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Old 01-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Easiest, best, cheapest 2011 DC Prerunner lift

Hey everyone, great info here.

My son is getting his mom's 2011 DC Prerunner.

We want to raise the truck 2"-3".

Street only, a few dirt roads.

What's the best / most affordable way to raise & level the truck?

So many choices it's confusing.

Want to keep the ride the same.

I had the Daystar leveling kit on my last 2 Dodge Rams without any issues.

I have a set of 18"x9" Black Rhino wheels and was looking at getting 275/65/18 tires.

Will this size tire fit ok with a 2" lift? They are +12 backspace.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hey everyone, great info here.

My son is getting his mom's 2011 DC Prerunner.

We want to raise the truck 2"-3".

Street only, a few dirt roads.

What's the best / most affordable way to raise & level the truck?

So many choices it's confusing.

Want to keep the ride the same.

I had the Daystar leveling kit on my last 2 Dodge Rams without any issues.

I have a set of 18"x9" Black Rhino wheels and was looking at getting 275/65/18 tires.

Will this size tire fit ok with a 2" lift? They are +12 backspace.
Bilstein 5100s are your best bet for an inexpensive but still decent lift.

I have 275/65/18s on 18x9s with +10 offset, 5100s at 1.75" lift, and I had to trim to avoid rubbing.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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if its only seeing dirt roads and absolutely no major offroad and trails excessive bumps just get a spacer lift.

it will not hurt a street truck. 60 bucks, easy to install, and it gets the job done
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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if its only seeing dirt roads and absolutely no major offroad and trails excessive bumps just get a spacer lift.

it will not hurt a street truck. 60 bucks, easy to install, and it gets the job done
The 5100s I mentioned above are only $180, will offer a better ride than spacers, and will not have any risk of damaging the ball joints or bottoming out the shocks.
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if its only seeing dirt roads and absolutely no major offroad and trails excessive bumps just get a spacer lift.
no off roading but the streets in Louisiana SUCK.

The Bilsteins are $180 but can I install them myself?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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no off roading but the streets in Louisiana SUCK.

The Bilsteins are $180 but can I install them myself?
If you are comfortable using a spring compressor. Otherwise you can bring the assembly to a shop and they can disassemble and reassemble the coilover assembly for a small fee.

If you want to see what 275/65/18s with the 5100s at 1.75" of lift look like, click on my signature.
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no off roading but the streets in Louisiana SUCK.

The Bilsteins are $180 but can I install them myself?
Yes you can & there is even a thread or two on how to do it without a spring compressor.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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How about something like this

http://www.readylift.com/c-83-toyota...unner-225.aspx


or this

http://www.daystarweb.com/productdet...?productID=550
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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Those are both spacer lifts.

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The 5100s I mentioned above are only $180, will offer a better ride than spacers, and will not have any risk of damaging the ball joints or bottoming out the shocks.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #10
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So this would be the way to go?

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

Or this

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

With the just the rear add a leaf?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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Yep both of those are good options. The first one will ride smoother.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #12
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Well I did it.

Daystar 2 1/2" lift
Black Rhino 18x9 - 0 offset
Cooper Discovery At 275x65x18

ZERO rubbing
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #14
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Lol total opposite of what Keith told you
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His way may have been better but mine was cheaper.

The kit was $115.

My son and I installed it in about 2 hours.

Can't tell the difference in ride.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #17
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His way may have been better but mine was cheaper.

The kit was $115.

My son and I installed it in about 2 hours.

Can't tell the difference in ride.
You won't be able to tell the difference in ride with a top plate spacer. I wouldn't take that thing off the road, or over any speed bumps quickly though.
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