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middle of the road lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by freesample, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Feb 9, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    after reading a bit... is a good midddle of the road (price vs quality/function) 3" lift, good idea to go with 5100's front and AAL back? if so whats a good package? something form toyatech? i think i'm going to keep sotck size wheels but if not what size can i go with? 33's? and with the 5100's does that only leave me with 1" down movement? is that enough for a compfortable ride? i have an 09 long bed trd sport dc 4x4
     
  2. Feb 9, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    5100's will be a great lift for you if your not looking for anything extreme. I believe with the bilstein's they have more then 1" down travel because they are made for a lift. go with the AAL its better then blocks and safer. if you go with the 33" tire you may have rubbing problems on the upper control arms if you dont get some Spidertrax wheel spacers. Some people say that the 5100" set at 2.5" with the stock springs will ride harsh so you may want to look into a set of OME 885 springs to go with the 5100's this will give you the lift and be able to leave the shocks set at the lowest height for a better ride.

    others will add but that will get you started.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    OME is really good stuff, and only a tad more expensive... :D
     
  4. Feb 9, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    wow thanks for a good useful reply!!

    your was good to delmarva... until it said something about being more exspensive lol
     
  5. Feb 9, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    lol... no worries :D
     
  6. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    so form toyatec what i need is OME 885, Rear AALs and 5100's

    if you get them 799 dollar 5100s with the coil over i'm assuming this eliminates the need of 885s? and for the rear, do i need new shocks there too or jsut the AALs?

    or is that ultimate package the best to go with? im trying to keep it cheaper.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    If you go with the ultimate package you wont regret it, just save the money instead of buying all misc parts with that package you wont need anything else well some uca's but thats it.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    If you get the coilover, you dont need the 885's. You should have new shocks for the rear if your adding an AAL. Also, unless you have an aftermarket Upper Control Arm, and shocks with a longer stroke, you wount have any more down travel in the front. The Bilstien 5100 shocks are a direct replacement for the OEM shocks, and are the same stroke and length, so, you will loose some down travel in the front. :)
     
  9. Feb 9, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    alright cool...so what i am to do now is to save up for that package and wait until my canadian dollar is worth more then your dollar again :p
     
  10. Feb 9, 2009 at 8:09 AM
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    With Barak O in office, that may not be a long wait........maybe this afternoon. :(
     
  11. Feb 9, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    ohh well good... in way ...for me.. :confused:
     
  12. Feb 9, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    also whats the cheapest way of lifting 3"? blocks in back and what up front? can it be done with no shock change at all?
     
  13. Feb 9, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    To get 3" lift in the front, you are looking at either a spacer lift (bad), or a OME coil lift (good). Yes, you can keep the stock shocks, but it will ride horrible.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    what about this leveling out idea? in the front? basically a spacer is it?
     
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