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lift vs. level

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NCtaco22, May 24, 2012.

  1. May 24, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    NCtaco22

    NCtaco22 [OP] "the Dude abides..."

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    I'm new to the truck/taco scene, but I am looking to lift my '11 sport 4x4 for bigger tires/wheels. I know the difference between lift vs. level, but i'm torn on what to do. Other than increasing front ground clearance why would you want to eliminate the factory rake? IMHO i like the aggressive look it adds when the front is lower than the rear, but I'm naive when it comes to lifting tacos and am open to any advice. What is the tangible benefit?:confused:
     
  2. May 24, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Pugga

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    Other than looks, there is no reason to have a truck sit level in my opinion. Trucks have rake because they're meant to haul or tow and, when a load is added, they will then sit level.

    You can put taller, more aggressive tires on your truck in stock form if that's what you're looking to do. Taller tires is really the only way to gain ground clearance. Lifting the truck only helps with high centering but your low hanging differential is still the same height off the ground.
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    Op it ends up being your decision on what you wana do to your truck. But if your gunna lift it go with a ome set up or 5100
     
  4. May 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Thanks for the info guys, but with stock setup I can only go to a plus 1 tire correct? Which is like a 275/70/17 right?
     
  5. May 24, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    265/70R17 or I believe 255/80R17 fit at stock height and are a bit taller.
     
  6. May 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    255/75/17

    255/80/17 is a 33 1/4" tire
     
  7. May 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    Damn... so close yet so far away :eek:
     
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