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3 inch lift options

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Penz83, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    I have no problem with using blocks in the back. Just finding the right coils/shocks for the front I think is the main problem. All the stuff I found is a bit too pricey haha
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    In my case I'm going to need new shocks soon anyways, might as well save up and lift my truck the right way.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Another thought... If I did a 2.25" spacer lift in the front, and the issue is bottoming out, could I add 2.25" to the bump stop and eliminate that issue?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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  5. Sep 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Those are the shocks I was talking about in my first post. You don't need 2.5" blocks in the rear. That won't level it. You only need 1.5" in the rear (IIRC). You can get an AAL for that.

    Call DSMS and talk to Sonny or Marco. They will set you straight on what you want. They are a vendor here and offer free shipping

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/out.php?url=http://www.downsouthmotorsports.com/
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the info man. Forgive my newb question, what is AAL?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    AAL = Add A Leaf

    Looks like this and goes in your exsisting leaf pack. You can get a set for under $100.

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  8. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Ahh ok, and that adds 1.5"?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    2.5" or more you may need new aftermarket UCA to get your alignment back in spec. I would suggest 5100's set at 2.5" and 1.5" AAL in the rear.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    They are available for a few different lifting heights, yes.
     
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    I guess the only thing im not understanding is how the shock adds 1" of lift in the rear.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    I may need uca? Will I or won't I haha.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Shocks do not add lift.
     
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    The rear always sits higher due to hauling and towing and using the bed. The front has the engine so it sits lower. Hence the rake. Look at all trucks...the front always sits lower...so people want to level or get a leveling kit.
     
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    That's what I thought. So if I add 2.5" of lift in the front, shouldn't I add 2.5" in the rear to keep it level?
     
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    I heard people running 2.5" and got the alignment back to spec and I heard some that can't. So be warned that you may need to invest another $450 for new UCA's.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    Got it! Thanks
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    I doubt it. The only alignment issue you MAY have is the caster angle. Ideally you want it to be >2.4°. Even if it is not, it doesn't effect tire wear.
    No. The rear sits higher with the stock suspension. You only need 1.5 in the rear with 2.5 in the front.
     
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    Thanks for the info, was worried about the uca.... And i see now why only 1.5"AAL is needed in rear.

    Cool thanks for the help guys, I think I got my lift squared away.
     
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