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Old 05-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Lift advice (on Oahu)

I'm starting to save up for a 3" lift for my truck and this is the first time I've gotten into modding any of my vehicles. I'm looking for the best place to look for lift kits and where on the island to get it done.

Also, as for the tires and wheels. What's the best size I should get and recommended companies? This is all new to me and it's something I want to get into.

I appreciate any help.
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Search function is an awesome feature my friend.

It really all depends on what you want to do.
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I know how to use a browser and I could spend hours looking up information. First hand experience trumps guessing where to go sometimes. A little guidance is all I'm asking for.
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I know how to use a browser and I could spend hours looking up information. First hand experience trumps guessing where to go sometimes. A little guidance is all I'm asking for.
What do you want to do, how much do you want to spend
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Def not for show. A buddy of mine spent about 3k for the lift, wheels and tires (I've heard that can be average). I want it so I can off road a little easier for clearance.
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OME with tires and wheels will run about 3k depending on what you get. I spent about 4k on mine. Fox mid travel with 265/70/17 tires and pro comp rims.
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Sounds good. Are you using all terrains? That's going to be my main option as this my everyday vehicle.
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I'm using MTs but I bought recaps and will be switching them to bfg KOs
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I feel like a kid in a toy store. A lot of options from what I'm seeing. Thanks, man. My main thing was tire/rim sizes. I didn't want to screw that one up. Would have sucked.
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16s or 17s and if you dont mind trimming/cutting go 285/70/17 or 285/75/16
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For oahu...

Toytec or order from wheelers online.

About to order a new lead pack from wheelers myself for the rear.

For the rear, either blocks (bad) or new leaf pack. Forr the front, you have a couple of choices between spacers (bad) or bilstein 5100s or coilovers. Depends what quality of everything you want and what your going to be doing when driving.
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If sticking with the 265/70/17 would 17x8 be the recommended rim size? I'm guessing 17x9 would create rub. Or would it?
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For oahu...

Toytec or order from wheelers online.

About to order a new lead pack from wheelers myself for the rear.

For the rear, either blocks (bad) or new leaf pack. Forr the front, you have a couple of choices between spacers (bad) or bilstein 5100s or coilovers. Depends what quality of everything you want and what your going to be doing when driving.

I want to be able to do drive on and off road. And I'm guessing you're saying to not get blocks for the rear and spacers for the front. I don't want something cheap but not too terribly expensive.
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I have 265/70/17. A co-worker does as well. When on the stock sport rims, no lift, no trimming needed. With a small lift, I needed to trim a bit. Just changed out to 17x9 rims.. had to take off my front mud flapsandtrim the plastic a bit.

With all I have read and learned, new leafs on the rear and you can't go wrong with either OME springs or eibach springs with 5100s without without trim spacer.

Can be a diy thing for the rear, and a part or while diy for the front. May just need a shop to afix the shocks and springs. (You could always have wheelers do it when you order)...

When you thinking about ordering??? If you want to order soon maybe we can do a package buy from
Wheelers and get a small discount on shipping....
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I went with Cornfed Spacer for my front a scored and AAL set up off craigslist... Watch for deals save some scratch IMHO...
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Don't run a spacer if you wanna wheel your truck

Oh and DSM and Wheelers are two good vendors that I'd recommend
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If you're gonna order an ome leaf pack or the whole kit itself, you should get it from 4wheelparts. You would save a ton on shipping.
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If you're gonna order an ome leaf pack or the whole kit itself, you should get it from 4wheelparts. You would save a ton on shipping.
I'm gonna have to call and confirm this... this wasn't the case when I was going to order my 5100s and even with my OME springs. Ended up ordering my 5100s from DMS and OME and timbrens from wheelers...
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I have 265/70/17. A co-worker does as well. When on the stock sport rims, no lift, no trimming needed. With a small lift, I needed to trim a bit. Just changed out to 17x9 rims.. had to take off my front mud flapsandtrim the plastic a bit.

With all I have read and learned, new leafs on the rear and you can't go wrong with either OME springs or eibach springs with 5100s without without trim spacer.

Can be a diy thing for the rear, and a part or while diy for the front. May just need a shop to afix the shocks and springs. (You could always have wheelers do it when you order)...

When you thinking about ordering??? If you want to order soon maybe we can do a package buy from
Wheelers and get a small discount on shipping....
It's going to be a little bit down the road. I'll be able to make an order in a month or so. Maybe by July to play it safe. I'm just doing all the shopping and planning out. I want to make sure I have the right set of tires/rims before I get the lift. However, my question of being able to get the tires/rims I want pre-lift installed has been answered. I was worrying about that. But I'm thinking getting everything installed at once might be easier.
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If you're gonna order an ome leaf pack or the whole kit itself, you should get it from 4wheelparts. You would save a ton on shipping.

I was looking at them earlier.
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