FAQ: 95.5-04 Tacoma
Q. What is a diff drop kit?
The diff drop kit is for 4x4 trucks only, it lowers the front diff 1" to minimize the angles on the front CV axles
Q. Do I need the diff drop kit?
On 4wd models it is a good idea with 3" lifts as it lessens the front CV axle angles
Q. Can I run a 3" front lift on my automatic disconnecting differential Tacoma?
Yes, the ADD trucks can use the 3" kits
Q. Can I Use your 3" lift front spacers with the 3" coil kit for 6" Total lift?
NO, you cannot. 3" is the maximum front lift on these vehicles without replacing, or lowering the entire front cross member. The control arms, ball joints and Cv axles will not allow more lift.
Q. What is the best option for rear lift, Add-a-leafs, shackles, or blocks?
We feel our custom rear add-a-leafs are the all around best option for rear lift, the shackles can be used if you do not tow, or haul weight in the bed. We do not recommend block kits for these years/models.
Q. Do I need longer shocks with your lift kits?
Yes, on 95.5-04 Tacoma trucks we do recommend longer rear shocks, the stock front shocks will work provided they are in good condition. Kits with front coils will benefit from the addition of OME shocks, they are designed to work with the OME coils.
Q. What is the difference between the coil kits, and the spacer lifts?
The kits with coils in the front are a better option for trucks with the stock sagging TRD coils. The ride will be softer on these models than spacers only are. They will be slightly firmer than stock though. The kits with OME front coils will give the best ride when used with the OME shocks. There are also different coils available for handling the weight of an aftermarket bumper and or winch.
Q. Is there more stress on front end components (CV axles, joints, and ball joints) if I use your lift with spacers only and not coils?
No, this is a common misconception that is completely false, neither our spacers or kits with front coils cause more stress or wear on front end components than the other. There are however other manufacturers spacers we have seen that will cause problems if too much spacer is over the top plate of the shock.....
Q. Will your lift kit "level" my truck?
Yes, the 3" complete kits will level your truck, lifting the front 3" and the rear 2". The 2 1/2" kits will leave the rear slightly higher, like stock.
Q. What size tire can I run after installing your 3" lift?
We recommend 32x11.50x15 tires, or a 275/70/16 tire on 8" wheels. We do not guarantee any tire/ wheel fitment and recommend you have your tire dealer install and "test fit" any wheel tire/wheel combination you are considering
Q. Will I need an alignment after the lift?
Yes, you will need an alignment after the lift install. We recommend the Camber be set to zero and toe .04 degrees
Q. Will the installation of a lift Void my warranty?
The installation of a lift will not Void the warranty. Coverage on any part that is proven to be damaged as the result of a lift or any condition caused by the install of a lift can be denied for coverage though. There is more warranty information on our Warranty page