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Old 01-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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3" Lift....Any recomendations?

Whats up! I have an 05' 4x4 Access Cab and I will be ordering a 3" lift here very soon. I talked to a guy that drove my same truck and he used a 3" Rough Country lift and said he loved it. Im sure people have there opinions but what do people recommend? Keep in mind that I dont want to spend a shit load. Thanks for the input!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Rough Country is a spacer lift. Some have said that it will give you a harsh ride.

Look into Bilstein 5100's instead. Check out www.wheelersoffroad.com and www.toyteclifts.com for lift ideas and prices, etc.
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toytec has some great lifts. whatever you get.......im gonna recommend aal's in the rear, and coils for the front. i'd stay away from blocks and spacers.
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I recommend going with a replacement strut instead of a coil spacer any day! Not only do you get the increased height but also get better ride quality both on and off road! Not to mention that the price difference is minimal- but your getting a specific Bilstein strut that has multiple height adjustments. The best feature is that you wont have that squishy stock ride- and bottoming out!
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I am new to lifts and all that crap so here it goes. I really dont offroad much if ever other than going through some mud and water on my hunting property. I wont be climbing mountains or crawling through rocks or any of that. I pretty much want it for looks along with the "possibility" of decent performance. I hear people say spacer lifts and some say AAL's. What I desire is something under $350, minimal change in ride quality and something that I can put in myself. I appreciate your help on this since it will be you guys selling it to me, not some Jackass in a BS auto shop trying to rip me off. Thanks!
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here is a good priced lift....good quality too man......

http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=53

and if you have 4x4...........get a diff drop too.....around $25 or so.
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I am new to lifts and all that crap so here it goes. I really dont offroad much if ever other than going through some mud and water on my hunting property. I wont be climbing mountains or crawling through rocks or any of that. I pretty much want it for looks along with the "possibility" of decent performance. I hear people say spacer lifts and some say AAL's. What I desire is something under $350, minimal change in ride quality and something that I can put in myself. I appreciate your help on this since it will be you guys selling it to me, not some Jackass in a BS auto shop trying to rip me off. Thanks!
I've seen Billy 5100's F&B running as cheap as around $279

ToyTech AAL $79 @ ToyTech

Meets your price, Looks good, and most give good word on these products.
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Keep in mind that I have not done any other mods to the truck at all. If I go with a Toytec 3" lift kit w/ med front coils and rear AAL's will I need to replace any of my shocks? It seems to me that more people are recommending this lift more that any other. If I went with this kit and a differential drop you guys think this would be decent? Once again, thanks for the help!
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Keep in mind that I have not done any other mods to the truck at all. If I go with a Toytec 3" lift kit w/ med front coils and rear AAL's will I need to replace any of my shocks? It seems to me that more people are recommending this lift more that any other. If I went with this kit and a differential drop you guys think this would be decent? Once again, thanks for the help!
i think it would be a great kit for you.........and you use the stock shocks with it. that and a diff drop........then an alignment...you're all set!
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i think it would be a great kit for you.........and you use the stock shocks with it. that and a diff drop........then an alignment...you're all set!
Would I be better off going w/ the light front coils or med front coils? The Toytec site says med coils only if I have aftermarket bumper or any of that stuff. I wont put on a bumper but I am gonna do a grill gaurd of some sort.
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Would I be better off going w/ the light front coils or med front coils? The Toytec site says med coils only if I have aftermarket bumper or any of that stuff. I wont put on a bumper but I am gonna do a grill gaurd of some sort.
what cab do you have?
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i still think i'd go with the med. coils.........they wont sag no where as quick as the light springs............not that they are gonna sag quickly, just a comparison.
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i still think i'd go with the med. coils.........they wont sag no where as quick as the light springs............not that they are gonna sag quickly, just a comparison.
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Im starting to narrow this down, THANK GOD!! What would you guys recommend for a differential drop kit? Does it matter?
4x4, yes get the diff drop.
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You guys are badass!!! Thanks for all the help. Im learning alot just by BS'ing with ya! One question I have is some people say to stay away from the rear AAL. What is the downside to them?
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