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Old 08-13-2008, 08:34 AM   #1
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Lift Kit - good/bad -

Still looking at lift options. What does everyone think about this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-08-Toyota-Tac...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks for the input. I have been looking at Poly spacers and aluminum spacers....then this???
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if u wanna do offroading, i'd get the AAL. and no matter what the description says, u'll never "easily" clear 33's w/ 2.5" of front lift. u can fit them, but u'll be removing mudflaps and trimming plastic
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Do you ever plan on going offroad with the truck?

If yes - I'd avoid that lift kit.

#1) The spacers mounts ontop the coil spring assembly. This causes your upper a-arms to sit lower and can come in contact with the steering knuckle.

#2) Blocks in the rear can be a bad thing for offroading. The amount of torque on them can cause them to crack/break. I've seen atleast 3-4 sets of blocks break on the trails over the years.
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Only type of off-road will be to/from the fishing hole and deer stand. I am only planning on running some BFG A/T 265/70/17 on Moto Metal 951's (17X9). I would just like a little more height in the stance.

Like Janster said, I have been told that a spacer kit w/o the "preloader" puts to much stress on the front end.
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Do you ever plan on going offroad with the truck?

If yes - I'd avoid that lift kit.

#1) The spacers mounts ontop the coil spring assembly. This causes your upper a-arms to sit lower and can come in contact with the steering knuckle.
i've got a 3" that sits on top, until i get my 5100 coilovers, and the uca's do sit low. i can full lock w/ those 32's and not knock or rub anywhere. hope to take it offroad tomorrow and see how it does
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Still looking at lift options. What does everyone think about this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-08-Toyota-Tac...QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks for the input. I have been looking at Poly spacers and aluminum spacers....then this???
That kit is basically about what I have on my '05. The coil-overs are definately the way to go, but from what I see, those are about $700. I don't do any heavy duty 4 wheeling, actually that's why I have a Honda FourTrax 420 4X4, but I use my truck on the trails to get me there.

But.....they are correct! I had to remove the front mud flaps in order to run 285/75/16's due to rubbing. I, probably like you, just wanted the bigger wheels and tires.

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i've got a 3" that sits on top, until i get my 5100 coilovers, and the uca's do sit low. i can full lock w/ those 32's and not knock or rub anywhere. hope to take it offroad tomorrow and see how it does
Take some pictures if you can....especially while one of the sides is at full droop. I'd be curious to see it.
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