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Lift Kit - good/bad -

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SongDog, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Aug 13, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    SongDog

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    Tint, Husky floor liners, UWS low profile toolbox, 2.5 lift, 265/70/17 BFG A/T, Moto Metal 951 17X9
    Still looking at lift options. What does everyone think about this?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/05-08-Toyota-Ta...ryZ33585QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanks for the input. I have been looking at Poly spacers and aluminum spacers....then this???
     
  2. Aug 13, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if u wanna do offroading, i'd get the AAL. and no matter what the description says, u'll never "easily" clear 33's w/ 2.5" of front lift. u can fit them, but u'll be removing mudflaps and trimming plastic
     
  3. Aug 13, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    Janster

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    Do you ever plan on going offroad with the truck?

    If yes - I'd avoid that lift kit.

    #1) The spacers mounts ontop the coil spring assembly. This causes your upper a-arms to sit lower and can come in contact with the steering knuckle.

    #2) Blocks in the rear can be a bad thing for offroading. The amount of torque on them can cause them to crack/break. I've seen atleast 3-4 sets of blocks break on the trails over the years.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    SongDog

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    Tint, Husky floor liners, UWS low profile toolbox, 2.5 lift, 265/70/17 BFG A/T, Moto Metal 951 17X9
    Only type of off-road will be to/from the fishing hole and deer stand. I am only planning on running some BFG A/T 265/70/17 on Moto Metal 951's (17X9). I would just like a little more height in the stance.

    Like Janster said, I have been told that a spacer kit w/o the "preloader" puts to much stress on the front end.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i've got a 3" that sits on top, until i get my 5100 coilovers, and the uca's do sit low. i can full lock w/ those 32's and not knock or rub anywhere. hope to take it offroad tomorrow and see how it does
     
  6. Aug 13, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    YoYo_32757

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    That kit is basically about what I have on my '05. The coil-overs are definately the way to go, but from what I see, those are about $700. I don't do any heavy duty 4 wheeling, actually that's why I have a Honda FourTrax 420 4X4, but I use my truck on the trails to get me there.

    But.....they are correct! I had to remove the front mud flaps in order to run 285/75/16's due to rubbing. I, probably like you, just wanted the bigger wheels and tires.

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  7. Aug 13, 2008 at 10:44 PM
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    Take some pictures if you can....especially while one of the sides is at full droop. I'd be curious to see it.
     
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