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lift installed

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by das56170, May 18, 2008.

  1. May 18, 2008 at 10:51 PM
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    das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    I just got done installing my 3" lift from extremetrucktoys.com. I put some eagle alloy wheels with pro comp xterrains. Then I put in the hypertech speedometer calibrator. I did it over a two day period in my friend's driveway. The first spacer took several hours. After figuring out what I was doing...I was able to get the second one installed in about 30 minutes. I put AALs in the back. I got the alignmet done at the local dealership. It drives great with no problems. Everything considered, I'm very happy with the results. I couldn't have done it without all the info that I learned from this forum. Thanks for everyone's advice. Here's some before and after pics.
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  2. May 18, 2008 at 10:56 PM
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    das56170

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    Lift: $190
    5 Wheels and tires: $500 (ebay) I still have to do the spare tire mod.
    alignment: $100 (probably could have gotten it done cheaper somewhere else)
    Hypertech speedometer calibrator: $240 (expensive, but I hate having my speedo and odometer off)
     
  3. May 18, 2008 at 11:02 PM
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    eordonez

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    very nice dude, congrats!
     
  4. May 18, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Nice job. Looks good.
     
  5. May 18, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    5 wheels and tires for $500??? Thats a damn good price.
     
  6. May 19, 2008 at 4:52 AM
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    das56170

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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    Yeah, I wasn't planning on lifting the truck for another few months, but when I found the wheels, I couldn't pass up the deal.
     
  7. May 19, 2008 at 5:03 AM
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    your truck looks great das. good job
     
  8. May 19, 2008 at 5:07 AM
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    luk8272

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    Looks good and was done very cheap. Great job.
     
  9. May 19, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hey das......truck looks awesome man!! the wheels set it off!!
     
  10. May 19, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Nice transformation and you found some great deals. Good job.
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    Das, It looks great......... Hows the ride compare to stock ?
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. The ride is a little stiffer than stock, and I can "feel" the road a little more. Not sure if thats the lift or the tires or both. Either way it handles great like before. Actually I prefer the way it feels now.
     
  13. May 23, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    moraink

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    very nice!!
     
  14. May 26, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    cotto

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    What size,brand Tire did you put on there? What kind and size rims?

    Looks Good Man
     
  15. May 27, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    audiophile22

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    aaaaaand he took of the mudflaps! looks great das... any rubbin' with the new tires? what size are those claws?
     
  16. May 28, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    The tires are 285/75 r 16 Pro Comp Xterrains. I probably wouldn't have gone with the pro comps but they came on the rims. I prefer BF Goodrich MTs, but the Pro Comps aren't bad, just a little loud. The rims are 16" eagle alloys. I'm not sure what the offset or back spacing is. I took a chance on them. They guy I bought them off (on Ebay) said they came off a tacoma, so I figured they'd be ok for me. Luckily they worked out fine. There was some very minor rubbing on the plactic trim in the front of the wheel wells. But this was only when I was backing up and the wheels were turned all they way. I didn't realize how easy it would be to trim. I was able to cut off some of the plactic easily with a razor blade. Now there's no rubbing at all.

    The thing that suprised me the most that there really wasn't any noticible power loss with the bigger tires. And after recalibrating the speedo, the change in gas milage has been very little.
     
  17. May 28, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    victorye3

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    did you get the COMPLETE 3" LIFT WITH DROP KIT on extremetrucktoys.com? Your set up is exactly how I want mine to look!
     
  18. May 28, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    Yeah thats the one I got. I would recommend it to anyone.
     
  19. May 28, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    thats a sweet deal and it looks insane on ur truck! Im probably goning to get that one and have a local mechanic put it on, since I dont have all the tools.
     
  20. May 28, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Wel done, sir!
     
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