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NEED HELP WITH WHAT LIFT TO BUY

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Savis, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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    Savis

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    Help, I have read these treads over and over, talked to my local lift shops and still not sure what lift to buy?? I have a 09 double cab 2 wheel drive and currently have a 2 1/2 inch spacer up front with a 1" block in the rear. I'm interested in putting a 3" lift on. I was looking at the Procomp K5081B but after looking at the reviews everyone wrote, maybe not. My 2nd lift I'm looking at is Toytec BK0510. But reading various threads not sure if I want to go full 3"? I'm currently running 265's and very happy, just want that additional 1/2" lift. I read that you are not suppose to use different brand coils with Bilstein adjustable shocks which come with the Toytec lift? I'm wondering how the ride would be with the Toytec lift? Will I be able to get an alignment with the Toytec lift?

    ANY INFORMATION WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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    OP, what type if driving do you do? Haul? Tow?
     
  3. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    No off roading, tow a small trailer occasionally. Have a camper shell. Daily on the road driver.
    Thanks
     
  4. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    Toytec or old man emu would best for you then.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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    ^^this.

    Toytec if you're looking to save some coin; OME if money isn't an issue. The toytec comes with Eibach coils but I have heard some people run OME coils on the Billies. If it were me, I would stick with what each kit comes with; Eibach with Billies and OME/OME. Throw in some UCAs as they are recommended when going over 2.5" of lift. Just my .02
     
  6. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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    Ok, so that Toytec BK0510 would work? How's the ride with that coil?

    I really really appreciate you guys input, like I said its overwhelming.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    BK0510 no diff drop, would recommend getting a 3 leaf pack and light racing UCAs.

    Not sure on the ride as I have OME :anonymous:
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    What's the purpose of upgrading to light racing UCAs? Will I be able to get a correct alignment done once the lift is installed? Thanks!!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    UCAs are recommended when going over 2.5" of lift. Some guys need them and some guys don't. I figured while I was doing it, do it once, do it right. Might just be me though.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    Yes getting the lr ucas will help with alignment but also other parts up front.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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    That's exactly the info I need, thanks. What's your opinion on alignment? I read somewhere if you go over 2.5" you might experience alignment issues? Again, reading all these treads and talking to my local shops it gets overwhelming. All I want is a decent lift that has a good ride.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    I want to Thank everyone who has commented on this thread. I have decided to do the Toytec Bilstein adjustable lift kit (BK0510). :)
     
  13. Apr 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    I do have another question? Since my truck is 2wd can I use 3" lift spindles? What are the pro and cons? Thanks!!
     
  14. Apr 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    Just get some maxtrac 4" spindles
     
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  15. Apr 4, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    ^^ this right there.

    Its a no brainer for those who have a 2wd truck. Best way to go and the best possible ride will be with spindles.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2014 at 4:34 AM
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    Thanks everyone!!!
     
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    Any post-lift pics and reviews? I'm researching the same lift :)
     

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