For quite some time I told myself I wasn't going to lift my truck. I didn't want to open the can of worms that seems to come with it. Times change though.
If I was to ever lift it, I was going to do it the right way, from the beginning. I'm to poor to waste my money. Then here comes Stupid Hurts puttin his SAW/TC Mid-Travel set up for sale. I am about 2 steps away from purchasing his setup. I also have some general questions for Steven, if he happens to pop in here.
The problem is, I might fix cars for a living, but I'm pretty clueless when it all comes to lifts. I've got a lot of questions, wonderings and what-have-you-not about taking the plunge into the Mid-Travel world.
I've searched. It only left me with more questions and confusion than answers.
I can do alignments all damnn day. Issue here is...I have no idea what the specs are supposed to be post-lift for the 05+ 5 lug Taco. Is it as simple as hooking it up and getting it back into the factory specs? My specs right now are pretty dead on: 0.2 camber, 3.9 caster and even toe. Try to get back to that? If not, what specs should I be looking for?
#2. The Rear Lift.
I searched a lot here. I got answers, some, but came away still with quesitons. I can get either a Fat Bob or Ready Lift AAL. I have seen some complaints of rear sag with those 2. Is there anyone else who makes an AAL designed for these trucks? If so, please point me in that direction. What about an entirely new leaf pack that is designed for these trucks and would provided the needed rear lift? Again, if so, point me thataway. I have seen the 50T option, but I don't think I'm looking for that much.
#2a. Rear Shocks.
Not much worry here. I think I'll be going with the Monroe Reflex shocks designed for the prerunner/4x4. P# 911280.
#3. Design Purpose.
Call me stupid, but what is the true, intended purpose of a Mid-Travel set up? Is it more designed for off-road trail riding, is it more designed for running around out in the desert? It is simply a do whatever the hell you want with it kind of thing? I couldn't imagine, but are people taking on jumps with this kind of setup? (I certainly won't be)
I have a concern about them with living in Ohio. They will see winter. They will see the nasty, corrossive shit they spray on the roads. Is there a way to protect the uniballs from such torment a little? It also appeared that uniballs could be purchased seperately, is this correct?
#5 Stupid Hurts, Steven
- The SAWs are "adjustable" correct? What is the way of adjusting them? A special tool? Would it be included? Could I take them out of the box and put them on and not worry about having to "set" them? I know you said rebuilding might be a good idea, but that will have to wait, I'm blowing a huge wad on this already.
- Sway-a-ways made you have to remove the Sway-a-bar you say? How has that worked out?
I'm sure I'll have more wonderings. Bout all that comes to mind at the moment.