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Leveling Kit?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by only49ersfan, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    only49ersfan

    only49ersfan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So im considering doing a leveling kit on my 09 TRD Sport 4x4 Ac. Cab. Im not sure what the difference is in a "lift" and a Leveling Kit is. Also, if it would void any warranties through Toyota then Im not going to do it. I was looking at the Revtek kit which gives me 3" in the front and 1.25" in the rear. As always I try to do my research on this site before I buy anything. Maybe its the Miller Lites Ive been drinkinng since noon or Ive overlooked some stuff but Ive tried searching before asking and my questions have not been answered. I saw something about my front CV joints wearing early due to some suspension mods. Can someone either direct me to a previous thread or clarify my questions for me? Thanks guys
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    krimson

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    Don't go with a spacer lift, they mess with your suspension geometry bad and will cause your truck to have a bad ride. Just go with the generic, Bilstein 5100s Struts and adjust them to 1.75 it will level out your truck. No you don't need to get a diff drop for your CVs and if you needed one they are cheap.. Check out www.downsouthmotorsports.com
    Also the biggest size tire you will only be able to fit is 265/70/R17s (if you are running your stock wheels.) Just putting it out there if you plan on leveling out your truck out. It's a FAQ.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    ^^^What he said... I just installed mine yesterday. Real easy to install and ride hasn't changed at all from what I can tell.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    only49ersfan

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    OK thanks for the info. Couple more questions. If I purchased these shocks can i reuse my oem springs or do i need to buy new springs? Are these the Bilstein shocks you were talking about? http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...acoma-pre-runner-4wd-pre-load-adjustable.html. Thanks again for everybodys imput.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Matic

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  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    You can reuse the oem springs and set the billys to 1.5 or replace the oem springs with eibach springs and set the billys to 0
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    ok. can someone post a link to the eibach springs i would need. Im tryin to get out as cheap as possible but i plan on keeping this truck for another 7-10 years so i dont want to half-ass this.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Well the eibachs would end up being more expensive because you would have to buy both springs and shocks. The cheapest way to do it would most likely be to get the bilstein 5100s from dsm and set them to 1.5

    The eibach springs are from toyteclifts.com if your still wondering
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Just use the stock springs and set it at 1.75", rides great and will save you some money. Here is mine set at 1.75 with the stock springs

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    just curious how much the eibach springs would cost.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    Thanks guys. im glad i asked before buying the leveling kit. those bilstein shocks are what ill end up doing instead. P265/70R17 BFG A/Ts, those Bilstein shocks, wheel alignment and ill be set. Any additional info is always welcomed. Thanks again
     
  12. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    To summarize, best way to level is 5100's, no diff drop needed, alignment, done and done? Yes, that's a question, I'm looking to level too.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    You will need an alignment.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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  15. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    for under $1000 (actually cheaper than I was expecting)
    Haven't received yet but should have it installed in a couple of weeks.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    only49ersfan

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    thanks for all the info guys. Billy 5100's, 265/70R17 BFG A/T's, and an alignment and Ill be set. now does anyone like to donate for these upgrades? :D
     
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