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3" Lift Questions...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dadic 78, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Dadic 78

    Dadic 78 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've searched, read, searched, read, and still have some questions. Maybe someone can help me out here...

    Looking at a 3" lift. I'm pretty much set on the Bilstein 5100's with AAL in the rear. Looking at this kit here:

    http://www.toyteclifts.com/componen...ge/product/Bilstein_Adjusta_4c9235c96e4d8.jpg

    Nice kit, runs $630

    But I can save about $200 if I use my stock springs, and use lift-blocks (for the rear) from the same supplier.

    So my questions are: Can I use my stock springs on the Bilstein front end, and not have any issues? I'm looking to lift up to the max. amount.

    Also, does the block lift in the rear negatively affect ride-quality? I know spacers in the front kill ride quality, but what about blocks in the rear?

    Thanks for the advice in advance!
     
  2. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    You can indeed use your stock springs on the 5100's. It won't be the same ride quality as the eibachs, but it's not a bad ride. The block in the back will promote axle wrap.
     
  3. Toy Yoda

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    blocks destroy my rear suspension, i ran stock shocks with 2" blocks and they're terrible, imm get a full 3" leaf pack, it did get better though when i put on the OME N182's
     
  4. yota new.o

    yota new.o Well-Known Member

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    take it from a guy who put 3" blocks on last summer and now a curb makes my back end bottom out dont do it. save the money and get a new leaf pack or atleast an add a leaf
     
  5. 97yota4wd

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    spend less money now and more later, or do it right, and not have to do it twice. spend the 630 for a good setup:)
     
  6. yota new.o

    yota new.o Well-Known Member

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    ha ha i spent 900 to have les schwab put on a spacer and block lift now im looking at 2500 for what i really want do as 97yota says and spend a little extra for something better
     
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    damn really?
     
  8. 97yota4wd

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    you spent 900 on a spacer lift and blocks?!?!

    you just got bent over and fucked
     
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    yota new.o Well-Known Member

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    lol ohh yes extremly fucked, it's embarassing when you try and be cool and go over a crub only to hear this god awful noise and rough landing and realize there is a gouge in my tire from where my bed hit it i was pullin some real swagger right there lol
     
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