been looking for a solid 2 months now and just sold my dd chevy so i need something ASAP and not settling for anything other than a 1st gen...that said I know very little about lifts and Need advice desperately
truck is an '04, 4X4 TRD offroad 5 speed Xtra cab...
Truck Im looking at has a 3" block lift (guy said hes not sure of brand, got it off ebay for $220), not sure what it has in the front (could the front and rear shocks be the original bilsteins, with just a spacer added up front?), and I know very little about lifts, suspensions, etc.
I am a STOCK guy, and like the look of the 1st gen star wheels with some all terrains on it, and from what Ive read i dont need a lift for that.
1. Should I be concerned about wear on other parts of the truck if he has around 20k miles on the truck with the block lift?
2. If i get the truck, would it be a pain to turn it back to STOCK? Owner said he does not have original U bolts etc, so where would I order them from? I assume the block lift uses original shocks (front and rear), and original leaf, so I wouldnt have to get anything else...is that correct?
3. I am planning on towing a 16 ft fiberglass skiff with a 70HP yamaha, Ive read the towing bible sticky and know the boat would be well within the towing limits of the truck. Would a AAL be good to install instead of keeping it stock, purpose being so the truck rides level when the boat is hooked up? Just dont want any sagging of truck with boat attached, any kind of saggage is bad IMO
4. If a truck is lifted with blocks in the back, are spacers the only thing added up front?
All I know about suspension etc is from lurking on here is that:
AAL - Add a leaf
OME - Old man Emu
OEM - What truck was originally manufactured with? now im confused
You can prolly tell by now I dont know shit when it comes to this stuff, any direction to a thread that explains the BASICS would be much appreciated