
 
 
 

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