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A 3" Lift That Rides Like Stock?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 311offroad, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    311offroad

    311offroad [OP] Stock Taco For Now

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    I have been reading up on lifts for a few weeks and just wanted everyone's opinion on which kit/setup feels and rides the most like the stock TRD ride. I want to know everything from springs, to shocks, to spacers, etc... that match up for the best ride possible. Thanks
     
  2. Sep 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM
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    bilstein 5100 replacement of the stock and give you higher 2.5" rides great
     
  3. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    i second that notion... It's how I'm rollin
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    how much for a set up like that? seems like the perfect height
     
  5. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    you can go big money and put on a set of Sway a Way, Camburg, or IVD adjustable coilovers in the front and a custom leaf pack set from deaver or alcan and it'd ride like a brand new cadillac :D
     
  6. Sep 25, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    haha appreciate the high dollar suggestion... but Im going to have to save up no matter what it costs... so Im going to go as cheap as possible without it being "ghetto"

    The bilsteins all the way around... anyone got some good comparison pics of that? i guess if I did that and the TSB I would be sitting pretty good right?
     
  7. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    I just read that the Bilsteins on the front set at 2.5 will be substantially stiffer than stock. And that the rears are not adjustable and only lift it 1". I definatly want more than that in the back and although a little more stiffness in the front is fine... I do not want it to be too big of a difference from stock...

    Whats up with spacers and other cheap mods? Are they reliable?? Opinions plzzzzz!!!!
     
  8. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Spacers are going to affect the ride. Period. What o you want, lift or lift and ride quality.
    Lift = $
    Lift + ride quality = $$$$$$$
     
  9. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    I know the ride quality is going to cost more. But at that I still want to spend as little as possible. So whats the best way to get 2.5" to 3" of lift with a good ride. The $300 for the shocks would have been perfectly fine... But i don't want that if it only raises the rear an inch. If I get the rear TSB and the bilstein rears will it stay lifted up a bit or are the springs going to settle like Ive heard a few people say?
     
  10. Sep 25, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The springs will settle in a bit. Mine settled about 1/2"
     
  11. Sep 25, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    My toytec 3" lift rides better than stock imho. (a little stiffer but not much.) I have the TSB done and a 1.5" block. If you have a DC truck Toytec reccomends the 885 coils I however got the lift before they made that suggestion, I have the 884 coils. The Tsb has settled and so have the front coils, it looks level to me. The price I paid for the lift to my house was $460 and I installed it with the help of a friend. I also installed the diff drops (rear is a shim) and all other drops. You could get it cheaper and make your own hanger drop, front diff and front skid.
    Skid and front diff drop.
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    Hanger bearing.
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  12. Sep 26, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    That was the lift I was kind of leaning towards. But would it be better for me since I haven't done the TSB to just AAL in the rear and not use blocks? In other words does the AAL give it the full 3" in the back? And then the front 885 coils and Bilsteins 5100s all the way around. That sound like a good plan that would be level?
     
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