Hey everyone...new member, my goodness there is a lot of info out there.
Try not to be too harsh, and I did use the search function and have been reading for about a week now all of the different set ups, there is so much info out there but I was hoping to get help on my particular driving needs...thanks in advance for your help.
2013 Dbl cab TRD Sport 5.0ft bed 4x2
I doubt I will ever take it off road, I dont tow anything, live in southern california snow will not be an issue and rain will only occur 15 days out of the year, but I really want the look of the trucks I see that can go off road, but do not really want to sacrifice ride quality as it will be my daily driver
1. plan to go with 265/70 or 75/17 Bfg AT/KO or Rugged Terrains (want to avoid any rub issue at all)
2. a mufler swap
3. but most importantly a lift
from what I am gathering,
spacers are bad news...a 3'' lift will require new upper control arms
The new upper control arms are necessary right, even without going off road?
I have a buddy who is mechanical and has replaced other suspension systems in cars before and is willing to help me put a lift kit on...my thinking right now was to get the toytec ulitmate lift kit adjustable coilovers in fron and 2" add a leaf in the back ($1150) and add the Light Racing Upper Control Arms ($400)
also considering the ome kit ($700), then needing to add the UCA ($400) but not sure as toytec seems easy to install out of the box
also have heard some members mention spindles but not with a lot of explaination as to exactly what a spindle would do or give, so more insight on spindles would be awesome.
Main concern is I want the 3'' lift for the height, the ride to be nice still and have good handling and not bounce all over the place, I would like to keep cost down but not at the expense of the ride or safety, and do not want anything that is more than I need since I will be very surprised if I ever took the truck off a paved surface.
seems to me I am looking at these:
best seller kit using all my equipment but adding 885coilovers and leaf springs...cheapest option at $350 but how bad will the ride suffer? do I still need UCA, there is no mention on toytec
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=58849&category_id=113&option=com_ virtuemart&Itemid=72
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=58835&category_id=113&option=com_ virtuemart&Itemid=72
and what do you know about spindles? good or bad?
http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=59028&category_id=113&option=com_ virtuemart&Itemid=72
any ideas or suggestions will be much appreciated!