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Already have 5100's need a little more lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by toyodajeff, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    toyodajeff

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    I already have 5100s set at 2.5 on my 2006 4cyl prerunner regular cab. I would like to get another 1/2 to 1 in lift. My stock front springs may be sagging some im not sure but it has 80,000 miles so they might be a little wore out. I've looked into the toytec top plate 1/2 inch spacer, but I know everybody says spacers are bad. I just want to lift it up more because I put a set of used (20% tread left) 285/75/16 bfg a/t tires and had to cut a good bit for it not to scrub the fenders. I need new tires soon and will probably get treadwright a/t's in the same size and they are a little bigger than the bfg's so they will probably scrub without doing way more cutting than I have already done. Can anybody throw out any other options I might have for this in the $300 dollar price range.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Sell 5100s and buy a spindle lift.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    What he said. It will give you 4" of lift with no sacrifice to stock ride quality. But if you plan in the future to do a 4x4 conversion then I would not get them
     
  4. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Keep the 5100s but set them at 0 lift then install spindles. That's more than $300 though.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    I want treadwrights! Gonna have to settle with duratracs -.-
     
  6. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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  7. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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  8. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    I have the same setup with the 5100s. I just ordered the OME 885x coils and the top plate spacers from toytec. Im going to throw these on the billies (set @ 0) to get a smoother ride and some additional lift. Lots of guys here with this and getting around 3"
     
  9. Sep 23, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    Do you guys think if i go up any higher I'll have to get new uca's?
     
  10. Sep 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Heres a pic of my truck by the way

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  11. Sep 23, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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  12. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    x2 I didnt know you were a reg cab when I pm'd you about the 885s I have.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    I thought about a 1 in body lift but people on here always rag on body lifts. I know the pros and cons of each but whats worse a 1in body lift or a 3/4 inch spacer lift? each lift would probably cost about the same and I would be installing either one on my truck so labor cost doesn't matter
     
  14. Sep 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Was moving the radiator/fan shrould or the gas tank filler neck a pita?
     
  15. Sep 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Ya I would get those maxtrac spindles, they go for about 500$ if u look for em and I kno it's more than u wanna spend but WELL worth the money
     
  16. Sep 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Thanks for the help man
     
  17. Sep 24, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    longer brake lines are needed right? Once i get my 3" lift installed I'll want more when I need tires. 4hrs sound not bad.....Im slow though so even 8 hrs is ok if I can do it with some help.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    The coilovers need to be disassembled to install the longer studs with the 3/4" lift top plate spacers. Just making sure the OP knows that if he decides to go that route.
     
  19. Sep 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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  20. Sep 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    Yea its not a big deal I have a friend who works at a dealer that has a wall mount spring compressor I can use
     
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