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subzali
12-21-2009, 12:09 PM
A friend at work has an '06 Taco that he wants to put a 3" lift on. He doesn't really have the time right now to do it himself - any recommendations on who might do him up right? He got a quote from High Country Performance 4x4 but has some friends that haven't had the best experience with them. Any guys around who do work on Toyota IFS stuff?

MDH33
12-21-2009, 12:18 PM
How about Slee? He sells and installs OME stuff for trucks.

Hulk
12-21-2009, 12:21 PM
Slee would be the obvious first choice. If not convenient, Off Road Ltd (http://offroadltd.com/) are some good folks.

DaveInDenver
12-21-2009, 12:27 PM
I recommended Christo to a buddy here at work for his 1999 Taco. Ended up with OME and having them do all the work. He made a point of telling me that the experience with Slee was very positive.

subzali
12-21-2009, 12:44 PM
wasn't sure if Christo worked on trucks...I'll pass it along! Thanks!

DaveInDenver
12-21-2009, 01:15 PM
wasn't sure if Christo worked on trucks...I'll pass it along! Thanks!
I won't answer for Christo but I don't think he really does much to focus on the segment but if someone asks (or I suspect is member recommended), work is work. I can understand that, most of us mini truck owners are cheapskates and I wouldn't want to work on our trucks, either.

AxleIke
12-21-2009, 01:35 PM
My dad had his front struts done at slee. They have the tools to compress the springs much more easily than the rent-a-tool ones.

Red_Chili
12-21-2009, 01:58 PM
He needs to think again about a 3" body lift. That is pushing the danger envelope. 2", sure. 3" starts jacking things up and weakens the body/frame integrity.

Just sayin'. IMHO.

DaveInDenver
12-21-2009, 02:05 PM
I didn't see anything about it being a 3" BL.

subzali
12-21-2009, 02:59 PM
3" suspension lift AFAIK.

Red_Chili
12-21-2009, 04:25 PM
What I get for squeezing in a browse between work... :lmao:

art hog
12-21-2009, 06:06 PM
Don't forget Robbie. He just did a OME on a friends truck. And he came to Rollinsville to do it.

Inukshuk
12-21-2009, 06:18 PM
The Toy Shop (Greg) (Mississippi and Santa Fe area) did springs on my 60 years ago. I still like them but use Slee first if possible.

RockRunner
12-21-2009, 06:19 PM
This should be a weekend job, less if he has all the parts and tools ahead of time. Biggest item needed is the spring compressor and an alingment. I would see if RObbie wants to do it, if not take it to Slee or 4wheelparts. Those are the only lifts they do, 2000 and newer that is.

Snowrun
12-22-2009, 09:04 PM
Slee did mine today and I only have good things to say.
:thumb:

Jacket
12-23-2009, 09:43 AM
I assume DIY is out for this guy? It's not really that hard - just nuts and bolts, although I'd outsource the spring compressing to the professionals.

Otherwise, there's also Addicted Off Road as another option on the north side, and I think he recently became a Toytec dealer so he might have the complete package. FWP does installs as well.

subzali
12-23-2009, 10:24 AM
He COULD do it himself, just doesn't have the time to and doesn't want to mess with the spring compressor etc.

FJBRADY
12-23-2009, 11:12 AM
I assume DIY is out for this guy? It's not really that hard - just nuts and bolts, although I'd outsource the spring compressing to the professionals.



If did everything myself the local economy would collapse or at least that's what I tell myself.:weld::comp::doh::snail::bowdown::robbie:

corsair23
12-24-2009, 03:34 AM
Not to speak for Nakman but I'm pretty sure that Slee did his lift on his Taco...If it is good enough for Nak Gadget it would be good enough for me :)