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Difference between two of your kits

Discussion in 'ToyTec Lifts' started by KPT, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    KPT

    KPT [OP] sees what you did there.

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    Toytec,

    I've recently seen folks asking folks opinions on this kit below:

    3" lift kit with Bilstein 5100 Height adjustable Coilovers

    Just for my information, and to help answer others questions when they pop up, can you tell me what the difference is between the above kit and this one:
    Bilstein Adjustable lift kit with 5100 shocks

    I see that both come with the same coils and shocks. The only difference that I see is that the one that's $170 more comes pre-assembled, and with a spaced top-mount to achieve 3" of overall lift. Am I missing any other differences? Thank you.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    I think that's it. But with the adjustable shocks and coil I am not sure you need the spacer. But I guess toytec knows more than I
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Well that's another place where I'm confused.

    In the second kit it says "3 inch average lift is achieved with coils and setting the shock adjustment on the second C clip setting from the bottom", which is 0.85" of lift. Pair that with the 620# eibach coils, which provide 1.6" of lift as noted here:
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=115&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
    0.85 + 1.6 = 2.45", so that doesn't add up.

    The first kit says it comes pre-assembled to achieve 3" of lift, which I assumed was Bilsteins at 0.85, 1.6" lift coils, and a 1/2" spacer at the top of the assembly. 0.85 + 1.6 + 0.5 = 2.95"

    So I'm not adding something up correctly here.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    Would someone with this lift please step up? I dont have the lift but toytec is the one I am going to get. Thanks for looking into this
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    The pre-assembled lift comes with a thicker top plate to put you at a true 3" of lift. It's got the standard 5100's set at .85, Eibach coils and Toytec's thicker top plate.

    The non-preassembled kit uses the same 5100's, you get to choose the setting and re-use your old top plate. With this set-up, even with the 5100's at .85, you'll end up shy of 3" (despite what their website says).

    The difference between the 2 kits is the thicker white top plate (and assembly).
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    That's what I was seeing as well I just figured I was missing something due to the fairly large price difference between the two.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Well, two differences I guess, using your own top plates vs. getting new ones. Then the labor to pre-assemble the parts.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    The top plates and top spring rubber are not that cheap. Then add the labor for those who do not have the ability and it is a fair deal.

    I thought about it but am a cheap fucker so will be doing it myself and only want them set to 0 for the lowest 1.6 lift.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    You can get the other set assembled by toytec for 100.00 extra charge. the preassembled kit also comes with axle shims as well. The preassembled kit will be 2.25 or 3" lift (just specify if u want the 5100's set 0 or .85)....the un-assembled kit can be 1.6(set 0),2.4(set .85), or 3"(set .85 w/ tp spacers) depending on what you order. I have called toytec and this is what they said
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    You guys have got it pretty much figured out.

    The TTHA-CK kit already comes assembled with the ToyTec aluminium top mounts, axle shims, and U bolts.

    The cost for the parts separately is

    $200 for the top mounts
    $39.99 for the U bolts
    $29.99 for the shims

    Add that to the BK0510 which is 629.99 and you get 899.97 so we are throwing in the assembly labor for free (or 3 cents if you want to be specific :D).
     
  11. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    ToyTec Lifts">

    Thanks for your response.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    ToyTec Lifts">
    Do you really need those parts on a 11 tacoma off road with 6k miles?
     
  13. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    i ordered lift number 1(3" lift kit with Bilstein 5100 Height adjustable Coilovers) and will be installing it on wednesday. wish me luck!
     
  14. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    If you want it to come assembled, yes.

    I did on mine, different kit but it was a lot easier to install by just bolting parts on rather that disassembling parts to get the ones you need to assemble your new parts.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    I bougt the Ultimate lift for my first gen. Completely happy w Toytec ! Bilstein shocks have handled abuse well, good ride on and off road.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    how is the ride on and off road with that second choice lift on a dbl cab?
     
  17. Aug 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    I just recieved the kit in question can I be sure to get the full 3" of lift with it?
     
  18. Sep 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    yes. i didn't measure, but mine looks like MORE than 3. More like 3.5
     
  19. Feb 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    hey fellas,
    What does it mean when you set the 5100's at .85? What does the .85 represent? Thanks all!
    Doing lots of research so I can lift my truck :)
     
  20. Feb 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Also...I was reading the it says you can adjust the lift from 1.75 to 3''. How is that done?
     
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