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Old 11-23-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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what lifts should i stay away from?

im just researching all these types of lifts... which ones should i stay away from?
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Blocks for the rear!
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many people don't like spacer lifts, which in essence is placing a spacer in between the top of the coil tower dealy-o and the coil itself. People do not like these becuase generally a rough ride is the consiquence. Also stay away from blocks in the rear, cause these lead to axle wrap and a bad ride. If you go with a body lift i wouldn't go more than one inch, cuase you will run into problems with safety otherwise (especially if you offroad at all). The best lift for the money would be billy 5100 all around set at 2.5 in the front and 1.75 in the back.
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many people don't like spacer lifts, which in essence is placing a spacer in between the top of the coil tower dealy-o and the coil itself. People do not like these becuase generally a rough ride is the consiquence. Also stay away from blocks in the rear, cause these lead to axle wrap and a bad ride. If you go with a body lift i wouldn't go more than one inch, cuase you will run into problems with safety otherwise (especially if you offroad at all). The best lift for the money would be billy 5100 all around set at 2.5 in the front and 1.75 in the back.
There is no "setting" the rear shocks-You get the extended travel from the 5100s in the rear...but you need an AAL or a full replacement leaf pack to get any lift in the rear...
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many people don't like spacer lifts, which in essence is placing a spacer in between the top of the coil tower dealy-o and the coil itself. People do not like these becuase generally a rough ride is the consiquence. Also stay away from blocks in the rear, cause these lead to axle wrap and a bad ride. If you go with a body lift i wouldn't go more than one inch, cuase you will run into problems with safety otherwise (especially if you offroad at all). The best lift for the money would be billy 5100 all around set at 2.5 in the front and 1.75 in the back.

WHat would you suggest if i wanted to go 3"?
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stay away from any and all lifts. lifts are evil. only joking. TC long travel. I'd love to LT the 4runner
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There is no "setting" the rear shocks-You get the extended travel from the 5100s in the rear...but you need an AAL or a full replacement leaf pack to get any lift in the rear...
yea, woops!! good catch, I haven't run the billy's, so I guess I was just going off of what I thought read about them, which was apperentaly wrong
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #10
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So now that we have determined which ones to stay away from
Now lets talk about the lift your going to get

So what is your budget for the project?
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There is nothing wrong with blocks. You will get some axle wrap but that can be calmed a couple different ways.

Definitely stay away from front spacers. On an IFS vehicle spacers are the incorrect way to achieve lift. They do not obtain any of the correct suspension geometry you also lose any ride quality you had before them.
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