When you run into a larger suspension kit you need to consider what the lift and terrain will be throwing at your Tacoma. Of course this warrants other areas of the vehicle to be modified. Some of the following mods may be included with the lift kit you are purchasing but consider this food for thought.
Brake Lines: Brake lines will need to be increased in length when a larger kit is installed. This is because of the fact that the distance between the caliper and frame will be increased when a vehicle is lifted. Even if the kit purchased includes longer brake lines, you may want to consider braided steel lines as they may be subjected to intense abuse.
Driveshafts: A driveshaft’s job is to connect the differential to the transmission or transfer case in order to spin the tires. As a vehicle is lifted the driveshaft may need to change in length. Because of this, you may want to consider purchasing a new driveshaft after the installation of a large lift kit. With intense off-road use, you will also want to opt to do so based on the fact that you will need a stronger driveshaft that can take the beating.
Diff and Transfer Case Relocation: Along with brake lines, these components are typically included in kits that warrant their use. If they aren’t you will want to consider this upgrade since lifting the vehicle will change the geometry of the drivetrain.
Ring Gear: Lastly, a big lift and large tires pose some obstacles. One of which being decreased aerodynamics and the other being a loss in response due to the gears having a harder time getting larger tires up to speed. Lower ring gears are the key to restoring that lost power and even taking the response up a few notches.