I'm tossing over this one...
I recently traded an '07 access cab 4x4 for an '11 double cab 4x4 for family accommodation reasons. I was heartbroken when got rid of the access cab (great truck), but was quickly relieved by the drive quality and ability to now go to and fro with the family.
My problem is that I have a favorite surf spot that requires a bit of negotiation to access. With the access cab I never had any issues scraping or bottoming out when going there, but with the longer wheel base on the double cab I scrape on the middle of the frame when going over the final rise.
I can't afford an elaborate lift for about a year or so. I am thinking of just putting in a 2" block up front with an AAL in back to suffice until I can muster the funds for a Toytec ULK or something of that nature. Pretty sure that the blocks will give the distance I need because it only scrapes for about a foot or so along the frame.
Ultimately all I want for the truck is 3".
I know blocking is not the way to go, but I don't mind shelling out the few hundred now to be able to access my favorite spot without bottoming out. My worry however is that the block may ultimately damage something over the year or so while I save for something real deal, which I really don't want to happen.
The block system I'm looking at is solid, laser-cut steel and warrantied for life, so I'm not worried about the parts failing but rather what it will do to my truck.
What are your thoughts? Any insight is appreciated.
And I realize there are million threads about the negativity of blocks, but in searching I couldn't find anything that really conceptualized my dilemma...so I apologize for the redundancy of the block issue.
A sincere thank you!