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Old 11-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Least expensive way to raise truck 1"-2"?

I noticed while changing my oil the other day that my skid plate had been dented pretty good from the last fishing trip into my favorite spot. With my former Tacoma I got the next size larger tire, which helped a bunch, but this truck I have the stock size with some expensive Michelins that are only a couple months old.

What might be the cheapest way to raise both front and back another inch or two without spending a bunch or affecting the handling?
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I noticed while changing my oil the other day that my skid plate had been dented pretty good from the last fishing trip into my favorite spot. With my former Tacoma I got the next size larger tire, which helped a bunch, but this truck I have the stock size with some expensive Michelins that are only a couple months old.

What might be the cheapest way to raise both front and back another inch or two without spending a bunch or affecting the handling?
Most inexpensive route while avoiding spacers and blocks would be 5100's on stock coils set to whichever setting you prefer and an AAL and 5100's for the rear.
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Most inexpensive route while avoiding spacers and blocks would be 5100's on stock coils set to whichever setting you and an AAL and 5100's for the rear.

That this guy said^
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I was thinking of going this route until I can afford an actual lift.

How does this affect ride?
Stock like?
Like Piloting a marshmallow?
Stiffer than a '85 lifted solid axle?

Thanks...
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I was thinking of going this route until I can afford an actual lift.

How does this affect ride?
Stock like?
Like Piloting a marshmallow?
Stiffer than a '85 lifted solid axle?

Thanks...
when i did it, it actually improved the ride alot i felt like the stock ride was way to soft and bouncy but the 5100's really smoothed things out
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Why are spacers so bad?
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I was thinking of going this route until I can afford an actual lift.

How does this affect ride?
Stock like?
Like Piloting a marshmallow?
Stiffer than a '85 lifted solid axle?

Thanks...
I did it on my 2012. I set the billys at 1.75 on the front and it leveled the truck out with my 4 stock leafs in the back. It road like stock. If yout maxes them out at 2.5 and added a leaf it probably wont ride as nice but would be better than spacers.
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Why are spacers so bad?
They limit uptravel of the shock and over extend it while off roaring
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5100s up front and a progressive add a leaf out back. I have this set up and love it.
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They limit uptravel of the shock and over extend it while off roaring
i see. Totally makes sense. Thank you sir!
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5100s up front and a progressive add a leaf out back. I have this set up and love it.
What would something like this run?
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Ok so i know theres alot of discussion over this, but with the Billies on the front, if you put them to 2" will you be ok with the stock UCA's if just doing moderate off roading?
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Ok so i know theres alot of discussion over this, but with the Billies on the front, if you put them to 2" will you be ok with the stock UCA's if just doing moderate off roading?
i have a 3" lift billy 5100's in all 4 corners with 884's up front and AAl in the rear with stock UCA just dont go crazy and you should be fine
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i have a 3" lift billy 5100's in all 4 corners with 884's up front and AAl in the rear with stock UCA just dont go crazy and you should be fine
Shoot so sounds like youre really pushing it with the stocks, awesome that calms my nerves a little. Santa will hopefully be dropping some Billies on my doorstep for Christmas
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What would something like this run?
I have about 350$ into this
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Im running stock uca's with a 3" to. No problems.
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Shoot so sounds like youre really pushing it with the stocks, awesome that calms my nerves a little. Santa will hopefully be dropping some Billies on my doorstep for Christmas
lol my suggestion is avoid whoops. whenever i used to have to pick up the lady from work i used to flog it on the street before i had to turn (concrete but i guess las colinas is so rich they dont need leveled roads?) and evertime i caught air i would be able to hear the UCA hit the coils. im going to pick up some UCA's in the future just as a precaution but for now im trying to take it easy lol
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