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3" Leveling Kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by strengthcoach4, May 21, 2009.

  1. strengthcoach4

    strengthcoach4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, total newbie here. This is a great forum and I'm learning more and more each time I sign in!

    Does anyone have any experience with these or spacers like them?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOYO...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

    I recently had the rear TSB done and would like to raise the front end of my truck. I was thinking about doing either these or the Billy's set to 2.5. I'm looking for the easiest and least expensive method to achieve a little lift. Down the road I may lift the back with a 1-1.5" block. Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
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    if you set the billys to 2.5 with the tsb, you're going to be nose high in the front. you're best bet is to order billy 5100s from downsouthmotorsports (all 4) set them @ you're desired height and put an aal (add a leaf for tsb from toytec).

    that would give you the best and quality lift for your money. also, be aware of potential issues with raising your truck 2.5", search driveline shudder. it doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen and a possibility on your truck. you'll never know until you get the lift installed, things that correct this are alignment, shims, carrier drop, and/or swaybar relocate kits. all of those that I mentioned are available on the toytec website. if you get shims, you need longer ubolts as the stock ones barely clear with the aal and shims per darrick @ toytec.

    Bilstein 5100s
    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html


    ToyTec AAL for TSB
    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    3 degree zinc axle shims
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    Longer U-Bolts
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72


    The Drive Shaft Carrier Bearing Kit
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...ategory_id=64&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    I've done much research and reading on this forum about this as I want to lift my truck soon.
     
  3. strengthcoach4

    strengthcoach4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply. I am strongly looking at the Bilsteins though I don't know if I really need it as I do not do any off-roading. I just want the lift for looks. Also, I was looking at that leveling kit that I linked to earlier because it says "no spring compressor required". So it seems a lot easier.
     
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    strengthcoach4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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