Tdub! I'm super close to ordering a lift kit. I wanted to make sure I had all my ducks in a row, and also to make a few last minute decisions. I will probably place my order thru Toytec, unless I can find a better deal elsewhere (suggestions?). Thanks in advance for any input you guys can give me.
Truck: 2006 DCSB 4x4 V6 Black Sand Pearl
Plans: OME Complete Suspension Lift
-Med 885 Coils
-Add top plate spacer
-Replace crappy frowning non-TSB leafs with Dakar leaf packs (Anything else I should consider or need to buy for these leaf springs and/or the install? axle shims, new bushings, etc?)
-Front Differential Drop Kit
-Carrier bearing drop (toytec vs. Beefed taco vs. other??)
-Trim packer for driver side lean (can I still get this with the top plate spacers?)
-Axle shims if CBD doesn't cure potential vibes
-Rear shock stone guards (are these worth the extra $26?)
-Pre-assemble front shocks/coils
-Light Racing UCA's (patiently wating in my garage!)
Anything else I'm missing? or suggestions?
I have been saving money and doing my TW research for the past couple years, and I am set on this lift kit. The only thing thats holding me back is what to do for wheels and tires. As you can see, I have the TRD OR wheels with 265 Bridgestone Duelers A/T's. I really like these stock wheels, but I definitely want to go up to a bigger tire. From looking at countless amounts of other trucks, I also like the look of a little bit wider stance than stock, but I'm sure I could do without. I have read mixed reviews about wheel spacers, and how they can potentially cause issues with wheel bearings, for example. If I do get wheel spacers, I'll get the spidertrax 1.25". I understand some of these options would require minor trimming, and I'm okay with that, but if I can avoid it with a certain wheel/tire combo, I'd preferably go with that. Here are my thoughts/options:
-Keep stock rims, buy wheel spacers, get 285's
-Keep stock rims, wheel spacers, and 255's (if they'll fit the rims?)
-Buy new wheels (I really like the procomp 16" 7089's) and 285's or 255's if they'll fit the 7089s?
Since money doesn't grow on trees, at least in my backyard, I'm ultimately torn between keeping the stock wheels vs. new wheels. From my understanding, the 255's are a little bit taller, skinnier, and lighter...but there is a much smaller selection, and probably more expensive. If i were to go with the 7089's, would I be able to find a 255 to fit them? and if so, what would the stance look like (stock vs. wider)?
Lots of questions, I know, and sorry if I got a little scatter-brained here at the end. I would like to with a setup that will ultimately save me money in the long wrong, and prevent any other potential issues (relatively speaking). I'm not looking for responses like "Its your truck, do what you want". I'm asking for answers and/or suggestions from everyone's real world experiences with the products I'm considering. Thanks again folks!