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lift vs no lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by esimmons, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    esimmons

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    ok guys this is where i am at, i really want a lift and if i get one i will be getting the bilstien 5100s, but here is the problem. my dad wont let me get one. i know i should just say screw it and do it anyway, but seeing as how i dont live on my own, i cant do it. he is saying that its going to mess up my truck, change angles, and things of that nature. so i need help supporting why it will not be bad to get a lift. and please i want to hear the worst story you have about how a lift screwed up your truck or someone elses.

    thanks
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    5100's will ride much better....and lift is a bonus
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Man you have a situation on your hands. :notsure:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Just set at 1.75 and you'll be fine.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    your angles can be off, which will create a takeoff shudder (vibes from 0-15mph). if you keep it at simply the billy 5100's, that will probably be the worst of your problems. that can also be fixed with an $11 part and about 15 min. let your dad know that you're not lifting it to a ridiculous height. the only time you get serious trouble is if you do lift it crazy high. 2.5" is minimal and has no serious issues.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    if it's your dad's truck, i suggest listening to him ;)
     
  7. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    1/2 his 1/2 mine technically. but its really mine
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    if you're the one making payments or in ownership, do what you want; it's yours. if it's in his name and he's paying/payed for it, you better start showing him pics of awesome lifted tacos and showing him threads on here...or deal with stock height.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Tell him the originals shocks are worn out (they don't last forever) and need replacing anyway. Why not replace them with a set of 5100's that will improve the ride and give a little lift. If that doesn't work tell him that when the lift is done you will let him drive it around once in a while, even old farts like to look cool for the ladies!
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Thats what I did.

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  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    i'd still listen to your dad. IDK about your dad, but my dad would beat the shit outta me for modifying any of his vehicles, especially after he told me not to.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    but if i get a diff drop will that not just change an angle or length of something else

    (just asking the questions i know he will)
     
  13. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    Hes got a prerunner there are no angles to worry about. There is no diff in the front, so he doesnt need a diff drop. But a carrier barring drop would help with vibrations. But if its your dads truck i wouldnt lift it with out his approval. But tell him the shocks are worn out.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    he's a prerunner...
     
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    O my bad, well no CV angles to worry about then
     
  16. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    so since i have a pre runner there would be no need to worry about any angles? as long as its a rather small lift (2.5 or less)
     
  17. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Just the carrier barring drop will help with rear vibrations.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yep once you get over 2.5 you have to start worrying about UCA's to get your alignment right.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    can any one explain or provide a website that can explain the differences in a pre runner and nonpre runner and how a lift would effect them differently
     
  20. Feb 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    oh my god!!! your dad sounds exactly like mine! LOL

    he's old school ... anything that changes, is in essence, ruining it...

    " Toyota spent billions of dollar's fine tuning their suspension parts to get their trucks to be the best in the world... and here you go... ruining it!!!" LooooL i love him to death though :)
     
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