Originally Posted by Landon54
I need help deciding how I'm going to lift my truck. I have an Access Cab TRD Sport with no TSB and 245/70/17 BFG AT's. I don't want to have to buy UCA's or any diff drop kits either. My options include:
- 5100's all around with the front set at 1.75"
- 5100's in the front set at 1.75", nothing in the back
- 5100's in the front set at 1.75" with 2" AAL in the rear
Depends on what look and vehicle ride attitude you are going for. A 2" AAL is a LOT if you are just lifting the front 1.75". Usually folks lift more in front than they do in rear, not the other way around.
FWIW, I'm putting my front 5100's at 2.5" and I'm thinking that the 2" AAL's I bought for the back will be too much, and am considering exchanging for 1.5" AAL's.
I personally am not a fan of totally level ride attitude -- I like a little more lift in back than in front -- but I definitely wouldn't want the back of the truck way jacked up with a super nose low ride attitude. I wouldn't be surprised if that kind of attitude caused significant handling/safety problems. Not to mention, the more you lift the back the greater the chance for driveshaft vibration problems, from what I understand.
So to answer youe Q, I'd say choice 1 or 2, or maybe get a 1" AAL for the back.