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Old 02-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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How is the ride with a 3" lift vs. stock

I have not been in a TACO with a lift and will be getting some billies 5100s soon and want to replace my stock tires with 275X70X17. I will probably just adjust to 1.5 and maybe add some spacers so I dont have to do any triming (unless I have to). How is the ride with a minor lift compared to stock suspension???? For right now I will probably leave the rear alone but with the budget allows I will replace the stock with new billie in the back too.
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With the Billys, it will ride stock(ish) -- it depends on whether or not you add spacers...
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what do spacers really do? I thought i would need them to fit the larger tires. Do I have too????? Will spacers make the ride worse? I have never lifted a truck or really ever modified a car but I just really like the look of the tacos with larger tires. I dont want to go up to 285s because I drive a lot and MPG is somewhat important.
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Spacers aer about the worst thing you can do for ride quality. The Top Plate spacers dont affet the ride, but they lengthen the shock/spring assembly, and that can break things.
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So i guess my question is do i need spacers or just the 5100s set at 1.5 to fit the larger tires? The 275s are a bit wider and I really have no idea what I am doing if I have to trim something....
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So i guess my question is do i need spacers or just the 5100s set at 1.5 to fit the larger tires? The 275s are a bit wider and I really have no idea what I am doing if I have to trim something....
Just 5100s will be good for you. 265s = No trimming. 275s might work... not exactly sure there...
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I have a 3in. Pro Comp lift with all new coils and shocks and the ride has turned amazingly better, I like a stiffer ride and a stiffer ride i got. But at the same time it handles nicely on the turns and obviously over any potholes. I think it is also in the tires you are riding on, I have all terrain highway tires. Stock ride is more car like this turned it into more of a truck ride.
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