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Old 08-09-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Need advice on keeping / removing lift kit

Folks,

I have a dilemma that I'd like folks on this forum to weigh in on.

A year ago I installed a 3 inch Tuff Country lift kit (coil over) with longer rear shocks and the brake modification. At this time, I also installed larger mud terrain tires.

Since making those modifications, my truck handling on the road has gotten significantly worse. Any ripple, pothole or irregularity in the road is transmitted and the ride is extremely harsh compared to stock.

Unfortunately, it's not better off-road as it's so stiff that any journey off the pavement is unpleasant even if it's a forest service or gravel road with washboard.

Has anyone has a similar experience with the Tuff Country lift? Is my only option to go back to stock? I can't drive the truck long term with it bucking on or off-road.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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take the lift off and sell it and get a toytec lift....coils up front/aal for the rear. and get ome shocks.....should make the ride tons better. just a thought anyway.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:39 PM   #4
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I would take the lift off and add some stuff to help enhance the factory setup. I have never been a fan of spacers. It's just the wrong way to do it. Toyota paid engineers good money to come up with all those steering and driveline angles that throwing some metal spacers up front throws everything out of whack.

I'd go back stock and put your money in some front lockers, skid plates, power adders. IMO it's money well spent in comparison.
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Thanks guys ... while not excited about the prospect I was leaning heavily in this direction unless someone had a fix ...
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About the only fix is more $$$. Do it right the first time, and be done with it.

Don't worry though I, and many others, have been through your same predicament. Yes it sucks, but your truck will thank you in the end.
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About the only fix is more $$$. Do it right the first time, and be done with it.

Don't worry though I, and many others, have been through your same predicament. Yes it sucks, but your truck will thank you in the end.

He's right!!( about doing it right ) but i'd go with ICON but again that's what i'm running
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