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Need Advice on rear shocks for 4" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Toy Yoda, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Current Set up

    Front: 5100's and 886's with ARB, bout 2.75-3" of lift
    Rear: 2" blocks and stock SR5 shocks

    I want to bump up everything to about 4", so i was thinking about OME's little spacer plates for up front, and maybe some rear 4" blocks temporarily (until i get a leaf pack this summer) in the back. What rear shocks would function well with 4" blocks? i was looking at OME N182's but wasn't sure if they're made for that much lift. I'm also not looking to break my bank on these shocks.

    edit: i'll probably keep the 2"blocks and put a 2" aal
     
  2. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    Front end won't go above three inches.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Bilstein 5125s come in custom lengths for the rear. Check them out at downsouthmotorsports.com

    It's not recommended that you go over 3" of lift in the front.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    you'll probably want some 10" travel bilstein 5125's or similar
     
  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    It will go above 3", many guys running close to 3.5" of lift....it is highly NOT recommened but can be done.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    I believe I lift the word "properly" out. :eek:

    Running 4 inches with a factory IFS isn't going to wear well.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    There we go :p

    I realized what you were saying just wanted to be a butthead lol
     
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    The only way I've managed to get mine above 3.5 is add more tension on my torsion bars and plasti-dipped the cv boots. It works great. :cool:
     
  9. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    I got close to 3.75 up front with the 885's and top plate spacer....but now it settled to closer to 3.25
     
  10. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    aw yeah...wasnt thinking about the steep angles and all that, now i'll most likely go with the dakars and N182's just to get rid of the bro lean and crappy ride
     
  11. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    which spacer plate did you go with sean?
     
  12. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    the 1/2 inch spacer from toytec, it was a option to add the top plate spacer when buying the complete kit
     
  13. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    oh gotcha, i was looking at the OME 13mm (3/4-7/8") plate, i figured it'd be alright
     
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    wow thanks man i was just on wheelers, would it make a difference with the lift if i said my truck was a pre runner:spy: like would it be okay to go up to about 4"?
     
  16. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    no it wont because you will have 0 downtravel. if you really wan to do 4" your going to have to fork over 1k for Camburg spindles
     
  17. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    If you've got a prerunner at least you dont have to worry about cv angles. Just UCA ball joints(you better get aftermarket UCAs if you dont have them already), and steering component wear from the steep angles. But you still wont have down travel with 4" of lift cranked...
    But if you want more lift... 4" lift Spindles?
     
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    yeah i've looked at spindles, I'm just not looking to spend that much money right now is all, i'll probably keep the front like it is and just bump the rear up to 3, for now :D
     
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