I'm in planning for my next truck project. I decided to go for a 10k$ budget without considering tires/wheels/bumpers. It will be my daily driver so I need everything working flawlessly. So no too much jackass fab. I don't rock crawl or mud that much. Just use the truck to work on my wood land.
The truck will be a 01-04 quad cab that I will have to convert to manual transmission, or manual and 4WD if I end buying a prerunner. Thats is not really a problem.
I first wanted to convert it to coiled SAS, but lets be honest, it's seems that it is expensive and will explode my budget in no time. Then leaf SAS a little less expensive but that gives less road confort. (I do many highway miles on road with the truck).
Second setup I explored for one more time, is the long control arm possibility, then trowed that idea away again for budget concern.and also it gives a front track too wide for what I do.
Currently I have a truck with 3" bilstein/OME front lift, and I don't want to do the same set-up. Blows cv boosts all the time and I want my suspension to cycle in both direction up and down. Sick tired of the full drop suspension set-up. I had too much truck set-up like that.
I like the idea of big tires no lift. (Biggest tires I could ever want will be 35"). I was wondering if I could trim lots of sheetmetal and fit theses under. I'm confortable with 1" body lift but no more than that. I will have to be able to cycle the suspension bump to bump up and down and steering lock to lock.
I'd like to keep softer coils up front and and better articulation. I searched a little bit on various forums, but it often ends that people had quit a lot of suspension mods anyways.
It's the first time I explore that possibility and help and advises would be appreciated.