YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 4th gen pickups and 3rd gen 4Runners

Welcome to Yotatech!
Welcome to Yotatech,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
jminz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 153
Send a message via AIM to jminz
cheapest route to a lift

I'm looking for the cheapest way to get about 2.5inches of lift. Are coil spacers the cheapest way? Do i need 2 different size spacers for the front and the back? If that is even the best route to take, on a 2000 4runner.
jacob
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Yotatech!
jminz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
wjwerdna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 1,858
Send a message via AIM to wjwerdna
coil spacers with stock shocks is the cheapest, with a front differential "drop" adjustment kit also ( search "diff drop") recommended
and yes, 2.5 inch spacer in rear, and about 3/4"-1" in front, above the strut top plate (I think that is the right number)

BUT... I have spacers basically, since my lift cost around $50 for the spacers and diff drop, I am happy with it, but if it cost much more, I would have gone with springs (which I am still planning on eventually)
__________________
Andrew J W = WJwerdnA '99 4Runner SR5
- Pioneer MP3/IPod w/Infinity all around - lifted 2.5-3in susp. - 33's to fill the gap - sliders - ISR & Deckplate, yada yada - Satoshi -
AIM:wjwerdna
YotaTech Profile Custom Bumper Link
for sale:
??? Nothing?
wjwerdna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
etan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: home:Oahu,Hawaii School: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 259
a few companies, www.toyteclifts.com , www.revtek.com , www.cornfedsuspension.com

all going to cost you upwards towards 300 just for the spacers...
__________________
98runna
lifted and locked.

Last edited by rworegon; 08-03-2014 at 04:39 PM.
etan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
ROOFGOOF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: HARFORD COUNTY, Maryland
Posts: 788
I am selling me 2.5 inch toytecs (for the front).
__________________
1999 Toyota 4Runner limited 4x4,BFG's 285/75/16's. Land Cruiser wheels. 2inch 4crawler BL, Factory Locker, 4inch ProComp front IFS lift, front LC coils on the rear with LC shocks. Original owner.18-19-mpg highway.
2007 Dodge Mega Cab 4x4, Mineral Gray, 5.9L Cummins. SMARTY JR, Mufler delete, Silencer ring MIA, SIRIUS
.
PICTURES OF RIGS
http://community.webshots.com/user/roofgoof

Owner of 1970 Pontiac GTO JUDGE
ROOFGOOF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 08:50 PM   #5
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
R1-4Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pelham, Alabama
Posts: 62
anyone have a picture of a 4runner lifted using this method? Id like to see what $50 buys.
__________________
2000 4Runner Limited
2003 Yamaha R1
MySpace
_________________
R1-4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 04:13 AM   #6
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
MTL_4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Montreal, QC Canada
Posts: 8,807
Send a message via AIM to MTL_4runner
Quote:
Originally Posted by etan View Post
a few companies, www.toyteclifts.com , www.revtek.com , www.cornfedsuspension.com

all going to cost you upwards towards 300 just for the spacers...
Ditto to above advice......it's all going to cost you around $300 minimum for a cheap lift.
__________________
- Jamie

1996 4Runner SR5 4X4 Auto

Deckplate Mod, Hayden Tranny Cooler, Amsoil Air Filter, OME 881/906 N86C/N91SC Lift

Best OBD II scan tool I have used!.

.....and I am AMERICAN!

Last edited by rworegon; 08-03-2014 at 04:40 PM.
MTL_4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 04:56 AM   #7
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Buck01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 595
A BL is cheaper than the 300. ..let the debate begin.
__________________
94 Toyota Truck 4x4 22RE, 5 Speed 175,000
MOD's include High performance Head with bigger valves and cam, LC engineering Header and complete exhaust kit.
I have upgraded headlights with the wiring harrness and Hella H4 allweather bulbs.
lift shackels in the rear
3 inch BL
Buck01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:09 AM   #8
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
jminz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 153
Send a message via AIM to jminz
is BL a brand? I would also like to see some pics of the spacer lift option. Thanks guys.
jminz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:13 AM   #9
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Buck01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 595
no sorry, a BL=Body Lift. There are several out there. Check out 4crawler.com
__________________
94 Toyota Truck 4x4 22RE, 5 Speed 175,000
MOD's include High performance Head with bigger valves and cam, LC engineering Header and complete exhaust kit.
I have upgraded headlights with the wiring harrness and Hella H4 allweather bulbs.
lift shackels in the rear
3 inch BL
Buck01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:18 AM   #10
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
emptypockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Spencer, Iowa
Posts: 887
BL = body lift. IIRC, a decent BL will start at ~$100 or so. With a body lift, you retain the stock suspension. It really depends on what you're planning to do with your rig. The right suspension lift (spacers or springs) will enhance your off road performance, where as a body lift basically just makes additional clearance for larger tires. A lot of people here actually run both if they wheel a lot.

As far as suspension lifts, spacers will be the cheapest in the short term. Over time, you'll compress the springs and they'll start to sag. The ride will be harsher than stock with spacers as well. Many people that started with spacers have now gone with spring lifts, myself included.
__________________
2002 4Runner SR5
Front: OME 882/OME N91SC, Diff Drop. Rear: LC coils/Rancho RS5000
285/75 R16 Fierce Attitude M/T's With Pacer 164P Wheels/EBC Brakes
Magnaflow Exhaust, S&B Intake, And Lots More
Profile: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2915959
emptypockets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 05:51 AM   #11
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
MTL_4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Montreal, QC Canada
Posts: 8,807
Send a message via AIM to MTL_4runner
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buck01 View Post
A BL is cheaper than the 300. ..let the debate begin.
Not really a debate to be had, if you only want a small lift, the BL is definately the cheapest, new anyway.
......I certainly stand corrected.
__________________
- Jamie

1996 4Runner SR5 4X4 Auto

Deckplate Mod, Hayden Tranny Cooler, Amsoil Air Filter, OME 881/906 N86C/N91SC Lift

Best OBD II scan tool I have used!.

.....and I am AMERICAN!

Last edited by MTL_4runner; 03-21-2007 at 06:38 AM.
MTL_4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 06:22 AM   #12
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
ilikesoup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Indian River, MI
Posts: 177
Send a message via AIM to ilikesoup
Whichever lift you get, if you buy it used from members on yotatech used you will get a killer deal. There isn't one member I've seen who's selling stuff here just to make a buck. I have Tundra/OME up front with a diff drop, and OME/OME out back costing me a grand total of $510, not too shabby for a full suspension lift. Even better for you, a lot of people are upgrading from spacer lifts to suspension lifts, so spacer lifts are very plentiful here.
__________________
*1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5*
-Go- 3.4L * Manual Transmission * Deckplate mod * ISR Mod * Amsoil air filter * Magnaflow 18" Muffler
-Stop- Akebono Ceramic Pads * Brembo Rotors
-Wheelin'- Front: OME/Tundra 3/8" Spacer * Rear: OME891/OME86 * Diff Drop * 265/75R16 Mastercraft Courser A/T
-Sound- JVC El Kamelion CD player 4V pre out * Soundstream Rubicon 500 watt * Two Cerwin Vega HED 12"
ilikesoup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 02:53 PM   #13
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
wjwerdna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 1,858
Send a message via AIM to wjwerdna
Quote:
Originally Posted by R1-4Runner View Post
anyone have a picture of a 4runner lifted using this method? Id like to see what $50 buys.
oops, sorry, didn't clarify really, $50 will buy you the metal, that you then weld up... but they are not something out there for sale...
__________________
Andrew J W = WJwerdnA '99 4Runner SR5
- Pioneer MP3/IPod w/Infinity all around - lifted 2.5-3in susp. - 33's to fill the gap - sliders - ISR & Deckplate, yada yada - Satoshi -
AIM:wjwerdna
YotaTech Profile Custom Bumper Link
for sale:
??? Nothing?
wjwerdna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 03:31 PM   #14
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
jminz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 153
Send a message via AIM to jminz
Are the spacers an easy install? something I could do in my garage? Any special tools or anything like that?
jminz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 03:46 PM   #15
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
wjwerdna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 1,858
Send a message via AIM to wjwerdna
rear spacers i used basic tools and a cheap set of spring compressors to make it easier... otherwise you can just take apart more to get the springs in/out

front you will need the spring compressors to take the strut apart to put in longer studs or whatever you decide to do up there, or you can take them to a shop once out for them to do, easier and safer, but w/e

along with tools such as sockets, wrenches (19mm or 3/4 came in hand a bunch IIRC) stands.. etc
__________________
Andrew J W = WJwerdnA '99 4Runner SR5
- Pioneer MP3/IPod w/Infinity all around - lifted 2.5-3in susp. - 33's to fill the gap - sliders - ISR & Deckplate, yada yada - Satoshi -
AIM:wjwerdna
YotaTech Profile Custom Bumper Link
for sale:
??? Nothing?
wjwerdna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 06:51 PM   #16
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
pmbazus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 51
I have a Tacoma. I installed a 2.5 inch ToyTec lift front and rear all by myself. Go to the ToyTec website and buy a lift kit for you 4Runner.
pmbazus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 07:08 PM   #17
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
jminz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 153
Send a message via AIM to jminz
If I decided against installin it myself, would you recommend taking it to a local shop, or a dealer? I see the ToyTec lift is about 300, any estimate on how much it would cost to get installed?
jminz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 07:10 PM   #18
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
wjwerdna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Novi, MI
Posts: 1,858
Send a message via AIM to wjwerdna
Shops here won't even install non-stock shocks that I buy, let alone a lift kit, best bet is if you have a 4WD or off-road shop of some sort in your area

and on that note, put your location in your profile, so it shows up under your name... there may even be members in the area willing to help for cheap/free/beer/trades/ w/e
__________________
Andrew J W = WJwerdnA '99 4Runner SR5
- Pioneer MP3/IPod w/Infinity all around - lifted 2.5-3in susp. - 33's to fill the gap - sliders - ISR & Deckplate, yada yada - Satoshi -
AIM:wjwerdna
YotaTech Profile Custom Bumper Link
for sale:
??? Nothing?
wjwerdna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #19
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
jminz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 153
Send a message via AIM to jminz
Added location to sig. Anybody in the area? Louisville, that could help me out? thanks
__________________
Current: 2003 Silver Tacoma TRD Ext Cab

Previous: 2000 Black 4Runner, K&N Filter, Smitty Nerfs, 99" 5 spoke wheels powder coated metalic silver, Kenwood KDC-MP 2035 MP3 Player, 265/70/16 Peerless Widetrack Baja AT, 99" OEM Springs, KYB Monomax shocks

Buckner, Ky
jminz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 11:26 PM   #20
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
etan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: home:Oahu,Hawaii School: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 259
its really not that hard at all, and if you go with toytec they come with installation instructions.
__________________
98runna
lifted and locked.
etan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 11:26 PM
Yotatech
4WD Truck




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
07, 1997, 28575, 3inch, 4runner, baja, cab, cheapest, lift, mega, mt, peerless, r1, whats, widetrack

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cheapest way for suspension lift on ifs vwfastg60 Offroad Tech 42 11-07-2005 02:29 AM
Absolute cheapest way for 3" lift? baileymoto Offroad Tech 15 05-21-2004 04:31 PM
cheapest way to do a suspension lift? TOYOTA4LIFE 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 2 04-01-2004 07:21 PM
whats the best/easiest/cheapest lift Luke Groundrunner 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 12 03-16-2004 05:20 PM
easiest and cheapest 2in lift? dirk diggler 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 22 01-05-2004 10:36 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:28 AM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.