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Help me build my lift... Please

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ccoorreeyy, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    ccoorreeyy

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    Hey TW,

    I'm really interested in getting a lift for real now. I have about 500 bucks and I know that's not enough to get a really good lift, but I figure it's a start.

    I was thinking about getting new billy 5100's (front and back). Is that enough to start? Can I get those and install without problems? I'm looking for 2 - 3" of height. I think that's going to cost about 400. So, I have about 100 bucks left over. Should I wait till I get some more cash?

    I'm so stupid when it comes to this stuff to excuse my ignorance. :D

    Any help is much appreciated!

    C
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    You are going to need some blocks or an AAL for the back. I say AAL and that runs $60-$100.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    well you're going to want to get bigger tires too; and with new tires you probably might want to get new wheels...lifting your truck aint cheap man! save the money
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Well, I'm getting BFG TA KO's in the next couple of months. Could I ride my stock tires with a lift for a little bit? Would I run into problems?
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    The difference between the two is whether or not you have the TSB 4 leaf pack. One is made for the TSB springs and the other is for those who haven't had the TSB performed on their truck. Also you can use your stock ttires on with a lift. Most prefer to have tires for their looks. Also look at UCA that wil fix your alignment. at 3in you don't have to have them.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    Are Coils needed?
     
  8. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    With the 5100 you don't need them. The only way you can use them is to use the 5100 on their stock setting. Really just a waste of money to buy both.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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  10. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Before deciding on a lift, what are you doing with your truck? Hard off road? No off road? Mild....Medium????
     
  11. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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  12. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    I've been doing mild-medium off-roading. Nothing to crazy.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    So it would make more since for me to get this $299 set then to get the 5100's and the AAL, right?

    Cheaper. :D
     
  14. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    Wow. I'm really retarded. What's TSB stand for?
     
  15. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    If you want this set up then you don't need the 5100. you can get them to improve ride quality, but they must remain on the stock setting. In this package it is the coils that will do the lifting for you. Also this package will come with the AAL they are the little flat peices with a bow in them.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Trust me when I say this; save your money for the good stuff. All you're doing by trying to get away with just the 5100 billys is setting yourself up for a loss of money. About a month or two after you install your 5100 you'll be unhappy with height and wish you would have gone bigger from the getgo. Stop spending money on beer and going out for a couple of months and you'll have saved enough for a good set. The way the economy is you can get a set of used coilovers for a good price either on craigslist or on this board. Example: I got a set of SAW's 2.5 for $540, set of billys for the rears and a set of aal's $330 and installed everything myself. P.S. tsb= technical service bulletin.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    I can only go 3" because I won't fit in my garage. You have a 6" lift?
     
  19. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Ok. Here's my shopping cart. I got the extra 5100's for the back of my truck because I think I need new ones. I bottom out with very little weight in my bed.

    Good? Anything else I need?


    BEST SELLER! 3" Lift With front coils & rear options
    Options: Standard 884 coils OME3-05-AL $299.99 $299.99
    Rear Bilstein Shocks 05 & UP TacomaRTAC-BIL $199.99 $199.99
    Subtotal: $499.98

    Total: $499.98
     
  20. Aug 22, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Oh Yea. Since your 4x4 you will need a front diff drop kit. I think its like $30 and super easy to install, But don't quote me on this I haven't looked into this. 2wd:(.
     
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