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difference between 2.5" and 3" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ilovemytaco, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    ilovemytaco

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    im getting frustrated with the mod bug...i want a lift but im lost
    i wanted to go with 2.5 bilstein 1500 and the tsb in back
    but i dont know if its the lift i want
    then i looked at the 3 inch spacer or coil lifts but there expensive
    so is there a difference in the .5 inchs i know its a little so i was wondering if pictures were decieving
    post pics if u can
    thanx
     
  2. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I'll have 2.5 with the TSB done on Monday, so I'll post pics when that happens. :D
     
  3. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    yosh2000

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    about 0.5" :D....sorry, couldnt resist....

    to your question, no, in the grand scheme of things, you will not notice the 0.5" at all (unless you actually bust out a measuring tape). i would HIGHLY recommend the 5100 lift. check out downsouthmotorsports.com, sonny is a great guy and seller and has made many very happy w/ his pricing and customer service.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    LBtaco

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    sonny got me my coilovers, good price too. :)
     
  5. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:43 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I have the 5100s, but I am planning on getting the 3 inch 5100 coilovers in the future.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The big difference is in how the vehicle is lifted. Spacers can make the ride pretty stiff as they preload (compress) the stock spring. The 5100's, while they still preload the spring, are valved for the preloaded spring rate. coill lifts (OME) or Coilover lifts, use a longer spring than stock, and, in the case of coilovers, have a shock correctly valved for the spring rate. the OME springs give the best ride when used with the OME shocks. For the best ride on and off road, coilovers or OME give the best results.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    ilovemytaco

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    so how much would it be for the ciolover lift installed?
     
  8. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    bryan83taco

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    With a garage, some basic tools and some mechanical common sense (?) you can do it on yourself. It's really not that difficult, give yourself the weekend to do it.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    The "Ultimate lift" from Toy Tec is $1100 and you could either call or e-mail your local offroad shop like 4wheel parts and ask how much for the install. Iam saving up for mine.
     
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