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4" Front Suspension lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HoffmanDesigned, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. HoffmanDesigned

    HoffmanDesigned [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is there a 4" front suspension lift available for a 2007 Doublecab 4WD?

    Why 4"? I started out with a Toytec 3" lift with their add-a-leaf in the rear. Then Toyota installed the TSB so now there's 5 leaves in the rear. Then I installed airbags because I routinely carry two motorcycles and gear in the back for long trips.

    Now I have a truck that has a downward rake (front low) and I'd like to level it out.


    To answer the obvious questions:

    Why don't you remove either the Toytec add-a-leaf or Toyota's TSB?
    - Perfectly reasonable options. However, instead of lowering the back to match the front, I'd like to explore options for raising the front to match the rear.

    Why don't you remove the airbags?
    - As mentioned, I do carry two street motorcycles in the back at least two weekends out of a month, sometimes more. Even with 5 leaves in the back, without the airbags it sagged significantly.

    Why do you want a level truck? Trucks are supposed to be raked to account for when loaded.
    - Aesthetics, mostly. I just prefer the level truck look. With ~1200 pounds in the back the airbags are more than capable of leveling the truck, and then some.

    Are you married to 4 inches?
    - No, not at all. I actually think a 5 would level it, but a 6" might be too much. I should measure. I'm currently at about 23" wheel center to fender. I may be naively assuming that a 4" front lift would be less intrusive than a 6" lift. I'm probably wrong.Anyways, let me know what you guys think. I've tried googling, but the only thing that came up was the spindle lift for 2WD.

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    Justus
     
  2. theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    RCD makes a DB lift for 4.5" :cool:
     
  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    RCD. It is a drop bracket lift so it reduces ground clearance a bit and you have to cut the front crossmember out to install it.
     
  4. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    ^^^^^^^^^


    Those.

    But of you're okay with a DB lift, and don't offroad as much, go for it.

    Any lift past 3" is going to need to be a drop bracket, or you'll destroy your suspension
     
  5. HoffmanDesigned

    HoffmanDesigned [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I believe this is what you're talking about. And if I understand it correctly, I won't need upper control arms, because the spindles correct that.

    Awesome! Thanks everyone.
     
  6. HoffmanDesigned

    HoffmanDesigned [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! Am I correct in reading that it is $2300?!?!
     
  7. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    DB lifts are not cheap :anonymous:
     
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