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3" lift with a good ride

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by EGtaco, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I kow the "best" lift is different for everyone but....I want to add a 3" lift and some 285's to my 2009 double cab but I also want a smooth ride on the roads. What would you guys suggest for a lift. I dont want to break the bank but I know you have to spend some money if you want quality parts.

    I guess I want the best of both worlds. Great ride, good looks, and clearance on the trails.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Well after lots of Qs and looking. Really your best option is new shocks and coils. Or Adj COs. Anything else will probably ride rough. Look at the OME, they ride really well from what everyone says for the $$.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Farmboyfab

    Farmboyfab Its cheaper to do it right, than do it over. Vendor

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    Best ride and performance off-road will always test your definition of the term "breaking the bank".

    With the bank out of the picture, I think it is hard to argue that Icon is not the best in ride quality and performance in that lift height range. What it comes down to is balancing your budget with your demands and needs....ToyTec and Bilstein are also great options, along with some upper control arms....completely depends on you.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    EGtaco

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys...

    I was looking at the toytec ultimate lift fotr aroun $1300 which is not "breaking the bank" but then just something as simple as some billies 5100 might do but the guys at a few shops told me that adding the 5100's is not meant as a lift just more travel for the shocks. I am sofa king confused.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    there are lots of guys on here using the 5100's to gain lift. I think on their highest setting you will get about 2.5" of lift. they will be slightly stiffer than stock but much better than spacers and are very cost effective.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    I've been running a Toytec Ultimate lift on my truck for a couple of weeks now.
    I have put about 500 miles on it.

    Ride is as good or better than stock. I loved the way the truck drove from the factory. I did NOT lose that feel!

    Highly recommend the Toytec Ultimate. Their customer service is top notch also!
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    IMO, go for the OME lift. Save $ not buying the ultimate kit - unless there's some reason you'd want to adjust your CO's. I installed the OME - cause it set my height to "badass" and that's where I like it..

    Ride is great. Match with some aftermarket UCA's, 285s, a quick trim and you're rollin.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    rzimm001

    rzimm001 Tearmytaco

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    It's a really good idea to go with a better shock if you are swinging bigger tires. Bigger tires require more shock power to keep them under control at speed. Billy's (toytec lift) is a very inexpensive and great way to gain about 1.75 to 2.5" of lift to clear bigger tires. OME's are very comparable and you will here good arguments either way. Icons and other 2.5 inch diameter shocks are more for offroading but look sweet as hell even on the street.
     
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