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3" Toytec lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Austin82, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Austin82

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    So I'm about to order a 3" lift from Toytec and have done all the reading I can on here but still haven't found a definitive opinion on one thing. They offer the 3" with spacers and the 3" with longer coils, they both use AAL's in the rear. I know the longer coils will only leave me with 1" of down travel with factory shocks. The longer coil kit is only $70 more so price is not an issue. I'm not replacing factory shocks anytime soon. I'm a newb to suspension, which shoul. I go with? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    If you are just using your factory coils, then probably want to go with the spacer lift, as long as it is not all Topspacer to get 3" of lift.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    So go with the 3" toytec that uses the spacers and not the coils?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Not sure what year your truck is, But your best bet would be to get a set of 5100s, and set them at 2.5" of lift. Then for the rear get an AAL that will lift 1.5" and your truck should sit level, plus have improved ride and performance from the upgrade in front shocks.
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    '08 prerunner 2wd on 275/70/r16's now.
     
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    Go with Leepers, much better quality. They are Donahoes without the branding since donahoe and the manuf. had a falling out. Here are pics: $500!


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    Those include anything for the rear?
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    Nevermind. So those and 2.5" AAL's would do the trick?
     
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    yup, 89 $ or so from toytec for the add a leaf
     
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    don't have to to start out though, just dont' set as high at first until you get the add a leaf
     
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    Understood. But mine only being a 2wd SR5 Prerunner are coilovers really necesarry ? I know that's a great price but I only do light trail driving to take dirtbike out or just to screw around...
     
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    compare the $500 for coilovers against what you'll pay for non-coilovers, lol. For like $100 more its such a better product and gives you flexibility for the future
     
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    Toytec 3" spacer lift with AALs is only $230. Over 2x the price. That's the only thing stopping me....
     
  17. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    You'll highly regret a spacer. Talk about a rough ride. Your better off with nothing at all. Can't say I didn't tell you...
     
  18. Jun 10, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Lol, I'm not arguing, just weighing my options. I'm a newb to this. I understand the basics but don't want to regret these descions, I love my truck and will drive it for multiple more years, only 29k on it now and I drive vehichles 'til they fall apart :)
     
  19. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    How can I tell if my front coils are worn? '96 with 194k, rides real soft up front but I have to think the shocks would be causing this since they are original, and tend to not last as long as coils. Would love to do a 5100 in front since its the least expensive way vs a coilover.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    Hey Boss,...

    so you say the coilovers are only $500??? where are you seeing those? The icons, listed above are $1300?

    Are you talking just the coils for coilovers? or with shocks too...
     
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