lifting my toy


cowboyjmt
01-21-2004, 11:35 PM
ok here goes...first off id like to say that there are way too many combinations of lift and too many companies. what is the best way to go ive narrowed it down to two choices

choice #1 Revtek 3" and PA 3" body with 33" centerfire hellcats 15x10

choice #2 Trailmaster 6" same rims and tires possible 35's but i dont want to bog my engine that much.


now heres the catch...i need to replace the factory shocks either way i go because they are shot. Does the trailmaster take care of the shocks too? is it cheapier to go with choice #1 and just buy the shocks? i donno im a noob to lifts..and need some advice badly

heres my specs
2000 TRD 3.4L V6

any info or replies would be greatly appreciated

Gusto222
01-22-2004, 08:18 PM
check out TTORA!!

toyotaholik
02-14-2004, 11:01 PM
just go with the procomp 4inch and 2 inch body with 33's

redtoy92
02-15-2004, 01:24 PM
just go with the procomp 4inch and 2 inch body with 33's
do you work for 4 wheel parts??? you and the pro comp are best friends
red

redtoy92
02-15-2004, 01:36 PM
ok here goes...first off id like to say that there are way too many combinations of lift and too many companies. what is the best way to go ive narrowed it down to two choices

choice #1 Revtek 3" and PA 3" body with 33" centerfire hellcats 15x10

choice #2 Trailmaster 6" same rims and tires possible 35's but i dont want to bog my engine that much.


now heres the catch...i need to replace the factory shocks either way i go because they are shot. Does the trailmaster take care of the shocks too? is it cheapier to go with choice #1 and just buy the shocks? i donno im a noob to lifts..and need some advice badly

heres my specs
2000 TRD 3.4L V6

any info or replies would be greatly appreciated


wow that is a very open question. I need to know what type of wheeling you do, if you want better then stock performance, if it will be a street queen, if you just need it for a daily driver and go fishing on the weekends, etc.

You are right there are many many different lift combos you can go with. first you have a body lift. this lifts the body from the truck frame. adds no performance but does allow larger tires. It does add extra stress to frame and body and i think they look bad, but they are cheap and easy to install.

second you have a coilspacer. the revteck is just that. I would go with a company called cornfed for a spacer before i would go with the revteck kit. this kit is cheap and easy to install but adds no performace and makes you ride a little more stiff. You will want to do a diff drop with this lift to help keep CV angles close to stock(but that is if you even have a four wheel drive tacoma, if you have a prerunner then no need).

third is a coilover. this is a shock/coil combo( fabtech,saws,kings,etc) these replace stock set-up and you can adjust lift hight from 1-3 inchs. a much better ride will also be a result of lift. they are more money(600-800) but are easy to install. diff drop also with this lift

then you have the drop style lift(pro comp,fabtech,trialmaster,tuff country) this lift drops everything 4-6 inchs and lets you run larger tires. you don't really get much more travel but everything stays close to stock(angles,ride,etc) this lift cost alot(1300-1800) and takes more then a weekend warrior to install

last you have a long travel lift(cambrug, total chaos) these lifts replace most of all front and increase wheel travel to around 13 inchs. a lift for the sand runner(2000 and takes a shop to install.


you have to decide what type and combo you want. you will not fit 35's on the trailmaster without rub! even street rub will happen. the shocks do come with the trailmaster but you can buy a set for under 200 with the 3inch and 3inch body lift. red

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