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Lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hogfan1978, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Feb 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    hogfan1978

    hogfan1978 [OP] Active Member

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    Nacogdoches, TX
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    08 TRD Sport 4x4 DC LB
    I want to buy a 3" lift. I have researched that I should go with adjustable Bilsteins. Looking at the Toytec website, I see several different packages for Bilsteins ranging greatly in price. I'd like to go with the $350 package, but I think I'll need an AAL for the back end, is that correct? If so, that puts the price up there a little higher than I'd like.

    Also, I kept the winch off my old truck. Now I just need a bumper. Will these shocks (the cheaper Bilsteins) support the weight of a bumper and winch?

    Thanks in advance.

    Hog
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    TMW

    TMW Well-Known Member

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    Light bar and bumper guard, 3/16 steel skid plates for engine, tranny and transfer box, OME 881 springs with 5100 shocks at mid clip. AAL in rear. Positraction rear diff.
    You need an AAL or a block for the rear if you lift the front. It's not the shock that supports the weight it's the springs.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    jgilbreath

    jgilbreath Well-Known Member

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    Husky floor liners, SAWs 2.0
    I've been looking at the same thing. From what I can tell the cheapest way to get a decent lift is with Bilstein 5100 + AAL.
    This:
    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...t-adjustable-1995-5-2004-pair-front-rear.html

    and this:
    http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=122&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72

    are what I have been looking at. The total would be just under $500. With this setup is there any reason to need coilovers if I am only wanting to lift up to 2-2.5"? It seems like the only reason to get coilovers is to lift 3" or greater.

    Also, would the 5100s and toytec AAL give a level lift?
    Edit: 99 Prerunner ext cab 2WD
     
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