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Best economically priced 3" lift kit for 2011 DC PreRunner?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TacoTitan11, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    there is a lot of information out there on lift kits and just about everyone has an opinion on what works best. i am not an off-roader, just looking for 3" lift to put on bigger tires and rims. I would like it to be a comfy ride as well. Looking for some good feedback from all the experts on here. Keep in mind, mine is not a V6, it is a '11 4 cylinder double cab PreRunner Thank you.:help:
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    5100s and an AAL should get your raise and a decent ride
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    And if the 2.5" setting is a bit too stiff with stock coils then get eibachs springs and set the 5100s at 0.85". Folks say that rides wonderfully.
     
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    what are 5100s and AAL ? sorry to sound ignorant....are they expensive?
     
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    thank you for the links
     
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    Lol <3
     
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    ^^to that I'd add some OME 882s or Eibach coils for the comfy aspect.
    You may not reach 3" all the way however. If you use the aftermarket longer coils you don't have to preload them as much and you'll achieve a plusher ride as you can set the shocks to a lower notch.
     
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    body lift for sure
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    so much information. i feel overwhelmed
     
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    What's your budget? That's the big question
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    under $500 (not counting labor)
     
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    5100's set at 2.5 and a 1.5 aal
     
  15. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    is that for front and back>?
     
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    You will have Bilstein 5100 shocks in the front and the rest. The add a leaf goes into your leaf pack. The leaf lifts your rear end whereas the springs and shocks raise the front
     
  17. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Y not the ranco quick lift they r cheap and will give u 2.75 and if u add a spacer u can get higher
     
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    Because its cheap stuff and rides like dog shit...
     
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    They ride a lot worse than the 5100s because they are a twin-tube shock.
     
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    I thought ranco was a good brand.
     
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