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want to do a 2.5 - 3” lift. Looks only. Won’t be doing any off road at all. What’s my best option? Everything I read says stay away from spacers and blocks. Correct? Thanks
 

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want to do a 2.5 - 3” lift. Looks only. Won’t be doing any off road at all. What’s my best option? Everything I read says stay away from spacers and blocks. Correct? Thanks
100 percent correct lol, but from what I’ve gotten from many people over the months if you seriously are never going to touch dirt you’ll be fine but then again overtime those spacers will stress out a lot of your suspension parts so in the end you’ll end up spending more (don’t no anyone that’s happen to yet) but it’s just what I’ve heard from many, of you don’t want to spend big money u can do the same lift I did it’s a great, reliable, known, suspension bilstien 5100 for the front and bilstien 5160 for the rear or if you want to go even cheaper just go bilstien 5100 all the way around there adjustable shocks so u can do any of the sizes you’d like I have mine set for 2.5 inch lift and I’m super stoked with it hope that helps if you have questions let me know
 

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Yeah the Bistein 5100 are the way to go in my opinion. I've had them for about 8 months, and they have been extremely reliable on and off road. Even if there is a small chance you will go offroad in the future, I would go this route if I were you.
 

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100 percent correct lol, but from what I’ve gotten from many people over the months if you seriously are never going to touch dirt you’ll be fine but then again overtime those spacers will stress out a lot of your suspension parts so in the end you’ll end up spending more (don’t no anyone that’s happen to yet) but it’s just what I’ve heard from many, of you don’t want to spend big money u can do the same lift I did it’s a great, reliable, known, suspension bilstien 5100 for the front and bilstien 5160 for the rear or if you want to go even cheaper just go bilstien 5100 all the way around there adjustable shocks so u can do any of the sizes you’d like I have mine set for 2.5 inch lift and I’m super stoked with it hope that helps if you have questions let me know
 

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Thanks Jesse.
100 percent correct lol, but from what I’ve gotten from many people over the months if you seriously are never going to touch dirt you’ll be fine but then again overtime those spacers will stress out a lot of your suspension parts so in the end you’ll end up spending more (don’t no anyone that’s happen to yet) but it’s just what I’ve heard from many, of you don’t want to spend big money u can do the same lift I did it’s a great, reliable, known, suspension bilstien 5100 for the front and bilstien 5160 for the rear or if you want to go even cheaper just go bilstien 5100 all the way around there adjustable shocks so u can do any of the sizes you’d like I have mine set for 2.5 inch lift and I’m super stoked with it hope that helps if you have questions let me know
 

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Thanks Jesse. Did U do a AAL also What size lift is that, what should I expect to pay to do the 5100 and 5160. I would assume I will have to upgrade the wheels from stock, I had plan on doing the tires
 

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Yeah the Bistein 5100 are the way to go in my opinion. I've had them for about 8 months, and they have been extremely reliable on and off road. Even if there is a small chance you will go offroad in the future, I would go this route if I were you.
Thanks Jesse. Did U do a AAL also What size lift is that, what should I expect to pay to do the 5100 and 5160. I would assume I will have to upgrade the wheels from stock, I had plan on doing the tires
i didn’t do aal so my rear is a little lower than the front but u can’t really tell i just didn’t do it the money factor, in not running a rtt(roof top tent) or do I ever load my bed truck with any kind of heavy weight, and it’s a 2.5 inch up front with stock springs if u get upgraded springs and uca’s (upper control arms) u can do the full 3inch lift but that will cost a lot more $, 5100 is roughly $100-150 a shock depending where u buy them the rear 5160 shocks are roughly $150-200 also depends where u buy then amazon I’ve seen them have them a bit cheaper (just take note the front shocks are the same so u can order qty:2 but the two rear shocks are different so different part number) then after just depends if u install yourself will be free or if u take it in to get installed depends what they charge you and also anytime when you mess with suspension make sure you get an alignment as well ?, you don’t have to do tires and wheels but it defenitly will look a lot nicer if you do so you won’t have such a big wheel gap lol ? any other questions my friend
 

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U have been a big help thanks. Just got my 2018 about a month ago. Will have a shop install the 5100. Just have to find the right one with price. Wanna get the knobby tires for sure. Will try to keep the rims so my cost for everything won’t be crazy, then down the road get rims. What’s the largest size tire I can go on the stock rims?
 

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Thanks Jesse. Did U do a AAL also What size lift is that, what should I expect to pay to do the 5100 and 5160. I would assume I will have to upgrade the wheels from stock, I had plan on doing the tires
U have been a big help thanks. Just got my 2018 about a month ago. Will have a shop install the 5100. Just have to find the right one with price. Wanna get the knobby tires for sure. Will try to keep the rims so my cost for everything won’t be crazy, then down the road get rims. What’s the largest size tire I can go on the stock rims?
I feel you man these trucks get expensive quick lol, your welcome if you have more questions let me know,
i hear a lot of people do 265’s on the stock 16 inch wheels ? with no rubbing
 

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Any issues with the front sensor after doing the lift. I see u did the new grill which at some point I want! Lol
 

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Any issues with the front sensor after doing the lift. I see u did the new grill which at some point I want! Lol
Lol if you want not forcing you but on my channel I have step by step install videos for new tacoma owners like myself you can check them out there youtube.com/jesserizo
But since I’ve done the aftermarket trd grill I think only once it went out of wack but because I went threw a lot of mud that covered the sensor that was probably why but other than that so far it’s been ok and ima cross my fingers and hope it still works for a while lol
 

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U have been a big help thanks. Just got my 2018 about a month ago. Will have a shop install the 5100. Just have to find the right one with price. Wanna get the knobby tires for sure. Will try to keep the rims so my cost for everything won’t be crazy, then down the road get rims. What’s the largest size tire I can go on the stock rims?
You may not get the full 2.5-3” you want with a simple 5100 setup. But since you said it is totally for looks, you would be just fine with a block/spacer to add some more height if you really want to (ensuring to watch your UCA, CV shaft, and driveshaft angles).

You can fit a 285/75 tire on the stock 16” wheel. It might rub a little but you’d be fine if you aren’t wheeling.
 

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What’s my best option then? To get the 2.5 to 3? Everything I read says stay away from spacers and blocks. Thanks