I'm planning a 3" lift as soon as funding allows. I have a 2012 DCORSB TRD with a Snugtop XV shell. I frequenty have the truck loaded with four MTB's, four people, and enough camping gear to live very well. So as you can imagine I need to boost my payload. My truck is my daily driver, but I only commute about 35 miles a day total. I live in Lyons CO, so my focus is MTB adventures, camping trips in remote mountains, and occasional trips out to Moab. I'll never be a hardcore moab type wheeler, but I'd like my truck to be very capabile and realiable in the backcountry.
Basic goal is 3" lift, 285/75R/16's, and increased load capacity (stock leafs are a joke). I'm not intersted in spacer lifts, I want to do it right.
I'm considering two very differrent suspention kit options. Rough ideas below.
First option: Fox & All-Pro
Front coilovers (pair) Fox - Factory Series Coil-over Reservoir, 3"880-02-418-10
rear shocks (each) Fox - lift-Factory series 982-02-366-A
UCA (pair) All-Pro - 1.25" Uniball Chromoly Upper A-Arms3500T-AP-AARM-1.25PR
rear leaf springs (pair) All-Pro - Standard Duty Rear Leaf Springs - 3" lift (includes U-bolt flip)4505T-AP-3-PR
rear brake line extention (each)All-Pro Tacoma lines, 24"5500T-AP-R-05
Second option: OME
Something like the OME 3" lift, Part#: ARB1063, descibed on Slee's website, here.
Given my payload needs should I be considering the All-Pro Exp leafs or is the standard All-pro leaf kit enough?
Would the EXP leaf kit be uber stiff and unrealistic when the bed is empty?
Given that the OME kit is roughly 1/3 the cost, am I crazy to consider the high end FOX and All-Pro components?
Does anyone know if the leaf springs in the OME kit will increase my payload capacity? I've got an email out to Slee asking questions about the leaf springs in the OEM kit but I have not heard back yet. Slee is the closets well known off-road shop so I figured I'd ask them.
Thanks for your comments. I apprecaite the advice.