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Have you heard of this lift kit?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by White Taco, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    White Taco

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  2. May 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its a Top Plate spacer lift. Shouldnt have any issues if you dont drive your truck.
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I had it, would never buy it again. I like to go off road with my truck and this is not the kit for that to say the least. when I pulled mine off one of the studs was broken in half being held in-place by rust only, and the two others broke off as I was unbolting the spacers. I'm not saying this kit is a bad kit, just dont expect it to hold up when beating on it off road.

    this is the pic of my truck on their website the day after i put it on.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. May 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    yep!
     
  5. May 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    What issues would i have if i happen to drive my truck?

    I drive 95% of the time on paved roads (city streets and highways) and 5% on dirt roads. I bought my truck mainly for baseball equipment. I manage two teams and coach on another. I like the lifted/big tires look on trucks and that's why I want to lift my truck, not for offroading.

    Thanks
     
  6. May 4, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Top plate spacers beat the crap out of the ball joints. I have yet to see ball joints last 10K miles. AND, they can over extend your suspension, even on a speed bump, and this can lead to breakage of the shocks.....which means a Tow to the nearest garage.
     
  7. May 5, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    White Taco

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    Wow, good news. Glad I asked first.

    Any recomendations on something good that wont break my suspension? Thanks
     
  8. May 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    I have that kit;no problems;20k miles & ball joints are fine.I am 2wd & rarely go offroad & if I do it's just light trails.I also am very anal about the upkeep on my truck.Anyone serious about their truck & wheelin it would do their homework about suspension lifts and go with quality coilovers instead of spacers to reduce damage when wheelin.Spacer lifts are for looks & the street & can be done right.There are some who bash them,but they were either installed improperly or abused & used for the wrong purpose.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 5, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    bmxican

    bmxican Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    So it wouldn't it be a problem if there was no off-roading involved??
     
  10. May 5, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    bmxican Keep it simple. Keep it positive.

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    im getting those adjustable bilstein 5100's. I don't want to have to worry about nothin! nor sacrifice ride quality.
     
  11. May 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I've got the extremetrucktoys lift, 27K miles and no breakage so far. Definately make some weird noises on occasion, especially when mobbing around offroad. As such, I'm switching lifts as soon as I have the money to do so.
     
  12. May 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    I have had no problems.I also have TC UCA's,285/70/17's,& 1" block in rear w/Bilstein 5125 extended length shocks,and Spidertrax 1.25" wheel adapters front & rear.As I said b4;don't use this lift if your going wheelin;spend the money on quality suspension components.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
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  13. May 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Hey buzz. Is there any particular reason you chose to use a spacer lift? I am just asking because it seems it wasn't a budget thing so I am curious!
     
  14. May 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    dont think that top rear shock mount is in the right position. maybe turn it 90degrees.
     
  15. May 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Yep. That what I was thinkin
     
  16. May 5, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    Nope, sure don't want to be one of them. I'll go with the 5100's

    Now lets go look for some wheels and tires. I have my mind set on MM's 951 on black.

    Thanks guys
     
  17. May 5, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    buzz5 those rear shocks r upside down man.they go that way on 1st gen.someone correct me if im wrong.
     
  18. May 5, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Nope. Your correct. His shocks are upside down, and, From what I can tell, his coils are not mounted on the shock correctly.
     
  19. May 5, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    its amazing he hasnt had any problems with all that with a spacer on the billys
     
  20. May 5, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    ?? about the shocks/coils not being right?? Blue is up on mine- Is there something else I'm not seeing??
     
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