Originally Posted by bjmoose
You don't tell us how you'll be using the truck...
Mild/moderate trails, hunting trails, hauling firewood, etc. nothing serious, and for looks also. (I am a Prerunner, mind you
Originally Posted by Pugga
I gotta ask, for my own education, why is everyone recommending spindles vs. upgrading the coil/struts? My method of thinking is, I'd rather have a heavier coil so the truck doesn't roll as much in corners or dive as much under heavy braking vs just having additional height on stock suspension. I don't have a prerunner and probably never will (need 4x4 for snow) and not trying to start a crapstorm, I'm only asking for my own knowledge.
Also not trying to threadjack but I think the responses would be relevant to your original question.
I mainly researched spindles because of the height aspect. I love the look of 4-5" of lift on the DCLB. Not too far down the road I would go with Eibach coils on the 5100's up front, and those would stiffen up the front. I'm not sure I could benefit from a high-dollar coilover based on what I'd be using my truck for, EVEN though I'd be getting spindles. IMO, Eibachs would work out great with the 5100's set at 0, and that would make the front stiffer but gain the amount of lift I'd like.
I might be looking at the Maxtrac spindles which would run $450, but still need to get some more info on them.
Originally Posted by PSU Taco85
Bleeding the brakes is easy but changing them is a royal PITA!
I'd recommend the spindles, much easier to fit 35s under the truck
35's would be nice...
I got a quote from a shop today for $400 for everything installed with an alignment included.
Originally Posted by huyissuperman
Personal recommendation: I've never been a fan of spindles on stock suspensions, I'd much rather upgrade to full coilovers first.
There are plenty of good CO's at the $1000 range to choose from and will give you 3" compare to the 4" spindles.
Also on the LR UCA: For the money spent, why are you going back to ball joint instead of to uniball.
If you're already forking out $450 or so, what's another $150? LOL
Function over form, but hey its your truck and your money.
I don't think I'd get the use out of $1000 coilovers based on what I use my truck for though. The OME kit would fit my needs perfectly should I go with a 3" kit. I just wouldn't get my money out of a high end suspension up front.
As for the UCA's, hearing good things about them with alignments plus being cost effective for my application just made them a good choice IMO. I'm definitely open to other suggestions though.