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Can You Help Fat Pat Spend His Dough???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chopperpat333, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    chopperpat333 [OP] Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    T|X Pro TRD
    Fat Pat has $1900 to spend on his 2011 TRD DBL cab 4x4. Fat Pat is still unsure the direction he should take. Here are Fat Pat’s options. Fat Pat primarily drives his truck on the street. He might see 5 trails all year long, but when he does, his truck MUST take as much punishment as most Colorado Trails can deliver. Fat Pat needs the ideal set-up to tackle trails rated “5” up to “7” Fat Pat wants no more than 3” of lift, but doesn’t not want his steering, or articulation to be comprised to the point that alignment issues or CV wear are problems. Fat Pat really want to keep the integrity and proper specs within his suspension.
    Can you Help Fat Pat spend his dough???

    1. Buy Fox Racing Shox 2.0 3” Coil-overs with reservoirs priced at about $1200 with Tax and Shipping, buy an AAL and rear Bilstein 5100’s, priced at about $300 with tax, leaving Fat Pat about $400 for installation. This option doesn’t leave Fat pat any money for new tires or additional suspension components
    2. Buy Toytec’s Ultimate coil-over lift that includes Bilstein 5100’s on all corners, AAL, and all necessary lift components. For $1250 shipped. Then throw in a set or UCA’s for about $350 more, leaving Fat Pat about $300 for the install. Fat Pat will have to bring a little more money to the table. This option leaves Fat Pat no money for tires, but should correct all steering/alignment issues???-Please respond
    3. Buy OME Lift kit from Toytec at $800 with tax and shipping, then, buying BFG 285’s A/T KO’s for about $900 leaving Fat Pat $200 for tire and lift install which isn’t enough, and leaving no money for any other suspension components, and may have an issue with uneven ride height after, and no money to correct.
    4. Buy Pro Comp 3” suspension lift kit for about $500, get free shipping to 4wheel Parts shop, get BGF 285’s KO’s at about $900, then adding a Smittybuilt compressor, and air tank for another $150 leaving about $350 for the install, at 25% off, I install the air system. Leaving no money for any additional suspension parts.
    5. Buy Adjustable Bilstein 5100’s up front and billies in back with an AAL all for about $500, Use a full stock set-up, adding the BFG 285’s, at $900, and install for about $300, leaving about $200 for an air system, or trail armor, skid plates, diff covers, etc...
    6. Build your own option, ( avoiding spacer kits, and budgeting in enough for install. All options must be <3” in suspension lift.)

    Please Vote how Fat Pat should spend his dough, offering tips or potential issues with each system. Fat Pat will tally the votes, and will choose the winning set-up and show photos Before and After. Do you have what it takes to help Fat Pat spend his dough???
  2. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

    May 18, 2010
    First Name:
    06 TRD OR BSP cab'n 1/2
    ummm yeah
    i just bought a Relentless Fab bumper with the works......ome 886 coils,ome dakar pack,driver side toytec spacer,ext rear brake lines,ubolts,driveshaft packer,ome182 rear long travel shocks,warn m8000 winch,recovery kit from Auto anything,shackle from timicha,
    oh your money? give it to me!!!!!
  3. Feb 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Incognito No better friend, no worse enemy

    May 25, 2009
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    Spacer lift, bumper stickers, ejector seat, etc.
    I would go with the OME complete kit along with LR UCA's and the tires if you can swing it, otherwise you might want to try the 5100's along with OME coils to cut down on costs. The alignment will most likely be out of spec without the UCA's, FYI.

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