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My Lift (decisions)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jmed99, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    jmed99

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    Ok, I'm taking my taco (09 DC TRD OR 2 x4) to the dealership to get the susp TSB performed next Friday. I do absolutely no off roading. I would like a 3" lift.

    My buddy has a revtec spacer in the front and some kind of a ford lift on the back he bought for $40. He has Moto 17" 951s and BFG AT's (285/70/17). His rides very well and he does not have the TSB done. He has had this setup for a while and loves it....no problems at all! He works at a tire shop and says he can align it perfectly with no problems.

    I was leaning toward the toytec ultimate kit but he has me convinced to go with the spacer up front not to mention it's cheaper. I'm guessing after the TSB, I'll still need to AAL for the rear to get it leveled.

    What are the cons of the spacers if I don't do any off roading? He love he set up so I'm just wondering if this is the way I should go.

    Please help! Thanks guys!:D
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Tsb does aal and adds height to the rear so no you don't need another aal
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    According to the toytec website it says you need a 1.5" AAL with the TSB instead fo the 2.5" AAL without the TSB. So I will still need an AAL after the TSB, right?
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Get the TSB, go home and measure from the center of the hub straight up to the bottom of the fender at all 4 wheels, determine how much higher the rear is than the front. Then you'll know where to go from there.

    Or TSB + spacer, then see how much lower the rear is, if it is.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Get the TSBs and 5100s...it is about the same cost as spacers but will ride so much better on the road. search the site...you will see a lot of happy 5100 people.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    TSB brings it up about an inch or so when it settles...if you want 3 inches you will need an AAL
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    if you want to save the coin man just get you a spacer lift up front. 3" toytec spacer up front and the tsb + a 1" toytec block in the rear. that'll give you the lift to run the bigger tires and be a heck of alot cheaper than the ulk.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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    Will the ride be a lot stiffer with this setup?
     
  9. Mar 26, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    Yes...get 5100 for just a bit more and you will have a much better ride than stock and you will get the lift you want. Also get a AAL for the rear not blocks.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    I just drove my buddies 05 with revtec 3" spacer and blocks and It drove pretty good to me. With that in mind, I'm leaning toward the toytec 3" spacer & AAL.

    If It feels super stiff can't I add the 5100s later?

    He didn't buy UCAs and he says he aligns perfectly....will I need UCAs if I go with the 3" toytec spacer and an AAL?
     
  11. Mar 26, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Your friend is right! It is cheaper to get a spacer lift but the ride will be significantly rougher
     
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