howzit everyone, I'm new here, so please go easy if this has been covered a million times.
I recently picked up a 2014 TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB. I'm looking to put on a decent lift without going full adjustable coilovers. I wanted to go up maybe 2.5", but no more than 3" since I'd be using my stock UCA's until I can buy some better ones. I can get the parts together through a friend, and this is what we're thinking about so far:
Front - approx. 2.5" lift:
- Bilstein 5100 (adjustable)
- OME 884
- Toytec 1/4" top plate spacer (correct driver side lean)
Rear - approx. 2" lift:
- Bilstein 5100 Extended (part #: F4-BE5-B110-T5)
- Toytec/Deaver AAL (part #: D10045K73, Toytec lists it as "TAC-AL")
He's going to assemble the front suspension prior to shipping it to Oahu. So, based on the parts listed above, I have a couple questions. Based on my rear setup, should I:
- Run the front Bilstein's at 0 with OME 884's?
- Run the front Bilstein's at 0.85" (one setting up) with OME 884's? Will that stiffen up the ride too much?
- Are 885's with the front Bilstein's at 0 too much for me (no armor/winch/added front weight)?
- Have you guys experienced the driver's side lean? Trying to figure out if the top plate spacer is really necessary. I want to assemble the front suspension right the first time since any change will probably need a realignment
I talked to fellow TW member bullaculla, and he was able to confirm that a diff drop isn't needed on the 2nd gens, so I was able to strike that off my list. woo hoo!
I know this is not really a cut and dry answer, but any insight or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!! I hope to meet you guys and eventually get my truck out to one of the TW meetups.