Well, the Fabtech kit is a coilover kit, so that is really good, but if he wants a really good coilover tell him to look at Sway-A-Way coilovers. They are a little more money but they are really worth it. Tell him to go to www.tacomaterritory.com and join the message board and use the search for the best deals on the SAW's. They are also available from Performance Products if you have heard of that catalog. Performance Products lists them as their own coilovers, but they are made by SAW and are identicle to theirs. If he is not partial to coilovers there are many,many options for that amount of lift. Just ask questions and search a little and you will find lots of input. If you want tell him to write to me if he has any problems or questions. My name on that board is mr_trd. Hope that helps you, if not, let me know and I can try again...
If your cuz isn't partial to the Fabtech lift or coilovers. Look into the Old Man Emu springs. He can just put the springs in and use his factory TRD struts. They have a few different options. Since his is a prerunner I would go with the OME 882's they will give him about 3" of lift and they will only run him $120 from Sterling McCall Toyota in LA. He needs to talk to Jesse and tell him that TTORA sent him there though. Then he can just run a fabtech FTS-205 add-a-leaf or any other 2"-2.5" add-a-leaf. That is the exact setup that I am putting in next weekend. That and a 2" body lift that is allready on there and hoping to clear the 35's a little nicer. May have to do some more sawzall action though... :thumb:
Todd, in order to get 33's under a tacoma he is going to have to have a body lift also. I fit the 33's with a 3" suspension and a 2" body but I still have to trim my pinch weld on the back side of the front fender. As far as shocks in the rear, he could go with the OME N85 shocks. Also if he really wants good performance out of the rear end, he could put in the OME rear leaf packs. In the new 4WPW Adventurers magazine they have a tech article about the OME products for the tacomas and they really rage about them. The factory struts would work, but the N91S OME struts are tuned alot nicer for our trucks. Also I lied, Sterling McCall Toyota is not in LA it is in Texas somewhere. I will try and post some pics of all the parts and the install. It is a really easy install and shouldn't really take more than about 3-4 hours for everything... :thumb:
I got my OME 882's put on and they are the best thing to ever happen to a Tacoma :thumb: I love them. I am going to be putting on my OME leaf packs and AOR shackles tonight so I will update you on that later. I didn't care for the Fabtech add-a-leaf at all. Too soft for me, I got alot of axle wrap with it so that is why I ordered the OME leaf packs. Also I had to order the shackles cause we could not get the factory shackles to seperate from the factory leaf packs to save our lives.... I let you know how it goes.. Also Matt put a 3" body lift on a tacoma last Saturday and then on Sunday I installed a 3" suspension lift and 33's on 10" wide wheels and they still rubbed on the pinch weld so if your cousin wants 33's I would suggest going with a 3" body and doing minor grinding work rather than a 2" and lots of grinding. Plus with a 3" you can just flip the factory rear bumper brackets over and move the bumper up to keep it looking clean.... :mrgreen: