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How long did it take to install you're suspension lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacolema01, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:20 AM
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    Tacolema01

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    I recently purchased a 3" suspension lift from toytec for my 01 tacoma. It just comes with shocks, spacers, and blocks for the rear, and a diff drop. I figured if I payed close to 1k for the lift I might as well spend a couple more hundred dollars and get it done by a professional. I'm just curious on how long the install will take? A few hours, days?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Couple hours, less with your parts though as they're super simple.

    $1k for spacers and blocks though? Good God.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    It's beer dependent! Not helpful but accurate.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    Well the lift itself was around 700$ and the guy i'm getting to install is is charging me 300$
     
  6. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:26 AM
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    To be completely honest with you, the parts you bought are not worth the expense of professional installation.

    I'm still very confused on how spacers, blocks and shocks are $1000. I have a legit lift with full rear leaf packs, 4 new shocks, front coils, CB drop, axle shims, extended kevlar/SS brake lines and I'm only at $1300-1400.
     
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  7. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    Gotcha. Makes more sense.

    I wouldn't spend $300 on install. I'm pretty sure 2 guys can knock that out in an hour in your driveway.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM
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    Yeah there's no way I would spend 1k for just the lift lol. Once is ships to my house i'll take a look at it and see how difficult it is.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    Consider putting a post in the regional subforum for wherever you live and see if you can't entice some assistance from local members for the cost of beers and lunch.
     
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    Alright buddy, I appreciate it.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    Shore.

    You'd be surprised what $50 worth of beer and pizza can get done when TW is involved. ;)
     
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  12. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM
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    I'm done :oldglory: So, you seem like you know enough about lifts to answer this question for me. How will this lift and moving up 2" in tires affect my gas mileage and ride quality?
     
  13. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:43 AM
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    I'm pretty dumb.

    Other than that, spacers and blocks are arguably the worst choice of lift parts you could make. The ride will be stiff, you'll develop (more?) axle wrap, and you'll likely take a hit to the MPGs, especially if you upsize your tire choice to a heavier tire.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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    I figured, I am currently on 265/75/16 A/T. Which is basically a 31". And i'm moving up to 285/75/16 which is basically a 33".
     
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    Sorry for the high-jack OP but hey @DCSBFTMFW - what pressure are you running in your ATP's?
     
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    You'll likely see a few MPGs drop off, but it's dependent on a lot of factors.

    I went up 2.5 front/2.75 rear and went from 245/75/16 to 265/75/16, both in P metric, but 245s were a highway tread and 265s are an all terrain (Cooper ATP) and I dropped almost 5 MPG off my average.
     
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    Right now I'm running 34 PSI at all 4.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    Thanks. ATP's killed my MPG as well.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    Oh, and a friend and I put my lift on in about 4 hours - front and rear.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    I hope I don't drop that much lol. I driving around town I get about 15. And on the interstate I don't even think I get 20 MPG.
     

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