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need help with choosing lift kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JDenny15, May 24, 2011.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    JDenny15

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    there are so many lifts out there, and i'm just curious as to which lift is the most bang for your buck? I was looking into the Toytec 3" OME lift with heavy coils and shocks. I don't have thousands of dollars to put towards a lift, but need to get one. any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. May 24, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    bjmoose

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    "Most bang for your buck" is definitely four 5100s set to 2.5" in the front with a 2" add-a-leaf in the back.

    You can go cheaper than that.

    You can get better capability than that.

    But it's a pretty good sweet spot.
     
  3. May 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    i can vouch for the ultimate lift with dakaar leaf packs, decent ride and lift. i off road moderately and it does just fine. Mostly muddy holes and some light trails.
     
  4. May 24, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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  5. May 24, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    Of you have winch in your bumper get the ome 886 coils

    If you don't have a winch get the 885s with the 14mm spacer

    5100s don't seem like the lift you are looking for. You will probably only sit at 2-2.25" of lift w/ that steel bumper
     
  6. May 24, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    if your getting a heavy duty bumper, with a winch, i would spend the extra $$ and buy a quality lift that will suit your needs with the added weight...
    just my 2cents
     
  7. May 24, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    I'm thinking i'll probably go with the full OME kit. I've been reading about it and it doesn't require sway bar relocaters. and the bumper will have a winch in it soon, i am still in the process of building it...
     
  8. May 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    Ome 886x coils with the ome 9000 struts it is then! Are you getting the AAL or the Dakar leaf pack?
     
  9. May 25, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I think i'm going to just do an add a leaf. it will probably decrease flex some but i dont have the funds for the leaf packs
     
  10. May 25, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    So what cons are there to this type of lift? I have never had a topic I cant understand as bad as lifting this truck lol. I was thinking that but then people say "only 1" of travel" or "bad ride". I dont understand.
    Right now I have the TRD stock shocks (yellow/blue ones) and I wanted to get the 5100's in the front set at 2.5, and a 5th leaf in the rear ( i have 4 stock). What else will I have to do? I wish someone could take a few mins to dumb this down to me.
     
  11. May 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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