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best way to get a lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dunkhi, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    dunkhi

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    i have the adjustable 5100's set to 1.75 right now.

    i want to be able to get about a 3 or 4 inch lift on my truck.

    can anyone tell me the easiest way to do this?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    new set of coils for the front, and aal's for the rear.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    OME 885 AAL, 2.5* shim, Light Racing UCA's. BFG AT KO 285/75/16, Spidertrax spacers, OME Shocks up front, Bilstein 5100 Shocks in back.
    Toytec sells a coilover kit for your shocks that would give you up to 3.5" of lift and a AAL in the back would do you just fine. if you plan on going higher I would go with some new UCA's as well.

    Gary
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    do u think u can give me a link to those.

    would the shocks be set at 2.5? and then coil overs add another lift?
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    no.......you will not need to preload the coils. set the shocks back to the stock setting when you use the new coils..............the coils will give the lift.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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  7. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    You could go either way, they will both achieve the amount of lift you are looking for, one has the option of being adjustable. I am going with the 885 coils myself, got them sitting in the garage right now, just need to get my TC UCA's and I'll be ready to go!

    Gary
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    heres the thing.
    i could adjust my shocks to 2.5 and get it aligned for like 100- dollars.

    or i could get the 2nd kit and get .5 inches more for 300 dollars.

    what would you guys suggest?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Yep. Just have your shocks moved up to the top setting
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    If it were me it would depend on how your truck rode with the shocks adjusted all the way up. If it rides to your liking and you can fit the size tires you want just stick with your current set up. A lot of people run the 5100's and are very happy.
     
  12. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    if i went to a shop and had them extend the shocks to the max what else what i need besides alignment
     
  13. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that would be it.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    How do you like your Magnaflow exhaust? I just got one but haven't installed it yet.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    what kind do u have?
    the one im using is a signature ivan stewart series.
    im sure theres no difference then the normal cat back.

    but i love it.

    it sounds great and fits the trucks personality/style.

    not extremely low. but has a great classy tone and still makes people turn heads
     
  16. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    oh ya.
    and do u think 2.5 shocks. and some spacers would work?

    or do the shocks have to be all the way down
     
  17. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    I just got the cat back, if it's like yours then it sounds like what I was looking for. I would avoid a spacer. if you want to go higher than what your shocks will give you, you will have to get some springs up there. The 885 kit from Toytec is an affordable way to go, spacers give an extremely harsh ride among other issues. It's an expensive addiction but with the model truck you have I wouldn't skimp.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2009 at 12:56 AM
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  19. Jan 19, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    I believe so. You can call or email doug at Toytec, they should answer all your questions. Also talk to Neubs here on TW he can get you a discount.

    Gary
     
  20. Jan 19, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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