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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by All Beef Taco, Apr 21, 2010.

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Lift w/ Rake or Lift & Level?

  1. I lifted and maintained rake

    204 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. I lifted and levelled

    232 vote(s)
    53.3%
  1. May 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Rake? Pssshhh

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  2. May 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    DAAAANG! That looks sweet! Sits perfect and good color
     
  3. May 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    Sits about level. Bilstein set at stock height w/ eibach 620lb coils up front, new Dakar leaf packs (2.25" lift) with 5125's in rear. Had the slightest bit of bro lean after install but has settled to just about level. 33" tires comming soon!!!

    After measuring from ground to edge of fender flare its 38.5" in the front, and 38.25" in the rear. I guess it has the slightest bro lean. I don't mind, I like the way it sits!

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  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    I hate the bro lean look. I also hate too much rake. :notsure: Just sayin......
     
  5. Aug 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Trucks are supposed to have rake
     
  6. Aug 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    How much rake would you say is good OZ, 1 inch? 2?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    My truck has 1 1/2" and I think it looks just right
     
  8. Aug 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    That's what I'm going for when I install my lift next weekend.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    Nothing at the moment, just got her with 235,000 miles. Bringing her back to beauty.
    Thanks. So there is 1 1/2in more distance in rear when measuring center hub to fender lip (or ground to fender flare lip)? In other words, to be level, the two distances would be the same, but with rake, this is a good reference point to keep the rear 1 1/2in higher?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    I didn't vote, because my truck came with a slight lift in the front and rear, more so in the front. Looks about level to me most of the time, but then sometimes looks to have an ever so slight negative rake, but I've not measured.

    I PREFER more of a positive rake though and may end up doing some Dakars in the rear to give myself a little more support. I'm not going to do a whole lift because I already paid a premium for the Baja's higher grade TRD shocks.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    I have gone through the whole range in the two months I have had my truck.
    Purchased vehicle 2.5 inch rake.
    Wanted to level/lift got 5100 all around set front at 1.75 align vehicle. No rake
    To low
    Purchased toytec coilovers, Dakar leaf pack, removed third leaf, align vehicle, Bro lean.
    Purchased new wheels and larger tires, back to low now with larger tires
    Re install third leaf in dakars, wanted 1 more inch but with the shims and the squeak fix it went up 2 inches. Align vehicle, back to 2 inch rake.

    I like it flat, but it's a truck, and I like being high.

    Fing alignment shops are getting rich of me.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Sounds like you could benefit/ save by getting the lifetime alignment. That's what I got and I've had it back in to get aligned atleast 4 times now. Best $100 bucks I ever spent.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    Having a truck that sits ass low is just damn ugly in my opinion....whats the point?
     
  14. Oct 14, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    It's the truck version of twerking.
     
  15. Oct 14, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    Lifted and looks to be like I maintained the rake with the eibach coils and expos :notsure:

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  16. Oct 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Oh ok, now i get it.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    Raked now with 5100's all around set to highest, and Alcan rear springs. For some reason my Alcans lifted my rear close to 4-5"! Pulled 2 leafs and it rides butter smooth now and sits about 2.5 inches raked with the saggy stock coils set to max. Replacing with Eibachs soon so we'll see how everything measures up after.

    I like level, maybe 1" or less raked. I haul a dirt bike or two, mountain bikes and furniture when I move a friend. Thinking of a camper but I still have spare leaves from the Alcan I can throw back in if it settles more or need more capacity.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    Not sure how it's going to sit after the lift but i prefer a factory rake than level. I have used my truck as a truck than I thought I have and hate sagging while having a load in the bed.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    My truck on the left sits perfectly level
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  20. Apr 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM
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    Hey I was just wondering if a 2 inch rake is going to cause and extra wear (drive shafts and such?)

    (I just added the toytech 2" AAL...)
     
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