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How much will the lift affect ride quality?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Oh_Six_Taco_4x4, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Aug 11, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    I'm getting ready to buy/install a 3" lift and put BF GOODRICH all terrains on my truck. The tire size will be 285/70/17. The lift will be a spacer up front and an add a leaf in the rear.

    With that being said...How much, if at all, will it affect my ride quality. My truck drives like a caddilac right now and I'm worried I'm gonna ruin it. Will I hate it and regret my decision? Will a block in the rear be better? Needing some feedback, please. :confused:
     
  2. Aug 11, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    Khaos

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    I'm assuming your going with an AAL in the rear. Much better choice than blocks.

    The spacers will make the ride of your truck stiffer, but not uncomfortably so. I personally prefer a stiffer ride anyway. Also, you're stepping up to a great set of tires. You won't regret it, especially after you see how good it looks.

    Where you getting your lift installed?
     
  3. Aug 11, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    your ride will stiffen up little bit (IMO). I've got 3" spacers in the front with AAL's in the rear of my TRD sport. Truthfully i Like the way It made the suspension, the truck seams to love the back mountain roads of east TN and west NC. It holds corners very well. All in All you will loose a little bit of the Cadillac feel but my double cab long bed still cruises the highway very nice
     
  4. Aug 11, 2008 at 7:35 AM
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    I'm gonna get the work done sometime in mid september. I want to have the EXTRA cash to pay for it instead of charging it. I think I'm going to install the lift myself. I have the equipment and do okay turning wrenches so I think I can handle it. Although, I am going to get a quote from a professional install. If its not outrageous i'm gonna consider it.

    Dark Knight, did you install a differential drop?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    yes, 1" Diff Drop. and if your mechanically inclined do the install your self and save the $350 the 4x4 shop will probably charge. It can be done in a day, took me a weekend due to work schedule, no air wrenches and the case of beverages we enjoyed during the job but it was worth it. Make sure you have a friend to help, putting those front coils back in, with the spacers on'em takes some extra hands and some muscle.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    T4. I'll probably go that route. My friends will work for beer anyway.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    jhodge83

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    no shit...definately get someone else out there to help...if just for that lil extra muscle. i did my front spacers and the AAL by myself, but i had a lift and air tools. they dont help u force the LCA down to get that strut back in there though. it took me 4 1/2 hours to do the front end w/ spacers, the diff drop, and an allpro skidplate. the back was like 2 1/2 i think, just because trying to keep those leafs straight is a freaking joke.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    hey dark......you oughtta head up to north carolina, to the uwharrie natl. forest next meet we have there. good times man!!:)
     
  9. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    Tacomaman....sounds sweet. Wallet permitting I'll be there whats the date on this meet and any other info you got would be great!
     
  10. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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    im not really sure yet.....but i know we are aiming for the fall........maybe late october or november. im gonna talk to jhodge83(jamie) and we will see what we can plan dude. its a kick ass time man.....camping out and trail riding and all.....and of course........drinking by the camp fire!!!:D
     
  11. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    nov 14-16 looks like it'd be a good time for me...and i think thats the timeframe eddie is looking for....lemme know and we'll start listing that one in the SE forum
     
  12. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    sounds good to me man!! and hell.....still not sure when im gonna have my damn surgery!!!
     
  13. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    Fire, Beer, Trail riding.....Yep sounds about right! keep me posted. any trail pics of this place out there?
     
  14. Aug 11, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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    go in the gallery here, and look at uwharrie 08......there are alotta pics there, and in the trails forum here, there are some videos.
     
  15. Aug 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    Have to agree with Dark Knight, had mine done less than a month ago, Toytec spacer, AAL in the rear. I went ahead and got Total Chaos UCA's, just today we installed them, and I will say the ride changed...for the better. Still somewhat stiff, and not the caddy ride. But a whole lot better than before.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    IMHO its better. I have always thought that a "Quality lift", descent tires, "know how", makes for a better riding vehicle. I mean your going from OE (Stock) parts/accessories, to After market parts. You also have a safer view on what lies ahead corners, traffic, etc...my $.02
     
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