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Lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomafan, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Sep 3, 2007 at 11:39 PM
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    tacomafan

    tacomafan [OP] Member

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    I'm not mechanically inclined and I probably wouldn't be able to install a lift kit on my own. Any suggestions on where to get it installed and how long it would take. Should I order the kit online and take it to the body shop so they just charge labor? Any help, thanks.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2007 at 12:22 AM
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    reid

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    Depands on the kit. Is it a spacer lift or a full 6" suspension lift?
     
  3. Sep 4, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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    tacomafan

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    spacers, is that better than messing with the original suspension? is the ride any different?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2007 at 8:21 AM
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    reid

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    If you go with spacers, the ride will be stiffer. It will not be as good for offroading, but will let you put on bigger tires. I have a 3" spacer lift and it works fine for me. I just wanted the truck to be higher. I only do light offroading.

    And you probably would not want a body shop doing your lift. A tire/suspension shop would do a better job.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2007 at 7:26 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    06 SR5 V6 DC LB TRD Sport 4x4 AUTO. 3" TOYTEC 885 coils w/AALs, ALL-PRO UCAs, 285/70/17 NITTOs, KMC HOSS in BLACK
    If you go with 3" coils or spacers and live near me I'll help you install it.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2007 at 8:10 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    DUDE!!! is that offer for anyone??? lol i've had mine for months and havent taken it anywhere to get them done and i'm not so sure about taking apart the taco front end all by my lonesome.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2007 at 10:16 PM
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    reid

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    Nice offer LQQKatmy06. Its nice to see everyone helping everyone else out.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2007 at 5:38 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    Bring it on, It will have to be on a weekend and one I'm not working.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2007 at 6:04 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    well u tell me when...the next 2 arent good for me b/c i'm goin to sc this weekend, then the clemson game next saturday...the weekend of 22-23 would be awesome for me. the weekend after that, i go back to working 12 hour weekend shifts...lemme know. i'd really appreciate the help and i'll buy the beer...lol
     
  10. Sep 7, 2007 at 6:18 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    What kind of leveling kit is it?
     
  11. Sep 7, 2007 at 6:29 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    just a standard 2.5" coil spacer lift. polyurethane(sp) i do believe
     
  12. Sep 7, 2007 at 6:42 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    That weekend sounds good for me 22-23, thats 3 weekends from now something could come up. I'll send a pm if any thing does, I'll send you a pm of my address so you can Mapquest it and get directions, its pretty easy to find I am about 2 miles off of I-85 in Davidson County.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2007 at 6:51 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ok man...sounds great...thanks again...i really appreciate the help. do u have all needed tools or do i need to bring anything?
     
  14. Sep 7, 2007 at 7:11 PM
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    LQQKatmy06

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    I have all tools needed, It took me about 4 hours to do mine front and rear so it should take a couple of hours to do the front. I feel I owe you one over the whole sliders deal of not selling them.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2007 at 7:43 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    haha...no hard feelings man...i understand how it is. i get very compulsive sometimes too.
     
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