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Low Range Off Road lift kit?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 03f5sp, May 23, 2012.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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  2. May 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    High quality and spacer lift don't belong in the same sentence... That's certainly an expensive spacer lift but it'll get you the same result as any other spacer lift... The blocks will give you some nice axle wrap and wear out your leaf pack and the front spacers still have the same issues as any other spacer. If I were you, I'd save up until you can afford the 5100's and an AAL so you salvage your ride quality. You bought a nice expensive truck, why go with cheap parts?
     
  4. May 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Brock, you da man :thumbsup:
     
  5. May 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Yeah I'm gonna get a six lug. I'm looking at an 09 sport and an 09 off road on Monday. Hopefully I'll have a new truck in the driveway by Tuesday.
     
  6. May 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    Just took my spacer lift off. Rode like shit. Ordering an add a leaf for the rear next week.
     
  7. May 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Thanks for the links! I suppose that's a better option. I've only been looking at lift kits, so all I've seen is 5100s sold in sets of 4.

    I know the 5100 is a higher quality shock and is more plush, but I've also heard they are a bit stiffer than stock. Wouldn't that create a much rougher ride combined with the compressed springs?
     
  8. May 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Thanks! My first car was a 2000 Prerunner 2.7L. I completely abused that thing hardcore and it never skipped a beat, so I know they're bomb proof wich is why I want another Taco. Here's the short list of abuse I put it through: jumping, held at redline for quite a bit, often times on 2 wheels, etc.. I once used a mixture of 1 gallon of gas with another gallon mix of Seafoam, Sta-bil, 1/3 quart nitro fuel, oil, and injector cleaner. These trucks should be labeled as a flex fuel vehicle :rofl:
     
  9. May 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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  10. May 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    At the other places I was looking at, a lift with 5100s was something like $600, but that was from Toytec with the springs and whatnot included.

    All the Tacos I've test drove ride much better than my current car, so as long as the lift doesn't drastically decrease the ride, I'll stay happy.
     
  11. May 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    Hey, I was 16, no money, and I ran out of gas as I pulled in the driveway haha. It still ran like a champ with that mix.

    I just watched the video you posted. I'll definetly be ordering the parts you suggested. I suspect the parts will be ordered within 24 hrs of purchasing my truck.


    Would it be best to have my mechanic install the lift? I do all the work on our sleds, bikes, lawn mower, scooters, etc so i have the ability, but I don't have a spring compressor or lift, only basic tools.
     
  12. May 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Yeah, I saw that video of the guy who did something wrong causing the spring to shoot out, that's all I'm really concerned about. Everything else though, I have the ability and know what I'm doing.
     
  13. May 25, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    See post #20.
     
  14. May 25, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    You can rent spring compressor cheap. You just need a tall jack and jackstands and hand tools.
     
  15. May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    And just to double check, 2" leafs will be fine with stock rear shocks?
     
  16. May 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    I'll sell ya my spacer lift... LOL
     
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