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Help me choose a lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Grey Jay, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Grey Jay

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    Hi,

    I just bought an 08 DC long box TRD and I would like to put a 3" lift in it. I had a 3" spacer lift on my 06 NISMO and it seemed to be ok. There seems to be lots of options for toyota's. I have done a bit of looking but can't decide. I am looking to get 3" just for some extra ground clearance for rocks and such. I don't do a lot of mudbogging and don't really drive in the bush, just for the sake of it, but I do end up on the occasional washed out logging road with exposed boulders and bedrock. I would rather not buy UCAs if I don't have to and I plan to keep the stock tire size. I have my lift narrowed down to 3 options, all from Toytec: Spacers, 5100s or OME.

    Thanaks,

    Kris
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    YotaDan

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    Well a lifted coil/shock combo would be a better ride and performance vs a spacer lift.
    Do you plan on hauling anything with your truck?
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    You wouldn't really add ground clearance without putting bigger tires under there either. I would probably suggest some 5100's for you though. OME is nice if you are willing to spend a little extra money.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Grey Jay

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    I do haul fire wood and a snowmobile a few times year but that is about it for heavy stuff. Two dirt bikes would be in there on a somewhat regular basis.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    So for what you are using the truck for, you will probably want to use a single leaf aal set. Then just get the 5100s front and rear and set the fronts at 2.5"
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    What are you gonna do with it, and what are you looking to spend?
     
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